Cage Diver San Francisco
The Incredible Great White Shark Adventure
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Travel by boat 30 miles off the coast of California to San Francisco's
Farallon Islands, one of the best places in the world to view Great White
Sharks. Cage dive with Great White Sharks the size of cars in the world's
largest shark cage - and you don't have to be a diver.
Your Great White Shark day expedition begins when you board our shark
boat at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. We typically leave the dock
by 6:30 am in order to be on location in time to witness early morning
feeding events and are back at the dock before 5 pm. Great white sharks
feed on the population of seals who inhabit the Farallones.
Our boat is equipped to easily handle 12 or more cage divers and 6 topside
viewers in comfort.
Is Shark Diving Dangerous?
White sharks have many myths surrounding them. One is that they are killing
machines attacking anything in sight. We have found that even at the height
of a feeding event with multiple animals around a carcass, white sharks
prove to be shy, slow moving animals. Our divers are amazed to learn first
hand that these animals are almost gentle. Of course, divers should always
maintain a healthy respect for these awesome predators, in and out of
Do I need to be a Certified Diver?
You do not need to be dive certified to enjoy an incredible great white
shark adventure, but this adventure is best for those who have had some
snorkeling or underwater experience. Our boat is equipped with a hookah
diving system, which allows participants to connect to an air source onboard.
This eliminates the need to wear air tanks, which would restrict your
movement within the cage. Those uncomfortable underwater can join our
adventure as a topside observer and watch shark action from the deck.
course in hookah diving is available. We highly recommend it to anyone
who is not experienced underwater.
Dives take place in The
Gulf of the Farallons National Marine Sanctuary. Located just off
the coast of San Francisco, the Farallon Islands are considered one of
the top places in the world to view great white sharks.
Dives are offered on a select number of Saturdays and Sundays, late-September
through November. Groups can arrange private charters during the week.
Contact us to check availability.
$875 for cage diving
$375 for topside viewing
(Special corporate and group packages featuring deluxe meal and beverage
options are available. Contact us for details.)
A limited number of dives are offered and dates often sell out months
in advance. Full payment is required the day you book your dive and is
NONREFUNDABLE. We will make every effort to reschedule your dive if it
is cancelled due to weather conditions or mechanical difficulties.
We cannot guarantee you will see great white sharks. We will take you
to the best viewing spots during the best time of year, but nature can
be unpredictable. If you do not see sharks, there is no refund.
No dive certification is required if you are over the age of 18. Anyone
under the age of 18 must be dive certified and accompanied by a parent
or guardian. Topside viewing is open to anyone age 10 or older who is
accompanied by a responsible adult.
We will provide you with a wet suit to wear during your cage dive or you
may bring your own. You will receive a suggested packing list for your
day at sea prior to your adventure. Please keep in mind that seas can
be rough and the waters near the Farallons are known for being cold and
- World’s largest
- Expert Captain
& shark crew
- Hookah diving
- Coast Guard certified
Cage Diver San Francisco is offered in cooperation
with Ocean Outreach
Ocean Outreach, Inc.
Inc. is a 501 C-3 non-profit organization founded in April 2002, by
the Taylor brothers: explorer/ naturalist Tim, entrepreneur/businessman
Dan, and Air Force Lt. Colonel Andrew. It aims to create educational outreach
projects and support ongoing scientific research. Many of these programs
have evolved from the work currently established by Tim Taylor and Research
Vessel Tiburon Inc. Ocean Outreach understands the desire and recognizes
the ability of people to affect change in their world. By giving our shark
expedition participants knowledge, tools and first hand experience, we
provide a structure in which they may act as agents of this change to
spread awareness about environmental issues, cultural projects and their
connection to the ocean's ecosystem and our heritage. In this manner we
foster an awareness we hope will find its way to the forefront of our
You’ll board our giant shark boat at Fisherman's Wharf. The marina is
conveniently located in the heart of San Francisco.
Farallon Islands Photo
For more information about Fisherman’s Wharf and suggestions
for where to stay,
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