SHARK VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
The Blue Wilderness Research Unit (BWRU) welcomes students and enthusiasts on its internationally acclaimed shark volunteer program. Almost anyone can join this dedicated team on our inspiring research, conservation and education program.
Volunteers learn snorkeling, diving and scientific techniques to collect data that is vital to the management of some of the world’s vulnerable shark species.
As a team member at the Blue Wilderness Research Unit, you will be the driving force in our education and conservation programs, as well as ensuring the ongoing success of our dedicated shark and ecosystem level research programs. In addition to shark diving and snorkeling with up to five species of sharks, volunteers will be working in the Aliwal Shoal Marine Protected Area, one of South Africa’s most pristine and important marine biodiversity hotspots.
Approximate monthly activities:
BWRU will be a professional partner to your efforts at marketing and recruiting for the program. We can offer upto $400 commission on the monthly program price of $2200.
About the Blue Wilderness Research Unit
The Blue Wilderness Research Unit is a division of the renowned shark diving and adventure company Blue Wilderness. The Research Unit was set up as a distinct division with a core mission of contributing to the health of the marine ecosystems in general and sharks in particular. The unit houses a small but dedicated team consisting of biologists, conservationists and educators.
Daily operations are centered around an dynamic set of short and long term special projects. Each aimed to produce tangible benefits for the Southern African marine ecosystems. Volunteers who join the research unit will become vital members of the team and drive these daily projects.
How it works
Research the program – Is it right for you aspirations?
Submit your application to provisionally book onto program
Confirm your place onto the program by paying your deposit fee
Prepare, pack and board your flight for sunny South Africa
The Blue Wilderness Research Unit is a subsidiary of Blue Wilderness. Our core purpose is to conduct original shark research, conservation and education programs at Aliwal Shoal, South Africa. We achieve these goals though collaborating with affiliated scientists and postgraduate students.
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- 11 Escombe Cresent
- Freeland Park
- South Africa