Shark and Marine Research Programme

Shark and Marine Research Institute
December 3, 2019
Gansbaai, South Africa
Closing date


Join us at Shark and Marine Research Institute and have the experience of a lifetime! Be involved with groundbreaking research studying great white sharks and other shark species near Cape Town, South Africa. Contribute to ocean conservation, and have the unique opportunity to be trained as a marine research assistant.

You will participate in our white shark dorsal fin identification study, learn how to analyse white shark fins, learn ethical handling and angling of other sharks, take part in our shark tagging trips and assist with data management. You will also assist with educating clients on our cage-diving tourist boat and have opportunities to come face to face with these magnificent apex predators.

Our beautiful, comfortable volunteer house is located in Kleinbaai roughly a two-minute drive or a ten-minute walk from the harbour where we launch. It is a home away from home with all necessary amenities. There are magnificent coastal and mountain views and a host of marine and mountain outdoor activities for you to explore in your free time.

• Join us for the experience of a lifetime and volunteer with one of the few Conservation-Focused Shark Diving Companies in SA!
• Be trained as a marine research assistant, interact with sharks and gain essential research skills for your future career!
• Contribute towards meaningful research projects working towards protecting great whites and other sharks in South Africa!
• Students, Post-Graduates, Early-Career Scientists, Marine Biologists and Passionate Conservationists are encouraged to apply!

For more information visit the Shark and Marine Research Institute expedition page

Closing date: Applications considered on an ongoing basis


1 month: US$2350
3 weeks: US$2100
2 weeks: US$1690
1 weeks: US$950
US$450 per week after one month

Contact details: | Tel: +(27)73 132 7954 | Website

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