Friday, September 07, 2012
Final Preparations Underway for Shark Season in San Francisco
San Francisco Shark Team is hard at work getting ready for the September 22 launch of another white shark dive season in San Francisco. Wetsuits and dive equipment have been inventoried and checked for condition. Additional wetsuits have been ordered and new underwater cameras have been purchased. Director of West Coast Shark Operations Greg Barron has been working with Lead Dive Instructor Julia Bissinger to finalize crew schedules. Galley Chief Diane has been mentally planning menus and food purchases. Captain Eddie has confirmed the New Eldorado III will be ship-shape and ready to go.
The company's great white cage diving expeditions take place within the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. The Farallon Islands are located roughly 25 miles off the coast of San Francisco, California and are considered one of the best places in the world to view adult great white sharks in their natural habitat.
Trips depart from San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. The cost to cage dive is $875 and topside adventures are $375. For more information, contact Sheri at Incredible Adventures by email or call 800-644-7382.
Monday, April 02, 2012
Three Chances to Dive Tiger Beach
Incredible Adventures offers Tiger Shark Dives off the coast of Grand Bahama Island on select dates throughout the year. Dates are now available in April, June and August. The cost to cage dive is $875 and topside shark viewers pay $375. Trips depart from Old Bahama Bay Marina on the West End of the island, about a 40 minute car or cab ride from Freeport. Participants are encouraged to stay at the luxurious Old Bahama Bay Resort for convenience, but are free to stay in Freeport or Port Lucaya if they'd prefer.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Make 2012 a Sharky Year
We now offer more sharks in more places than ever before. You can dive with great whites in the US, Mexico or South Africa. We have six gill sharks in Roatan. And, in the Bahamas, we have tiger sharks, lemon sharks, reef sharks and occasionally hammerheads.
Some dive opportunities are available all year long, but most have a "season", based on when populations of big sharks are in the area. No dive experience is required for any of our trips. We use a hookah air system and floating shark cages in order to make the dives available to as many shark lovers as possible.
In Roatan, you're actually making your dive inside an incredible submarine named Idabel. You can find more information about our various shark offerings on the Incredible Adventures website.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Dive the Farallones
Final preparations are underway for another incredible season of white shark diving near San Francisco's Farallon Islands. Our first trip is set for September 25th and the season runs through November 14th. Cage divers pay $875 and topside viewers pay $375. Trips depart from the Hyde Street Landing at Fisherman's Wharf. Dates sell out far in advance so if you'd like to dive with great white sharks in the US, contact Sheri Lewis soon.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Dive with Tiger Sharks in June
Our next Tiger Shark Adventure in the Bahamas is set for Saturday, June 26th. Join our very own Shark Jill (Jillian Morris) for an incredible cage diving adventure in the crystal clear waters off of Grand Bahama Island's West End. No dive certification is required. We conduct hookah dives, using a cage that floats just at the surface and air supplied from the boat. Contact Sheri for for more.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
San Francisco Shark Report - Oct 19
I thought I'd send out a note and let you know how things are going. So far, we are batting a thousand with sightings on every single trip we've made. This Saturday was the topper for us and a new record with 12, that's right, 12 confirmed sightings. That's twice our previous record of sharks in a day. There were feedings, predations, spyhops, tail and fin slaps as well as some pretty major surface thrashing. The sharks were jumping like popcorn in a kettle, the day was beautiful after the morning fog burned off and the seas were favorable and flat. Not terribly good water visibility, as there is a big red tide and a ton of krill out there as well, but we did have a cage sighting as well. The island biologists had a new tagging record as well with what I understand was five sharks. Those were tagged off Saddle rock and in Morunga Bay and we got to witness three of them. Sunday turned out well too as we had a predation directly off the starboard stem of the Eldorado. We had whales around us as well on both days. Anyway, I thought I'd let you know how it went. - Greg Barron, Director of West Coast Shark Ops
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
NATURALIST TRAINING NOW MANDATORY
New Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary regulations state that attracting great white sharks is illegal without a permit. Incredible Adventures has submitted a permit application and is certain to receive one. Permit holders will be required to have at least one Sanctuary-trained and Sanctuary-certified Naturalist on board each shark-viewing trip. Incredible Adventures has always staffed its trips with knowledgeable naturalists, so the new requirement is no big deal. The Sanctuary is offering free naturalist training courses in July and August and anyone interested in learning more about the Farallones is welcome. If you're interested in learning more, contact Incredible Adventures at 800-644-7382.