4 Day Shark Expedition
Join us aboard the "Princess II" for the worlds ultimate shark adventure. We are the only operation in the world to actually cater for qualified SCUBA divers in our special submersible cages.
Enjoy vastly superior shark viewing opportunities, as well as being surrounded with other local sealife, including the worlds largest stingrays, southern eagle rays, giant blue wrasse, and many other fish species found nowhere else.
We travel out through the sheltered gulf waters and islands of the Spencer Gulf and Thorny Passage. Depending on the weather, group wishes, and recent shark activity down at the Neptunes, we often look to stop off at Hopkins Island to snorkel with the extremely rare and beautiful Australian Sea Lions. If the weather is not suitable for the Sea Lions, we go directly to the Neptune Islands and the Great White Sharks.
Once on location with the sharks we start chumming and watch out for sharks. We start cage diving in the surface cages on the first day, and usually wait until the second day to lower the submersible cage dives to the bottom. After a test dive to orientate new divers with the shark cage, divers are encouraged to enter and exit the cages at their leisure.
There is plenty of time to just relax, get involved in our research programs, or just enjoy the shark action topside. Our activities revolve around the shark activity, mealtimes and special talks. After dinner and our special talks, the nights are free to stargaze, view the days video and pictures, and story telling. We generally stay on location during the day, and usually only move location during the night to give us maximum daytime productivity.
Non-certified SCUBA divers can also participate in our regular surface cage dives by simply breathing air from a "hookah line", a surface fed air supply. Our dive masters gently and patiently encourage and guide all new divers! Here the cage floats right at the water surface, and is fixed directly to the boat.
After a full day on location we depart after 6:00pm for the return journey back to Port Lincoln, arriving to our homeport after 10:00pm. Most passengers stay onboard the vessel again this night and depart the following morning. Alternatively, it is possible to pre-arrange alternative accommodation in Port Lincoln with a late night entry.
We strive to make each and every great white shark expedition a comphehensive and ultimately satisfying adventure for every special guest. We like to show our passengers a real taste of South Australias 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.
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NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2020 - 2021 season. The 2020 - 2021 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2020 - 31st March 2021. The 2021 - 2022 season rates commence on the 1st April 2021.