Shark & Marine Conservation

Company : Worldaway Learning Tours
Location : Gansbaai, South Africa
Duration: 1 week to 6 weeks
Approx Costs: 1000 to 3000+ $ Dollars (US)

Join us on the adventure of a lifetime and study the legendary Great White Shark! (from the safety of a cage). Daa-dum, daa-dum..

Dive in to one of our most exhilarating and exotic Learning Tours with the Sharks of South Africa!
 
Worldaway Learning Tours presents a Nature Conservation Based Learning Experience that will take your breath away: the 15 Day Shark & Marine Conservation Tour!
 
Witness marine life as you’ve never seen before as the 15 Day Shark & Marine Conservation Tour will plunge you into adventure, allow you to learn about rare marine life, and become one with the ocean!
 
About 2.5 hours from Cape Town, South Africa, the project site is home to the research project you’ll be completing during your two week stay. Each day is full of learning opportunities, aquatic adventures, rare scenic views, and unique wildlife.
 
These aquatic research excursions will either take you beyond your comfort zone or right into your sweet spot! Adrenaline junkies and marine lovers alike will find everything they need in an Educational Vacation to have the trip of a lifetime on the 15 Day Shark & Marine Conservation Tour.
 
The first few days will begin the tour with an introductory lecture and a chance to get up close and personal with the ocean life! A cage dive in the harbor, an Ethical Handling and Angling Workshop, and a Research Boat Trip to the Local Penguin and Sea Bird Sanctuary are all part of a magical first three days!
 
The end of week one has two more cage diving boat trips that bring you within feet of majestic marine life, a snorkeling survey for the research project, and a trip to beautiful Hermanus for exploring and learning!
 
Week Two of the 15 Day Shark & Marine Conservation Tour starts off with a Day Trip to Cape Agulhas (the southern point of Africa) and Trip 4 on the cage diving boat for more ocean life observation! Dive into your surroundings on wonderful excursions like Fat Biking, Shopping Trips, and a Wine Farm Tour!
 
Spend time on out on the water on the Research Boat with a Catch and Release Survey, and also create a Video Survey of the ocean life to reflect on your research!
 
Two HUGE Attractions of the 15 Day Shark & Marine Conservation Tour are the Drip Caves Tour (including a Lecture/Documentary Opportunity)…AND a gorgeous trip to the Betty’s Bay Penguin Colony to witness hundreds of your finest flightless friends!
 
For a trip like this, the spots will fill up fast! And the amazing part is, No Previous knowledge is necessary for the trip: anything you need to know, you’ll learn during the tour along the way from our Professional Guides! Make friends with your fellow researchers, stay in high quality accommodations, and experience the most exhilarating Educational Vacation ever!
 
Sign up today to research, explore, and have the time of your life!
 

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN CAPE TOWN
Arrival in Cape Town at any time.
 
Accommodation: In Cape Town.
 
Evening: Free time to settle into your new surroundings.
 
DAY 2: TRANSFER TO PROJECT SITE & INTRODUCTORY LECTURE
Morning: Pick up from accommodation in Cape Town early in the morning & transported to Project Site. Arrival at project site 2.5 - 3 hours later.  Shown room & accommodation.
 
Lunch.
 
Afternoon: Introductory Lecture - Research project objectives, project methods, equipment needed, checklists, safety in the field, data collected, data entry required.
 
Evening: Welcome braai/dinner.
 
DAY 3: CAGE DIVING BOAT & TRIP TO SHOP/STORE
Morning: Trip 1 on Cage Diving Boat.
 
Lunch.
 
Afternoon: Ethical Handling & Angling Workshop, Safety on Research Vessel Briefing, Trip to the shop/store.
 
Evening: Free time to relax.
 
DAY 4: RESEARCH BOAT & TRIP TO LOCAL PENGUIN & SEA BIRD SANCTUARY
Morning: Trip 1 on Research Roat - Catch & Release Tagging Survey & Video Survey.
 
Lunch.
 
Afternoon: Analysis of Video Survey & a trip to local Penguin & Sea Bird Sanctuary.
 
Evening: Free time to relax.
 
DAY 5: CAGE DIVING BOAT & BEACH CLEAN UP
Morning: Trip 2 on Cage Diving Boat.
 
Lunch.
 
Afternoon: Beach clean up & sorting of debris collected.
 
Evening: Free time to relax.
 
DAY 6: DATA ENTRY & SNORKELLING SURVEY
Morning: Data Entry & Trip to local Big Cat Sanctuary.
 
Lunch.
 
Afternoon: Snorkelling Survey 1, plus Facebook Posts & Blog Posts.
 
Evening: Free time to relax.
 
DAY 7: CAGE DIVING BOAT & TRIP TO HERMANUS
Morning: Trip 3 on Cage Diving Boat.
 
Lunch.
 
Afternoon: Trip to Hermanus as well as Wine & Chocolate Tasting & Crazy Golf.
 
Evening: Free time to relax.
 
DAY 8: TRIP TO CAPE AGULHAS
All Day: Day trip to Cape Agulhas (most southern point in Africa).
 
DAY 9: CAGE DIVING BOAT & FAT BIKING
Morning: Trip 4 on Cage Diving Boat & Data Entry - Facebook Posts
 
Lunch.
 
Afternoon: Fat Biking.
 
Evening: Free time to relax.
 
DAY 10: RESEARCH BOAT & TRIP TO SHOP/STORE
Morning: Trip 2 on Research Boat - Catch & Release Tagging Surveys & Video Survey.
 
Lunch.
 
Afternoon: Video Analysis & Horseriding on the beach.
 
Evening: Trip to Shop/Store & Free time to relax.
 
DAY 11: BEACH CLEAN UP & WINE FARM TOUR
Morning: Beach clean up.
 
Lunch.
 
Afternoon: Wine Farm Tour.
 
Evening: Free time to relax.
 
DAY 12: DATA ENTRY & SNORKELLING SURVEY
Morning: Data Entry - Facebook & Blog Posts.
 
Lunch.
 
Afternoon: Snorkelling Survey 2.
 
Evening: Free time to relax.
 
DAY 13: CAGE DIVING BOAT & DRIP CAVES TOUR
Morning: Trip 5 on Cage Diving Boat.
 
Lunch.
 
Afternoon: Lecture & Documentary & Drip Caves Tour
 
Evening: Free time to relax.
 
DAY 14: TRIP TO BETTY'S BAY PENGUIN COLONY
Morning: Trip to Betty's Bay Penguin Colony
 
Lunch.
 
Afternoon: Through Hermanus on the way back & Last Facebook & Blog Posts
 
Evening: Leaving braai/dinner.
 
DAY 15: CAGE DIVING BOAT & DEPARTURE DAY
Morning: Trip 6 on Cage Diving Boat.
 
Lunch.
 
Afternoon: Transport back to Cape Town & Airport.
 

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