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Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions

Address: 73 Ninth Avenue | Joslin, Port Lincoln, South Australia, Australia
Phone Number: +61 (0)8 8363 1788
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Ranked #3 of 17 Attractions in Port Lincoln
Owner description: We offer small group live aboard expeditions to view and dive with great white sharks. Rodney and...
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Owner description: 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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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I was on a 5 night White Shark expedition Jan. 8 - 13th and was completely blown away. I wasn't sure if I would get my money's worth but all my concerns were gone the first day into the trip. We saw Great Whites on every visit to the cage.......it was incredible. The staff (including Andrew, Laura, Rory, Fran and... More 

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Wijchen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This was hands down one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. Andrew Fox and the entire crew were AWESOME! Sam Cahir is a wonderful dive master and a God of shark photography. We saw sharks, seals (sometimes all at once). The bottom diving was unbelievable! Everyone on board was excellent and Andrew Fox is absolutely brilliant. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We travelled with Rodey Fox just after christmas 2014. The vibe is extremley relaxed and the crew make you feel like you are part of a family outing rather than a paying passenger - this may not suit everyone but if you want to feel like you have had a genuine experience and made some friends then this is for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The attraction is amazing and the team is awesome. Great trip. We saw some 20+ different sharks and the bottom cage diving was simply out of this world.

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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I was travelling Oz and managed to find a place and I did the 8 day trip in the Febraury trip in 2003. It is the best trip I have ever done in my life and something that I will never forget. If I had the chance to go back I would not think twice. The crew were all very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

This was my second time with Rodney fox and it was better than the first. I took part in the ocean floor cage and was surrounded by 7 sharks at one point. If you want to see great whites go with these guys and do a couple of days as it is worth the money. You get a varied experience... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I did the Rodney Fox 3 night Great White Shark Expedition to the Neptune Islands costing $1995, which I booked in 3 days prior to the trip commencing, though many trips are fully booked out in advance. Despite the fact that I was chronically seasick for the first 48 hours, I was eventually able to overcome this with a strategic... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I, my sister and mother recently experienced two of the most magical days ever. We booked the two night’s surface cage dive over the days of the 4th to 6th November 2014. We cannot thank the Crew of the Rodney Fox Shark Experience enough for their hospitality, knowledge and most of all their passion for these astonishing creatures of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is without a doubt the experience of a lifetime! Rodney Fox Shark Expedition provides the perfect balance of education, safety, conservation, great personalities of the Crew and of course the thrilling experience of a close encounter with the majestic Great white to complete the package deal of an unforgettable experience. If you want to dive with sharks....these are the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A few years back my partner and I spent three unforgettable days aboard the Princess II with Rodney Fox Great White Shark Expeditions and the awesome Andrew Fox. Words can't even begin to describe the feeling of being up close and very personal with great white sharks (sometimes up to five at a time!), especially 20 metres down in the... More 

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