Sunday, August 3, 2014

Cage free shark diving at Guadalupe?

A couple of days ago, I wrote about this video, that was taken aboard "our" vessel "Horizon" last November.

REMUS SharkCam: The hunter and the hunted from Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst. on Vimeo.

This video is part of the Discovery Channels "Shark week" episode "Jaws strikes back" and is scheduled to run August 11th at 9 pm. Watch how the scientists used "shark cam" to track the hunting behavior of the enormous Great White Sharks at Guadalupe Island.

If you want to experience your own "Real shark week", we have just added another expedition to our sold out season. From November 5-10, which is exactly the time this was filmed last year, we'll take another lucky group or divers, to visit these magnificent sharks. Call us at 619.887.4275 or toll free 855.987.4275 to reserve your space. You can also email us at or visit for more information.

All our divers on our Guadalupe Great White Shark expeditions are in cages. If after watching his video you still think it's a good idea to dive outside of a cage, think again. This video shows, what I've been telling our divers all along. "It's not the shark you see, that will get you, it's the one you don't see". Anyone going outside a cage to ride or hug a shark, to show you that they love us, is either a fool or just interested in self promotion. If you claim to love the Great White Shark, you have to respect them for what they are. Awesome predators that are neither out to get us, nor are they harmless pets. Any promoter or operator telling you that you can safely dive outside of cages at Guadalupe either doesn't know what he's talking about, or just wants your money.

We at Shark Diver do not offer out of cage "experiences" at Guadalupe. It not only illegal, but foolish to do so.

Martin Graf
CEO Shark Diver

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