Shark Conservation Volunteer Project in Fiji

Company : Projects Abroad
Location : Pacific Harbour, Viti Levu
Duration: 2 weeks to 1 Year+
Approx Costs: 2000 to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

The Projects Abroad Shark Conservation project in Fiji is truly the chance of a lifetime for volunteers to work on a pioneering research project alongside respected scientists and shark research experts.

The primary aim of the Shark Conservation Project is to protect and conserve the eight species of sharks that inhabit the area, as well as the many other species present in the waters of Fiji. The research we carry out helps to ensure that scientists and marine protection lobbyists are provided with regular and consistent scientific data about the life history, reproductive information, movement and biology of the sharks found in Fijian waters. This information is vital for devising successful conservation and management strategies.

As part of your initial training, volunteers will also be trained as a PADI Open Water Diver - as a certified scuba diver you will then be able to fully participate in the underwater surveys and conservation dives. If you are already a certified diver, we can provide you with your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver training. All volunteers will also gain their Project Aware Shark Conservation Diver speciality.

Volunteers will observe and assist on a range of tasks, including:

  • Shark and indicator fish surveys
  • Setting underwater camera traps and retrieving data
  • Shark and marine ecology lectures
  • Mangrove reforestation work
  • Community education and awareness projects
  • Recycling and climate change projects

We also have Diving & Marine Conservation projects running in Belize, Cambodia and Thailand!

How to apply?

  • Feel free to call or email us - we have a friendly team ready to answer your questions!
  • When you're ready to apply please complete an application form on the Projects Abroad website.
  • A deposit of £195 is required with your application. We will immediately acknowledge receipt of your application and deposit payment.

Start Dates


Costs / Benefits

Prices start from £2,120 for two weeks.

Projects Abroad cover:
- All your food and accommodation
- Transfers to and from the airport
- Transport to and from your placement (where required)
- Travel and medical insurance
- Support and 24 hour back-up from both our local and UK staff
- All gear required for diving


No previous experience is necessary - you will be given any required training on arrival.

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Projects Abroad Shark Conservation Volunteer Project in Fiji Reviews

Trip of my life

I went summer 2017 for 6 weeks and it was the best trip of my life! The volunteer apartment was great and the staff was fantastic! Lots of diving, and science as well as giving back to the community and being fully submerged into the culture. Natives are extremely nice! The entire mission of the project is amazing! Also Fijian food is delicious! I really want to go again! Doesn't matter how young or old you are I had roommates as young as 17 and as old as 60!

By: Allyson
Nationality: American
Age: 26

Went Twice!

I volunteered as part of the shark conservation project in Fiji in 2014 and 2016, one month each. Both times I had an amazing time, met people who I‘m still friends with now, and had the chance to help with scientific research that directly fuelled multiple published scientific research papers.

By: Julia
Nationality: German
Age: 23

I Really Enjoyed the Shark Project!

Last summer I spent an amazing month at the Fiji shark conservation projects and I loved it. There were lots of activities and seeing baby sharks was incredible!

By: Anna
Nationality: Italy
Age: 22

Brilliant Experience

I joined the Fiji shark conservation program which was a really amazing experience. As a budding marine biologist it was the perfect opportunity for me, and also a great way to meet people from all over the world. Things I learned included how to conduct fish surveys, shark tagging and monitoring and also mangrove rehabilitation. I wish I could have stayed longer!

By: Mae
Nationality: British
Age: 23

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