Frequently Asked Questions

Did You Know?

Australian Sea Lions feed on a wide variety or prey including squids, fish, shark, rock lobsters and sea birds.

Did You Know?

This species of Sea Lion is found both on the Western and Southern coasts of Australia.

Did You Know?

Sea lions are unique to South Australia and Western Australia. The population is about 15,000 animals, with 80 percent of sea lions located in South Australia.

Did you know?

Over the last thirty years, almost 250 species of sharks have been discovered. Who knows how many species haven’t been found!

Orca Attack On Great White Shark

Recently (2/2/15) we witnessed an extremely rare event of a pod of Orca’s that attacked and killed a Great White Shark at the Neptune Islands. As a result of this no Shark Cage Dive operator has seen a Shark in the area since. This is un-chanted territory for the industry and the first time no Sharks have been sighted since April 2014. As this is an unprecedented event, we are unsure on when they will return. All tours in the mean time will still be operating as scheduled.

We will be contacting everyone on a week by week basis who is booked on a Shark tour over the coming weeks to explain the situation and give them a number of options. In our endeavour to reach everyone, if you have read this post and know someone who is booked on a tour or interested in booking on during this period, please tag them on our Facebook page.

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Should you have any questions please contact our head office on (08) 8682 2979 or email info@adventurebaycharters.com.au. We look forward to having you onboard.

To read about this incredible event please see our blog post.

Thanks

Adventure Bay Crew

 

How do orcas communicate?

Killer whales use echo-location to communicate and hunt, making sounds that travel underwater until they encounter objects, then bounce back, revealing their location, size, and shape. They can even identify species of fish by their echo! (source)

How fast can an Orca swim?

Killer whales can swim at speeds of up to 35 miles per hour (56 km/h). (source)

How big do Orcas grow?

Orcas can weigh up to 6 tons (5,443 kilograms) and grow to 23 to 32 feet (7 to 9.7 meters)! (source)

Are there photos from the tour available?

We have a camera on board that the crew use to take photos throughout the day. On the Swim with Sea Lions tour one of the crew will use the underwater camera to take photos of you and our playful, sealy friends. On the Swim with Great Whites tour you get to be the photographer! Just ask the crew for the underwater camera to take in the cage with you and take as many pictures as you like of the sharks, your buddies and of course a selfie of you in the cage!

When we get back from the tour the camera is downloaded at ABC headquarters and you will receive an email 2 days after you tour with a link to download the photos. If you do not have an email please let us know.

You are very welcome to bring your own underwater camera/GoPro if you have one. Remember to upload any cool photos or videos you get onto our Facebook page so the other guests who were on the trip with you can share it!

How do I buy a gift voucher?

There are a few ways to buy a gift voucher for someone you love (or hate depending how you look at giving someone a gift to dive with sharks!).

Gift vouchers can be purchased on the website by clicking the book now button on the tour you want, then follow the “Buy a Gift Voucher” button.

If you would like a hard copy gift voucher to be posted out to you just contact us directly on 08 8682 2979 or info@adventurebaycharters.com.au and we will post or (if your a bit short on time) email a lovely voucher out to you.

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