We conduct standardised biodiversity assessments on Aliwal Shoal to monitor the reef and its inhabitants using key indicator taxa
Photo identification ‘mark recapture’ techniques are used to assess the population size and structure of the shark species found there.
As a PADI dive centre, we educate and introduce people to the underwater world through SCUBA and free diving training
BWRU is dedicated to creating the next generation of ocean ambassadors. Through education outreach programs we can assist in opening the minds of learners to the wonders of the marine world.
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.