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Address: 73 Ninth Avenue | Joslin, Port Lincoln, South Australia, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8363 1788
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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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While this time the sharks did not show i cannot fault the crew for lack of trying. They chummed all day and changed the bait at least 1x a day. However the crew was great, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

While this time the sharks did not show i cannot fault the crew for lack of trying. They chummed all day and changed the bait at least 1x a day. However the crew was great, the food was great and shore expeditions interesting. One of the highlights was Rodney being there again. This was my second trip and talking to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did a 2 night trip. My sister and I spent hours in the cage! They took a max. of 12 people so you get value for money with the amount spent in the cage. We went in when there was space and got out when we had had enough. When we weren't in the cage you could go to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Felt VERY ill on this trip, ex tuna boat managing this boat and spewed a lot, like most on the boat! We saw small sharks but nothing big and gutsy! Might check weather reports before jumping on board...good luck!

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Thank Travelling_LindaG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sensational tour. 12 hours of non-stop White Pointer action on the middle day. Both surface cage and bottom cage. Sharks close enough to touch. Great cabins with ensuite. Excellent food. 5 meals a day, with BRILLIANT staff. Exceeded all expectations

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had such an amazing trip. I went with mother and we were greeted by lovely staff and a great group of guests. It is a surprisingly roomy boat and the staff make sure you are very comfortable and well fed. I was very nervous going into the cage and the staff were very encouraging and helpful. We were lucky... More 

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Warana, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible trip , lots of sharks , perfect weather , a great boat that felt like there was less than 12 guests and amazing staff who were easy to talk to , liked a laugh and made a point to remember your name .

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I booked this trip a few months ago and decided to get our Padi tickets (scuba) for this trip so we could participate in the world exclusive ocean floor cage diving. We weren't too sure what to expect but still had high hopes. I'll try keep this sort and sweet. Every crew member was amazing, we couldn't... More 

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Thank aiden1988
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Had a remarkable trip with lots of unforgettable memories and education about sharks. Whole trip was flawless with excellent food. The crews were nothing less professional and fun. Safety of us divers and sharks were never in question. Will recommend and definitely return.

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Thank Wei Seong T
Broadbeach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We can’t wipe the smiles off our faces! We have only just completed the 2night great white shark expedition with Rodney Fox, and honestly cannot stop raving about it. The fully immersive experience (pun intended) is perfect for all ages and shark lovers. We were so fortunate to see at least 10 different sharks, ranging in size up to 4.5m... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

There is shark diving and there is Rodney Fox’s Great White Shark Expedition. Following in the footsteps of the great marine biologists and filmography crews you are now able to do what was unthinkable just a few years ago. The expedition allows you to spend days on site witnessing Great White sharks in their natural habitat. From the top deck... More 

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