ADVENTURES OF A LIFETIME!
Shark Warrior Adventures invites you to join us to explore some of the last Eden’s, above and below the waves, on our dive expeditions, courses, private tours, or our watersports. Founded by renowned ocean conservationist, Lesley Rochat, extraordinary wildlife encounters are guaranteed that will reunite you with your true belonging - Nature.
Shark Warrior Adventures is the responsible tourism and self-funding initiative of our long-standing conservation organization, AfriOceans, and its projects. Sharing adventures with us means that you directly contribute toward the conservation of the natural environment, and to the economic and social empowerment of its people. Thank you!
Been there, done that!
This chance is truly one in a million, and I wouldn’t have traded it for the world. I got to experience so many amazing things that truly can’t be seen anywhere else. Lastly; thank you Lesley, for giving us this wonderful opportunity to come and share your world. You do amazing work to help animals, and I intend to put the knowledge you’ve given me to good use. I will continue to photograph animals and give them the voice that they deserve, and to carry on your legacy.
The internship itself is run by world renowned Shark conservationist Lesley Rochat, the CEO of AfriOceans Conservation Alliance and Shark Warrior and let me tell you the more I learn about how she's gotten where she is, the more of myself I see in her. We spent 4 weeks learning daily about photography, environmental journalism, wildlife conservation, and about the sharks themselves. Each day I find myself that much more in tune with my camera equipment, my writing and my self. The journey has only just begun, and I know it will be one for the books.
This is why my internship was so valuable. It challenged me. It caused me to grow. It refused to let that fire fade underneath my behind because there is a sense of urgency that needs to be had. During my internship, Lesley taught me something more valuable than I ever could’ve imagined. My own ego, fears, insecurities, issues…whatever they may be…do not matter. I was often challenged with my writing while in Africa, finding it hard to put my thoughts to paper and questioning whether or not I could actually become an environmental journalist after all. I psyched myself out, my inspiration and creativity vanished as my anxiety took over. My own frustrations and fears got in the way of becoming a voice for those who cannot speak. This was not okay. The environment needed me and I was letting it down. Thanking God for this amazing opportunity that has truly changed my life and prepared me to become the voice for those who cannot speak.