Oceanic Victor’s Vision
“We’re lucky to have grown up on and in South Australia’s oceans and in families whose livelihood has depended on the sustainability of our marine environment.”
Oceanic Victor was established by Mick Dyer and his wife, Yasmin and their business partner and friend, Tony Santic – all of whom have multi-generational links with South Australia’s fishing industry and for whom the sustainability of
our sea life is paramount.
“We’re lucky to have grown up on and in South Australia’s oceans and in families whose livelihood has depended on the sustainability of our marine environment,” they say. “Through the Oceanic Victor in-sea aquarium, we’re aiming to give others the opportunity to experience and understand our diverse marine environment in the same way as we have.”
Mick, Yasmin and Tony have a long-term vision to develop Granite Island as an educational resource, foster marine research, and revitalise the environmental and ecological contribution of the island including wildlife education and penguin protection.
They also hope Oceanic Victor will provide a platform for promoting South Australia’s strengths as a source of clean, green and sustainable quality seafood for the world – opportunities directly aligned with the State Government’s commitment to ensure a sustainable local fishery through its introduction of Marine Parks.
What We Do
We are a unique world class in sea aquarium based in a marine park in the waters of Encounter Bay in South Australia. Granite Island, located just off the coast of Victor Harbor, on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula, is connected to the mainland by a historic jetty.
Victor Harbor is just under an hour and a half’s drive south of Adelaide and is the perfect day’s trip from the city. Equally, a restful stopover on the Melbourne to Adelaide self-drive journey. Granite Island is a fifteen-minute walk from Victor Harbor’s esplanade, or take a walk back in time and catch the century old horse drawn tram.
From here join our passionate and brilliant team of marine biologists and marine doctors as we begin our short journey out to our famous in sea aquarium via our luxury catamaran. Guests are transferred on to our floating platform and fitted with warm wetsuits, gloves, booties and masks. Enjoy 2 hours of swimming and feeding our magnificent Southern Bluefin Tuna, the Ferraris of the ocean. Enter our inner aquarium and experience other marine species indigenous to the marine park that surrounds us. You can even get to have a cuddle with the sweetest sharks in the ocean… the gorgeous Port Jackson Sharks who are like puppy dogs of the sea.
South Australia enjoys some of the cleanest and most pristine oceans in the world, hosting a greater diversity of marine life than the Great Barrier Reef. South Australia’s ocean waters are home to seven and a half thousand different species of plants and animals – and over 80 per cent of them are found nowhere else in the world.