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Nice video about the Farallon Islands Marine Sancuary.

Discussion in 'NorCal' started by Peter_C, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Peter_C

    Peter_C Solo Diver

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    I found this today, and enjoyed the excellent shots gliding over the coastal terrain and underwater with all the creatures we hope to see. Enjoy :clapping:

    [video=vimeo;33006095]http://vimeo.com/33006095[/video]
     
  2. TracysaCADiver

    TracysaCADiver Barracuda

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    Hey Peter - The video link came up with an error - do you actually have a link for it from like YouTube or something? Maybe not embedding might help? Dunno... :idk:
     
  3. Peter_C

    Peter_C Solo Diver

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  4. TONY CHANEY

    TONY CHANEY Loggerhead Turtle

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    Truly great video! Thanks!
     
  5. GregSaiz

    GregSaiz Solo Diver

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    Loved that. One of my great diving regrets was not booking the Pacific Star charter to the Farallones when they were here. Even after reading Chuck's page on diving there, I still want to go. Flotilla anyone?
     
  6. kyjellyfish

    kyjellyfish Nassau Grouper

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    This was the same movie shown at the Cal Academy of Sciences a while back. Nice one.
     
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  7. bsteg

    bsteg Nassau Grouper

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    I have been out there on a cage dive. We saw two seal predations on the surface but no sharks came near the cage. (read more here White Shark Cage Dive: Farallons). Lots of whales and other sea life. Greg, I'll go on your flotilla boat your gonna need a bigger boat!
     
  8. GregSaiz

    GregSaiz Solo Diver

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    You are in luck, just upgraded to a Zodiac Pro 9 Man! While the prior owner had it out to the islands twice, making a trip like that in an open 16 foot boat sounds crazy to me. Still, if anyone here has a 30' and wants to tow my Zodiac, I'll join the flotilla!
    :D
     
  9. Peter_C

    Peter_C Solo Diver

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    Nice boat Greg! I wish I could tow a boat that big. It is also a boat I would gladly take out to the Farallon's. I have seen what Paul puts his thru. Folks take their 17' Boston Whalers out there all the time, and the RIB will ride smoother.

    The more I see people interact with the Great White sharks at the Farallon's the less I worry about them. We really are not on the menu. The more I see video from the Farallon's the more I want to dive out there. It is one of more remote dive locations in Northern California, that hold decent vis. Definitely worthy of a live boat trip with the currents, and the desire to come up directly under the boat. Also worthy of a top notch dive team.
     
  10. GregSaiz

    GregSaiz Solo Diver

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    Thanks Peter, I appreciate all your inflatable advice. I should have clarified in my post above "For a novice like me, taking an open boat out to the islands sounds crazy". Anyway, the allure of the Farallons is a great motivator to become a better diver/captain!
     

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