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 either at Marina Hotel for dinner at 7.30PM or at Princess II at 9PM; boat safety briefs and sleep onboard
Day 2: Early AM departure for seal swim at Hopkins Island (weather permitting) or straight to the Neptune Islands for shark viewing and diving. Research talk in the evening
Day 3: Full day at Neptune Islands for shark viewing and diving plus tour in tender boat
Day 4: Full day on location with arrival back to Port Lincoln approx. 10PM, stay onboard
Day 5: Continental breakfast and disembark by 9AM
Guests should arrive at the Marina Hotel by 7.30PM. There will be a table booked under ‘Rodney Fox’ and if you have not eater, you can order a delicious counter meal (please note this is at your own expense.) Rodney Fox crew will meet you between 7.30 – 8.00PM. You and your luggage will then be transferred to Princess II by 9PM. Please note that this is a convenient but not ‘official’ meeting place and although the reception staff will be happy to hold your bags for you, please save all your sharky and expedition questions for the crew!
Bring your Diver Qualification (if you have one) if you wish to upgrade to a ocean floor dive: Basic entry level or “Open Water” SCUBA certification allows for all surface and bottom diving activities.
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)