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 500.

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 for a private group
    Lesley can host private groups of any size, up to 500 guests. Private group rates start at ₹12,333.

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
  • 554 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 ₹1,480
/ person
From ₹12,333 per group
Private groups only
From ₹12,333 per group
From ₹12,333 per group
Private groups only
From ₹12,333 per group
₹1,480 per person
₹1,480 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 4.95 out of 5 from 554 reviews.

Lili
September 2021
Lesley's experience was engaging and helped me see a whole other side of sharks - I loved her storytelling and am so glad she is out there fighting for our ocean's sharks (the cats of the sea!).
Alexandra
September 2021
Lesley had amazing energy right of the bat! She is an amazing story teller and kept everything very interesting and fun. I appreciate her enthusiasm and how very well informed she is.
Owen
September 2021
This is a wonderful and informative experience. Lesley is a fantastic storyteller. She's incredibly kind and fun, and has so many important insights to share.
Tanja
September 2021
A great event with Lesley, super interesting and made us all change form being scared of sharks to becoming fascinated. Great stories, pictures and videos she is sharing and interactive experience. Very thoughtful.
Vlad
September 2021
Really great experience and learned a ton about sharks. Have done other experiences through Airbnb and this was one of the better. Leslie did most of the talking in the first half where second half was more interactive (with drawing, questions, etc.).
Bernadette
September 2021
Lesley is a burst of energy and passion for Sharks. We chose her experience to learn from for a team event and it did not disappoint. Lesley is cheerful and engaging throughout the entire session. My team is a quiet bunch and was worried it wouldn't be as engaging or fun. But Lesley's energy and enthusiasm set the mood all the way through. We really enjoyed learning from her! Phenomenal story-telling and well engaged!

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  • Mon, 27 Sep
    3:00 am - 4:00 am (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From ₹12,333 per group
  • Mon, 27 Sep
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From ₹12,333 per group
  • Mon, 27 Sep
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From ₹12,333 per group
  • Tue, 28 Sep
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From ₹12,333 per group
  • Tue, 28 Sep
    1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (EDT)
    ₹1,480 per person
  • Tue, 28 Sep
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm (EDT)
    ₹1,480 per person
  • Wed, 29 Sep
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm (EDT)
    Private groups only
    From ₹12,333 per group
  • Wed, 29 Sep
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (EDT)
    ₹1,480 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.