White Shark Africa- Shark Program Internship
Internship White Shark Africa- Shark Program is a Great White Shark research, ecotourism, naturalist and volunteer project.
This program offers a diverse itinerary to suit the expectations of a broad cross section of participants. It offers a hands on approach to working with Great White Sharks, band other species of sharks.
The goals of the program are education, public awareness, advancement of shark science and the conservation of shark species.
The program is open to anyone with a real interest in sharks and to those who wish to be involved in something rewarding, educational, exciting and overall enjoyable.
Anyone studying biology, marine biology, zoology, oceanography, marine tourism, animal husbandry, marine filming etc. will find the program particularly beneficial towards their goals.
We also cater for and welcome passionate conservationists who would like to help remove the bad stigma attached to White Sharks due to negative media. Since we run daily shark cage diving trips we feel it is important to engage the clients in a positive way that helps them to better understand these animals.
White Shark Africa Cage Diving
White Shark Africa is a world leading shark cage diving, filming and conservation company. We are the ONLY cage diving permit holder in the Mossel Bay area. Cage diving is the best way to view White Sharks with the least amount of human interaction.
Being a responsible eco-tourism operator, we follow strict guidelines on shark handling. White Shark Africa is aware that the need for shark conservation is critical, which is why we provide an informed briefing before each trip from a member of our Team to educate and help our clients better understand these animals, in hopes of creating positive change.
Join us on one of our daily cage diving trips to see these majestic Sharks for yourself!
Sardine Run- The Greatest Shoal on Earth
Join ALIWAL DIVE CENTRE for an amazing fun filled trip on the Sardine Run. Our staff has over 15 years’ experience on the Sardine Run, so we know our stuff!
This is an annual event that takes place along the ‘Transkei Wild Coast’, coast line. During the months of June & July, cold currents move inshore allowing the sardines to move along the east coast of South Africa basically a range extension, in the cold nutrient rich water.
Apart from the sardine bait balls that one can see, there is also the annual migration of the Humpback whales that are heading north to give birth. There are super pods of Common dolphin, thousands of Cape gannets, Bottle nose dolphin and sharks galore.
This event known by BBC as ‘The greatest shoal on earth’ is an adventure for everyone, whether you are a diver or a non diver. All nature lovers and adrenalin enthusiasts will thoroughly enjoy this amazing spectacle of nature.
Marine Action Research (MAR) Mozambique
MAR’s internship program at the Zavora Marine Lab in Mozambique was developed to provide a world-class opportunity for science students and dedicated conservationists to assist with and receive training in marine research and conservation.
Interns gain experience in all aspects of research and experience the challenges and pleasures of working in the most beautiful, wild and remote coastline of southern Mozambique.
Interns roles include, but are not limited to, collecting underwater and on-land data for any or all of MAR’s current research under the supervision of a qualified marine biologist, database entry and analysis, assisting with science communication and community outreach, and organizing or participating in events for environmental protection.