The Film and TV market for thrilling man-versus-shark movies have fueled the real-world stigma that sharks are evil man-eaters, ultimately contributing to the slaughter of hundreds of millions of sharks every year and an unreasonable fear of sharks. Can shark cage diving at Guadalupe island cure you of your irrational fear of sharks?
Great White Sharks at Guadalupe
Great white sharks at Guadalupe Island are responsible for maintaining the balance of the ocean’s ecosystem, keeping older and sick seals from causing disease in shoreline colonies and certain species of fish from overpopulating and destroying coral and other essential fish markets such as Tuna. The 1975 release of Jaws led to shocking global participation in shark-killing contests, and ecosystems felt the immediate effects. Research from acclaimed biologist Dr. Julia Baum suggests that, in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean between 1986 and 2000, there were massive declines in shark populations. Eighty-nine percent of hammerhead sharks, 79 percent of great white sharks and 65 percent of tiger sharks had vanished seemingly into thin air. So keeping sharks safe in pristine locations protected means better ecosystems!
Shark Stats You Know, The Numbers
Sharks have been unfairly portrayed in the media for decades, and something smells fishy. Let’s set the record straight.
- On average, shark attacks occur only 20 times a year in the U.S.
- For every human killed by a shark, humans kill approximately two million sharks.
- Over 11,000 sharks are killed per hour.
- The chances of being killed by a shark are 1 in 11.5 million.
- The chances of being killed by lightning are 94 in 1 million.
- The chances of being injured by a toilet are 96.4 in 100,000.
- The chances of being hit by a comet or asteroid are 1 in 75,000.
Can You Override Your Fear of Sharks in One Dive?
We offer shark cage diving for everyone. Years ago, when we were the only US flagged white shark diving vessel at Guadalupe Island, we created a great white shark liveaboard experience that anyone could enjoy. You don’t have to be diver certified to cage dive with us. We designed the first ever shark cages that anyone could dive in, shark diving made easy. In fact we’re so confident that you will become a hard core shark fan if you arrive with a fear of sharks, and after one dive with us STILL have a fear of sharks, we’ll give you your money back! Ready to take up the challenge? Let’s go shark diving!