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White Shark Diving Company Volunteer Research Programme

Program Duration

2-4 Week, 9-12 Week, 3-6 Month


Start dates are the 1st and 15th of each month


  • English

Cost in US$:

$2950 per month

Program Fees Include:

• One night’s accommodation on arrival in Cape Town
• Transfers from and to Cape Town International Airport
• Transfers to and from Gansbaai
• Accommodation whilst on the programme
• Breakfast basics and lunch on working days
• Welcome pack (including information about the programme, warm top, caps, t-shirt, buff and DVD of bonus white shark footage)
• Waterproof deck boots to use for the duration of your stay
• Boat trips
• Opportunity to cage dive with white sharks (minimum of 4 per month if weather permits)
• Practical training in all running projects
• Lectures
• Outreach activities
• Training in boat-handling skills
• Some excursions organised on bad weather days

Experience Required


    A background in marine biology, zoology, environmental studies or similar would be advantageous, but otherwise no experience is required just the desire to make a difference.

Volunteer Types

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

Age Range


This Program is open to

American, European, Canadian, Australian, South African, Kiwi, Worldwide and Asian Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Group living
  • Guest House

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves

  • Online Application
  • Other
  • Resume

Typically The Application Process Time is

up to 7 days