Blue water expedition

I am coordinating an open ocean pelagic expedition leaving from San Pedro Harbor on Saturday, May 24 (we would board the boat Friday evening).  We hope to photograph, free dive, and interact with - blue sharks, molas, and any other temperate pelagic / migratory species we may come across. Makos, Salmon sharks, and a variety of other sharks/whales may or may not be seen. 

Because this is a blue water expedition miles off shore, there is no scuba diving, only free diving. If you feel comfortable enough to free dive in blue water, please bring weights along with your snorkel gear and wetsuit.

No promises on what we will see, this is a blue water expedition and there are no doors in the ocean. I did this once before and got lucky to see a mola, a sea lion, and a blue, but the expedition did require a lot of patience and waiting and the blue showed up at the eleventh hour. There are no guarantees that we will see blues and other pelagic life and there are no refunds. 

If and once the shark(s) show up, the shark wranglers get in the water first to get the shark(s) acclimated, so they do not simply swim away when we jump in and try to take pictures or video. Because of the chumming, the trip to blue water, the small size of the group, and the shark wranglers, these shark expeditions are considerably more expensive than regular local boat dives. Even though I arranged a good deal with the Captain of the boat (which he told me not to make public), it will be about twice as expensive as a regular boat dive. 

The boat leaves San Pedro Harbor at 5 am on Saturday May 24, so we would board the evening of Friday, May 23.  We are looking at a group of 10 explorers for a one-day expedition (returning to San Pedro at 10 pm on Saturday, May 24).

Please email me if you are interested so I can share the details! 


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  • Jason K.

    I hope you organize another trip like this, I would love to participate.

    1 · July 9, 2014

  • John F.

    Looks like you guys had a great trip. Good job hooking this up Felipe!

    1 · June 5, 2014

    • Felipe

      Thanks John! It was a great experience!

      1 · June 6, 2014

  • Marc M.

    So how many things did you guys end up seeing?

    May 28, 2014

    • Tiffany P.

      Nice! Hope Wreck Alley treated you well. :)

      May 28, 2014

    • Marc M.

      It was quite nice. Good to dive someplace different.

      May 29, 2014

  • Tiffany P.

    My friend Scott is joining us. :)

    1 · April 20, 2014

  • Marc M.

    I'm still up for a 2 day if someone could either drive or ride share.

    1 · April 10, 2014

    • Marc M.

      Nah. It's fine. Looks like the San Diego / Yukon dive that had been in the works is back on so I'm going to do that.

      April 18, 2014

    • Tiffany P.

      Excellent, the Yukon is one of my favourite sites. Enjoy your visit. :)

      April 18, 2014

  • Felipe

    We still have a couple of spots open for this trip!

    1 · April 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am interested in the one day trip! Could you send me the details, please?

    2 · April 10, 2014

  • Lida

    My friend Jonathan S. is coming too!

    1 · March 29, 2014

    • Tiffany P.

      Ah, so turns out he's double booked that day and can't make it after all. Boo.

      April 2, 2014

  • Jim R.

    My friend Darrin has joined!

    1 · March 30, 2014

  • Marc M.

    Looks like my San Diego weekend in May is going to be canceled. If that happens, I think I can do this one. I'd want to do the two day option.

    1 · March 17, 2014

  • Lida

    I'd be up for a 1 or 2 day trip. I have 3 friends who are also interested in going. I'll find out what they prefer.

    1 · March 15, 2014

    • Tiffany P.

      Hi Jim! Welcome aboard. Lida, your +1 is Dan. Is the +2 Raleigh?

      March 16, 2014

    • Lida

      +2 was Jim. I've updated my RSVP.

      March 17, 2014

  • Felipe

    Nice, I have a friend who is not in the meetup who is helping me organize. If there is enough interest, we could do this a two-day expedition , but the price would go up more than twice...

    1 · March 14, 2014

  • Tiffany P.

    Okay, I talked to a few friends. They are checking schedules and such, so I will keep you posted. Also, one of them pointed out May 24th is Memorial Day weekend. We'll probably look into some Sunday dives out of San Pedro as well. :)

    March 12, 2014

  • Felipe­ changed the date and time from Friday, May 02, 2014 at 6:30 PM to Friday, May 23, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    March 9, 2014

  • Felipe­ changed the date and time from Friday, April 04, 2014 at 6:30 PM to Friday, May 02, 2014 at 6:30 PM

    March 9, 2014

  • Marc M.

    I'm game. How much?

    March 5, 2014

    • Marc M.

      I'd need to get an idea of how much it will run before I can commit. May 24th may work, but I'm already going down to San Diego the weekend of May 3rd to dive the Yukon.

      1 · March 7, 2014

    • Felipe

      Marc, I sent you the cost through email...

      March 8, 2014

  • Felipe

    In order to get more people involved, let's move this to May...

    March 7, 2014

  • Felipe­ changed the time from 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM

    March 4, 2014

  • Felipe­ changed the date and time from Saturday, April 05, 2014 at 6:00 PM to Friday, April 04, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    March 4, 2014

  • Felipe­ changed the location to San Pedro Harbor

    March 4, 2014

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