The island Guadalupe is the most westerly point of the Mexican territory. It is situated in 240kms of Ensenada in Pacific Ocean. This impressive volcanic island measures 1298m in its peak, called the mount Augusta.
This destination is considered because it is one of the rare zones of migration of the great white shark because of the abundance of food in particular tunas in famous Tuna Alley. The concentration of big whites sharks is more important in Guadalupe than in South Africa or in Australia!
Guadalupe is open to diving from August till November. The visibility is generally exceptional, 40 meters on average, deep blue water and a temperature of 22/24 °C. A wetsuit of 5-7mm is more than recommended.
The bay where dives take place shelters a population of hundred great white sharks. There is no food brought by the man to attract them. By going to meet them without interfering in their behavioral mode, you will discover them in the everyday life without generating of stress or food frenzy. They show a big curiosity and come as closely as possible to the cages of surface.
The dives are limited to 3 per day for certified divers. Two cages are organized: an on-surface and one at 12m for the certified divers. Cages went back up every 30mn, and a guide is systematically present. A water pipe feeds the divers with air and a tank is always attached in cages. It is possible to go out of the cage of 12m together with the guide and so to live an even stronger experience! The current record is of 31. 5 hours in cage in three days!
Voyages are typically 5 nights/6 days. Number of shark-dives on the trip is virtually unlimited. On the first morning upon arrival a warm-up dives is organized and afterwards the pool is always open. Current record is 31.5 hours of cage time over 3 dive days. Cages close at 5 p.m. on the last dive day to get ready for the steam home. Longer cruise of 10- and 15-night Guadalupe combo-trips are offered. Ten-nights trip combines diving with the great white sharks at Guadalupe Island with scuba diving in the giant kelp forests of the California Channel Islands and San Benito Islands and other remote islands on the Pacific side of Baja California. Fifteen-nights expedition in November combines Guadalupe and San Benitos with the famous giant mantas and dolphins of Socorro Island.