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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

60 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 online experience is suitable for all ages, adults and children alike. It's great for SPECIAL EVENTS, PRIVATE GROUPS and TEAM-BUILDING.

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.

Please send me a request for a date and time if not listed.
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 online experience is suitable for all ages, adults and children alike. It's great for SPECIAL EVENTS, PRIVATE GROUPS and TEAM-BUILDING.

You’ll fi…

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 $166.

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 $19
/ person
Wed, Mar 3
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
This time is popular
$19 per person
$19 per person
Wed, Mar 3
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
Join 2 other guests
$20 per person
$20 per person
Thu, Mar 4
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
$20 per person
$20 per person

Meet your host, Lesley

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 357 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 4.94 out of 5 from 357 reviews.

Amy
February 2021
Lesley had an awesome presentation. We chose this as a team building event at work since everything is now virtual due to COVID. Lesley kept everyone engaged and was very interactive with the entire group. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. This is a great experience for any age.
Lesley had an awesome presentation. We chose this as a team building event at work since everything is now virtual due to COVID. Lesley kept everyone engaged and was very interacti…
Sarah
February 2021
This was a great experience! If you love marine life, you'll love the story telling in this experience. You'll be inspired and awed by these great animals. You'll never watch Jaws again!
Kacie
February 2021
33 yrs old and I was captivated by the stories and knowledge being shared. I was looking for a fun experience for me and my 8 yr old to do together. This was interactive, fun and extremely educational.
Lisa
February 2021
Our shark experience with Lesley was a wonderful way to connect with friends and family from afar. It's a very kid-friendly event, with some activities and the storytelling being geared to little ones. My son loved it and got very engaged, which is wonderful. Lesley was patient with answering his many questions! Lesley's story and experiences and photography were outstanding - really fascinating.
Our shark experience with Lesley was a wonderful way to connect with friends and family from afar. It's a very kid-friendly event, with some activities and the storytelling being g…
Jessica
February 2021
Lesley's presentation on sharks was very informative, filled with fun educational stories and facts, and included great family interaction to keep everyone involved and attentive. I highly recommend this online experience.
James
February 2021
review by my daughter "there was a really gruesome bit, but she warned that we could look away (talking about one of the threats to sharks) but I didn't. We did some drawings of a famous shark and listened to stories about sharks. We did a quiz at the end to see how shark smart we are. I really enjoyed the experience and I request everyone who wants to learn more about sharks to attend "
review by my daughter "there was a really gruesome bit, but she warned that we could look away (talking about one of the threats to sharks) but I didn't. We did some drawings of a…

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  • Wed, Mar 3
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    This time is popular
    $19 per person
  • Wed, Mar 3
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    Join 2 other guests
    $20 per person
  • Thu, Mar 4
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    $20 per person
  • Thu, Mar 4
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EST)
    Join 1 other guest
    $20 per person
  • Fri, Mar 5
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EST)
    This time is popular
    $20 per person
  • Fri, Mar 5
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EST)
    $20 per person
  • Sat, Mar 6
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)
    $20 per person
  • Sat, Mar 6
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    $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.