A few decades ago, the waters off this beautiful unspoiled beach and village on the Indian Ocean were abundant with whale sharks, giant manta rays and many other marine animals. However, more recently the numbers have declined and this team of scientists are investigating why and what they can do about it. They need your help on the snorkel trip ocean safaris and scuba dives to collect photos, video, reef analysis, try and estimate size and sex of individual whale sharks also identifiable patterns, collecting important date which all needs to be analyzed and entered onto their Google Drive. They - and reference books - are to hand to help you with the last stage but the more volunteers they have, the more data they can collect.
If you have not done scuba diving before, but are a good swimmer and would like to learn, then you can take your Open Water Dive Course in the first week with a British Dive School nearby.
Dive Master is available for 3 month placements.
- Be part of this scientific team and experience the life of a marine biologist!
- Help teach the local kids to swim, life save and be safe in the water on a Saturday in a community program
- Relax and chill on this beautiful long sandy beach in your spare time, play volleyball on the beach every day at 4pm with the locals
- Combine this placement with Sports Coaching/Teaching/Orphanage work in South Africa, Rugby Coaching and HIV/AIDS education in Swaziland or Wilderness Training/Experiences also in South Africa!