Shark Cage Diving Guadalupe Island | Information
Guadalupe Island is considered one of the best places on the whole planet to view great white sharksShark Diving at Guadalupe Island | Prices & Availability | San Diego Departures. It is here, you’ll spend three adrenaline-filled days cage diving in multiple shark cages on America’s Shark Boat open to both certified divers and non-divers. Although Peter Benchley’s book “Jaws” and Steven Spielberg’s subsequent movie adaptation depicted the great white as a danger to humans, the last decade has seen Guadalupe Island become one of the world’s top destinations for shark enthusiasts and scientists hoping to dive with the oft-maligned and misunderstood creatures.
Divers and non divers from around the globe travel to the crystal clear waters of Guadalupe Island, Mexico, aboard a liveaboard built for smooth sailing in rough waters. Guadalupe Island is considered one of the best places on the whole planet to view great white sharks.
Guadalupe Island Information
Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) is a volcanic island and popular liveaboard destination reached from Ensenada with some operators meeting their guest in San Diego. The island is 241 kilometers (150 mi) off the west coast of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula and some 400 kilometers (250 mi) southwest of the city of Ensenada. Great Whites are the reason divers make the long trip here. The cage diving is the best in the world. The Great Whites, Guadalupe fur seals, tuna, and sea lions are most frequently sighted from August to October. The ocean is calmest at this time however, divers can expect colder sea temperatures of 66 to 72°F (19°C to 22°C).
While knowledge about pacific great white shark is limited — behaviors like breeding and birth have hardly ever been observed — the great white is considered to be remarkably intelligent. Many boat tour operators who supply cages to tourists note that sharks in other parts of the world have been habituated to humans, associating people and boats with bait. For that reason Guadalupe island shark tours remain some of the few that do not chum the water with bloody carcasses on fishing lines and that do not try to antagonize the creatures, but rather embrace an eco-tourism approach of leaving food floating in the water and allowing the migrating sharks to inspect and interact.
Join America’s Shark Boat in 2018 and spend three adrenaline-filled days cage diving in our new shark cages. It’s a cage diving adventure open to both certified divers and non-divers. Among the dozens of sharks that reside seasonally at the remote land mass 160 miles west of Baja California we’ll be sure to save one or two just for you. Let’s go shark cage diving at Guadalupe Island!