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Rodney Fox - Princess II

Liveaboard Diving South AustraliaFilming, Diving and  Research Expeditions with Rodney and Andrew Fox.

Since pioneering shark cage diving nearly 50 years ago, Rodney Fox and his son Andrew have been at the very forefront of human interaction with Great White Sharks. As primary advocates for these creatures, their expeditions and research have educated the public and attracted adventurers from around the world. The Rodney Fox research program; special talks on shark biology, research and photography; boat tours and superb onboard facilities, ensures every level of diver and non diver alike is accommodated with the most rewarding great white experience available in the world.

Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions is the only operation in the world to take qualified scuba divers all the way to the ocean floor to see great white sharks. Here on the bottom of the Southern Ocean you can enjoy vastly superior shark viewing opportunities as well as being surrounded with other local sea life, including the world's largest stingrays, southern eagle rays, giant blue wrasse and many other fish species found nowhere else.

They also encourage everyone to participate in surface cage dives by simply breathing air from a surface fed air supply. The dive masters gently and patiently encourage and guide all new divers and non divers to dive from the floating surface cage.

All tours have the immense advantage of a liveaboard agenda including limited group numbers and maximum cage time.

Princess II Facts

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Rodney Fox’s liveaboard expedition vessel is "Princess II", a 23 metre long, steel hulled vessel providing comfort, space and the facilities to cruise safely in the clear, blue, offshore waters of the Neptune Islands. There are multiple cages for cage-to-cage photography. The floating surface cages, including a single person cage, allows non-divers to view the sharks in their natural habitat whilst a 1.5 tonne deck crane for lifting and lowering diving and research equipment enables the Princess II to feature a special submersible shark cage to take certified divers down to the ocean floor for an unbeatable Great white observation experience.

No. of Guests

12

Cabins

6 twin/double cabins with private bathroom

Air Conditioning

Individually air conditioned cabins

Saloon

Lounge room style with bar for relaxation and special talks

Food/Meals

All meals are provided and prepared in a commercial galley

Beverages

Alcoholic beverages available at additional cost

Electricity

1 x 80 & 1 x 32Kw generators, power outlets 110/240V 50Hz

Photographic Facilities

Deck tables and dry camera table; Large camera rinse tanks

Decks

Large water level dive platform; Warm freshwater deck shower; Large upper deck with lazy boys

Communications

Satellite communication and navigation systems

Dive Guides

Yes

Compressors

Two onboard air compressors for scuba tanks & Hookah set up

Gear Hire

Available on board. Limited underwater cameras/videos available for hire.
Limited DIN converters available.

Support Vessel

Dive tender Naiad 5.8m for exploration of the offshore islands wildlife and scenery

Crew

Experienced, safety trained crew

Other Activities

Special talks on shark biology, research and photography; snorkel with the sea lions (weather permitting); boat tours of the Neptune Islands

Note

Washing machine and clothes dryer available onboard.

Rates

Prices valid to February 2017

No. of nights
Topsider*
Non-diver
Surface
Cage Diver
Ocean Floor
Cage Diver
Seasonality
2
$1,495
$1,795
$1,995
Spring / Summer
3
$1,995
$2,395
$2,795
Winter 2016
3
$1,695
$1,995
$2,395
Autumn / Spring 2016
4
$1,895
$2,195
$2,595
Winter 2016
4
$2,095
$2,595
$2,995
2016 / 17 Year Round

Prices correct as of May 2016 and subject to change at any time without notice.

*Topside viewing guests may upgrade to Surface Cage Diver once onboard and pay difference.

* Ocean Floor Cage SCUBA Diver must a qualified SCUBA diver of at leastOpen Water and certification card must be brought onboard.

Single passengers will be paired up with other single passengers of the same sex where possible. Private single cabins available at 1.7 X rate.

Includes: twin/double en-suite accommodation, food and soft drinks on board, complimentary wine with dinner, National Park fees and taxes (if applicable) as charged by Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions, boat / island tours and onboard programmes. Tanks, back pack harness and weights are provided.

Does not include: scuba gear, personal expenses

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