Great Whites of Australia

Imagine yourself encircled by the serene, yet intense dance of majestic Great White Sharks, gracefully patrolling the clear blue waters. This is not just a fantasy; this is a very real, very attainable experience that Big Animals Expeditions offers.

Four decades ago, I took my first dive with the Great White Sharks in Australia. In the company of none other than the legend himself, Rodney Fox, whose awe-inspiring interactions with these magnificent creatures turned my fear into a quest for understanding and protecting these misunderstood predators. That life-changing encounter lit a spark in me, a deep emotional connection with the Great Whites that has fueled my passion for exploration and conservation over the years.

Since then, I’ve experienced the mesmerizing beauty of the Great Whites off Farallon Island, South Africa, and Guadalupe, Mexico. But now, the call of the Australian waters beckons me back. This time, with Rodney’s son, Andrew, and an innovative diving method that draws not just one, but up to four sharks around the cages. Picture it: three or four graceful Great Whites, peacefully circling your cage, allowing a unique opportunity to observe their complex hierarchy and behavior.

This encounter is as intimate as it is exhilarating. With only eight guests and two cages, I envision hours of pure immersion, oscillating between the surface cage and the lower cage nestled 60 to 80 feet below. Imagine, the cage door opens, revealing an unobstructed view of the majestic shark in its natural habitat – no bait, just the true essence of this peaceful predator on display.

And then, back on deck, over a cold drink, we’ll exchange stories of our dives, each one different, each one thrilling. After dinner, we’ll review your captures of the day, delighting in the images well caught, echoing with the joyful chorus of a day well-lived. Join us in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to truly understand and appreciate the existence of these magnificent creatures. Come, dive deep into an adventure that promises to move you, just as it moved me 40 years ago.

Price: $8950 (group size 8)
Date: Oct 20-30, 2024

Trip Leader: Amos!


Day 1: arrive Adelaide and overnight. Here we all meet in Adelaide and dinner

Day 2: Flight to Port Lincoln. Few hours layover see the town and transfer to the vessel in the afternoon.

Days 3-8: Begin 6 days of Cage diving with the Australian Great whites.

Day 9: – return to Port Lincoln, fly up to Adelaide and overnight. Dinner planed, if possible, with Rodney Fox and Andrew his son.

Day 10: – departure to your next destination

The Boat:

Aboard the Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions vessel, you’ll experience an unforgettable and thrilling adventure, with comfort and safety as top priorities. The vessel has been designed and equipped to ensure an enjoyable and secure journey as you explore the fascinating world of great white sharks.

The expedition vessel offers comfortable accommodations for guests, with a range of cabin options to suit different preferences. Most cabins are equipped with private en-suite bathrooms and air conditioning for a pleasant stay. The vessel also features cozy communal areas, including a spacious dining area where guests can enjoy delicious meals prepared by the onboard chef. Dietary requirements are taken into account to ensure everyone’s needs are met.

Water Temps: 59-62 F (15-17 C)

Visibility: 45-80 feet (15-20 meters)