Fins Attached



Citizen Science Research Expeditions

Fins Attached conducts research expeditions throughout the year. Some of these trips are open to donors of Fins Attached. The expeditions allow participants to witness and in some cases, participate in the research. We have found that these experiences completely transform the perceptions that individuals have about and towards sharks.

December 3-8, 2018: Guadalupe Island

Isla Guadalupe – Great White Diving
Only 10 guests allowed
December 3 – 8, 2018 – (4-days with the sharks)

Guadalupe, Mexico, is the best place on earth to see great white sharks! JOIN US on this thrilling adventure of diving with the great white sharks.

Great White Shark Research: Guadalupe Island is an important great white shark aggregation site in the eastern Pacific, with over 200 sharks identified. Satellite and acoustic tags are being deployed on the sharks to better understand their movements around the island. Be a part of the research to save sharks!

Cost: Email for details,

Package Includes:

  • Roundtrip transportation from San Diego to Ensenada
  • 6 days, 5 nights aboard Sharkwater
  • 4 days of diving
  • All meals and drinks aboard

Package does not include:

  • Hotel accommodations (first and last night in San Diego)
  • Crew tips
  • Port departure tax, National Park fee, and Mexican visa


2018: Cocos Island Expedition

SPECIAL EXPEDITION: Guest Scientists – Dr. Peter Klimley (aka, Dr. Hammerhead), Dr Mauricio Hoyos, & Randall Arauz

Cocos Island – Costa Rica: August 17-27, 2018

Cost: $6,500 per person (only 8 donors allowed)

Included in the price:

  • All meals and snacks on board
  • Complimentary local soft drinks, beer and social servings of wine
  • 7-days of diving (tanks, weights, boat and guide)
  • Nitrox
  • Transfers to/from Puntarenas
  • National Park Fees

Package does not include:

  • Airfare
  • Hotel nights in San Jose
  • Rental Equipment
  • Land Excursions
  • Crew tips

Activities and hosts: Research, tagging sharks, educational presentations from Klimley, Hoyos, and Arauz

Small group of no more than 8 citizen scientists

This is one of Klimley’s books,

You would need to arrive into San Jose by August 16. A hotel will be recommended. Pick up on the morning of August 17 for transfer to Puntarenas. The return back to San Jose will be on August 27 in the morning. You may be able to fly home that same day depending on flight time the later the better. Otherwise, another night hotel in San Jose and flying home the next day.

We would need a $2000 deposit ti hold your space. Balance will be due by July 15. The schools of hammerheads are waiting for you! Just say the word and I will email an invoice.

Email: to sign up.