Turtle and shark conservation

Project name:

Oceanlife Conservation

Project purpose:

We run a turtle and shark tour and monitoring program in South Africa. Indian Ocean Loggerhead- and Leatherback turtles nest on our beaches.

Project activities:

  • animal interaction

  • community awareness

  • data collection/analysis

  • teaching

  • scuba diving

Weekly cost (approx USD):




South Africa


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Direct benefits you gain:

  • cultural integration

  • data/statistical skills

  • field research skills

  • gain a qualification and/or credit

  • remote scenic location

  • report writing

Noteworthy conservation points:

  • contributes to environmental policy

  • development goals (supporting local community)

  • ethical rehabilitation centre/practices


Fully serviced house with private rooms.

When does the project run?

All year. Turtle monitoring is November to May


accommodation included, cooking facilities, electricity, local shops, near-by medical, refillable drinking water, hot shower, western toilet, wifi.

How long can I stay?

2 weeks/4 weeks/6 weeks


  • Over 18 years, fit and healthy.

  • Disabled persons also welcome.

Details of the day-to-day life on the project:

Marine turtle monitoring on the beaches at night. Shark conservation programs at our marine center.

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