Amazing Gift Ideas - Your Very Own "Shark Week"

Traditional gift giving can seem a little flat. Add some "Real Adventures" under the tree this year.

San Diego, CA, December 08, 2007 --( This upcoming holiday season, put some excitement under the tree. Americans will be gifting novelty ties and slippers again this year in unprecedented numbers; more often than not these traditional gift items end up in the closet.

Instead, consider giving a gift that will be remembered forever, your own “Shark Week” dive adventure. Since 2002 Shark Diver has been thrilling shark fans from all over the planet with “Safe and Sane” shark encounters with the world’s top shark species.

Divers and non divers seeking out the grand daddy of shark diving, the Great White, can join the Shark Diver crew in San Diego, California from August through November aboard two of the top shark diving vessels in the industry. In March Shark Diver continues these exciting adventures with Tiger Shark encounters out of sunny Freeport, Bahamas.

“It’s all about providing a once in a lifetime personal experience for our clients”, says Luke Tipple, onboard dive operations manager for Shark Diver. “About 20% of our divers are booked as the ultimate gift by spouses and family members; these family members end up having the time of their lives”.

Gifting adventure travel has increased dramatically since 2003. According to The Adventure Travel Report “one-half of U.S. adults, or 98 million people, have taken an adventure trip in the past five years. This includes 31 million adults who engaged in hard adventure activities like whitewater rafting, scuba diving and mountain biking”.

For family members gifting the ultimate shark diving adventure this Christmas, Shark Diver offers an additional bonus with a free iPod Nano to go along with your best holiday wishes.

About Shark Diver
Recently featured on the 20th anniversary of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, has been thrilling divers from around the world for the past six years with safe and exciting shark encounters. Shark Diver has expanded to offer cage diving trips with Tiger sharks in the Bahamas, Giant Squid encounters, as well as deep-dive submarine trips to see giant deepwater sharks in Roatan.

CEO Patric Douglas is a natural born eco-adventurer who started his career in the U.S.

Virgin Islands in hotel tourism, spent several years as a tour guide in Vietnam, Bali, Hong Kong, Australia/New Zealand and Latin America and served as an extreme adventure reporter for CBS in San Francisco, CA. He also founded the outdoor adventure club "Absolute Adventures" in 1998 which continues to thrive in San Francisco to this day.

For the past several years, Douglas has dedicated his time and energy to providing educational and interactive experiences for his clients through shark diving. In addition, Shark Diver, along with its partners, recently launched the non-profit Isla Guadalupe Conservation Fund and is partially funding efforts to preserve the habitat and safe study the Great White shark species at the island.

For more information:
Patric Douglas: 415.235.9410 or

Shark Diver
Patric Douglas