Get up close and personal with the largest Great White Sharks in the world and see the killer of the deep as never before. Enjoy a breath-taking underwater encounter with one of the most fearsome creatures known to Man as you descend by cage to view Great White Sharks swim right in front of your very eyes.
Watch from the complete safety of your cage as a Great White Shark is enticed to feed just a few feet away from you and witness the ocean’s most famous predator in glorious action. You’ll also learn more about sharks, their habitat and conservation issues from experienced expedition crews who spend their lives working alongside Great Whites.
This unique and unforgettable experience will showcase these amazing creatures from a whole new perspective.
Head to South East Farallon Island during Fall when thousands of marine mammals congregate to breed and calve their young. This natural occurrence attracts some of the largest Great White Sharks in the world over an 8 week period.
The shark encounter is run by expert crews with an emphasis on respect for the animals encountered and their marine environment. All diving equipment is provided on the day as well as breakfast, lunch, drinks and snacks.
What to expect:
During the Fall, thousands of marine mammals congregate on South East Farallon Island (SEFI) to breed and calve their young. This event attracts the largest Great White Sharks in the world where they feed on Elephant Seals before their long trans-Pacific migration. Dramatic encounters and ‘feeding events’ are common on these tours, sometimes right in front of the cage.
Each shark diving cage accommodates four divers at a time and rotations last approximately 30 minutes, alternating throughout the day. Water temperatures average between 52 and 56 degrees F. During your shark diving expedition, decoys are used to attract Great White Sharks to the surface and the cage, a method of shark diving that is accepted for use inside a Marine Sanctuary by the Shark Research Institute.
You’ll learn from experts who spend their lives around Great White Sharks. Throughout the day, you will have the chance to ask questions and gain a new appreciation for these fearsome and amazing creatures.
Expeditions are approximately 12 hours in duration and include an early morning continental breakfast, hearty lunch, snacks and beverages, beer and wine.