Great white shark diving season in
San Francisco kicks off Saturday, September 28th. Our one-day California cage diving adventures depart from San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf and continue on
select dates through mid-November. Space is still available and no dive experience is necessary.
you've always wanted to dive
with great white sharks in San Francisco, this is the year to do it. This will most likely be the last
year we offer the popular California shark adventures. We're tired of having to battle government
regulators for the right to operate our educational shark trips.
For the last several years, our shark adventures near the
Farallones have been conducted under the terms of an education permit issued by NOAA. This year, we
also had to obtain a permit from the State of California's Fish and Wildlife Department.
Environmental groups Oceana and Sea Stewards succeeded in getting
white sharks declared a candidate for California's Endangered Species List. They didn't realize
that by protecting white sharks, they'd be endangering our educational shark viewing tours by giving
another government agency the ability to prohibit our cage dives.
As long as white sharks remain on California's
Endangered Species List, it is illegal to "take" a white shark within the State of
California, unless you have been granted an "incidental take permit" by California's Fish
and Wildlife Department. Anyone who "takes" a shark without a permit could face criminal
California defines "take" as: hunt, pursue,
capture, catch or kill or attempt to hunt, pursue, catch or kill. Based on that definition, Fish and Wildlife Department employees have determined we might be
"taking" sharks during our shark expeditions.
The agency's permitting
coordinator warned us that a shark attacking our decoy or brushing against our boat could be
considered "illegal take" by their enforcement and legal team. She strongly advised
Incredible Adventures to apply for an "incidental take permit" in order to avoid the risk
of criminal prosecution.
Fish and Wildlife Department and NOAA have promised we'll have permits allowing the use of a
decoy in time for our first trip. (They denied our request to use the same attractants permitted in
South Africa and Mexico.)
and Wildlife Department is inviting the public to comment on the white shark's status as an
endangered species. You can find more information here.
If you'd like more information on
our 2013 San Francisco
shark dives, call Sheri at 800-644-7382 or visit our website.
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still time to be part of the most incredible skydiving event on the planet. A few spots remain
available for this year's Everest Skydive Adventure.
Join the Everest Skydive Team in Nepal October 21st - 31st. See
Everest from a parachute. No jump experience is necessary. Both complete beginners and advanced jumpers are
Everest Skydive Adventures include expert training, equipment use, trekking services, lodging, most meals, and video. Tandem
jumpers pay $35,000 and advanced skydivers pay $25,000. Trekking packages are available for guests
After the Everest
Skydives, the jump team will stay in Nepal to oversee Skydive Pokhara, a unique
skydiving adventure that includes whitewater rafting.
The new 10 day / 9
night Pokhara Skydiving
Adventure begins and ends in Kathmandu and includes trekking, skydiving, whitewater rafting and
lodging. Skydives will be made from a helicopter at altitudes ranging from 11,000 to 13,000
The price is just $4250 per person and the dates are November 8th -
17th. You can view the itinerary in our online
Pokhara is a tourist hub located about 124 miles west of Kathmandu and
is the starting point for the popular Annapurna treks.
To find out more about
skydiving in Nepal, visit our
website or send us an
Getting the necessary security clearance to fly a MiG over Russia takes 60 days,
so if you want to fly a MiG before winter, you need to call us soon.
Flights are available all year long,
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days" to their adventure itineraries.
For more information about flying a MiG over Russia, call or email us today. No
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