Saturday, August 23, 2008

Great White shark adventures!

This year, for the first time ever, Incredible Adventures is offering a two day, overnight great white shark expedition to San Francisco's Farallon Islands. The international adventure company is based in Sarasota, Florida, and has been offering one day shark diving adventures near San Francisco's Farallon Islands since 2002. For $1175, or $300 more than the cost of an $875 one-day shark adventure, participants will enjoy twice the dive time and get a taste of what it's like to live and work aboard a real scientific research vessel.

Participants will spend two full days and nights aboard the White Holly, a 133 ft high endurance research and expedition vessel. The former Coast Guard vessel sleeps 12 plus crew and provides a comfortable and stable platform for dive operations and nature viewing. A naturalist/marine biologist will accompany each expedition.

Located 30 miles off the coast of San Francisco, the Farallon Islands are considered one of the prime spots on the planet for viewing adult great white sharks in the wild. They are part of the larger Gulf of the Farallones Marine Sanctuary. While best known for its population of sharks, the Farallons is also home to one of the country's largest seabird colonies and a number of endangered mammals, including blue and humpback whales.

Great white sharks are most often seen at the Farallons during the months of September, October and November, when they migrate to the islands to prey on the local population of Elephant seals. Incredible Adventures is offering weekend expeditions from September 20 to November 16.
Dive certification is not a requirement to participate. A certified dive instructor supervises all in-water activity. The Incredible Adventures shark cage floats so cage divers essentially snorkel at the surface, breathing air from an onboard hookah system. The use of a wetsuit and onboard meals are included in the trip price.

For more information, contact Incredible Adventures at 941-346-2603 or visit


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