Great White Expedition Spring/Autumn (4N/4 Dive Days) 2018
- Duration: 5 Days (approx.)
- Product code: TOUR-EXP4NSPRAUT2018
Our select 4-Night Expedition runs intermittently from late autumn to early spring. This expedition is ideal for people who’d like to spend a large amount of time immersed in the world of the Great White Shark in peak season. On this Expedition, we launch the world’s only Ocean Floor Cage (for qualified SCUBA Divers). However, all guests are able to get up-close and personal with Great Whites in our Surface Cage. It is an Expedition for people of all ages, although we recommend children are at least 8 years old, and able to cope in an adult environment.
We’ll meet you at the Marina Hotel, Port Lincoln at 7:45pm and escort you to the Princess II. Welcome aboard at 8:00pm. You’ll be shown to your cabins where you can unload before the formal introductions and safety talk.
Today we'll journey down to the Neptune Islands. The scenery is spectacular – we pass through the stunning Thorny Passage and stop at the beautiful Hopkins Islands so you can snorkel or dive with Australian Sea Lions.
We'll continue our journey down to the Neptune Islands (our destination) where we'll get set up for the next day with sharks, tho keep your eyes peeled for dorsal fins on our check out dives! We also like to hop in the tender boat, check out the New Zealand Fur Seals and go walking around the Neptune Islands. Here, there are many bird species to watch and the elusive Australian Sea Lions can also sometimes be spotted. All briefings will take place and there will be the Great White Shark Research Talk (really interesting, with some amazing photography), check out the amazing night-sky, retire to your cabin. Please note that no shark attractant will be used on Day 2.
Diving resumes in the Surface Cage and with the Ocean Floor Cage for SCUBA divers while attracting for great white sharks! Get involved in trying to spot each individual and count how many different sharks you see. Topside viewing is a spectacular way to spend your time in between dives.
The evening brings more opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Neptune Islands, listening to the sounds of the seals with a chilled glass of white. There is plenty time to chill out and rest. We have heaps of games on board, as well as books and videos and sometimes host a night of shark quizzes and fun – it’s really up to you how you spend the evening. Hit the hay when you feel like it.
You'll be a professional shark spotter by now! More time to spend underwater with the sharks and help the crew identify every unique shark that we see for entry into the Fox Shark Research Foundation ID database. Some sharks are easy to spot with distinctive markings and maybe you'll be the one to spot a brand new shark visiting us for the first time. Diving will be in the surface cage, ocean floor cage and of course more topside viewing to get that real perspective on their size against the surface cage. More fun times in the evening with this last night onboard.
*Itinerary is indicative only (subject to weather and any other circumstances that may
affect the scheduling of events). Shark attractant will not be used Day 2 and will be used Day 3 and 4.