Diving with Great White Sharks
For more demanding and adventure seeking clients, we would like to recommend Guadalupe island, one of the best places where you can experience diving with Great white sharks.
Join a lifeaboard and you can look forward to around 31 hours of spending in a protective metal cage watching these majestic animals on a typical trip.
A luxurious boat is your home for the duration of the cruise. You eat, sleep and dive on/from the boat. Liveaboards usually remain at sea for the whole trip and return to port only at the end of the cruise. Therefore you can maximize your time at the best sites.
This small volcanic island located in the Pacific 240 kilometers (150 miles) off the west coast of Mexico's Baja California peninsula outperforms both South Africa and Australia with shark-seeing consistency and watching conditions.
Only Guadalupe Island can boast shark viewing in beautiful clear blue water with 100 - 150 foot visibility !
The Guadalupe diving season is from July to November, when sea temperatures are from 66 to 72°F (19-22°C) and visibility is good.
You don't even need to be a scuba diver to observe these amazing animals underwater. All shark divers participants are protected by a strong metal cage.
Cages are lowered into the water at different spots around the island where the operator thinks the best shark encounters are likely to be after assessing the conditions of the day. From the safety and comfort of the cage, you will spend all your wet-time checking out the awe-inspiring sight of great white sharks. Even spotting them from the liveaboard is a thrill, so imagine seeing them in the crystal clear waters of Guadalupe.
July and August features groups of male sharks acting just like groups of teenage boys. Female great whites start showing up in September. October and November features the enormous 18 foot dominant females affectionately known as "Big Mammas".
Between years 2013-2016 an extraordinary big white shark female was photographed and filmed in the waters of the island Guadalope. The female was called Deep Blue. It is believed that she is up to 7 metres long and about 50 years old.
The Great white shark is notable for its size, with larger female
individuals growing to 6.1 m (20 ft) in length and 1,950 kg (4,300 lb)
in weight at maturity.
The lifespan of Great white sharks is estimated to be as long as 70 years or more.
Marine biologists have urged people to shed the perception of the great white shark as
a man-eating machine in favor of an intelligent creature which needs protecting.
It has been proved that surfers on surfboards resemble the image of a sea lion or a seal, if seen from the bottom of the ocean. Many attacks on surfers are simply mistakes. The sharks recognizes that the surfer is not a seal or a sea lion by taste and usually spits the human out , does not continue attacking. Humans are rather unappetizing to Great whites.
Other times, sharks attack humans as a result of provocations by human activities such as splashing or having a swim at twilight in locations inhabited by these grandiose misunderstood creatures.
The Great white shark was added to the endangered list because its
population has dropped due to the unregulated trade and excessive
Humans kill a large number of white sharks every year to get their teeth and jaws for trading, their meat for eating and their fins for doubtful remedies.
A five-night liveaboard experience with standard equipment and services could be arranged starting at 3250 USD. Maximum around 26 guests.
This adventure is for both divers and non-divers since both surface cages and submersible cages (scuba tanks) are in use.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, dives , experienced English-speaking divemasters (1 guide for 8 scuba divers), standard tanks, weights and weight belts, 5% mandatory Mexican taxes, CD of photos/video at the end of the tour.
Contact us for mode details !