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Affiliate Marketing Program

Our Affiliate Marketing Program

The Shark Research Unit’s affiliate marketing program is designed to allow our potential, and past participants, as well as specialist marketers / influencers to earn revenue by referring people to our internship programs. Such revenue can be used to offset fees for your participation on our programs, or be paid out directly to you via paypal. Take the time to read our affiliate programs terms and conditions, and if it sounds like you, then go ahead and sign up!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I earn money?
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On the affiliate program, you will be issued with a unique coupon code (e.g. VXNGL2) and link (e.g. https://shark-research.com/VXNGL2). Every time someone uses this link or coupon code to book a program our affiliate system rewards you a referral commission.

How much money can I earn?
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For every paid booking (that uses your coupon code or referral link) onto one of the Shark Research Units experiential learning programs you will earn $200 in commission.

How do I know that I will be credited for my referrals?
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When someone uses your unique link to visit our site, a web cookie recognises their IP address and automatically assigns you as the referrer. The system remembers their IP address for the next 60 days. If the person books at any time during that period the system will automatically credit you as the referral.

How do I know when I have earned money?
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You will receive an email aleart. Also, on our website, there is an affiliate unique dashboard for you (that can be accessed through your ‘my account’ page. You can log into this and check all the commissions you have received and details about the person you referred.

How do I get paid out?
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you have two options. Firstly you can be paid out upon request via paypal. Secondly you can use the income you generate to offset any program fees that you may have outstanding

Can I offer discounts?
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Yes, you can. A $200 discount on the price of their program is part of the coupon code and link that you will be issued with. If they click your unique link or use your coupon code this discount will be applied at checkout. This will not affect your commission payment.

How do I market the internships?
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Within the affiliate area, you have access to numerous marketing resources (photographs, videos, ebooks) and ideas that have proven successful in the past. The key is inviting prospects to use your link to look further, and/or to use your coupon code to gain the discount. This ensures that you will earn the commission if they book onto one of our programs.

Terms and Conditions

This agreement describes the terms and conditions for participation in the Shark Research Unit’s affiliate program. In this agreement, the term “affiliate” refers to you (the applicant). In this agreement, “Shark Research Unit” refers to Blue Wilderness Research Unit cc. You enter this agreement with Blue Wilderness Research Unit cc. By applying to the Shark Research Unit affiliate program you are confirming that you have read this agreement and agree to these terms and conditions.

Affiliate Programs

There is one type of affiliate program with Shark Research Unit: affiliate program


For a sale to generate a commission to an affiliate, the customer must complete the order form and remit a non-refundable USD750 deposit payment for the product. Commissions will only be paid on sales that are made when the customer clicks through qualified, correctly structured affiliate links (individually supplied to each affiliate). Properly coded links are the sole responsibility of the affiliate. Commissions can be viewed on the Affiliate Dashboard.

Payments to affiliates will only be made following requests by affiliates via a formal portal that is accessible on the Affiliate dashboard. Affiliates are entitled to accumulate commissions and commissions will not expire.


An affiliate can request a payment when their balance reaches a minimum balance of $200 USD. Payments can be requested once every 30 days. Payment processing can take up to 5 working days from the date it was requested. There are two types of payments that can be made in the affiliate program

Method 1. Payment into the affiliate PayPal account (as determined by email address supplied by an affiliate). Any fee applied by PayPal will be for the affiliate account.

Methods 2. Affiliates can transfer due commissions to their outstanding account with Africa Media. This is typically used to offset costs of upcoming participation of the affiliate in an Shark Research Unit Internship program.


In the event a customer requests and secures a refund for a transaction for which the affiliate has earned commissions, any commissions earned on the refund amount will be deducted from the affiliate’s balance.

Usage and Obligations

Affiliates are permitted to use the Shark Research Units brand and marketing resources available in the affiliates section of the Affiliate Program. Logos and other assets cannot be modified. The affiliate does not gain any trademark, copyright or any other rights to these materials.

The affiliate will never imply that they are acting on behalf of the Shark Research Unit. The affiliate is not an agent of the Shark Research Unit, nor employed by Shark Research Unit. The affiliate will never bid for advertisements that compete with the Shark Research Unit.

The affiliate will never represent themselves, the Shark Research Unit or their relationship with the Shark Research Unit in a false or misleading way.

The affiliate will not engage in the distribution of an unsolicited bulk email (spam) mentioning or referencing the Shark Research Unit.

Term and Termination

Both parties have the right to terminate the agreement immediately without prior notice.

If the affiliate terminates the agreement, no further commissions from the Shark Research Unit will be paid for any past or future customer transactions.

If the Shark Research Unit chooses to terminate the agreement, any balance greater, or equal to $200 USD will be paid to the affiliate within 60 days of termination. Balances that are smaller than $200 will be forfeited.

Governing Law

This agreement shall be governed, construed, and enforced in accordance with the laws of South Africa, without regard to its conflict of laws rules.


All claims and disputes arising under or relating to this agreement are to be settled by binding arbitration in South Africa. An award of arbitration may be confirmed in a court of competent jurisdiction.


We may modify any of the terms and conditions within this agreement at any time and at our sole discretion. These modifications may include, but are not limited to changes in the scope of available commissions, commission schedules, payment procedures and Affiliate Program rules.

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The Shark Research Unit is a shark and marine research and conservation institute driven by a passionate team of shark experts. We are located in South Africa and work in two regions of priority – Aliwal Shoal and Mossel Bay. 

Our core purpose is to conduct and support original shark research, conservation and education programs through strategic partnerships with marine scientists, postgraduate students, ecotourism operators and academic institutes. 

Our focus extends to nurturing a new generation (of all ages) of shark scientists, professionals and enthusiasts. We achieve this through our great white shark research internship, learner outreach programs and expert guided shark edu-tours  



  • 182 Aalwyn Way
  • Aalwyndal
  • Mossel Bay 6520
  • South Africa


  • 34 Egerton Rd
  • Freeland Park
  • Schottburgh 4180
  • South Africa