Incredible Adventures offers shark viewing adventures in four
different countries. Dive with great white sharks the size of
cars in the US, Mexico and South Africa. Dive with tiger sharks,
reef sharks, lemon sharks and more in the crystal clear waters
of the Bahamas.
No dive experience is required.
Our shark dive adventures make use of hookah-like systems and shark
cages. If you can snorkel, you can dive with sharks. As long
as you're in reasonably good health, love sharks and the ocean
and meet minimum age requirements, you can cage dive with big
A hookah system is a system of providing air from the surface
to divers down below. Cage divers breathe by using a regulator
connected to an air hose. This eliminates the need to wear
a bulky air tanks inside the cages.
A shark cage is really a people cage. Custom-built shark cages
protect sharks from divers while allowing shark divers to concentrate
on the view before them. All of our shark adventures make use of cages that float just at the surface. They were built with both safety and underwater photographers in mind. Our Isla Guadalupe shark boats also carry submersible cages, open to certified divers only.
Is Shark Diving Dangerous? Yes. You could trip and sprain an ankle on the boat. You could
get sunburn. You could hit your head on the top bunk getting out
of bed. You could fall overboard. But if it's a shark attack you're
worried about, you can stop worrying. The odds are in your favor.
White sharks have many myths surrounding them. One is that they
are killing machines attacking anything in sight. According to
the International Shark Attack File, you are far more likely to
be killed by a dog or a deer. (Translation: You have more to fear
from "Bambi" and "Lassie" than "Jaws".)
We have found that even at the height of a feeding event with
multiple animals around a carcass, great white sharks prove to
be shy, slow moving animals. Our divers are amazed to learn first
hand that these animals are almost gentle. That said, divers should
always maintain a healthy respect for these awesome predators,
in and out of the water and exercise caution when encountering
any marine life.
What if I Don't Want to Cage Dive? We understand that some shark lovers would prefer to stay
out of the water. Topsiders, as we call them, are welcome on all
of our shark adventures. Those who stay on the deck serve as lookouts,
scanning the horizon for fins and signs of natural feeding events.
Are These Eco Tours? Yes, but please don't tell anyone. People tend to think of
Eco Tours as boring nature lessons and our shark adventures are
definitely not boring. Our shark expeditions are adventures designed
to allow you to observe sharks and other marine life without "interfering".
Trips are staffed with knowledgeable naturalists, marine biologists
and dive professionals who are committed to protecting our oceans
and preserving the environment. They'll share their knowledge, so
you'll learn a lot while having lots of fun.
Great white sharks are closer than you think! Our one-day expeditions depart from Pier 40, located just next to San Francisco Giants baseball stadium. The Gulf of the Farallons Marine
Sanctuary is home to some of the world's biggest great white
sharks. Read more
Shark dives depart from the
scenic village of Simon's Town, just south of Cape Town, and are led by a professional
shark photographer and experienced researcher. Dive for one
day or dive for ten. Read