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: Board 11am, swim with seals at Hopkins Island, and evening cruise at another favorable location
Day 2: Full day on location at Neptune Islands – shark viewing and diving
Day 3: Full day on shark diving location and return home to port late at night
Day 4: Disembark vessel before 9am
Passengers should arrive at Princess II, North Quay Boulevard, Lincoln Cove Marina by 11:00 AM. Taxis are available from the airport by phoning Port Lincoln Taxi Company 08 8682 1222 or by arranging this with the airhostess on your flight. We recommend the latter as there are not typically queues of taxis at Port Lincoln Airport. If you arrive prior to 10:30 AM please note that bags cannot be dropped off at the boat as it is being prepared for your expedition.
We do offer a pick up from the local Marina Hotel, 13 Jubilee Drive, Lincoln Cove Marina, this is a great spot to watch the boats sail by and have a coffee. If you wish to make use of this, please be at the front of the hotel at 10:45 PM for pick up. Please note that this is a convenient but not ‘official’ meeting place, though the reception staff will be happy to hold your bags for you until pickup time.
On the last day of the expedition the Princess II arrives back into Port Lincoln very late in the evening. We welcome all guests to stay on board overnight and disembark the vessel the following morning before 9am. The crew will check your taxi requirements and arrange these for you.
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.
Port Lincoln Marina (Adelaide)