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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Dive Under the Sea with a Shark Expert

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 157 reviews.Cape Town, South AfricaPart of Field Trips Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Lesley

90 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 100
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Dive in and let me share my 20-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!

This fun educational live online experience is suitable for all ages, adults and children alike.
It's great for Private Groups and Team-Building too (see my reviews).

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 warmest and coolest oceans around 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.

Looking for a specific date and time? Contact me!
Dive in and let me share my 20-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!

This fun educational live online experience is suitable for all ages, adults and children alike.
It's great for Private Groups and Team-Building too (see my reviews).…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Download Zoom for free on a 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 $153.

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
From $20
/ person
Sun, Oct 25
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
Join 2 other guests
$20 per person
$20 per person
Sun, Oct 25
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
This time is popular
$20 per person
$20 per person
Sun, Oct 25
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
$20 per person
$20 per person

Meet your host, Lesley

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 157 Reviews
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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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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 4.99 out of 5 from 157 reviews.

Nitin
October 2020
Very cool session, specially for children..a lot to learn about sharks and ocean and also brings a strong sense of conserving the ocean life
Rhonda
October 2020
Sweet experience for our family to visit sharks through Leslie's expert guidance. Her use of a shark puppet was especially useful in keeping our 3 yr old granddaughter actively engaged. We learned some new facts about sharks, appreciated the lovely unique photos and got a taste of world travel working with sharks.
Sweet experience for our family to visit sharks through Leslie's expert guidance. Her use of a shark puppet was especially useful in keeping our 3 yr old granddaughter actively en…
Stephen
October 2020
I had a fantastic experience with The Shark Warrior Lesley Rochat. Being so passionate about what she does, Lesley makes the entire presentation seem like a show. Thoroughly informative and enjoyable. Everyone is encouraged to participate, but not forced! The young people will find it fun and eductional! I am so glad I decided to take part! Big thank you to Lesley!
I had a fantastic experience with The Shark Warrior Lesley Rochat. Being so passionate about what she does, Lesley makes the entire presentation seem like a show. Thoroughly inform…
Hannah
October 2020
Fabulous and engaging story telling and had my two children aged 9 and 11 gripped from start to finish. Thanks so much Lesley!
Viola
October 2020
We booked the experience as a team event without prior shark knowledge - it was a fun and engage way to learn more about sharks thanks to Lesleys storytelling skills and personal stories. Thank you very much 😊
Scott
October 2020
Lesley was incredible. She kept the attention of my 7 and even 5 year old, combining stories with art, facts, and video. She is not only an expert but a passionate environmentalist. I was most impressed by her ability to keep the content engaging for an audience ranging from 2 years old to 65 years old. Everyone had a good time and learned.
Lesley was incredible. She kept the attention of my 7 and even 5 year old, combining stories with art, facts, and video. She is not only an expert but a passionate environmentalist…

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  • Sun, Oct 25
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    Join 2 other guests
    $20 per person
  • Sun, Oct 25
    12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    This time is popular
    $20 per person
  • Sun, Oct 25
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    $20 per person
  • Mon, Oct 26
    8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (EDT)
    $20 per person
  • Mon, Oct 26
    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    Join 1 other guest
    $20 per person
  • Tue, Oct 27
    3:00 AM - 4:30 AM (EDT)
    Join 3 other guests
    $20 per person
  • Tue, Oct 27
    12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    This time is popular
    $20 per person
  • Tue, Oct 27
    2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    This time is popular
    $20 per person

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.

More tips

Please request a date and time if not listed. I love to host private groups, special celebrations and more than 30 people. Because my presentation is adjusted to the audience, if you would like an adult-only or kids-only experience then a private booking is a great idea.