Blue Wilderness’ shark volunteer and shark intern participants 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 well as shark diving and snorkeling with five species of sharks, shark volunteers get the chance to work in the Aliwal Shoal Marine Protected Area, one of South Africa most pristine and important marine biodiversity hotspots. As a shark volunteer, you will directly contribute to the conservation, research and education programmes on Blue Wilderness's shark volunteer and internship program.

Program cost

2200 USD/Month

How it works

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Get researching

Research our program – will we fulfill your expectations of an awesome shark research and conservation program?

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Book on

When you are happy, send in your booking form and receive your provisionally booked place on the program

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Pay deposit

Pay your deposit of USD500, proved a few more details and have your place confirmed on the program

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Get flying

Get ready for the adventure of a life time, prepare, pack and board your plane to sunny South Africa

Have a question?


I’m Jessica Escobar, Volunteer Coordinator and Chief Scientist here at Blue Wilderness. I am always available to chat about the program and the work that our team does with shark volunteers on a daily basis. Please submit the adjacent form if you have questions for me, and I will reply soonest

Every shark ecotourism company should contribute to shark research, education and conservation. Our shark volunteer program does exactly that. Through their projects the Blue Wilderness shark volunteers make a huge contribution to the conservation of South Africa’s sharks.

Ryan Johnson

Shark Biologist, TV Host, Chief Scientist for OCEARCH – Shark Wranglers

The Projects








Shark volunteers on beach cleanup