The learners engaged in different educational sessions which include watching a video of sharks and their life at sea; a walk around the centre to see different facilities, exhibits, operations and machinery used by KZN Sharks Board. This also included a visit to the Sharks Board Maritime Centre of Excellence learning institution.

KZN Sharks Board experts and other marine professionals shared their interesting careers with the learners. Presenters included Phumelele Mashaba who is a commercial diver and Dr Kolobe Mmonwa who is a Marine biologist.

The KZNSB is an organization in South Africa dedicated to providing bather protection against sharks and is a specialist and world leader in its fields.

Mr. Nsikelelo Ngalo, Marketing and Communications Manager at KZN Sharks Board said he is so excited about the visit and commended EMC and Sail Africa for organizing the tour.

“The learners are going to benefit a lot from this and this will help them make informed choices when choosing careers in the maritime industry. This is actually the first visit of its kind to Sharks Board and we would like more institutions, groups and schools to visit us” says Ngalo.

These learners have 5 days enjoyable of sailing lessons to look forward to as part of a programme called Buoyed Up, organized by the charitable foundation inspired by Sir Thomas Lipton in partnership with Sail Africa.