White Shark Diving expedition 2010
Day 1 Arrive either San Diego, California or Tijuana, Mexico to begin your adventure with great white sharks! We will have a hotel meeting location in both cities and available after 1pm. "Meet and greet" with one of our staff members in the late afternoon and transfer to the ship in Ensenada by chartered highway coach. The trip itinerary and transfer should be seamless - the driving time from San Diego to Tijuana is 20 minutes plus the time it takes to clear customs and then it's another 75 minutes of driving time to our berth in Ensenada. Evening departure and overnight run to . The Nautilus Explorer is a heavy, steel, stabalized ship and the downhill run in open ocean should be quite comfortable. Day 2 - At sea. Welcome aboard safety briefing. Presentation on Guadalupe grea white sharks. Afternoon video and cocktail hour. Arrival at our sheltered anchorage at Guadalupe Island just before dinner time. We will put our shark cages in the water tonight.
Day 3 Surface cages open for diving at 0630. Shoreline expeditions daily whilst on site to check out the local populations of elephant seals, Guadalupe fur seals, California sealions and even the odd feral cat! We will wrap the diving at sunset and finish the day with a crab feast on the hot-tub deck under the Mexican sky. Day 4 Surface cages open for diving from 0630 until sunset. As Captain Mike always says "you can't see the sharks if you are not in the water". This isn't strictly true as the surface action with the white sharks can be almost as thrilling as being in the cages. Plus we will also have an underwater "shark cam" setup and constantly playing on the 42" plasma screen in the main salon.
Day 5 Our last dive day unfortunately. This is your last chance to beat the record of 31.5 hours of cage time over 3 dive days!! The diving will wrap at 5pm today and then it will be time to steam back to Ensenada. The seas will likely be an ocean swell of 6 feet or so which is relatively comfortable in a heavy, smooth riding ship like the Nautilus Explorer. Sometimes it will be flat calm and once or maybe twice a season the seas will be fairly large. Safe but large. Day 6 Morning slideshow of the trip's highlights with copies for everyone to take home. Pre-breakfast, breakfast, snack and lunch (nobody ever goes hungry on the Nautilus Explorer!) arriving in Ensenada at approximately 1:30pm for port clearance and coach transfers back to Tijuana and San Diego.
Submitted by: Rynaldo
Last Modified: 2010-02-08
Events ID: 168
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