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Adventure News - September 2010 - First Edition

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We're Permitted to Trick Sharks

Incredible Adventures uses seal-shaped decoys to attract
white sharks near its shark cage.Thanks to a Sarasota, Florida elementary school art teacher, three new seal decoys have made their way to San Francisco, just in time for the start of the 2010 dive season. She magically transformed fabric and foam into floating shark bait.

Incredible Adventures holds a permit from the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary authorizing us to use decoys shaped like local marine mammals to attract great white sharks. Without such a permit, it's illegal to do anything to attract white sharks within Sanctuary waters.

Dive with great
white sharks in San Francisco with Incredible Adventures.The white sharks travel to the Farallones to feed on the area's large population of Elephant seals. We travel to the Farallones in hopes of witnessing one of these spectacular natural feeding events. (The technical term for them is "predations".) The seal decoys are designed to "trick" sharks into thinking they've found a defenseless seal meal and help increase the odds of seeing sharks near our shark cage. 

As a reminder, our great white shark expeditions depart from San Francisco's famous Fisherman's Wharf on select weekend dates from September 25 through November 14. No dive experience is necessary and space is still available on several trips. The cost to get in the cage is $875. Viewing entirely from the boat is $375. For more info and a list of available dates, call or email Sheri.

The Good Ship Monaco

The Monaco sailed
the playa at Burning Man in 2010.In our June newsletter, we wrote about our Director of West Coast Shark Operations, Greg Barron, and his quest to turn an old Monaco RV into a Tall Ship capable of sailing across the desert at this year's Burning Man Festival. We weren't kidding when we told you that Greg "Diver McGyver" Barron can build just about anything. With a lot of help from fellow shark team members and friends, he constructed a rolling piece of art. The after and before photos speak for themselves.

The Monaco RV
before her new life as a sailing ship.If you'd like to meet the one and only Greg Barron and see what he can do with a shark cage, book a San Francisco great white adventure.

Big Fun for Big Customers

If you happen to be a little larger than the average human, don't let that stop you from calling to inquire about an incredible adventure. We'll do our best to accommodate you. While some programs have strict height and weight requirements, many adventures don't. We've had some pretty tall and pretty wide customers over the years.

Favorite Email Comment of the Month

"This site is awesome!!! I found a new way to go bankrupt!!"

Funniest Free Press On Someone Else's Website

IA's car-crushing tank adventure was named "One of the 6 Things You Won't Believe Are More Legal Than Marijuana" on a popular humor website.

Random News & Reminders

Christmas decorations are already appearing on store shelves. We sell gift certificates. Hint, hint.

HALO parachute jumpingWe can arrange a variety of fantasy military adventures, ranging from survival training missions to hostage rescue scenarios. Our HALO adventure, a military-style high altitude skydive out of Memphis, is profiled in this month's issue of GO Magazine, AirTran Airline's inflight publication.

Incredible Adventures is on FacebookWe're on Facebook, like pretty much everyone else these days. You don't have to "Like" us on Facebook, but it would be really nice if you did and told all your friends to, too. Of course, if you really want to know what we're up to, you can just call us. Or send us an instant message. Or Skype us. Or email us.  Unlike some companies, we think you should be able to find a live person when you have a question. (You can find our business hours on our website.)

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MiG Sales Climb High - Flight Sales Up Over 100%

We're actually a little amazed by how many MiG flights we've sold this year. In a tough economy, business has been surprisingly good. 

Fly a MiG-29 with Incredible AdventuresThe MiG-29 continues to impress everyone.  Here's what Brian had to say about his recent high-altitude flight:

"Thanks Greg! The flight was great! It was lots of fun and an intense thrill. Everyone has been so nice and the trip has been first class. Thanks for all your work preparing it all."

To see more photos of Brian and other recent MiG flyers, visit our website. If you'd like to fly a MiG, contact Greg. Flights are available all year long, but remember that it can take 60 days to obtain the necessary security clearance from the air base.

We offer a variety of flying adventures in the US too. For a list of available aircraft, visit this little-known page of our website.

Jane's SPACE Adventure

While attending SPACE 2010, an aerospace conference held in Anaheim, California earlier this month, IA's Jane Reifert had a chance to tour SpaceX. For those who aren't familiar with SpaceX, the company was started by PayPal founder Elon Musk and is working to build a possible replacement for the US Space Shuttle. Even a "non-space-geek" like Jane was impressed by the facility and the progress the company seems to be making.

Elon
Musk was model for Iron Man movie character.Visitors to the facility can't miss the life-sized statue of "Iron Man" in the center of the rocket factory. Scenes from "Iron Man 2" were filmed at SpaceX and founder Musk served as inspiration for Robert Downey, Jr's character, Tony Stark.

Go weightless over Florida with
Incredible Adventures.If you're interested in a space adventure, either now or in the future, give us a call.  Several great programs are available now and others are on the horizon.

Dive Tiger Beach October 23

Shark diving in the BahamasThere's an area 20 or so miles off the coast of Grand Bahama Island divers call "Tiger Beach". It's the undersea hangout of some very big tiger sharks, lemon sharks and reef sharks.

Incredible Adventures is the only company that offers single day cage diving adventures with these incredible sharks. No dive experience is necessary, thanks to a floating cage and hookah air system on our boat.

Our next Bahamas dive date is Saturday, October 23 and space is still available. The cost to cage dive is $875 and topside adventures are $375. For more information, contact Sheri at 800-644-7382.

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