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Enjoy unique cage diving experiences around the Neptune Islands in South Australia and get up close with the world’s most famous marine predator.

The Princess ll liveaboard operates a variety of two, three and four night trips throughout the year. These ultimate adventures offer surface and ocean floor cage diving experiences for shark enthusiasts and thrill seekers. The two night adventures only offer surface cage diving and you will need to be at least Open Water qualified to dive in ocean floor cages on the three night expeditions.

By staying out on location, there are no daily transfer hassles to detract from your dive time and the Princess ll offers unmatched comfort, space and facilities to operate safely in the clear, blue offshore waters of the Neptune Islands. With amazing wildlife, sunrises and sunsets all around, you have all the time you need to fully enjoy the experience of a lifetime.

Being an ocean floor cage diver is a unique experience and gives you the chance to encounter a great white shark like very few have, face to face in their domain! As you lower to the floor with your other buddies and a crew member, you can expect to see giant smooth rays, eagle rays and grouper – but keep an eye out as the great white shark appears from nowhere and majestically and effortlessly swims by. Truly breathtaking!

The three night itineraries include swimming with seals at Hopkins Island, two full days of shark viewing and diving in the Neptune Islands, boat trips to see the fur seal colonies up close, an educational talk on great white sharks and the option to get involved with current research programmes. May to October is the main viewing season, when the growing seal pups start to venture further from the safety of the shore and start hunting for themselves.

Non-divers have the option to upgrade on board, so they can get in the surface cages, should they desire!

You should note: Guideline price based on three night trip which includes ocean floor diving for qualified divers.

Key info

  • Duration and price excluding international flights: 3 to 6 days from £1,245 pp
  • Departures: Please contact us for departure date details.
  • Included in the price/package:
    • 3 nights liveaboard
    • Full board meal plan
    • 2.5 days of surface & ocean floor cage diving
    • Swim with the sea lions
    • Island wildlife watching hike
    • All National Park fees and taxes
Featured location:

Neptune Islands, South Australia

Located at the mouth of the Spencer Gulf, these two island groups are home to a breeding colony of New Zealand fur seals. However, the most common seasonal visitors are great white sharks. The ultimate diving adventure awaits!

  • Ideal for viewing: great white shark, spotted eagle ray, giant grouper, New Zealand fur seal
  • Excellent for: Liveaboard diving, Diving & adventure
This itinerary is available on the liveaboard shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Princess II

Experience the ultimate diving adventure! A trip on board the Princess II offers unrivalled cage diving with mature great white sharks. Also suitable for non-divers who can experience a surface cage adventure.