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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 for a private group
    Lesley can host private groups of any size, up to 100 guests. Private group rates start at $218.
  • Request availability
    Can’t find a date that works? Lesley can schedule and customise an experience based on your preferences.

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 $28
/ person
Fri, 4 Dec
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (EST)
Join 3 other guests
$28 per person
$28 per person
Sun, 6 Dec
10:00 am - 11:30 am (EST)
Join 5 other guests
$28 per person
$28 per person
Wed, 9 Dec
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm (EST)
$28 per person
$28 per person

Meet your host, Lesley

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 243 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 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 4.96 out of 5 from 243 reviews.

Maggie
December 2020
I really enjoyed the shark workshop with Lesley! Eventhough it was more catered to children, I learned more about sharks and had a wonderful time listening to her experience and seeing pictures and videos of her encounters. Definitely a great activity for the whole family to participate, and I hope to join Lesley on her future shark and citizen science adventures!
I really enjoyed the shark workshop with Lesley! Eventhough it was more catered to children, I learned more about sharks and had a wonderful time listening to her experience and se…
Neha
December 2020
I thought this was an excellent lecture. Lesley is engaging and great with kids. I felt I learned a lot and so did my 8 year old. I'd highly recommend the experience to parents looking for a family friendly activity.
Melissa
November 2020
Fun learning experience for adults and kids. My 7 yo and I both enjoyed it. Lesley was a friendly and engaging host using a mixture of photos, videos, q and a, and even a drawing activity to teach and tell stories about sharks and her conservation work. It is a win/win as you get an entertaining and informative experience while supporting Lesley’s conservation work.
Fun learning experience for adults and kids. My 7 yo and I both enjoyed it. Lesley was a friendly and engaging host using a mixture of photos, videos, q and a, and even a drawing a…
Rhonda
November 2020
Light on content... a bit of work could be done to “read the room” and with large groups not take so much time for pointless questions from presenter to group. Could easily be a 60 min session. When facts re Sharks were presented, they were interesting tidbits but could have had more factual data available.
Light on content... a bit of work could be done to “read the room” and with large groups not take so much time for pointless questions from presenter to group. Could easily be a 60…
Anna
November 2020
I booked this online experience because I love marine animals. I didn't know what to expect from an online lecture about sharks but I thought I give it a try anyway because I am really interested in marine life. And it was worth it! Lesley was a really kind, easy-going and energetic host. She involved everybody in the group without putting pressure on anyone. (English is not my first language and I haven't spoken it for a while so I was extra nervous about this part.) I read a lot of comments from moms with children so I thought I would be the only single adult in the group, but it wasn't like that. On the contrary, all the people were about my age. (Probably depends on the starting time.) As a marine life fan I already knew a lot about sharks (mostly behavioral stuff) but Lesley could still tell me a bunch of new and surprising facts. The pictures were wonderful and the story about Maxine is very fascinating and moving. I absolutely enjoyed this online experience. In my opinion this is a very good alternative when you don't have the possibility to travel. And if I ever get to Cape Town I would be really happy to go snorkeling with Lesley.
I booked this online experience because I love marine animals. I didn't know what to expect from an online lecture about sharks but I thought I give it a try anyway because I am re…
Michael
November 2020
This is a fantastic and enjoyable experience . Totally engaging from the beginning to the end. I had no idea how little i knew about sharks until hearing Lesley's stories. She is also passionate about conservation and has very important messages that we should all hear. Dont think about it, just book it!
This is a fantastic and enjoyable experience . Totally engaging from the beginning to the end. I had no idea how little i knew about sharks until hearing Lesley's stories. She is…

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  • Fri, 4 Dec
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (EST)
    Join 3 other guests
    $28 per person
  • Sun, 6 Dec
    10:00 am - 11:30 am (EST)
    Join 5 other guests
    $28 per person
  • Sun, 6 Dec
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm (EST)
    This time is popular
    $28 per person
  • Mon, 7 Dec
    10:00 am - 11:30 am (EST)
    $28 per person
  • Mon, 7 Dec
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm (EST)
    $28 per person
  • Wed, 9 Dec
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm (EST)
    $28 per person
  • Wed, 9 Dec
    12:30 pm - 2:00 pm (EST)
    $28 per person
  • Thu, 10 Dec
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (EST)
    $28 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.