ONLINE EXPERIENCE

Dive Under the Sea with a Shark Expert

Cape Town, South AfricaPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Lesley

60 mins, Hosted in English
Great for groups
Celebrations, work gatherings, and more.
Excellent value
Guests say it's well worth the price.
Expertise and insight
Guests say this Host shared top-notch knowledge.

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 a private group
    Lesley can host private groups of any size, up to 500 guests. Private group rates start at $171.

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
  • 564 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 4.95 out of 5 from 564 reviews.

Amanda
October 2021
This experience exceeded my expectations! Lesley was so warm and engaging, making the experience very relaxing. I learned so much about sharks and it was wonderful to see videos of and hear about Lesley's wonderful experiences. Learning about her conservation efforts was wonderful and it's great to see people so passionate about what they do--I highly recommend this experience!
Alex
October 2021
Excellent online experience. I bought this as a gift for my girlfriend who is a shark fanatic. As someone who is already very knowledgable on sharks, she loved speaking with an expert on the subject and felt comfortable asking Lesley deeper, more exploratory questions. While in contrast to my girlfriend I am a novice on the subject, I was amazed to discover some of my own previous misconceptions of sharks and learned a great deal of the benefits of Lesley's non-profit work. Another plus for us was the fact that the proceeds from this online experience would go to help her non-profit continue to do the great work that they do. We did run into an internet connectivity issue the first time she tried to host the experience and, even though she did have to cancel it due to an internet blackout in her country, she was extremely communicative and courteous of our time. We would strongly recommend this experience to novices and experts on sharks alike.
Allison
September 2021
We booked a private group tour with Lesley for some of our top corporate clients. We had nearly 80 guests who wanted to attend this amazing tour! Lesley has such an amazing story to tell, and the videos and photos are incredible. I highly recommend this tour for corporate groups. Our guests loved it and have shared really fantastic feedback. Thank you Lesley for such an amazing experience!
Josh
September 2021
Fantastic experience as you delve into the world of sharks! This fun filled story telling adventure is sure to please and inform everyone!
Brenda
September 2021
It is the first time we go on a social impact initiative via Airbnb. We were happy to know Maxine, we were taken aback when she was caught the second time. Join Lesley to know the rest of the story! The team commented "this was sooo fun..... I'm in love with Maxine," and as for the activities, "it’s been years since I touched crayons and I couldn’t stop it!" And the oohhhs and ahhhs go on. Thank you Lesley for a great experience. We hope to see you in person when we can travel! XOXOXO
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!).

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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 500 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
You’ll need to stream audio and video to participate.

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.