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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Dive Under the Sea with a Shark Expert

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 178 reviews.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!
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
    Download Zoom for free on a 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 G$31,729.

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 G$3,967
/ person
Sat, Oct 31
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
G$3,967 per person
G$3,967 per person
Sat, Oct 31
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
This time is popular
G$3,967 per person
G$3,967 per person
Sat, Oct 31
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
Join 5 other guests
G$3,967 per person
G$3,967 per person

Meet your host, Lesley

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 178 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 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 178 reviews.

Bichen
October 2020
Lesley is an energetic host who is super into shark conservation. Join for the experience and learn more about all the different kinds of sharks in the world!
Drew
October 2020
Our students had an excellent and informative time with Lesley learning all about her passion - sharks! The presentation and discussion was lively and engaging. We enjoyed our experience!
Leah
October 2020
Really fun and engaging experience. Lesley is a great communicator. I definitely learnt a lot and it was a great group event. Thank you!
Christina
October 2020
Leslie is an engaging speaker with a meaningful message to share. The session was informative and helped me appreciate sharks from a new perspective. This may not be the most suitable event if you are looking to do team bonding. While there are designed participant-host interactions, there are limited opportunities to get to know your teammates through the experience. The host prioritized getting through her presentation over answering questions that the participants had. For that reason, I personally find the price of the experience high. But all proceeds from this experience goes towards Leslie’s non-profit, so if you are looking to do an event with philanthropy as a goal, this would be an interesting and rewarding experience.
Leslie is an engaging speaker with a meaningful message to share. The session was informative and helped me appreciate sharks from a new perspective. This may not be the most sui…
Antje
October 2020
Herzlichen Dank für deinen engagierten Vortrag - du hast mir mit deiner offenen und inspirierenden Art die Angst vor Haien genommen . Es war toll!!
Georgina
October 2020
This was such a special experience - Lesley has such passion for what she does and her enthusiasm and knowledge is contagious. My 4-yr old joined the session and I was expecting him to drift in and out as he got distracted by other things. 1hr30 later he was still following avidly and was bursting with questions by the time we got to the Q&A! Lesley was very accommodating of her younger audience but there’s also so much here for adults looking to find out more about these fascinating creatures. Thank-you Lesley!
This was such a special experience - Lesley has such passion for what she does and her enthusiasm and knowledge is contagious. My 4-yr old joined the session and I was expecting hi…

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  • Sat, Oct 31
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    G$3,967 per person
  • Sat, Oct 31
    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EDT)
    This time is popular
    G$3,967 per person
  • Sat, Oct 31
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (EDT)
    Join 5 other guests
    G$3,967 per person
  • Mon, Nov 2
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)
    G$3,967 per person
  • Tue, Nov 3
    2:00 AM - 3:30 AM (EST)
    G$3,967 per person
  • Tue, Nov 3
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)
    G$3,967 per person
  • Wed, Nov 4
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)
    G$3,967 per person
  • Wed, Nov 4
    12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    G$3,967 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.

More tips

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.