Australian Giant Cuttlefish, Leafy Seadragons and Great White Sharks!
Australian Giant Cuttlefish, Leafy Seadragons and Great White Sharks!

THE TRIP

OPTION ONE- Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions Only

Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions want you to see Great White Sharks! And not just a quick flashing pass of grey, they want you to really see and experience the wonder and amazement of Great White Sharks. Get that tickle down your spine as one of the world’s prehistoric, amazing and definitely misunderstood fish swims by you.

After nearly 50 years, Rodney and Andrew Fox are the world’s foremost cage operators and they can hold their heads up high knowing that their combination of more time on location, more cages and less people makes them the South Australian shark viewing company with the most successful shark encounters.

Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions are the most established and respected cage diving operation in the world. They are the ONLY operators worldwide to put the cage on the sea floor so you can truly see the sharks in their natural environment. They react entirely different at depth than they do at the surface when they are predating. YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!!

The shark only leg begins in Port Lincoln where you will fly in and meet the rest of the group ready to board the Princess 2. We will then secure our bunks for the evening on board and steam out of Port before sun up so we wake up just short of Hopkins Island to jump in the water with Australian Sealions. These creatures are incredible and you will be amazed how quickly the time passes as you watch them pirouette and glide past you! We then head to the Neptune Islands in search of the main star, the Great White shark.

Once we arrive on site we put the surface cage and start the surface cage rotation. This trip is normally predominantly filled with SCUBA divers so if you aren’t certified as soon as the bottom cage rotations begin you will pretty much have the surface cage to yourself! We will return from our incredible adventure on the evening of the 11th for disembarkation on the morning of the 12th.

OPTION TWO – The Best of South Australia

On day one we will meet in Adelaide and from here the group will be driven down to Whyalla, where we will stay for the night. On day two the group will head to the best site in South Australia to dive with the mating Giant Australian Cuttlefish. The numbers of cuttlefish have dropped over the years and were continuing to significantly decline with only an estimated 25,000 returning each year. Twenty years ago the numbers were around 1 million. We are pleased to say that after four years of gradually increasing the population is the largest it has been in over 8 years as of June 2016! Don’t miss the opportunity to see these stunning creatures.

After two dives with the cuttlefish, we will then drive to Port Lincoln, were we will stay for the night. On Day three, the group will head out for a half day trip to interact with the Australia Sea Lions. These creatures are absolute puppy dogs and it doesn’t matter how long we give you with them it will never be long enough! After lunch you will head to Tumby Bay to do two dives with the elusive Leafy Seadragons. The largest of the seahorse family they are absolutely stunning creatures and masters of camouflage! It is not just the seadragons that will have you captivated but the kaleidoscope of colour on the pylons a hallmark of temperate water jetty/pier diving!

After a shower and dinner on the evening of day three, the group will board the Princess 2 to get a good night’s sleep before powering out to the Neptune islands in the morning in search of the Great Whites.

We can take up to a maximum of 11 divers for the Best of South Australia tour.

Great White Shark - Bottom Cage, Neptune Islands, South Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIVE INFORMATION

Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions
You do not need to be dive certified to join this trip

The Best of South Australia
Suitable for Open Water Divers (certified to 18 metres)
Depth ranges from 6 – 28 metres
Diving by yourself? We will buddy you up with another diver with similar experience

 

TRIP DATES & PRICES

The Best of South Australia- Tuesday, 5 – Monday, 11 June 2018 – $3,750 per person

 Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions Only- Wednesday, 6 – Monday, 11 June 2018- $3,400 per person

 

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WHAT’S INCLUDED 

Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions Only
4 nights accommodation aboard Princess 2
Dives with the Leafy Sea Dragons at Tumby Bay aboard Princess 2
A dive with Australian Sea Lions aboard Princess 2
3 days of boat diving with Great White Sharks with Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions aboard the Princess 2
All meals on the Princess 2
1 nights accommodation at the Marina Hotel, Port Lincoln
Transport (van) from Port Lincoln to Adelaide (final day)

The Best of South Australia
1 nights’ accommodation in Whyalla
Transport to various dive locations in South Australia
2 Shore dives with the mating Australian Giant Cuttlefish at Whyalla
4 nights accommodation aboard Princess 2
Dives with the Leafy Sea Dragons at Tumby Bay aboard Princess 2
A dive with Australian Sea Lions aboard Princess 2
3 days of boat diving with Great White Sharks with Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions aboard the Princess 2
All meals on the Princess 2
1 nights accommodation at the Marina Hotel, Port Lincoln
Transport (van) from Port Lincoln to Adelaide (final day)

Australian Sea Lion - Hopkins Island, South Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT’S EXCLUDED

Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions Only
Flights to and from Adelaide

Flight to Port Lincoln (option to travel back to Adelaide with the rest of the group at the trip cost)
Travel Insurance
Excess luggage charges
Spending money

The Best of South Australia
Flights to and from Adelaide
Travel Insurance
Excess luggage charges
Spending money and gratuities
All meals when not on board Princess 2

GEAR REQUIREMENTS
Regular dive gear is all you require for this trip with a minimum of a 5mm semi dry wetsuit, hood and gloves as the water can be very cold. Gear can also be hired from the Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions for the Great White Sharks only leg of the journey and please contact us for pricing.

ITINERARY
Upon booking or upon request, PDS can send you the recommended flights to Adelaide and To Port Lincoln. A full itinerary will be sent to all divers prior to the trip.

HOW TO BOOK
Download the booking form attached to the page. Complete the required fields scan and email to [email protected].

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