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Volunteer for Sharks


South Africa: Cape Town, Hermanus

Program Duration

2-4 Weeks


Throughout the year

Travel Types

  • Eco Tours
  • Nature Tours
  • Photography
  • Scuba
  • Snorkeling
  • Student Tours
  • Summer Camp


No specific Qualification needed, but a marine background will help

Minimum Education

High School

Intern Types

  • Animal Sciences
  • Biology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Marine Science
  • Photography
  • Scuba
  • Tourism
  • Zoology & Wildlife Sciences


  • English

Cost in US$:

USD 240 for 2 weeks (USD 120 for one week)

Cost Includes:

  • Excursions
  • Food
  • Housing
  • In-country orientation/Training
  • In-country staff support
  • Living stipend
  • Medical services
  • Registration fees
  • Travel while in host country

Program Fees Include:

• One night accommodation included in Cape Town pre-Monday pick up
• Monday transfer from Cape Town- Gansbaai return included
• Frequent presentations and hands on research experience
• Centrally located self-catering accommodation (Wi-Fi, cleaning)
• Full introduction to the local area and authentic South African braai
• Welcome pack (Includes cap, tee-shirts, local guide-book and a map of the area)
• Transport to shops
• Shark cage diving experience, diving equipment (ie wetsuit and mask) and boat tour of nearby “Shark Alley” and Dyer Island
• Educational community excursions and outreach on nonsea- going days
• Assistance with arranging your own Cape Town or Garden Route tours
• Reference letters and certificates
• Breakfast, light lunches on sea-going days
• A trip to Cape Agulhas – the most southern point of Africa (on a non sea-going day)
• A trip to Betty ’s Bay te see the Stony Point penguin colony (on a non sea-going day)

Experience Required


Volunteer Types

  • Biological Research
  • Conservation
  • Eco-tourism
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Marine Conservation
  • Wildlife

Typical Volunteer

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is passionate about the oceans, the environment and sharks to not only learn about them, but to also stay and work for 2 - 4 weeks or longer with other volunteers from all over the world.

Age Range

18 years and older

This Program is open to

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

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Dormitory
  • Group living
  • Home-stays
  • Independent living

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups of 1 - 7

Application Process Involves

  • Written Application

Typically The Application Process Time is

48 hours