Port Lincoln | Liveaboards

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Liveaboard Trips
Great White Shark liveaboard dive trips are the ultimate way to experience dive time with one of the ocean’s topline predators. Australia is the only place in the world where you can enjoy an ocean floor cage diving experience. Make the time to book this.

Port Lincoln Shark Diving Experiences
Port Lincoln shark diving experiences operate nearly every day of the year. The boats depart Port Lincoln early the morning (around 7am) and return late afternoon / early evening. This means when you’re booking one of these day tours, you need to allow a minimum of two nights one day in your itinerary to participate in the tour.

If time and your itinerary and budget allows, you might want to consider extending your stay and booking a Great White Shark liveaboard dive trip. These are available from two day / one night, to five night expeditions. If you select this option, you can also choose to participate in an ocean floor cage dive with the Great Whites! Further information is provided on the liveaboard page.

Port Lincoln Great White Shark Diving Destinations & Encounters
Neptune Islands. The Neptune Islands are home to Australia’s largest fur seal colony and as we all know, if there are seals, then chances are the Great White Sharks are not too far away. The islands themselves are remote and subject to strong winds, currents and waves. This means that pending the season and day, day trips can sometimes be cancelled. It is strongly recommended that you confirm your tour at least three (3) days prior to its intended departure. The water is cold (between 10 and 20 degrees Celsius, pending time of year) and wetsuits are provided for all guests participating in the Great White Shark cage diving activity.

Great White Sharks. The Great White Sharks are what you came to see. These giants of the deep blue sea are top line predators that can grow up to 6m long and weigh more than 2,000kg. Made famous in the cult movie Jaws, Great White Sharks elicit a wide range of emotional responses from humans, none of which are neutral.

Generally speaking, people are curious about Great White Sharks and (sometimes more than) just a little bit afraid. Although the Great Whites inhabit waters around much of Australia’s southern coastline, the best (and only place) to book Great White Shark cage diving tours is from Port Lincoln in South Australia.
Other creatures you may see during these day tours include seals, dolphins and seabirds.

Great White Shark Diving Trips – The Facts at a Glance

  • Depth: Maximum 20 metres
  • Currents: Minimal
  • Dive Experience: Open to both Non and Certified Divers
  • Marine Life: Great White Sharks and Seals
  • Diver Level: Open Water Certification
  • Dive Guides: Yes (In the Cage)
  • Dive Briefings: Yes but you are in a cage viewing the sharks in their natural environment
  • Photo/Video: If you don’t have your own underwater camera they are available for hire (limited supply)
  • Dive Gear: You can hire Regs and Computer or bring your own
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