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Marine Conservation with Great White Sharks near Cape Town

Program Duration

1-2 Week, 2-4 Week, 5-8 Week, 9-12 Week


Throughout the year


Project runs throughout year. Start dates are on the 1st and 15th day of each month. (Closed from the 15th of December until the 15th of January).


* No qualifications or previous experience are necessary, just a good dose of enthusiasm and a passion for sharks! Please note you don't have to be a diver to join the program, all diving in the cage is a simple breath-hold method.

* Be prepared to work hard and muck in with whatever is required while you're there!

* Everyone is welcome on a Travellers program, whether gap year, undergraduate, on a career break - or even retired! From 17 years old upwards, and all nationalities. This placement would suit anyone who wants to make a real difference, wants first-hand experience of a different culture and has initiative.

Intern Types

  • Animal Sciences
  • Biology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Marine Science
  • Zoology & Wildlife Sciences


  • English

Cost in US$:

Varies depending on length of your stay. Please contact us for more info, or see a full list of all project prices on our website.

Cost Includes:

  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Pre-departure orientation/Training
  • Written materials abroad
  • Written materials pre-departure

Program Fees Include:

What's Included:
- Arranging your Programme
- Full pre-departure support and assistance
- Payment Protection insurance
- Accommodation
- Meeting you at the nearest Airport
- Transfer to your accommodation
- Local in-country team support and backup
- 24-hr emergency support
- Free T-Shirt
- Certificate of Completion

* Further Info:
Full support from the moment of booking and throughout your placement to your return home. There are support staff 24/7 in all our destinations worldwide and a 24 hour emergency international telephone line direct to the Head Office.

You'll be met at the nearest airport on your arrival by our in-country manager who will take you to your accommodation and give you a full induction into the area. He/she will also be on call 24/7 and you'll see them frequently.

Pre-departure you'll receive comprehensive information about every aspect of your placement and necessary preparations, ranging from what to pack, to visa information, to what to do on your weekend travel in the country. Your safety, wellbeing and happiness throughout your placement are our primary concerns and we will keep in touch with you throughout. International flights not included.


We organising unpaid volunteer and Internship experiences overseas, for which participants have to pay to take part in (which covers things like their food, accommodation, airport transfers, transport, support of our local staff etc). We do not arrange paid programmes or employment opportunities overseas.

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Animal Welfare
  • Biological Research
  • Business
  • Eco-tourism
  • Tourism
  • Water Projects
  • Wildlife

Typical Volunteer

These placements would suit people who want to improve their knowledge and skills in their field, learn about a new culture, boost their resume to kick-start their career, and who also want to have a structured placement at the same time as having an exciting travel experience. Patience, adaptability and initiave definitely an advantage. A passion for sharks and marine life is important too!

Age Range

From 17 years old upwards. There is no upper age limit. Please note you don't have to be a diver to join the programme, all diving in the cage is a simple breath-hold method.

This Program is open to

Worldwide, American, European, Canadian, Australian, South African, Kiwi, Asian, British and Irish Participants. This Program is also open to Families, Couples and Individuals.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living
  • Independent living
  • Apartment/Flat

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Letters of Reference
  • Online Application
  • Resume

Typically The Application Process Time is

within 5 working days

Post Services Include

  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Re-Entry Debriefing at Home
  • Alumni Network