Incredible Adventures News
Cages and Hookah System Make Shark Diving Possible
June 8, 2007 - Sarasota, FL - Incredible Adventures
now has two shark diving adventures specifically designed to accommodate
those with limited or no dive experience. By staffing trips with certified
dive instructors and employing the use of onboard air supply systems
and custom-built protective shark cages, the company makes it possible
for more individuals to experience the thrill of seeing sharks in
their natural environments.
Individuals can choose from two very different shark
diving experiences. The first is a one day adventure within San
Francisco's Gulf of the Farallones Marine Sanctuary. There, the goal
is to witness great white sharks
as they feed on the elephant seals that populate the Farallon Islands
from September until November. The water is cold and often murky but
the great white sharks are huge adults, averaging 15 - 20 ft in length.
Cage diving operations take place within protected waters, so no feeding
of sharks or chumming the waters is permitted. Incredible Adventures
employs the use of seal decoys to boost the number of shark sightings.
The second adventure takes place in the Bahamas at
an offshore location known as "Tiger Beach". There, the goal is to
see the large tiger sharks that
gather in the waters off Grand Bahama Island's West End. Although
tiger sharks are the featured attraction, cage divers can also expect
to see lemon sharks, reef sharks and the occasional hammerhead shark.
In the Bahamas, the water is relatively warm and visibility is high,
making it the preferred location for photographers hoping to capture
underwater images of sharks.
The cost to cage dive is $875 per person and includes
expert instruction and the use of necessary dive equipment. Those
who prefer to stay dry pay $375 for a topside trip. Space is limited
and many dates sell out so advance booking is mandatory. For more
information, contact Incredible Adventures at 800-644-7382 or visit
the company's website: www.incredible-adventures.com.
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