Beginning October 1, 2016, our San Francisco Great White Shark Expeditions will depart from Pier 40, also known as “South Beach Harbor”. The marina is located just next to famous AT&T Park, home of baseball’s San Francisco Giants. Participants will need to be at the boat by 6 am for an on-time departure.
(We are no longer permitted by San Francisco’s Harbor Master to pick up passengers at Fisherman’s Wharf. Our previous dock is now restricted to commercial fishing vessels.)
Shark divers with questions can call 800-644-7382.
The start of another great white shark season in California is just around the corner. Our first trip is slated for Saturday, October 1st. If you’d like to join us this season, give us a call at 800-644-7382.
California is currently the only place in the world where white shark tour operators are prohibited from using bait as a scent attractant. We hope to change this. We have applied to NOAA for permission to use bait as a scent attractant and should have a response to our request soon. (Shark tour operators ARE permitted to use decoys.) Data confirms that bait, used as a scent attractant, is more effective than a decoy and we want to provide our customers with the best possible opportunity for a sighting.
Recently-published research studies support our request, so keep your fingers crossed that Superintendent Maria Brown makes the right decision.
A dentist from Texas was bitten by a bull shark last Saturday, while spear fishing and free diving in the Bahamas. Thankfully, he’s OK and doesn’t blame the shark for the incident, since he was holding on to a speared fish at the time. Dr. Steve Cutbirth of Waco was quoted as saying “The shark was just doing what sharks are supposed to do which is keep the ocean clean by eating dead or injured fish.” Read one of the news accounts here.
Incredible Adventures offers the chance to cage dive with bull sharks off the coast of Bimini, the Bahamas island closest to Florida. Our protective shark cage floats at the surface, so no dive certification is required. Learn more about our new Bimini shark adventures on the Incredible Adventures Cage Diver website.
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Don’t miss Shark Con 3, July 9th and 10th at the Florida State Fairgrounds. The weekend festival celebrates all things “sharky” and will feature incredible guest speakers and exhibits from aquariums, dive shops and more. You’ll want to stop by … Continue reading
San Francisco Great White Shark Divers will travel to the Farallones aboard a new vessel in 2015. The 65 ft Derek M Baylis is an eco-friendly, research sailing vessel. For the last several years, she’s been the vessel of choice for the Sanctuary’s resident white shark researchers. The Baylis has more than enough space for 12 cage divers and 4 topside observers.
Book your dive now.
Make plans now to join the Incredible Adventures San Francisco Shark Team for an incredible day at the Farallones.
The Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary is home to one of the world’s most significant white shark populations. We’ll take you there, aboard an incredible boat, during the best time all year for viewing big great white sharks.
Incredible Adventures is now Booking Individuals into the following dates: October 3, October 10, October 11, October 17, October 24, October 31, November 7 and November 14. Additional dates available for private group adventures.
The cost to cage dive is $825 and topside observers pay $475. Cage divers are provided with a wetsuit to use. The trip includes breakfast and lunch on the boat.
Book online today, or call 800-644-7382 for more information.
The Incredible Adventures San Francisco Shark Team is hard at work getting ready for the September 28th launch of another white shark dive season in San Francisco. Wetsuits and dive equipment have been inventoried and checked for condition. (Sliding in and out of the shark cage can be hard on wetsuits so our suits frequently need repairs.) Additional wetsuits have been ordered and new underwater cameras have been purchased. (The cameras will be available on the boat for all to share.) Director of West Coast Shark Operations Greg Barron has been working with Incredible Adventures’s Lead Dive Instructor to finalize crew training and schedules, and Diane has been planning menus and food purchases. (The popular deck-grilled sandwiches will return!) Captain Eddie has the New Eldorado III in ship-shape condition and ready to go.
We still have cage dive and top side availability. If you’d like to dive with great white sharks in San Francisco, call 800-644-7382 or send us an email.