Guadalupe Island Destination Guide | Cage Diving
Diving with Great White Sharks at Guadalupe Island
Guadalupe Island cage diving is sought after by divers from around the globe for face to face encounters with the most feared fish in the ocean, the Great White Shark. You are guaranteed close-encounters with white sharks at this remote and unique island. Very close encounters. From behind your cage, you will witness white sharks passing your shark cage only a few inches from your nose.
Shark Cage Diving Visibility
Best time to go to Guadalupe Island to see great white sharks?
August to November is the best time to go.
Cold. In the 60’s, 7mm suit or drysuit is recommended. Because you are not swimming, but remaining still in a cage, the water will seem colder than normal.
Underwater White Shark Photography Tips
Use a wide-angle lens! Leave your macro lens at home. Fisheye or rectilinear lenses work fine. Use short strobe arms, it’s impossible to use large strobe arms because you are in there with other divers. 6 or 8 inch single arms work well. Use you strobes on manual power, low power, with diffusers to help avoid hot spots on their bellies.Fast shutter speeds help, at least 1/125th of a second. Use high-speed shooting mode on your camera if possible.
Guadalupe Island Liveaboard
America’s Shark Boat runs shark cage diving tours from August to November. Shark divers board the boat in San Diego, Ca and overnight to Guadalupe Island. They offer a 100% price match guarantee and the lowest all inclusive pricing in the industry.
You could pay more to cage dive with white sharks but why would you? $2,999 per person.