Guadalupe Island | Everything You Need to Know | Sharks
Guadalupe Island is the favorite dive spot in the world for great white shark diving. Guadalupe Island is the best place for white shark encounters, preferred by wildlife photographers and shark videographers/film crews from all around the world. We have compiled everything you need to know about Guadalupe Island here.
About Guadalupe Island at Baja, Mexico
Guadalupe Island or Isla Guadalupe is a volcanic island 250 km² and located 241 kilometres (150 mi) off the west coast of Mexico‘s Baja California Peninsula and some 400 kilometres (250 mi) southwest of the city of Ensenada in the state of Baja California, in the Pacific Ocean. The two other Mexican island groups in the Pacific Ocean that are not on the continental shelf are Revillagigedo Islands and Rocas Alijos. Guadalupe Island and its islets are the westernmost region of Mexico.
Guadalupe Island Geography and Volcanoes
Guadalupe Island has a rugged landscape. It consists of two ancient overlapping shield volcanoes, of which the northern and higher volcano is the younger. The island measures 35 kilometres (22 mi) north-south and up to 9.5 kilometres (5.9 mi) east-west, with a total area of 243.988 km2(94.204 sq mi). It features a chain of high volcanic mountain ridges which rises to a height of 1,298 metres (4,259 ft) at its northern end (Mount Augusta). Its smaller counterpart on the southern end is the 975 metres (3,199 ft) El Picacho. The southern part of the island is barren, but there are fertile valleys and trees in the northern part. The coast generally consists of rocky bluffs with detached rocks fronting some of them. Two high and prominent islets are within three kilometres (1.9 mi) of the southwestern end of the island, separated from one another by a gap called Tuna Alley – a great place to find great white sharks.
Guadalupe Island Climate Zones and Seasons
The island has two major climate zones: a very arid, semi-hot climate between 0 and 800 metres (0 and 2,625 feet) elevation, with mean annual temperature between 18 and 22 °C (64 and 72 °F) and a very arid, temperate climate above 800 metres (2,600 ft) elevation with temperatures over 22 °C (72 °F) in the hottest month of the year.
Guadalupe Island Shark Cage Diving – The Details
Cage diving at Guadalupe Island with great white sharks is an exciting adventure for everyone, since 2000 there’s no diving certification is required to cage dive here. Your trip to Guadalupe Island on board of the MV Horizon is the perfect 5 day getaway, book your adventure in Guadalupe Island and discover why is one the best dive sites in the world for shark diving.
Let’s go shark cage diving!