Our Shark and Marine Research Programme relies on good weather conditions, we recommend staying for a minimum of one month to obtain the full experience of working at WSDC and to ensure you have adequate sea time.

Once accepted on to the Shark and Marine Research  programme you will be sent an information pack with additional details about the programme including where you will be staying, the research projects currently running, a rough idea of your daily schedule, further information on your arrival and departure, and also details of how to secure your place.

A 50% deposit will be required to secure your place at least three months before your Shark Research Programme start date, and the balance of payment is due on arrival.

Applications must be cancelled at least 30 days before the programme starts. If the volunteer cancels less than 30 days before their programme start date the deposit will be forfeited, and less than 14 days before the programme begins, a 100 % cancellation fee will apply.

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