Know The Difference
Have you read through the “About” section and now understand what the Shark Academy is all about? Did “Why `Us” clarify why we are a great choice for your next life and career adventure? If so, it’s time to pick a package suited to you!
The volunteering program best suits those who are seeking a sneak peek into the life of a marine scientist. It is targeted at sharks enthusiasts who are passionate about spending quality time with sharks and learning about shark conservation. The eight-week internship program is for anyone leaning toward a career in marine science, and provides deeper insights and responsibilities with our team. This is a more technical program and is perfect for your practical university placement!
For more information on our program, research, your tasks and experience please download the program guide.
We sometimes offer discounted rates, so send us an enquiry and we will let you know.
Why Are You Paying to Volunteer?
Like most other volunteering programs out there, our organization is 100% reliant on external contributions to finance our ongoing research and conservation efforts. Your fees will support our operational costs for boats, transportation, shark tags, lab equipment, housing, and more. From the smallest light bulb to the biggest shark tank, we couldn’t run our activities without you, so this is as good time as any to say: thank you!
Experience Science Hands On
As a small team, we work hard to ensure you get the most out of your experience at the Shark Academy. You will spend days at sea, assist with shark tagging and deploy baited remote underwater video (BRUV) systems. You will help with ecological surveys, run focal surveys on Great White Sharks, contribute to database management and data analysis, participate in lectures, workshops, and so much more.
Have a look at the summary of different activities you may participate in during your time. These are embedded in a flexible weekly schedule, which is very much weather-dependent and changes often.
Get in Touch
How can we help you?
Fill out our contact form and ask any questions you may have. You can also view our FAQ section to see if some of your questions and answers are listed there.
We would love to hear from you and assist you in your journey to gain valuable knowledge and experience in marine conservation and South African marine eco-systems.