Originally Posted by willk
Interesting. 25 miles into the Pacific - you want to get that right in a small boat. Also interesting islands - crane landing, water traps, solar array, fancy dwellings - what's the lowdown?
No non-scientific people allowed to land, so all that stuff is moot. Getting a permit for scientific research is reportedly pretty difficult as well.
Diving out there is supposed to be pristine. I've never been, but have heard reports from when the commercial dive boats used to make the occasional trip.
Side note to NCP: the guy spotlighted in the book (Peter something-or-other?) was kind of an ass - he was the primary opposition to cage diving off the Farallons. He backed off a bit when it came to light that he was taping and selling footage to the BBC; something that is expressly forbidden in his contract with the Sanctuary. Guy made a ton of money, while using his status as chief scientist to keep everyone else out. In truth, the woman who wrote it sounded kind of wacko as well.