Adventure News - September 2010 - First Edition
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We're Permitted to Trick Sharks
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.
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
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.
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.
We 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.
We'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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