Great White Expedition (3 Nights) with Special Host Dr Richard 'Harry' Harris
- Duration: 4 Days (approx.)
- Product code: TOUR-GWEXP3NHARRY
A Special 3 day/ 3 Night Tour with celebrated underwater cave explorer host Dr. Richard (Harry) Harris joining Andrew Fox onboard to dive with Great white sharks. A special presentation by Dr. Harry will be given, including his involvement in the epic Thai Cave Boys Rescue for which he and fellow resucer Craig Challen were named 2019 Australians of the Year. This was in addition to being named South Australian of the Year and being presented the Star Of Courage.
On this Great White 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
who are very interested in sharks and their behaviour, experienced divers,
adventurers, shark photographers and anyone who, like us, has a passion
for these incredible creatures. It is also a very special expedition for anyone wanting to know more about the fabulous cave diving exploration in the company of Dr. Richard Harris.
Day 1 - Boarding Night
We’ll meet you at the Marina Hotel, Port Lincoln at 7:45PM and escort you to
the vessel. Welcome aboard after 8PM. You’ll be shown to your
cabins where you can unload before the formal introductions, orientation and safety
talk. You can then relax in the saloon ready for departure from the marina early the following morning, unless there is an advantage to beat any poor weather coming and depart immediately.
After leaving the Marina, around sunrise we'll pass through the stunning Thorny Passage to cruise to the famous Neptune Islands Marine Park. We'll anchor and test out our dive kit ready for the shark diving.
Divers are briefed, and the Surface Cage hits the water, ready for action. Our priority is for everyone to see the sharks in the surface cage before we descend deeper with our SCUBA diving guests in the ocean floor cage. 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.
After the first days days diving There is time to relax, unwind, talk about the day while feasting on the buffet, engage in the special hosts talks, including a Great White Shark Research Talk (really interesting, with some fantastic photography), check out the amazing night-sky, retire to your cabin.
More time with the great whites viewing topside, in the surface cage or down on the ocean floor and by now your shark identification skills will be finely tuned. 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. Hit the hay when you feel like it.
More time to spend Surface and Ocean Floor diving – there is no time limit
in the cages, as long as everyone has their fair share. You can also do
some Shark and Wildlife watching from the observation deck, relax with a
book – anything that floats your boat. Leave the
Neptune Islands by 3:00pm and enjoy some lovely local South Australian
‘wine on the bow’ usually with common dolphins joining us for company.
We arrive back in Port Lincoln by 8.00PM for guests to disembark.
With group wishes, shark activity and weather dependence, we may decide to swim with the Australian Sea lions at Hopkins island on the way to or from location, however the focus on this special tour is more about maximising shark diving time!
*Itinerary is indicative only (subject to weather and any other circumstances that may affect the scheduling of events).