Based along the beautiful Garden Route in South Africa, Oceans Aware is an organisation dedicated to improving the general public's awareness of the world's marine environment, and ensuring it's stability for future generations.
Oceans Aware Internships are designed to help people with a passion for marine life and for teaching to gain the knowledge and experience they need in order to take their message of conservation to a wider audience.
We want to introduce the ocean and its many magnificent species to youth, particularly those residing in disadvantage and impoverished areas that may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience those wonders.
Welcome to Oceans Aware | Inspire, Empower and Protect
Oceans Aware’s mission can be summed up in three simple words: Inspire, Empower, and Protect.
We want to INSPIRE people to explore the fascinating marine environment and develop a passion for our oceans.
We want to EMPOWER the youth with knowledge, so they will be able to make responsible decisions for the future of our oceans.
We want to PROTECT the marine environment through the collaborative efforts of dedicated marine scientists and passionate conservation-minded individuals.
Meet the Sharks
“Meet the Sharks” is a unique multi-dimensional educational experience providing underprivileged school children with the exclusive opportunity to learn and understand the marine environment in a way no other program has done before.
Mossel Bay Internship
Hand in hand with our education program the “Meet the sharks: outreach,” Oceans Aware has launched its first internship program based in Mossel Bay. The main objective of this internship program is to utilise the valuable skills of individuals who are passionate about marine conservation and interested in educating and inspiring children that traditionally do not have opportunities to go into higher education or learn about the marine environment.
The Shark Lab
Based in the coastal town of Mossel Bay, The Shark Lab is designed to be an intimate aquarium, where guests are welcomed and given personal tours through the facilities tanks, research experiments and educational work.