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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 minsHosted 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 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!

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 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!

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 $245.

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
  • 475 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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Book for a private group
Tue, 18 May
$30 per person
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
$30 per person
Tue, 18 May
$30 per person
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
$30 per person
Tue, 18 May
$30 per person
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
$30 per person

About the organisation: 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 475 reviews.

Amanda
May 2021
Lesley presented us with an Insightful presentation that was both super informative, and interactive. I will definitely recommend to anyone who is more curious about our ocean friends (sharks) especially if sharks are a reason that keep you out of the ocean. She shares an inspiring way of how she altered her mind from being “shark bait” to the “Shark warrior” Being a diver myself, I always find comfort in learning more about sharks Thanks Lesley! I am feeling so excited to explore out Oceans and hope to visit Cape Cod one day!
Lesley presented us with an Insightful presentation that was both super informative, and interactive. I will definitely recommend to anyone who is more curious about our ocean frie…
Desiree Anne
May 2021
its really touching to know more about sharks and what Lesley do for their ecosystem. i learned a lot about sharks and my pre conceived notions was explained. Highly recommend this. i had a great time learning with Lesley!
Lyndee
May 2021
The Arc SoMD Virtual Day Program LOVED this experience. Visiting a place and seeing things we may never have the chance to do was a dream come true made into a real life virtual experience.
Leila
May 2021
It was a great experience, more like a training or lecturing session. Lesley was very nice and friendly. Thanks for this lovely experience.
Lynda
May 2021
Such a wonderful experience!! Lesley has put together a fun, engaging, informative and inspiring session about sharks. It appealed to the whole family from the youngest member of 6 to the eldest at 78! Truly a special experience to hear her stories and learn so much about these amazing animals. If you are interested in this experience definitely book it. I am sure you will leave feeling more informed, inspired and amazed!
Such a wonderful experience!! Lesley has put together a fun, engaging, informative and inspiring session about sharks. It appealed to the whole family from the youngest member of 6…
Tim
April 2021
Lesley is a fantastic storyteller, very engaging and passionate and the content is really interesting, important and educational. Great for the entire family (we did it with 3 generations). Would highly recommend.

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  • Tue, 18 May
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    $30 per person
  • Tue, 18 May
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    $30 per person
  • Tue, 18 May
    2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
    $30 per person
  • Wed, 19 May
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    $30 per person
  • Wed, 19 May
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $245 per group
  • Wed, 19 May
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From $245 per group
  • Thu, 20 May
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
    $30 per person
  • Thu, 20 May
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    $30 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled 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.