Are you a shark lover? Join our Oyster program and you can be up close and personal to them on a daily basis. This is no ‘water park’ experience – you will be working with wild sharks as they dominate the ocean surrounding South Africa.
While these magnificent creatures may seem untouchable, they are facing extinction with a huge decline in their population year on year. You will contribute to crucial research and join tourist trips to see the sharks, helping others to start loving and caring about these animals as much as you do!
You will be based close to Cape Town along the attractive garden route. There are excellent beaches, restaurants and nightlife within easy reach so even on days off there will be plenty to do!
One great attraction of volunteering in the wild is that every day is different. However, in the warm waters of South Africa we can almost guarantee you will spot plenty of sharks! In fact on the 27th August, marine biologists recorded nine sharks around Dyer Island, with at least 3 hovering around the boat. One participant, Juliane Gisberg, described the experience as “Great! The most amazing thing I’ve ever done!”… not to mention what fantastic work experience this can offer for a career or university placement in marine biology.
Why not grab the chance to take on this volunteering opportunity – for 2 weeks up to 12 weeks. Oyster will sort out everything, all you need is a passion to work with sharks and other marine life you will come across everyday!