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"PRINCESS II"

Rodney Fox Shark Expeditions are delighted to have "The Princess II”. Princess II provides the unmatched comfort, space and facilities to operate safely in the clear, blue, offshore waters of the Neptune Islands.

Whilst we still conduct regular cage diving in surface floating cages for non-certified divers, Princess also has the unique facilities to lower certified divers safely down to the ocean floor in our special submersible shark cage. This is our famous and unbeatable world exclusive feature available only to Fox Expedition members. Here we provide undeniably the best Great White observation experience possible. This also gives photographers and cameramen the opportunity to capture the most spectacular and unique great white shark images available anywhere in the world. This is a claim we stand by and don't make lightly! The proof is in the pictures!

All Princess's cabins give the privacy of single, twin share, or double bed cabins, each with a private bathroom. We also have a spacious lounge room like saloon for relaxation and special talks.  We also have a large tender boat for fascinating island explorations of the offshore islands wildlife and scenery.

Detailed specifications

  • 23 m (75ft) length ·  3.5m draught · 6.2 m (20.5ft )beam  Gross Tonnage 169  
  • Surveyed to operate 200nm from Australian Coastline.
  • 1.5 tonne deck crane, for lifting/lowering diving and research equipment
  • 1 x 80 & 1 x 32Kw generators, power outlets 110/240V 50Hz
  • Commercial galley for catering to every culinary need.
  • All meals are provided, served in large air- conditioned saloon with bar
  • 5500 litre per day water maker 20 days endurance 4000 nautical mile range.
  • State of the art sea bed mapping technology
  • Latest satellite Furuno navigation systems
  • Twin/double en-suite cabins (x6)
  • Two onboard air compressors for scuba tanks & Hookah set up
  • Large water level dive platform.
  • Deck tables and dry camera table
  • Large camera rinse tanks
  • Warm freshwater deck shower
  • Large upper sundeck
  • Satellite communication systems
  • Dive tender Naiad 5.8m
  • Washing machine and clothes dryer is available onboard for your needs.