This project aims to introduce you to marine and coastal environments,
To show you how the bay and its resources are currently being managed.
To introduce you to Marine Protected Areas (M PA) management perspectives.
To give the you an understanding of the cultural diversity in the coastal community.
To give consideration and practicalities in beach management and safety.
To show you the importance of Carbon-neutral projects.
To have an unforgettable experience "learning by doing" in one of the most beautiful
outdoor classrooms in South Africa.
Monitoring and cleaning beaches.
Conducting research surveys.
Tagging and monitoring fish species.
Dissection of fish species for research purposes.
Patrol boat trips to collect data.
Collection of marine species for the Aquarium.
Taking part in the Seahorse breeding project.
Learning about conservation and marine ecology.
Diving (PADI certification is available at an additional cost).
Dolphin and Whale watching.
Overnight adventure in the bush.
Teaching at a local crèche as well as community work at some of the other underprivileged
schools and institutions.
Learning about organic gardening.
The project is situated along South Africa's famous
Garden Route, in one of the country's most fashionable holiday
resorts and beach-lover's paradise.
Rooms to share in a beautiful, four bedroomed beachfront house.
Two bathrooms with hot and cold running water.
Kitchen, dining area.
Living room complete with TV, pool table, and broadband Internet access.
There are laundry and maid facilities for the house.
Transport within South Africa.
Activities that form part of your program.
Trips on whale watching boats - in season.
One leisure activity per week - see below.
International flight costs.
Use of telephone and fax.
Excess baggage costs.
Leisure time activities unless specified.
Your time off
The working week on your Project is generally Monday to Friday
from 8 am to 5 pm depending on the activities of the day. Your weekends
and evenings are therefore at your leisure.
Most activities require a signed indemnity form, so we recommend
a minimum age of 18 for program participants.
Your leisure activities can include:
Birds of Eden
Horse Back Safaris
Tree Top Canopies
Much much more.
Please note: We will give you spending money that covers the
cost of most outings (one per week). It also covers the cost of transport
to and from the airport. (only applies to All-inclusive offer)
You will receive a lovely gift pack from
Great White Shark Project
Cloaked in myth, misunderstanding and fear, this awesome animal remains a mystery
to man. It is known however that sharks are intelligent and vulnerable, deserving
sympathy and respect. Education helps people to lose the “Jaws” phenomenon and to
gain the realisation that sharks are a complex and precious species, living in the
water – doing their best to survive.
The dedicated Shark Project is a Responsible Tourism operation that sets the benchmark
in its commitment to community development and upliftment. The project is deeply
involved in the social, economic and environmental needs of its surrounding communities.
Are you ready to explore the world of sharks?
A good, adventurous attitude and an active outdoor lifestyle is essential! This is
a unique opportunity to view the Great White Shark in its natural environment, either
from a boat or from an underwater cage. On this project you’ll learn a lot about
the Great White, and your knowledge will in turn assist in the conservation and research
being undertaken to protect it.
You will receive training in:
White shark biology and research
Basic seamanship: anchoring positions, wind directions, underwater filming, still
photography and shark tourism (weather permitting)
Conservation, and the changing attitudes of the misinformed
Aerial surveys (March to mid-August)
Shallow-water surveys (mid-August to March)
You will also assist with the township community project.
Transport within South Africa including airport transfers
Activities that form part of your program
Your welcome pack
Your field book.
International flight costs
Use of telephone and fax
Your personal travel, sailing and flight insurance
Excess baggage costs
Leisure time activities unless specified
Internet is on request (packages are available)
PLEASE NOTE: although every precaution is taken to guarantee
your safety, accidents can happen so appropriate travel insurance is
You need to bring:
Your own snorkel, goggles and flippers
Pocket money – about R3000*
Clothing which you will not mind sacrificing! Please bring 3 pairs of shorts/slacks/skirts
to wear as part of the uniform to wear on the boat
A rain jacket or plastic windbreaker
Old shoes or sandals to use on the boat
Sun hat and sunscreen
Some warm clothing – it can be quite cool on land and on the water
We supply all other diving equipment
*We will give you spending money that supplements your