Volunteer Training

TRAINING ON THE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

Volunteers will contribute to every aspect of the Blue Wilderness Research Unit’s work, as well as the ecotourism operation of our parent company. Daily work will be in the form of contributing to daily operations or participating in dedicated training workshops

seamanship

Become competent in working and running commercial / recreational vessels on the ocean

Boat handling

Vessel Maintainance

Weather monitoring 

watermanship

Discover your in-water skills as a freediver or SCUBA diver

Free-diving (5-10m)

SCUBA diving (optional)

Ecotourism guiding 

presentation skills

Gain confidence and skills as a scientific and conservation communicator

Learner education

Public presentations

Client briefings

scientific method

Learn scientific techniques for the correct collection and storage of marine and shark data

Photographic identification

Environmental monitoring

Behavioural data

shark ecology

Become familiar with identification and behaviour of resident shark species

Shark identification

Habitat and distribution

Inter / intra specific behaviours

ecotourism

Develop skills to operate in shark and marine ecotourism industry

Client services

Kit / SCUBA maintenance

Marketing & sales

ABOUT US

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. 

CONNECT WITH US

ADDRESS

  • 34 Egerton Road
  • Freeland Park
  • Scottburgh
  • South Africa

EMAIL

  • research@bluewilderness.co.za

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