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Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions

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Address: 73 Ninth Avenue | Joslin, Port Lincoln, South Australia, Australia
Phone Number: +61 (0)8 8363 1788
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We offer small group live aboard expeditions to view and dive with...

We offer small group live aboard expeditions to view and dive with great white sharks. Rodney and Andrew Fox have worked with great white sharks for over 45 years. This all started of course, with Rodneys miraculous survival following a shark attack in the early 1960's. These days, it is Andrew Fox, Rodney's son, who runs the expeditions and Andrews passion, understanding and hands on experience with great white sharks is quite unprecedented worldwide. Each expedition is not just an adrenalin rush like no other, we will introduce you to the sharks that you see. We know, name them and profile them through our Fox Shark Research Foundation. This exists 'to inspire the appreciation and understanding of great white sharks through research and education' and before you know it you will be helping us identify the sharks on your dives! Our trips are not just all about sharks however, and we will always look to snorkel or dive with the extremely cute and photogenic Australian sea lions and take a tour around the beautiful Neptune Islands in our tender boat to visit the New Zealand fur seals that live there. Life at the Neptune Islands is explained in our onboard great white shark biology and research talks as is the seasonal changes and seal breeding patterns that occur there. Our expeditions only run when there is a good chance of seeing great white sharks who are seasonal visitors to the area. We also understand that it is unrealistic to expect great white sharks to appear as soon as we turn up, so with our slightly longer trips, although we can never guarantee the sharks, we do have a very good and very high success rate. Due to our responsible operator history we also have a ministerial exemption to use berley to attract great white sharks to our boat, which is absolutely essential for successful great white shark viewing. Our small guest numbers on-board (max 12) allow lots of cage time and so long as all guests are getting a fair and equal look at the sharks, you can just stay in there! No dive experience is needed for our surface cage diving and our dive master crew will give you a briefing on how to breathe underwater if you have not done this before. For qualified divers, our world exclusive ocean floor cage diving is quite addictive, here we take you to the floor of the Southern Ocean to see great white sharks truly in their domain with a huge array of other fish life including huge smooth rays, eagle rays and blue gropers! Accommodation onboard includes a large comfortable saloon and 6 twin/double en-suite cabins and enjoying a night of star gazing with a glass of local wine after a beautiful sunset is the perfect way to relax after a thrilling day! We also offer special rates for surface cage diving or topsider viewing only can help you learn to dive! Please email us if you have any other questions about our expeditions and we look forward to hearing from you and hopefully seeing you out with us and becoming part of the Fox Shark family.

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Face to face with White Sharks

Nice boat, friendly crew, good food, personal service & GREAT WHITE SHARKS !! An awesome life experience never to be forgotten. What really sets Rodney Fox apart from others in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Mandy P
Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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Cwmbran, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice boat, friendly crew, good food, personal service & GREAT WHITE SHARKS !! An awesome life experience never to be forgotten. What really sets Rodney Fox apart from others in the opportunity to dive in the cage on the sea floor giving a more natural perspective to the whole experience. Make no mistake this really is a unique and special... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Staff were amazing! Made the trip what it was. So passionate about the Sharks and the environment. They made sure we had as much information as possible about these wonderful animals! Food was plentiful and so tasty! So many opportunities to get in the cage and see the great whites! Andrew Fox was so full of info and his laughter... More 

Thank Laura T
Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Excellent crew, excellent food, plenty of sharks and seals. Absolutely fantastic I highly recommend doing a trip with this great group of people.

Thank jasonyupchamp
Kaneohe, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

I was fortunate to be part of the Jaws 40th Anniversary Shark Expedition in September. What an amazing time! Highlights included hearing inspiring and entertaining stories and presentations from Rodney and Andrew Fox, taking the boat out to Dangerous Reef, spending time near a seal colony on the Neptune Islands, having a swim with the rare sea lions, and having... More 

1 Thank Stephanie G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This was an amazing trip, ok we were unfortunate & only saw one great white shark at Dangerous Reef, we didn't see any to cage dive with at the Neptune Islands! However this is a shark that isn't aware we are there to stare at it & has it's own agenda!! We did visit one of the islands & had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Just came back from a Rodney Fox 40th Anniversary of JAWS Shark Expedition, Rodney Fox is such an amazing and inspiring man. Told us many stories of life and tours, working with Ron and Valerie Taylor, the crew and filming of JAWS, National Geographic and many more.. We got to see a shark at Dangerous Reef, but didn't get to... More 

Thank 508chaneller
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

To be onboard with Rodney Fox and his excellent crew has been one of the best white shark trips, even for someone diving with sharks for over 26 years, getting Rodney to open up some of his vast knowledge of these magnificent animals was a real bonus, besides the bottom cage experience, was simply amazing... so amazing that I hope... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Easily the best live aboard trip I've been on. The crew were fantastic, helpful, enthusiastic and knowledgable. Andrew particularly made us feel very welcome. The whole trip was fun and lighthearted and felt like an old school adventure rather than a commercial live aboard. Jade in the galley was amazing, definitely not your standard dive boat food (e.g. dinner of... More 

Thank Brenda L
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It may seem strange to give a top rating for an experience that has as its goal to give people a close up experience of the Great White Sharks around Neptune Island, and doesn't deliver the goods. However, if we put the sharks to one side for a minute the rest of the experience was absolutely brilliant. The boat is... More 

Thank Howard N
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was a awesome first trip to the Neptune Islands to have encounters with the truly amazing great white shark. Andrew and his crew are all ultimate professionals who work tirelessly to give you hours of time and close encounters with these magnificent sharks, both at the surface and 20 metres below.

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