so nypj1 will you get all the info for us interested in doing this ??..thanks
considering i get car sick, id probably take meclizine... what is the island like? do you see any other marine life on the trip or in the water? id probably never do it but it sounds really interesting.
would you have a problem if i put some chum in my pocket before I went down?
You're willing to put fish guts in your pocket???
NY PJ1 wrote:
next year either october or november iam looking to book the whole boat with just friends
it leaves from san diego and 22 hours later u wind up off guadalupe island,,home to the largest concentration of great whites in the world
crystal clear water beautiful weather and great whites for 7 days (2 days travel)
cost is approx $1500-$2000
plenty of time to think about it ,,i assure u it will be one of the best experiences in ur life (p.s. beers and booze after diving each day,,not during the day) also 3 meals a day (prepared by a chef on board) included in the price as well as all the beer u want ,,booze must be brought aboard
also great tuna fishing off the boat
thanx to even flow for reminding me of this earlier this morning
if you can like Barry Manilow, I can do that!!!
I have done the farallon island dive.
it was a great experience, but I still think that it could have been done a little more eco-minded.
hope you (all who go) have a great time, and learn about the great whites...they aren't vindictive killing machines...that is actually Steven Spielberg.
YES!!! YES!!! YES!!!
you know there are two things on my to do list for 2008.
one is to see a rangers game. diving with great whites is the other. however i'll be doing it off the coast of south australia. the adrenalin rushes through my body just thinking about it. i love sharks. they are just beautiful perfect creatures.
NY PJ1 wrote:
WHEN I WAS IN SAN FRAN for pj i took a whale whatching boat that was supposed to go to the farallon's but it was too rough to go the last 45 min to the island
but thats another place i want to dive
on a side note a book called THE DEVILS TEETH by Susan Casey is all about the farallon's and the history behind it plus shark encounters AWESOME BOOK!!
NY PJ1 wrote:
sweeeeeeeeeeet i would love to do it there also
ya gotta do it !!!!!!!!!!
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Whaaaa aaat??? Are you MENTAL????? : eek:
I can barely watch them on the tele they freak me out so much! Never mind actually knowingly getting in the water with them!!! Screw that!!!
But I admire you immensely for having a go at it. Do make sure and come back and tell us all about it so I can revel in the horror of your stupendous stupidity and bravery! : )
oh jeanie what are you afraid of? you're in a cage.
and i figure if rodney fox can bring himself to reach out and pat a great white on the snout then i can surely lower myself into the water in a cage and watch them.
Nope!!! NO WAY!!! **shakes head violently**
There's not a cage strong enough that I'd feel safe in.
Those creatures are just so powerful, such an effective human killing machine that I know when I'm licked and I have no plans to invade their territory.
I'm happy enough to watch them and appreciate them from dry land. No need to be dangling meself around as fish food!
But I really admire people that can and do go into their world. I'm just not one of them and I'll never be.
no no jeanie. dont look at them as effective human killing machines. they dont know youre human. youre in the water, so them it stands to reason you must be food. and they dont attack every time either.
but youre right. i dont have to go into the water and i know i dont belong there. so i am most respectful of who's in charge of the oceans.
But they are! I understand that it's all relative to their instinct and reality. I realize they aren't sitting there plotting my demise specifically but that's not gonna amount to a hill of beans to me if they decide today is the day to chomp on down on Jeanie. Right? : )
If I don't want to be fish food I gotta make sure I don't go anywhere that I might be construed as fish food! : D
I mean I have no problem with going into the ocean. I know it's their territory but I figure if one gets me then it's not like I'm gonna see it coming or anything. And it's pretty rare statistically so as long as I'm swimming and surfing with the rest of the smorgasboard I figure I statistically improve my chances! : D
I'd have trouble swimming with whales and I can't tell you how nerve wracking it it was for me being in the water with dolphins either. I am the girl most likely to get bitten, so knowing this I figure why tempt fate? : )
Besides there are lots of really fabulous documentaries and opportunities to see them in environments that are safe for me. And besides, these guys are gonna go do it and I can live vicariously through their experience! ; )
i remember when i was really young and we'd go into the surf. i'd always go out as far as my abilities enabled me to, which was fairly far. anyhoo my logic was that so long as i kept one person between me and the deep blue ocean, i'd be safe. as i got older, i learnt that sharks come closer into shore to feed, according to their territory. so that kinda blew my safety guidelines out of the water, so to speak. then i thought oh well who cares.
as for dolphins. no thanks i dont like them. always laughing and carrying on, leaping out of the water like they do. 'cept for orcas of course. those i love.
NY PJ1 wrote:
well we were there 4 days
so we made 5-6 dives per day = 20-24 dives
anyway the first 2 days everybody was ready for every dive
as the trip went on people started skipping a dive here and there
wheter they were fishing or sunning
point being the last 2 days me and my bro made quite a few dives by ourselves
but if people wanted to go then they maxed out at 4 per cage
i did make an early dive on my 2nd day b4 anybody else was up
i was up early fishing and i caught a big tuna and the mate was like
u wanna eat it or use it ? im like huh ?
so he was like get ur suit on and we'll tie this bad boy up and throw him overboard for breakfast lol that was awesome alone watching a big tuna get torn up
I was in Frisco (what can I say, I'm a SoCAL girl!) for pj too!
I hope you werent the douche that spilled beer on my flip flops!