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Conservation
We protect what we love.

Sharklife Conservation

Sharklife addresses the alarming exploitation of both shark populations and ocean fisheries in South African waters. We actively engage the urgent need for research and protection of many marine species. The role of the “apex” or top predator in an ecosystem can not be underestimated. The depletion or removal of sharks is likely to destabilize marine ecosystems and affect prey species in ways that cannot currently be predicted.

A once abundant wilderness brimming with life is being plundered at an alarming rate with little understanding or consideration of the possible consequences. The severe lack of public awareness surrounding marine issues is paving the way to an ecological disaster on a global scale.

Threats facing sharks

Threats facing Shark populations worldwide are increasing in intensity and scale. Sharks are slow growing and have low reproduction rates, this makes them vulnerable and populations can collapse rapidly,  yet take decades to recover.

Why Conserve Sharks?

The role of the “apex” or top predator in an ecosystem can not be underestimated. The depletion or removal of sharks is likely to destabilize marine ecosystems and affect prey species in ways that cannot currently be predicted.

"Understanding shark behaviour and biology is the first step towards conserving them."

Shark Workshops

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Cleanup Initiative

Be part of our dive site cleanup conservation project by raising awareness as well as giving hands-on help. Everyone is welcome, divers and non-divers.

We Protect what we Love... be part of the movement!

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SharkLife Conservation

SharkLife Conservation

Understanding shark behaviour and biology is the first step towards conserving them.

Shark Courses

Aim 1
To develop a compassionate desire to conserve sharks by replacing the "Jaws" syndrome with positive understanding and respect.
Aim 2
Reduce anthropogenic threats to over exploited marine species by increasing awareness and encouraging sustainable seafood choices.
Aim 3
Evolve shark populations into sustainable living resources by promoting educational ocean experiences for all South African’s.

Dive Against Debris®

Project AWARE’s flagship citizen-science program, Dive Against Debris®, empowers scuba divers to remove marine debris from the ocean and report data on the types, quantities and locations of materials collected.

Do you need a buddy or like-minded group to dive in with? Join us on our Dive Against Debris dives.

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Sodwana Bay & Protea Banks

Shark & Dive Conservation Tour

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This tour will take place in KZN where we combine a visit to Sodwana Bay with Protea Banks. Experience the beautiful reefs of Sodwana Bay coupled with the famous sharks of Protea Banks.
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Mafia Island Trip

Mafia Island Trip
Price From: R 30 999 pp sharing
21-29 November 2024
Dive into Paradise: Explore Mafia Island's Legendary Reefs and Swim with Majestic Whale Sharks! 🌊🦈 Don't miss the chance to experience the thrill of snorkeling with gentle giants in one of the world's top diving spots. Click here for an unforgettable adventure! 🌟🐠