Working with the great white sharks in South Africa
Hi my name is Lisa and I have just completed an internship with White Shark Africa in Mossel Bay, South Africa as my Global Environmental Placement at Deakin University.
The White Shark Africa is a shark cage diving company which also hold a shark warriors internship program. During my stay in Mossel Bay I had the opportunity to be involved in shark tagging which enabled me to gain my skills in shark handling as well as learning about the importance of shark research. I also had the opportunity to help with the ecotourism side of the company, taking tourists out on the cage diving boat and educate them on the Great White shark.
The best experience I had whilst at the White Shark Africa program was free diving with blue sharks. This enabled us to get really close with the sharks who would swim right up to us and check us out!
I will never forget the amazing experience I had at White Shark Africa and would strongly recommend it to anybody wanting to gain skills in shark research and help with shark conservation