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The Shark Research Unit welcomes students and enthusiasts on its internationally acclaimed Great White Shark Research Internship. Almost anyone can join our dedicated team and develop skills in shark diving, research, conservation and education.

The Shark Research Unit is a division of the renowned shark diving and adventure company Blue Wilderness. The Shark Research Unit was set up as a distinct division with a core mission of contributing to the health of the marine ecosystems in general and sharks in particular. The unit houses a small but dedicated team consisting of biologists, conservationists and educators.

Our great white shark research internship offers a diverse itinerary to suit the expectations of a broad cross-section of participants. Our great white shark internship provides a hands-on approach to working with great white sharks and other shark and marine species in the area. 

The ultimate goals of the great white shark research internship are education, public awareness, the advancement of shark science and the conservation of all shark species. We were hoping you could bring your skills and passion for helping understand and conserve these incredible animals!

Daily operations are centered around a dynamic set of short and long term special projects. Each aimed to produce tangible benefits for the Southern African marine ecosystems. Participants who join the research unit will become vital members of the team and drive these daily projects.

Quick Info

PLEASE NOTE. This program is run by my institute – The Blue Wilderness Shark Research Unit. All links to continue to learn more about this program will direct you to the Shark Research Units website. 

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  • 1 – 28 March
  • 1 – 28 April
  • 1 – 28 May
  • 1 – 28 June
  • 1 – 28 July
  • 1 – 28 August
  • 1 – 28 September
  • 1 – 28 October
  • 1 – 28 November

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Start your Adventure

Our team from the shark research unit are dedicated to the research and conservation of the Aliwal shoal shark populations. Help our efforts by joining the shark development program