The White Shark Africa ECO PROGRAM is a Great White Shark research, ecotourism, naturalist and volunteer project operating in Mossel Bay, South Africa.

"Sharks are not just our work,
                                     they are our passion"



White Shark Africa

We are located in Mossel Bay which is in the Western Cape of South Africa. White Shark Africa is a leading responsible eco-tourism cage diving company that has been running since 1993.  Working with great white sharks we knew that it was our responsibility to educate as many people as we can about the need to protect the ocean and its Apex Predators; as many people don’t understand what an important role sharks play in keeping our oceans healthy.


Our program is open to anyone who has an interest in the ocean and the conservation of its inhabitants. We run our program on a monthly basis and our interns gain hands on experience working the most charismatic predator in the ocean, the great white shark. Interns have the opportunity to learn valuable seamanship skills along with field research and data collection.


Our weekly schedule varies based on weather and what projects we are running through seasons. On a daily basis we try to incorporate one boat trip whether that is shark tagging, breaching, cage diving or a data collection sea trip. Our interns work Monday-Friday with weekend trips off.


Typical Week:

Day 1: AM: Introduction to Crew, PM: Internship Welcome Meeting

Day 2: AM: African Penguin Husbandry, PM: Crew for Cage Diving Boat

Day 3: AM: Tagging Trip, PM: Crew for Cage Diving Boat

Day 4: AM: Breaching/Towing Trip, PM: Keep Fin Alive Conservation Awareness

Day 5: AM: Snorkelling Reef Survey, PM: Data Collection Boat Trip


During the weekends we offer additional trips that enable our interns to see more of South Africa than just Mossel Bay, costs not included in program fees. Some of these trips include:


1: SCUBA trip to Durban

2: Cape Town

3: Bungy Jumping

4: Elephant Encounters

5: Bush Camp Safari


Come and join our team the experience with White Shark Africa will change your life forever!

White Shark Experience

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