ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Dive Under the Sea with a Shark Expert

Cape Town, South AfricaPart of Field Trips Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Lesley

60 mins, Hosted in English
Join online
Meet your host live on Zoom.
Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 100.

What you'll do

Dive in and let me share my 21-year career in shark conservation, scientific research, campaigning and education in this story-telling, Shark Smart quiz, creative drawing and fact-filled experience. Plus I’ll give you a copy of my book called 'SHARKS' for free!

It's fun and suitable for all ages, adults and children alike. It's great for SPECIAL EVENTS, PRIVATE GROUPS and TEAM-BUILDING (I've hosted Microsoft, Apple, Paypal and many more).

You’ll find out how I overcame my fear of sharks and went from being called Shark Bait to the Shark Warrior, and how an extraordinary shark named Maxine changed my life. You’ll learn about shark research as you follow Maxine’s journey to freedom when I satellite tagged her and set her free after 9 years in captivity.

My compelling videos and photos will lead you on a virtual underwater adventure into the oceans of the world to meet weird and wonderful sharks, including living dinosaurs! You’ll learn about these amazing animals, what threats they face, and why we need to save them.

I'll share stories about my global travels to photograph and film different species of sharks, answer questions like why I've never been bitten, and let you in on secrets behind some of my crazy shark awareness campaigns. Most importantly you'll be supporting the conservation work of our nonprofit.

Please send me a request for a date and time if not listed.
Dive in and let me share my 21-year career in shark conservation, scientific research, campaigning and education in this story-telling, Shark Smart quiz, creative drawing and fact-filled experience. Plus I’ll give you a copy of my book called 'SHARKS' for free!

It's fun and suitable for all ages, adults and children alike. It's great for SPECIAL EVENTS, PRIVATE GROUPS and TEAM-BUILDING (I've hosted Microsoft, Apple, Paypal and many mor…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Lesley can host private groups of any size, up to 100 guests. Private group rates start at $169.

What to bring

  • A smartphone, laptop, or tablet with stable internet connection to watch the live stream
  • An inquiring mind
  • Activity requirement: pencils, pens and/or crayons, 2 x blank sheets of paper

Meet your host, Lesley

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 534 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I love the ocean and sharks!
I'm an award-winning conservationist, best known as the Shark Warrior because of my passionate efforts in shark conservation. Because I wanted to help save the oceans I founded a nonprofit organisation, AfriOceans, which focuses on ocean conservation.
I'm also an author of children's books and educational books, an underwater and wildlife photographer, and a dive travel and expedition leader.
I love freediving with sharks!
I'm proud to be a Fellow of The Explorers Club, an inductee of the Women Divers Hall of Fame, and a PADI Ambassadiver.
I established Shark Warrior Adventures, a responsible tourism business and self-funding initiative of AfriOceans that aims to reconnect people to Nature through transformative wildlife experiences. I love sharing my passion for the oceans, and of sharks in particular.
I love the ocean and sharks!
I'm an award-winning conservationist, best known as the Shark Warrior because of my passionate efforts in shark conservation. Because I wanted to help save the oceans I founded a nonprofit organisation, AfriOceans, which focuses on ocean conservation.
I'm also an author of children's books and educational books, an underwater and wildlife photographer, and a dive travel and expedition leader.
I love freediving with sharks!
I'm proud to be a Fe…
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From $21
/ person
Tue, Jul 27
From $169 per group
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
Private groups only
From $169 per group
Tue, Jul 27
From $169 per group
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
Private groups only
From $169 per group
Wed, Jul 28
$21 per person
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
Join 2 other guests
$21 per person

About the organization: AfriOceans Conservation Alliance



Established in 2003, AfriOceans Conservation Alliance is a registered nonprofit organisation known globally for its unique campaign work, exciting research projects, and education and awareness initiatives. We are leaders in marine-focused environmental education in South Africa, we conduct R-E-A-L projects: Research, Education, Awareness, Lobbying. Thanks for supporting us!

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to AfriOceans Conservation Alliance.

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Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 534 reviews.

Amberlee
July 2021
We had a company team event experience Lesley the shark expert. She was passionate about her topic, sharing so many thing about sharks we never knew about. Highly recommend this for singles or groups and families. You'll love it!
Jessica
July 2021
This was my first virtual Airbnb experience and it was AMAZING!! Leslie was such a great story teller and our team was excited to learn and ask questions. Everyone on my team wanted to learn more after the call and felt like it went so quickly. Thank you Leslie for the super fun experience!
This was my first virtual Airbnb experience and it was AMAZING!! Leslie was such a great story teller and our team was excited to learn and ask questions. Everyone on my team wan…
Rachel
July 2021
Fantastic experience! Lesley is a wonderful storyteller and has truly opened up my eyes to how amazing sharks are! Highly recommend this experience.
Victoria
July 2021
The experience was great! We did it as a work team building event but it would have been good for all ages. Highly recommended!
Mariuxi
July 2021
I did this activity with my kids (ages 4-11), and it was amazing. Leslie is a gifted storyteller who knows how to keep her audience engaged while sharing important facts about sharks. We really enjoyed our time with her and are much more informed about sharks thanks to Leslie.
I did this activity with my kids (ages 4-11), and it was amazing. Leslie is a gifted storyteller who knows how to keep her audience engaged while sharing important facts about sha…
WenYun
July 2021
This experience was booked on behalf of colleagues in the office who had won a virtual experience in a company raffle! Here's what one of the attendees had to say about their amazing experience with Lesley: "A lot of learning and fun packed into an hour! The session with Leslie was extremely engaging and interactive. She's an amazing story-teller, and was quick to adapt to an alternate platform owing to technical issues at our end. Would recommend it for all ages."
This experience was booked on behalf of colleagues in the office who had won a virtual experience in a company raffle! Here's what one of the attendees had to say about their ama…

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  • Tue, Jul 27
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $169 per group
  • Tue, Jul 27
    2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $169 per group
  • Wed, Jul 28
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    Join 2 other guests
    $21 per person
  • Wed, Jul 28
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $169 per group
  • Wed, Jul 28
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $169 per group
  • Thu, Jul 29
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $169 per group
  • Thu, Jul 29
    2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $169 per group
  • Fri, Jul 30
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $169 per group

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email.