Our friends at Projects Abroad have an opportunity to volunteer with their shark conservation program in Fiji. This is an awesome project and I can personally vouch for the fact that you will have the time of your life, doing something worthwhile. I had the privilege to go along on a tagging trip and it was a ton of fun.
This is their posting: This is truly the chance of a life time to work on pioneering shark
protection projects alongside respected scientists and shark research
project is perfect for anyone with a passion for marine wildlife and
the great outdoors. The Fiji Shark Conservation Project offers you the
chance to get up close to some of the most endangered and mis-understood
animals in the world. Volunteers are welcome on a gap year, a career
break, for university research, or even as an opportunity to experience a
very different way of life!
Working directly with the Fiji Shark
Conservation Project, conducting the work of internationally renowned
shark research scientists, volunteers will be directly involved in
scientific shark research work, as well as actively working within the
local community on mangrove reforestation, recycling and shark education
initiatives. The volunteers and the conservation work are supervised by
our resident marine biologist and local staff. We also work closely
with other local and international marine conservation organisations,
including the WWF Global Shark Programme.
The project is based in Pacific Harbour, on the south coast of Fiji’s main island of Viti Levu, just 3 hours from Nadi.
do not need any previous diving or shark research experience to take
part in the Fiji Conservation Project. However, volunteers need to be
able to swim, be medically fit to scuba dive and have a good command of
the English language to get the most out of the Shark Conservation
project. This project is not available for people who do not want to
take part in the diving.
Volunteers who have not dived before
receive the PADI Open Water dive course during their first two weeks on
the project. Volunteers with an existing dive certification equivalent
to the PADI Open Water qualification receive the PADI Advanced course.
After the dive course, volunteers will also receive the Project Aware
Shark Conservation Diver Course. Those who already have the Advanced
certification or higher will receive the Project Aware Shark
Conservation Diver Course during their first week, and an extra Shark
Feed Dive during their project time.
You can get all the information on this link: http://www.projects-abroad.co.uk/volunteer-projects/conservation-and-environment/shark-conservation/fiji/
This project is of course at the same location we go to dive with bull sharks in May. If you can't volunteer for this project, maybe you want to come out diving with us and support Beqa Adventure Divers, the outfit who was responsible for creating the first underwater national park in Fiji.
Our trips are from May 9-17, 15-24 and 22-31. For more information call 619.887.4275, email us at email@example.com or visit us on the web here.
Let's go to Fiji!
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As a global leader in commercial shark diving and conservation initiatives Shark Diver has spent the past decade engaged for sharks around the world. Our blog highlights all aspects of both of these dynamic and shifting worlds. You can reach us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.