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The Princess II - Rodney Fox Expeditions

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Highlights

  • Unique in South Australia - an amazing liveaboard shark tour
  • The Princess II is the only liveaboard shark tour with access to the Neptune Islands
  • World famous Rodney and Andrew Fox onboard
  • Maximum viewing time of great white sharks on short expeditions 
  • Unrivalled access to cage dives, 12 diver positions in three surface cages
  • Very special feature of this vessel is the ocean floor cage diving
  • Land tours, sea lions, sea eagles, osprey eagles
  • The Neptunes are a pristine, wild and rugged paradise
  • Where the planet’s most amazing prehistoric survivors congregate
  • Divers, non divers & children above age 8 years are welcome & able to enter the cages

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24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 30% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 30% is due 104 days prior to arrival
  • 40% (balance) is due 74 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

>90 days there will be a $250 cancellation fee per person <90 days, forfeit 30% of trip fee per person
<60 days, forfeit 50% of trip fee per person
<30 days, forfeit 100% of trip fee per person

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Description

Dive with the world’s most feared, and most famous shark on board the Princess II, The ultimate diving adventure!

Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions is an amazing live-on-board shark tour – the only one in South Australia. You’ll be our guest for 2-8 days (depending on the tour you choose), and we’re sure you’ll love every moment of it.

What you can expect

The Princess II is a substantial, ocean-worthy vessel – 23 metres (77ft) in length and weighing in at 170 tonnes. She has three levels – observation, diving/dining and accommodation. There are decks on the observation and diving levels. Both are fantastic places to view the Sharks (and the Stars).

We like to think of the Princess II as a floating Bed & Breakfast (rather than a hotel), because she has a warm, welcoming feel, heaps of character, and a cosy spaciousness. There are plenty of places to relax, read a book or just ‘shoot the breeze’. Each of the six guest cabins has a Double bed, Single bunk and en-suite facilities. 

The Princess II accommodates up to 12 guests in comfort and with each cabin featuring en-suite bathrooms. There is a spacious air-conditioned Lounge with Bar where meals are served, and a Sundeck where guests relax and chat about the amazing sights they have seen. The boat's unique feature is the submersible Shark Cage which can be lowered to the ocean floor with excited Certified Divers inside. All trips depart from and return to Port Lincoln, a 40 minute flight from Adelaide.

Meals are served – buffet style – in the Saloon (with its hand-carved timber posts).
However, the best thing about the Princess II is our fabulous crew. They are friendly, easy-going professionals, who don’t mind having a chat and a laugh. But, more importantly, they’re fully qualified Dive Professionals who ensure everything on board is ‘ship shape’ – you couldn’t be in safer hands.

No matter how long your stay on-board, the experience will never leave you, and you’ll forever be a part of the Fox Shark family.

Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions has gained a global reputation for providing guests with a true Great White experience

Marrying the thrill of diving with a Shark-first approach to ecology, habitat and environment. Our reputation has been built over the last 50 years, thanks to the pioneering spirit of Rodney Fox, and it’s something we are very proud of. It’s why we’ve made promises to ourselves and to our guests:

To be open and honest about the Great Whites – we’d like to say there’s a 100% chance of seeing a Great White. In reality, it’s a 99% chance – sometimes nature throws us a curve ball. If you are one of the very unlucky, your next tour is half-price.

To be open and honest about expectations – seasons are a determining factor for a lot of guests. We run longer expeditions in autumn and winter (April to August) because the days are shorter and the weather is more variable. The Great Whites are seasonal too – you’ll see males all year round, but the giant females are only around in autumn and winter.

To be open and honest about who we are – our driving force has always been, and always will be, the Sharks. From this has come knowledge, and an understanding of our responsibility to protect the world they inhabit. We love sharing our passion with our guests as well as providing them with an unforgettable adventure.

It gives us great pleasure to welcome guests on board Princess II and into the Rodney Fox Shark Expedition family

In 2001, Andrew and Rodney with Dr. Rachel Robbins established the Fox Shark Research Foundation. It was also the time Andrew began taking over the helm from his father, and making Shark Tours more of a full-time, tourist experience. The research required funding, and Andrew reasoned the best way to fund it was to offer people an unforgettable live-aboard Great White experience – they had pioneered the Surface Shark Cage, and had the only Ocean Floor Shark Cage in the World.

If you’d like to know more about Rodney Fox’s incredible journey, his autobiography, ‘Sharks, the Sea and Me’

HOW TO GET HERE

Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.

Cabins

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Twin Share Topside Spectator

Twin/double bed cabins (double bed and single bunk) on the lower or main Deck , all with private en-suite bathrooms. All the cabins have: Individually controlled air conditioning Portholes Private bathroom with toilet and hot water shower Hand basin, towels, Cabinet and mirror Mains outlet 110 volts (US standard) - 24 hours per day No. of bathrooms / showers - 7 / 7 - hot water. Topside Spectator Package Choose this package to watch action from boat. Package terms and conditions- Topsider spectator (non diver) stays on boat to observe the action.

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  • Size:  5 m²
  • Beds:  1 Double and 1 Bunk
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Twin Share Surface Cage Diver

Twin/double bed cabins (double bed and single bunk) on the lower or main Deck , all with private en-suite bathrooms. All the cabins have: Individually controlled air conditioning Portholes Private bathroom with toilet and hot water shower Hand basin, towels, Cabinet and mirror Mains outlet 110 volts (US standard) - 24 hours per day No. of bathrooms / showers - 7 / 7 - hot water. Surface Cage Diver Package -Package terms and conditions. Surface cage diver, the surface cage holds four divers comfortably. You enter the steady, super-strong cage from the lower platform of Dive Deck, and are completely safe at all times. .

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  • Size:  5 m²
  • Beds:  1 Double and 1 Bunk
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Twin Share Ocean Floor SCUBA Diver

Twin/double bed cabins (double bed and single bunk) on the lower or main Deck , all with private en-suite bathrooms. All the cabins have: Individually controlled air conditioning Portholes Private bathroom with toilet and hot water shower Hand basin, towels, Cabinet and mirror Mains outlet 110 volts (US standard) - 24 hours per day No. of bathrooms / showers - 7 / 7 - hot water. Ocean Floor Scuba Diver Package Choose this package to watch action from Ocean floor. Package terms and conditions - Ocean floor scuba diver, up to three guests and a Dive Professional descend approximately 20 metres (66ft) into world that will captivate and spell-bind – a blue aquarium of rocky outcrops teeming with reef fish, white sand and swaying sea-grasses

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  • Size:  6 m²
  • Beds:  1 Double and 1 Bunk
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes
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Single Occupancy Private Lower Rear Cabin

Twin/double bed cabins (double bed and single bunk) on the lower Deck , all with private en-suite bathrooms. All the cabins have: Individually controlled air conditioning Portholes Private bathroom with toilet and hot water shower Hand basin, towels, Cabinet and mirror Mains outlet 110 volts (US standard) - 24 hours per day No. of bathrooms / showers - 7 / 7 - hot water. Guest booking a private cabin means that they are the sole occupant of the cabin. This purchase gives them access to all the diving.

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  • Size:  5 m²
  • Beds:  1 Double and 1 Bunk
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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DIVING SERVICES

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Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit

Languages spoken

  • English

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Activities

  • Land Excursions

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol

Facilities

  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Power Socket Adapters

Great for families

  • Movies

Payments

  • Visa
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Aud)
  • Cash (Local Currency)
  • Cash

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

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