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Great White Adventures

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2038 Pacific Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-2715
+1 510-814-8256
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Do Not Waste Your Money

Yes the trip to the islands is beautiful. But you are paying $900 to see some jellyfish, maybe a... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2015
tamj233
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Buyer beware...

The crew was professional and friendly! With that said...for the money spent you must understand... read more

Reviewed 16 November 2015
Mark F
,
Columbus, Ohio
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Shark-diving experiences off the coasts of northern California and Mexico.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good10%
  • Average7%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible55%
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“bucket list” (3 reviews)
“solmar” (3 reviews)
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2038 Pacific Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-2715
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+1 510-814-8256
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Reviewed 18 November 2015

Yes the trip to the islands is beautiful. But you are paying $900 to see some jellyfish, maybe a whale and some sea lions, but no sharks. Evidently they are not allowed to bait the waters due to the area being protected. So they throw...More

8  Thank tamj233
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Reviewed 16 November 2015

The crew was professional and friendly! With that said...for the money spent you must understand you are rolling the dice. They do NOT bait the sharks so your encounter is by chance only. Go to a destination where they are legally permitted to bait the...More

5  Thank Mark F
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Reviewed 4 October 2015

Nothing new to add really to previous posts, but want to reiterate what others have said just to reinforce how disappointed we were and what  a rip off Great White Adventures is.  Hopefully we can discourage others and if we save one person from giving...More

18  Thank bgncln
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Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

Myself and a friend went out on Oct. 1st, 2015 to the Farallon Islands. AMAZING!!!!! We encountered five GW's. I saw two when I was in the cage and three surface predations. I was very nervous when I first booked as the reviews on trip...More

7  Thank Dubya80
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Reviewed 29 September 2015

I had been looking forward to this trip for 2 months and it was very high on my bucket list. I boarded my flight and flew out to the bay area the day before I was supposed to go out on the trip. When I...More

9  Thank Matt R
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

3 things that my husband loves; diving, sharks and me :) So we decided to book the trip on the new boat with Great White Adventures - Nautilus Belle Amie. Lots of logistics to get everything set up for transportation and crossing the border, but...More

5  Thank TurningPages
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Reviewed 3 June 2015

I have been on two trips down to Guadalupe to dive with Great Whites. Both times we saw sharks everyday and up to 5 at a time. We had a really good group on board which meant if you where diving or on deck you...More

4  Thank Team H
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Reviewed 10 November 2014

There are a lot of negative reviews here, which seem to fall into two categories: (a) There was some issue with communication and trip cancellation; (b) There weren't any sharks/they didn't chum the water/the water was too cold/visibility was poor. We went to the Farallon...More

11  Thank Chad A
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Reviewed 1 November 2014

Do not touch this company. My husband turned up to find the dive had been cancelled. They did not telephone him to warn him beforehand. They have not returned calls or e-mails and we need the information to be able to claim from our insurance....More

18  Thank ibukate
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Reviewed 20 October 2014

As with most reviews of this organisation I have nothing positive to say. I was contacted 5 hours before my trip to tell me it was cancelled due to poor weather. At this point off went my $300+ dollars to the bottom the sea. The...More

15  Thank seff22
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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