Marine Careers Course at uShaka Sea World

  • 13 September 2013 | SAAMBR

Estuary sampling

Divers emerge from the aquarium

Teaching the public about conservation

Do you love the ocean and all the fascinating creatures that live in it? If so, perhaps you'd enjoy a rewarding marine career.

Learn what it takes to become a dolphin trainer or marine scientist helping to protect our oceans on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 September at uShaka Sea World.

Aimed at learners in Grades 9 to 12 who are considering future careers and streamlining their studies accordingly, the two-day course offers valuable insight into a variety of marine careers – marine scientist, aquarist, dolphin trainer, educator and more – and the relevant subject choices, diplomas and degrees that are required to pursue these.

Learners will also be given the opportunity to meet and interact with uShaka Sea World staff and Oceanographic Research Institute scientists to discuss the research projects they are busy with, the qualifications and personal attributes required, and the pros and cons of working in the field.

The cost of R170 per person includes an aquarium visit, juice and biscuits, a dolphin show and a behind-the-scenes look at uShaka Sea World to get a feel for the work that is currently being undertaken.

It is important to wear comfortable, casual clothes and closed, flat shoes because there's a lot of walking involved.

Booking for the course, which runs from 08h00 to 15h30 on both days, is essential.

Bookings close on 24 September 2013.

A maximum of 30 learners is catered for, so book early to avoid disappointment. 

For further information, contact the coordinator of education support services, Mpho Lephaila, on +27 (0)31 328 8192, or email

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