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Sea Search Whale & Dolphin Research, South Africa

2 weeks from

minimum age

  • Research and record data on Seals, Dolphins & Humpback Whales along the wild West Coast of South Africa
  • Work alongside PhD scientists to collect and analyse data on marine mammals
  • Gain skills in photo-identification, necropsy and acoustic data collection.
  • Other marine life studied includes turtles, sunfish and sea birds.

Whale research in South Africa with volunteers

Project Costs

The cost to join the expedition programme is GBP 1950 for the two weeks. This cost includes accommodation, two meals a day (breakfast and lunch), local travel associated with the course, supervision, scientific training, and regular field research trips.

This cost excludes international travel and insurance. It is mandatory to take out medical/accident insurance for the duration of your time on the programme. We will also give you a mandatory indemnity form to sign upon arrival

Payment Terms

To secure your placement on the project, you will need to complete and submit the application form with your application payment of £195 (included in the total project costs listed above). If, for some reason, your application is not accepted, we will reimburse this payment fully.

However, for those who are accepted, you will need to pay 25% of the balance within 10 days of being accepted into the programme, with the remaining 75% of the balance to be paid at least one month before arrival. Once we have confirmed your place, you will receive a pre-departure package with all detailed information about the project and the course, suggested items to bring etc.

Project Dates

We are currently just offering the 2 expedition dates below.  Please email us at victoria.mcneil@workingabroad.com if you have any questions about dates.

September 29th 2024 October 13th 2024
October 20th 2024 November 3rd 2024
Sea Search Whale & Dolphin Research, South Africa

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