Great White Sharks Arrive in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ — It’s officially great white shark season in San Francisco. The season kicked off Labor Day weekend with the spotting of two great whites, a 14-footer and an 18-footer, by participants in a day-long cage diving adventure offered by Incredible Adventures.

Each September through November, great white sharks the size of cars gather in the waters near San Francisco’s Farallon Islands to feed on the area’s population of elephant seals. Incredible Adventures takes small groups of cage divers and topside observers to this prime shark viewing location for the chance to come face to face with one of the ocean’s most feared predators.

No dive certification is required for those who wish to enter the company’s massive 12 ft x 5 ft shark cage. Dives are closely supervised by a certified dive instructor who instructs participants in the proper use of the boat’s onboard air supply unit. The cost of a cage dive is $875 per person and includes the use of a coldwater wetsuit. Those who prefer to watch for sharks from the comfortable observation deck of the 59-ft luxury boat pay $375. Meals and refreshments are provided aboard the boat.

Incredible Adventures offers its great white shark adventures in cooperation with Ocean Outreach, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving marine life through education. Ocean Outreach believes those who see the sharks, whales, seals and birds who inhabit the Farallons Marine Sanctuary will want to help preserve the area in order to insure their survival. Each adventure is staffed with two nature experts who share their knowledge in a fun and informal setting.

The great white shark adventures depart from the Angel Island Ferry Dock in Tiburon, located just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. Trips are offered weekends through mid-November and space is still available. For more information, contact Incredible Adventures at 800-644-7382 or visit http://www.cagediver.com/ .

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