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Dissection day!

Shark dissection time!  As the day progressed so did the excitement of the volunteers, constant questions of “Can’t wait, when we going to start?” become the order of the day. As we start the setup of all the dissection and … Continue reading

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A tribute to International Marine Volunteer alumna, Elly Warren.

It’s a sombre time in the International Marine Volunteers’ Center as we process the news that sweet, beautiful, vivacious Elly Warren has passed away. Elly was just crazy about the sharks, simply head-over-heels in love with Trevor-the-dog and a wonderfully … Continue reading

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Fair Trade Tourism Certification for International Marine Volunteers!

Team IMV is very excited and proud that we have been Fair Trade Tourism (FTT) certified! The certification process is based on strict criteria relating to: Fair wages and working conditions Fair operations, purchasing and distribution of benefits Ethical business … Continue reading

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Marine Volunteering is not just about the sea!

Our volunteers recently had the opportunity to help the Tortoise Sanctuary in Gansbaai. This is a non-profit rescue centre and our volunteers worked hard to make sure that all tortoises big and small, will be safe in their new enclosure. … Continue reading

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International Marine Volunteers brighten up the local playground on Mandela Day

The 18th of July was Nelson Mandela International Day.  The United Nations General Assembly launched this day in order to recognise Madiba’s birthday and to honour his life and his work as a servant leader. Those of you who have … Continue reading

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International Marine Volunteers’ first father-daughter team has a blast with great white sharks!

We were very excited when Craig and Kate Cameron signed up for 5 weeks as volunteers with International Marine Volunteers, assisting Marine Dynamics, Dyer Island Cruises, the Dyer Island Conservation Trust and the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary.  They were … Continue reading

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Job opportunity: Volunteer Coordinator at International Marine Volunteers

We are looking for a Volunteer Coordinator to join our team! The applicant will need to be energetic, have an out-going personality, enjoy working with all kinds of people and have contagious enthusiasm. Must be team-oriented, punctual, reliable and self-managed … Continue reading

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Primo Visit

International Marine Volunteers – Centro Studi Di Squali by Karim Mostafa Being a volunteer with International Marine Volunteers, is not only a great opportunity to be out in the field with marine life, but also an excellent way to be … Continue reading

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National Marine Week by Marina Hui

  For us volunteers, South Africa’s marine wildlife is a part of everyday-life. However, every year the second week of October plays host to National Marine Week, and so for one fabulous week, this wildlife becomes a part of everyone … Continue reading

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Gansbaai/Kleinbaai Magical

After spending most of our time on Slashfin and Whale Whisperer it’s nice to get to experience different views of Kleinbaai and Gansbaai. Going on hikes at De Kelders, where you have views of rocks and get to hear the … Continue reading

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