Oceans Research’s Field Research Program

Hands on experience with ground-breaking marine biology research!


Oceans Research’s Field Research Program is a unique experience where students gain exposure to a wide variety of projects and in depth aspects of practical field research on species such white sharks, bottlenose dolphins, Southern right whales and smaller benthic shark species. Research will be done both at sea and on land.

Check out our brochure and take a deeper dive into the Oceans Research program!


Why Oceans Research's Field Research Program?

  • Hands on experience with marine mega-fauna of South Africa, including great white sharks.
  • Ground-breaking research on population trends, predatory strategies and ecology
  • Tag and track sharks
  • Ecology of marine mammals
  • PADI’s OWD, AWOD or RD certification with completion of this course
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Program Costs

  • €2,800/month (June to August)
  • €2,200/month (rest of the year)

Price Includes

  • Research fee
  • Dorm-style accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Local transport
  • Local airport pickup/drop off
  • Internet

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Insurances
  • Laundry
  • Tourism activities
  • Spending money

Additional Information

  • Gain course credit
  • Career development skills
  • Certificate of completion

Interested in learning more about the program? We are happy to answer any of your questions!


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