Tomorrow, I will embark on a cage diving adventure with Islander Charters. I’ve always been adventurous but marine life has been my greatest fear. Even small, harmless fish have made me nervous about being in the water. I’ve come a long way since my days of running from minnows. I’ve had encounters with dolphins, beluga whales, whale sharks, Galapagos sharks, manta rays, sting rays, seals, and reef sharks but nothing has compared to this. I’m about to face my fears head on.
For the next week, I will be living on the Islander. It was designed specifically to carry passengers off the Southern Califorina and Baja coast and has been safely delivering shark divers to Guadalupe Island since 2004.
We’ll arrive at Guadalupe Island where we’ll spend three days in the water with great white sharks. Islander Charters has had a 100% safety record with no cage breaches, accidents or incidents but I’m still petrified. I wonder if I’ll be too nervous to breathe the first time in the cage? I wonder if I’ll be too nervous to get into the cage? It’s all a mystery for now.
I won’t have Internet or phone access until I return so you’ll have to wait a few days for photos and feedback. Stay tuned…. or thanks for reading all these years 😉