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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Dive Under the Sea with a Shark Expert

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!
Other things to note
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.
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
    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 $163.

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 $21
/ person
Sun, Nov 29
3:30 AM - 5:00 AM (EST)
$21 per person
$21 per person
Sun, Nov 29
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
$21 per person
$21 per person
Tue, Dec 1
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
$21 per person
$21 per person

Meet your host, Lesley

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 230 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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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 4.97 out of 5 from 230 reviews.

Lena
November 2020
Die Online-Entdeckung mit Lesley war super. Sie hat sehr persönlich von ihrer Forschung und ihren Erlebnissen mit Haien erzählt. Dadurch habe ich jetzt weniger Angst vor Haien und verstehe sie viel besser. Bin sehr begeistert und würde es jedem empfehlen!
Die Online-Entdeckung mit Lesley war super. Sie hat sehr persönlich von ihrer Forschung und ihren Erlebnissen mit Haien erzählt. Dadurch habe ich jetzt weniger Angst vor Haien und…
Svetlana
November 2020
We joined together with my 2 little humans aged 5 and 6 :) all of us really enjoyed the experience and learned a lot about sharks and how we should not be afraid of them. Would really recommend it as a fun learning experience.
Tom
November 2020
This is one of the most magical online experiences at Airbnb! Lesley is a wonderful host and kept my kids (ages 8 and 6) engaged during almost 2 hours, with her amazing stories, unparalleled knowledge and fun activities. At times, we just felt like transported to the deep ocean. Highly recommended for all ages!
This is one of the most magical online experiences at Airbnb! Lesley is a wonderful host and kept my kids (ages 8 and 6) engaged during almost 2 hours, with her amazing stories, un…
Su
November 2020
I did this with my 9 year old son. This is an excellent parent and child bonding activity and the experience to learn from Lesley who has a wealth of knowledge is perfect. Her work on sharks, conservation, giving back is amazing and exemplary. We live in Singapore and it ended past midnight but was certainly worth staying up for. Thank you.
I did this with my 9 year old son. This is an excellent parent and child bonding activity and the experience to learn from Lesley who has a wealth of knowledge is perfect. Her work…
Maria
November 2020
We had this as a team event and it was great. Lots of great stories and facts about sharks. We all enjoyed it a lot.
Estrella
November 2020
Lesley was fantastic! I booked a private group experience for my colleagues. About 10 employees signed up and one of them even had their child on the call. Lesley was great at interacting with both adults and children. The presentation was very informative, entertaining, and interactive. Her passion truly shines through on the video call and I was very impressed with her level of knowledge. I highly recommend this experience to companies, families, and individuals. I will definitely make it to Cape Town now to visit the center and see everything she showed us with my own eyes. P.S her photos are INCREDIBLE! Thank you Lesley!!!!
Lesley was fantastic! I booked a private group experience for my colleagues. About 10 employees signed up and one of them even had their child on the call. Lesley was great at inte…

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  • Sun, Nov 29
    3:30 AM - 5:00 AM (EST)
    $21 per person
  • Sun, Nov 29
    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
    $21 per person
  • Sun, Nov 29
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EST)
    $21 per person
  • Tue, Dec 1
    2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
    $21 per person
  • Tue, Dec 1
    4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (EST)
    $21 per person
  • Wed, Dec 2
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    $21 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.