Dive with Great White Sharks
Isla Guadalupe, Mexico
August through Mid-November
- Featured on Discovery Channel's "Shark Week", Animal Planet and the Wall Street Journal
- Spend 5 days surrounded by nature's ultimate predator, cage diving off the coast of Mexico's Isla Guadalupe's newly formed "Bio-Sphere Reserve"
- Vessels are outfitted with the industry's largest shark cages, great accommodations, excellent food service and experienced shark crews
- No dive experience necessary!
Travel to Isla Guadalupe from San Diego on this 5-day excursion where you will have the opportunity of a lifetime to see these amazing predators in their own environment. Discover Great White Sharks in an upscale shark vessel in the industry's largest shark cages. The most important consideration in providing this amazing experience is cage design and safety. These cages are the best available yet, so you can feel comfortable and confident while you dive.
Your vessel will have a dedicated air system for shark cage operations, service the largest shark cages available and have full-time, experienced Great White crews. The vessels are excellent long range dive platforms for those seeking laid back comfort and style while diving with Great Whites.
Relax after a day of diving in your vessel's galley, complete with TV/VCR/DVD and email access. On-board, the chefs are sure to delight as they prepare delicious traditional meals or the freshest fish in the world. All beverages, including beer and wine, are available at no extra cost. This vessel features "Shark Trust Wines" with your meals - a local eco-minded company that gives back 10% of its total sales to ongoing shark research world wide.
Divers seeking a week-long encounter with the ocean's ultimate predator no longer need to travel over 5000 miles to South Africa or Australia. This newly named "Bio-Sphere Reserve" located just 210 miles into the Pacific has it all!
- Must be 16 years of age or older
- Prior dive experience is not required
5 days - You will be traveling by vessel on days 1 and 5 with 3 days of diving in between.
Up to 16 people per trip
This experience is only for booked participants.
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact the experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What to Wear:
It is recommended to bring appropriate diving gear - wetsuit, booties, hood and gloves. Bring additional clothing for the 5 day trip as well as towels, hats, sunglasses and sunscreen.
For this experience, it is recommended to request bookings 4 months in advance.
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, you may exchange or cancel your booked experience outside of 120 days of your booked date. Failure to cancel your trip at least 120 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of value of the experience. Trips cancelled due to inclement weather will result in a credit good for 2 years on a return trip.
Is shark diving safe?
To date, this expedition has enjoyed a 100% operational record at every shark site it has operated in. This excellent record of shark interaction is a result of respect for the sharks and following careful safety protocol.
Do I need qualifications to dive?
Other than being reasonably physically fit, you do not have to be an expert diver to cage dive at the Isla Guadalupe white shark dive site. It is strongly suggested that non-divers take an "intro to diving" class at your local dive shop prior to arriving at the dive site.
Do the sharks ever attack the cage?
The sharks are not enticed to the cages, but you can expect very close passes within 12 inches at times.
How big are the sharks?
Isla Guadalupe Great Whites are primarily transitional sub adults, 12-16 feet in length.Later in the season it is possible to encounter sharks upwards of 18 feet.Late season sharks also come with a better chance of poor weather on site. Please take that into consideration when making your booking.
Is cage diving always possible?
On occasions adverse weather may prevent safe cage diving operations. Experienced dive operations managers will make the decision on whether your safety is at risk. The boat may be moved to a better location or the trip may be cancelled and rescheduled as soon as the weather improves. Safety is always the first priority.
Is there a shark guarantee?
Yes.This trip only runs during peak seasons and takes place in some of the word's most productive and pristine shark sites.All expeditions have a full and complete guarantee. If an expedition is cancelled due to weather or sharks are not present, you will have 2 years to make your return expedition with the option of gifting it to someone else if you choose.
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