Guadalupe Island Mexico Trip Planning 2020 What To Know
Cage Diving Shark Seasons at Guadalupe Island
Time of the Titans Cage Diving
Mature females can often be seen around the island sporting gruesome bite marks and other scratches. This can be a result of the violent mating rituals ofGreat Whites, but unfortunately also from being hit by boats and props. To reproduce, males must hold onto the female by biting the area around the gills and pectoral fins.
Guadalupe Island Fur Seals and Sharks
One of the major reasons Guadalupe island is a beacon to a large number of Great White sharks is the Guadalupe Fur Seal. One of six fur seal species in the world, this shark food source was once pushed close to extinction by commercial sealers in the 19th Century. Luckily, the fur seal population has since recovered to numbers in excess of 10,000.
Guadalupe Island Geography
The island of Guadalupe has an elongated shape and was originally formed by two overlapping shield volcanoes. Today, the island features a rugged landscape and reaches an elevation of 1,298m at Mount Augusta. Although extremely remote, Guadalupe island does have a human population of just over 200 individuals. These inhabitants are mostly abalone and lobster fishermen who survive thanks to generators and a military vessel, which provides 30,000 liters of fresh water annually.
There is also a shark research station on the island that provides invaluable data on the ocean’s most fearsome predator. Book today!