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#1 underwatercolours

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 02:34 PM

Join us for a Great White Shark Photo Excursion
to Guadalupe Island Aboard the Solmar V Oct. 3-7, 2011

5 days/4 nights (3 days of sharking) out of San Diego

$2900 per person

Join us aboard the 112' luxury live-aboard Solmar V and get face-to-face with the great white sharks at Guadalupe Island. Solmar V has been running trips throughout Baja California for over 17 years and has more experience there than any other live-aboard. She's a gorgeous boat with warm mahogany decor accented with etched glass and brass. There are 12 staterooms on board that can accommodate up to 22 divers, but there will only be 16 guests on this trip, so everyone will have plenty of time in the water with the sharks. The cabins on this boat are small, but there's plenty of storage area. Each cabin has its own ensuite head and shower.

The food on the Solmar V is really good and plentiful! Each morning we'll be served a hot breakfast made to order. Of course they have coffee, tea, cereals and fruit for the early risers. Both Lunch and dinner are a sit-down three course meal. If things get especially active with the sharks, they'll keep the dive deck open and serve up a simpler lunch, such as tacos or sandwiches, so we can eat quick and get back in the water. There is also plenty of snacking between meals too. On top of this, We'll will put in our order for extra chocolate for our charter and Margaritas for happy hour!

Here's a slide show from my last Guadalupe trip aboard the Solmar V

TRIP REQUIREMENTS: You don't need to be a certified diver to come on this trip! Since we are on HOOKA, not SCUBA you do not need certification. You should be comfortable breathing through a regulator in a cage. You might not want to come on this trip if:
  • you get seriously seasick. The crossing is about 20 hours.
  • you are afraid of sharks.
  • you are not a fun, adventurous person. No whiners!

Camera Recommendations - Bring a still or video camera with a wide-angle lens. The sharks are big and they do get very close. At least one external strobe is recommended, but if your camera shoots in RAW format you can get great pictures even without a strobe. We'll show you how. There will be no macro opportunities. If you need help getting your camera set up for this trip, or need camera rental gear please contact me ahead of time.

Of course you may just want to come to enjoy the experience also and leave your camera at home. That's OK too!

Price includes:
* RT luxury bus transfers from the Holiday Inn in downtown San Diego to Ensenada
* 4 nights aboard the Solmar V
* All diving
* All meals while on board
* Photography assistance and instruction
* All beverages

Does not include:
* 11% Mexican taxes
* Air fare
* Crew gratuity - generally about 10% of the price of the cruise...these guys are good!
* Extra nights in San Diego (recommended prior to the trip)
* Camera rentals

Currently we have spaces open, but my trips do fill up fast. To hold a spot a deposit of $1000 is required.

If you have any questions about the trip or would like to join us email me.


#2 underwatercolours

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Posted 26 April 2011 - 10:31 AM

There are still several spots available on this trip if anyone is interested.

#3 underwatercolours

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 08:16 AM

We've still got a couple of spots open on this trip. I'm told that all the other October spots on Solmar V are sold out. October is the best time to go, as all the big females are there. Email me if you're interested!