The photograph says it all. Surely one of the most amazing creatures that inhabit our oceans. Experience this once in a life dive trip while you still can. They may soon become extinct. Diving with the Great white sharks is one of top ten experiences all divers should witness before you die. Join us on this fantastic trip with our group leader and other enthusiastic divers and journey to the clear blue waters off the south australian coast to see these awesome predators of the sea.

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Photograph copyright Greg Adams

 

 

COSTS: $2470.00

THE DIVE

Once at Port lincon we board the 75ft dive vessel, “Princess II” and Steam immediately to the Neptune Islands.To reliably expect to see Great White Sharks in South Australia, we need to travel way out into the clear blue offshore waters of Australia’s largest seal colony, the famous Neptune Islands. These remote offshore islands are reliably accessible only to larger ocean going live-aboard boats such as “Princess II”.

The 3 day length tour agendas are designed to firstly allow us time to get out to our viewing locations and back, while also allowing for finding productive spells of weather and reliable shark action. This agenda gives passengers a more realistic chance of enjoying at least one extraordinary magical day when all the conditions favorably come together.

Once on location at the islands we start chumming, have lunch and watch out for sharks. We start cage diving down to the bottom below or in the surface cages, and when conditions allow we also offer island excursions. 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 just to relax, get involved in our research programs, or just enjoy the shark action topside. Our activities revolve around the shark activity, the shore parties, 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.

This trip is available to open water divers snorkellers are also welcome.

THE TRIP

WHERE:

Port Lincoln, South Australia from there by boat to the Neptune Islands, the very best place in the world to experience Great White Sharks.

FORMAT:

Evening prior to departure: We board the Princess 11 for complimentary onboard accommodation on the night before and depart before sunrise, while you may choose to sleep in.

Departure Day: We travel out through the sheltered gulf waters and islands of Spencer Gulf and the Thorny Passage. Depending on the weather we look to briefly stop off at Hopkins Island to dive with a small group of the extremely rare and beautiful Australian Sea lion. Here we also gain a feed of abalone, and when in season perhaps a rock lobster to enjoy later on the trip. Then it’s out into the clear blue waters of the Southern Ocean. We arrive on location at the Neptune islands around lunchtime.

On location: Divers are encouraged to enter and exit the cages at their leisure or enjoy the shark action topside.

Last Day Arrival back in Port Lincoln: After a full day on location we depart after 6pm for the return journey back to Port Lincoln, arriving to our home port after 10pm. 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. Please see out Accommodation page for further details. Flights out from Port Lincoln can not be taken until the following morning.

INCLUDES

cabin2Four Day Dive Trip. Weights and tanks and back packs. There is no need for divers to bring fins or BCD’s as they are not used for the dives. Wetsuits and regulators can be hired for $20.00 each per day. It is recommended that divers bring hoods, booties gloves and mask and snorkels.

 

  • Weights and Tanks and back packs (back packs are worn in place of BCD’s)
  • Surveyed to operate 200nm from Australian Coastline.
  • 1.5 tonne deck crane, for lifting/lowering diving and research equipment
  • princess_external1 x 80 & 1 x 32Kw generators, power outlets 110/240V 50Hz
  • Commercial galley for catering to every culinary need.
  • All meals are provided, served in large air- conditioned saloon with bar
  • 5500 litre per day water maker 20 days endurance 4000 nautical mile range.
  • State of the art sea bed mapping technology
  • Latest satellite Furuno navigation systems
  • princessdeckTwin/double en-suite cabins
  • Individually air-conditioned cabins
  • Two onboard air compressors for scuba tanks & Hookah set up
  • Large water level dive platform.
  • Deck tables and dry camera table
  • Large camera rinse tanks
  • princesssaloonWarm freshwater deck shower
  • Large upper sundeck with lazy boys
  • Satellite communication systems
  • Dive tender Naiad 5.8m
  • Washing machine and clothes dryer is available onboard for your needs.

EXCLUDES

  • Transportation – to Port Lincoln.
  • Accommodation – other than on the Vessel
  • Certain Dive Equipment accessories – See comments above

BOOKINGS

This is one of our most popular Dive trip and is normally booked out early. A booking information sheet will be mailed to you once we receive your $500.00 Deposit. You can either drop into the shop or give us your credit card details over the phone and an information sheet can be mailed out to you.

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