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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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Description: We offer small group live aboard expeditions to view and dive with great...
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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Only a brief, five minute, sighting of a Mako, but the trip was fantastic

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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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 

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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 

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Sydney, Australia
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

From the first moment I emailed the customer service was great. The crew is amazing, the boat great. But the reason you are here is for the Sharks, and they will not disappoint. The bottom cage is what separates this from any other shark trip in the world. My interactions with the Sharks is something I will remember forever. My... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Brilliant experience, Once in a life time.... Fantastic crew ! The whole experience was the best A must do for any person with any interest in the ocean

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Amazing staff, amazing crew. For big shark action nothing come close to this, Andrew's knowledge and skill are unsurpassed..... an absolute must dive trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

My wife and I went out on the 3 day expedition at end of March & had an amazing time. Unfortunately we did not get to see any great whites on this trip, while that was disappointing, swimming with the seals, being out on the boat, the scenery and wildlife all made the trip worthwhile. We did see some bronze... More 

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rodneyfox, Manager at Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions, responded to this review

Hi Aaron, Thank you very much for your kind comments and feedback on the trip. I'm glad you and your wife had such a great time, and that despite there being no white sharks for this trip you enjoyed seeing the bronze whalers who came to visit us. Bronze whalers are beautiful sharks and seeing them from the cage can... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I have arrived home today from 4 night adventure. It was incredible! If you are looking for luxury then this is not the trip for you. If you are seeking adventure, experience, close ups of GWS, laughs and a great time then this is the trip for you. I have already checked the website for availability in the future. I... More 

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rodneyfox, Manager at Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions, responded to this review

Hi Jodie, Thank you very much for your kind comments, we’re happy to hear you had such a great time on the trip. We pride ourselves on being able to provide unique and unforgettable great white shark experiences and give our passengers a view of these magnificent animals that is not possible anywhere else in the world. It’s great that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic crew , fantastic ride fantastic time ! I'm definitely coming again with my mates !oh food was awesome too and nothing was a problem!

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rodneyfox, Manager at Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions, responded to this review

It’s lovely to hear you had such a fantastic time, and we’ll pass your compliments on to the chef! It would be a pleasure to have you back out on another trip so be sure to contact us when you’re thinking of returning and we can help you plan. Rodney Fox Shark Team. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

What an amazing adventure!! We joined an outstanding crew and a fabulous group of people on this 3 night expedition. We received exceptional hospitality, knowledge and experience from the crew, thank you Mark, Mickey, Dani and Maddie. They were highly respectful of the environment and the wildlife whilst making sure we had the best experience possible. Our experience swimming with... More 

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rodneyfox, Manager at Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback and lovely comments about the crew. We have a really strong emphasis on operating in an environmentally responsible way and limiting any impact on the environment, while still being able to provide fantastic experiences and interaction with sharks and other marine animals. It would have been very exciting to see the first white... More 

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