Great White Shark expedition.
Port Lincoln, SA
Liveaboard - Rodney Fox Dive Expeditions
We love sharks, and this is a trip of a lifetime, so join us on-board MV Rodney Fox, for 3 nights of shark diving, above and below!
Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions has gained a global reputation for providing guests with a true Great White experience, marrying the thrill of diving with a shark-first approach to ecology, habitat and environment.
The Neptune Islands
The Neptune Islands were named by English Explorer, Matthew Flinders in 1802. He named them such because they seemed so remote and inaccessible. Sailing by, he left their unique environment untouched. Over 200 years later, not much has changed.
The Neptunes comprise two pairs of islands known as the North and South Neptunes. Their rocky-cragged coves are home to Australia’s largest colony of Fur Seals. High up on their granite promontories, you’ll see White Breasted Sea Eagles hunting and hear the conversational twitter of Rock Parrots and marvel at the fabled Albatross. It’s a bird-lover’s paradise.
We are the only Shark Tour with access to the Neptunes. Anchored serenely in one of the protected coves, our large tender boat will transport you around and onto the Neptune Islands. It is an amazing experience. The island is full of wonderful species of mammals, reptiles and birds; some of them peculiar to the Neptunes. One of the many highlights is watching the rare and elusive Australian Sea Lions interacting on the beach. Every turn, every direction, there is something new and unique to observe – baby fur seals learning to swim in rock pools set against the majestic Southern Ocean crashing into megalithic, granite outcrops.
The Neptunes are an integral part of our Shark Adventures and Expeditions, they provide a spectacular backdrop to the main event – the Great White Sharks.
Male Great Whites (up to 5-metres/16-feet) inhabit the islands all year round. The seal pups are born in summer (December to January), but don’t start entering the ocean until winter (April to August). That’s when the giant female Great Whites (up to 6-metres/19-feet) come to the Neptunes. That extra metre almost doubles their body-weight. They’re absolutely awesome creatures.
The Neptunes are a pristine, wild and rugged paradise – an elemental tour de force – where the planet’s most amazing prehistoric survivor congregates. We have the privilege to ‘dip our toes’ into its fantastic realm.
Surface and Ocean Floor Diving
Diving with Great White Sharks is what our Adventures and Expeditions are all about. The wonder and excitement of being in the water with these amazing creatures is indescribable.
Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions gives you much more dive time – more time to immerse yourself in the world of the Great White Shark. Each dive schedule is planned on a daily basis, taking into account weather conditions and the type of diving experiences our guests have signed up for. If you’re a Surface Cage novice (as most guests are) there’s no rushing or cajoling – just encouragement and care. This is an experience of a lifetime – we want you to enjoy it!
The surface cage holds four divers comfortably. You enter the steady, super-strong cage from the lower platform of Dive Deck, and are completely safe at all times. Then the fun, excitement and pure adrenalin rush of the Great White Shark experience comes to life. These magnificent animals are mesmerising and majestic, and glide effortlessly around and below the cage.
Ocean Floor Cage
The Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions is the ONLY TOUR IN THE WORLD that has Ocean Floor Cage Diving. Anchored off the Neptune Islands, up to three guests and a Dive Professional descend approximately 20 metres (66ft) into world that will captivate and spell-bind – a blue aquarium of rocky outcrops teeming with reef fish, white sand and swaying sea-grasses, laconic Giant Blue Groupers, elegant stingrays and a watchful assortment of sharks. And, of course, the Great White that appears out of the blue and sweeps gracefully towards, over and around the cage. It is amazing!
5 days, based on twin share
Flights ex Canberra
Surface and Ocean floor cage
- All meals whilst on-board, complimentary wine with dinner
- Master twin share cabin $1200 pp