Shark Diving at Guadalupe Cage Diving With Great White Sharks
Guadalupe island is a shark cage divers dream destination. You won’t dive with reef fish here, or see colorful reefs, you don’t even need to pack your fins because cage diving at Guadalupe island is all about bucket list shark diving with the largest aggregation of great white sharks on the planet!
Shark Cage Diving at Guadalupe Island
Cage divers enjoy some of the world’s best encounters with great white sharks on America’s Shark Boat. There are only a few spots of earth where great whites can be seen in such numbers and after 19 shark cage diving seasons we have your shark diving experience dialed in. Shark diver enjoy great visibility of 100 to 150ft (30-45m) at Guadalupe island.
Non certified shark divers are restricted to surface cage activities with air hoses with guaranteed shark sightings. Over 250 different sharks have been counted in the viewing area by our crews over the past 19 years!
About Guadalupe Island
Guadalupe island is an exciting extinct volcanic island, 17 miles long and 6 miles wide. Its population of 10,000+ Guadalupe fur seals (Arctocephalus townsendi) their only major breeding site and northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) are what attract the white sharks to this pristime cage diving site in the Pacific. The island has been a seal sanctuary since 1975 and is a designated biosphere reserve.
Dive Site Descriptions
Getting to Guadalupe Island
America’s Shark Boat offers direct departures from the USA to Guadalupe Island and back. No busses into Mexico. The island is 210 miles off the west coast of California and the boat journey time to the island is 20 hours, so daytrips from the mainland to visit the sharks are out of the question. Most of the liveaboard trips include 3 or 4 days of cage diving.