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Address: 2038 Pacific Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501
Phone Number: 510-814-8256
Activities: Scuba diving
Description: Shark-diving experiences off the coasts of northern California and Mexico.

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Farallon Island Great White Shark Adventure--"Buyer Beware!!"

Hello, I just returned from a trip to the Farallon Islands to see the Great White Sharks. This has always been a dream of mine, having read "The Devils' Teeth", and having... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2012
Mitch1990
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Hello, I just returned from a trip to the Farallon Islands to see the Great White Sharks. This has always been a dream of mine, having read "The Devils' Teeth", and having dived with sharks (sans cage) in the South Pacific. I booked my shark adventure with Dive Discovery, who were very professional in all aspects of the shark encounter... More 

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Pt Pleasant
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

After watching shark week and having already planned a trip to San Francisco we were eager to add Great White Adventures in Emeryville to our itinerary. we were told by Nina directly that the Doubletree Inn offers a morning shuttle to the dock and a discount for shark divers. Upon check in neither were granted. We reached the Farallon Islands,... More 

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Vila do Porto, Portugal
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

I don't think the trip to the Farallon are anything special but the trip to Guadalupe is perfect! Good food, good crew and boat and lots of sharks!

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Paw Paw, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

First I want to inform everyone that this company uses different names online to promote the same scam. They don't bother to tell prospective customers that they are no longer able to chum . The sharks are probably in the area but good luck seeing them in ten foot visibility. Also they told us a 7 mil wetsuit was sufficient.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2012

We saw nothing. Most see nothing. The water is murky. And the entire crew seems miserable and nervous...nervous that they will once again have to endure the long ride home with a group of angry customers who saw nothing? A scam. A ridiculous amount of money to spend for a crapshoot in waters where chumming isn't allowed. I know you... More 

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Coronado, California
1 review
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

So I went on the Guadalupe Island 5 day trip back in November 2008, 11-1 thru 11-5. All started well, with everyone very excited about the next 5 days. Once under way, I got my first taste of how things were going to go. The tour leader, "Josh" started out telling us some general info, then introduced us to another... More 

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

Planned a trip with friends and family out to the Farralon Islands thinking $775 was a pretty good deal for a Great White Shark cage dive! Expensive, but worth it, right? Wrong! After months of anticipation we traveled to the bay area (by the way, Emeryville is not a safe place to stay). I was informed at 7:00pm the night... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

Before I begin this was the best part. If you call and ask anyone at the hotel that Great White Adventures picks up from they will tell you that this is a scam. The front desk told me that they have never seen anyone go out. So a group of us fly in from out of state. I flew in... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

Paid for the trip , filled out release forms and never heard back. All phone calls and emails were ignored for months until 2 days before departure when someone actually answered the phone and confirmed. Travelled to Bay area to discover via second-hand info the trip was cancelled due to inclement weather. After enquiring if the trip was really cancelled,... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

We didn't see a definitive, Hollywood-style shark sighting either. But that doesn't mean the trip was a rip off. Having read the other reviews, I encourage people to have a bit of common sense (he says having just got out of a cage with Great Whites). Location: It's fall, the Pacific Ocean, and two+ hours West past the Golden Gate... More 

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