South Australia is the ideal location for diving with Great White Sharks. This liveaboard diving adventure departs from Port Lincoln, and heads out into the clear blue waters of the Southern Ocean.
Since pioneering shark cage diving over 40-years ago, Rodney Fox and his son Andrew have been at the very forefront of human interaction with Great White Sharks. As primary advocates for these creatures, their expeditions and research have educated the public and attracted adventurers from around the world.
Our live aboard expedition vessel "Princess II" departs Port Lincoln in South Australia and visits the famous and beautiful Neptune Islands, which continues to be the very best place in the world to see and photograph great white sharks. Our expeditions run seasonally, giving you the very best chance of a successful encounter.
With a maximum of only 12 guests and 3 cages, plus our onboard research and biology talks you will leave the expedition with a real understanding of great white sharks!
Day 1: Meet at Princess II at 8:00 PM; boat safety briefs and sleep onboard
Day 2: Early AM departure for seal swim at Hopkins Island (weather permitting) and onto the sharks or straight to the Neptune Islands for shark viewing and diving. Research talk in the evening
Day 3: On location at Neptune Islands for shark viewing and diving, return to Port Lincoln and disembark by 6.30 PM.
Guests should make their way to Princess II for 8:00 PM, snacks will be available but dinner is not provided on this first night. Staying onboard allows us to leave port nice and early with you still sound asleep in your comfy bed! Upon return we will have you disembarking by 6.30 PM, in time for the last flight back to Adelaide or extend your stay in Port Lincoln with some other amazing tours.
If you are arriving earlier in the day we recommend you drop in to the Port Lincoln Information Centre, 3 Adelaide Place in the centre of town for things to do. Alternatively enjoy the beachfront and the local shops and cafes.
All guests are encouraged to participate in our surface cage dives by simply breathing air from a surface fed air supply. Our dive masters gently, patiently encourage and guide all new divers!
Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions is the only operation in the world to take qualified SCUBA divers all the way to the ocean floor to see great white sharks. Here on the bottom of the Southern Ocean we enjoy vastly superior shark viewing opportunities, as well as being surrounded with other local sea life, including the world's largest stingrays, southern eagle rays, giant blue wrasse, and many other fish species found nowhere else.
During the expedition, guests are encouraged to enjoy our boat tour of the scenic Neptune Islands, where a wonderful variety of wildlife, including many birds, dolphins, fur seals and the rare Australian sea lion are commonly seen.
En route to the Neptune Islands (weather depending) we also stop off to snorkel with the beautiful and photogenic Australian sea lions. These cute and playful marine mammals are a highlight in their own right!
We strive to make each and every great white shark expedition a comprehensive and ultimately satisfying adventure for every special guest. We like to show our passengers a real taste of South Australia's remote natural beauty, a taste of our local wonderful food and wine, all while staying out on location, living onboard the Princess II, our comfortable liveaboard home.
Please note that all activities are weather dependant. We strongly advise you arrange travel insurance. Payment can be made onboard with cash or credit card (not AMEX) for incidentals, merchandise, dive gear/camera hire etc.