The Shark Research Unit’s – Shark Development Program allows people from all walks of life to develop practical skills for a career working and interacting with tropical shark species, including tiger sharks, blacktip sharks and sand tiger (ragged-tooth) sharks.
As a team member at the Shark Research Unit, you will be the driving force in our education and conservation programs and ensure the ongoing success of our dedicated shark and ecosystem-level research programs. In addition to shark diving and snorkelling with up to five species of sharks, participants will be working in the Aliwal Shoal Marine Protected Area, one of South Africa’s most pristine and crucial marine biodiversity hotspots. The Shark Research Unit is a subsidiary of the renowned shark diving and adventure company Blue Wilderness. We set up the unit as a distinct division with a core mission of contributing to the health of the marine ecosystems in general and sharks in particular. The SRU houses a small but dedicated team consisting of biologists, conservationists and educators.