Traveling to Guadalupe Island Facts and Trip Planning

Guadalupe Island shark cage diving

Traveling to Guadalupe Island Facts and Trip Planning

Join us Aug – November at Guadalupe island for the world’s BEST cage diving. Here’s why you should go THIS year our 20th anniversary at the world’s greatest great white shark cage diving location bar none!

Cage Diving For Novice Divers?

  • Cage diving at Guadalupe Island is for anyone. Cage diving with great white sharks divers use a hookah and cages that stay on the surface.

How Many White Sharks Have We Identified Since 2000?

What Are The Different Shark Seasons at Guadalupe Island?

  • During the Guadalupe cage diving season, there are two important periods. From July to August, very active juvenile males frequent the island. Huge females arrive around at the end of summer and stay until mid November. The island is a mating hotspot for Great White sharks, and there have even been some baby sharks observed in recent years.

Scarring on Female White Sharks?

  • 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 of Great Whites. To reproduce, males must hold onto the female by biting the area around the gills and pectoral fins.

What Do Guadalupe Island White Shark Feed On?

  • 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.

What is Guadalupe Island Exactly?

  • 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.

Does Anyone Live on Guadalupe Island?

  • 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!