Shark Adventures: Isla Guadalupe
This adventure is currently unavaiable. On January 9, 2023, the Government of Mexico passed legislation banning all tourism, diving and fishing at Isla Guadalupe. Until the Mexican Government can be convinced to reverse its decision, shark diving at Isla Guadalupe is not possible.
Shark diving is still possible in San Francisco. Join us for a one-day expedition to San Francisco's Farallon Islands for a chance to see some of the ocean's biggest white sharks. Learn more.
Dive Isla Guadalupe
Travel to the crystal clear waters of Isla Guadalupe, Mexico, aboard a luxury liveaboard custom-built for smooth sailing in rough waters. Isla Guadalupe is considered one of the best places on the whole planet to view great white sharks.
Spend three adrenaline-filled days cage diving in multiple shark cages. It's an incredible adventure open to both certified divers and non-divers. Shark Season at Isla Guadalupe is July to November.
|SHARK ADVENTURES ISLA GUADALUPE NAUTILUS SAMPLE ITINERARY
Arrive in San Diego, California or Tijuana, Mexico. Take pre-arranged hotel shuttle from pick-up point near airport to Hotel Coral in Ensenada. Our shark boats dock at the hotel. (We recommend arriving a day or two prior to arrival to guard against travel delays and provide an opportunity to enjoy Ensenada.) On departure day, shark divers should check-in at the Hotel Coral Waterfront Marina Bar & Grill, between Noon and 7:00 pm. Note: There will be a complimentary Backscatter photo workshop mid-afternoon, designed to help prepare shark divers for capturing the perfect great white shark images. (Camera and video rentals will be available.) Board the ship at 9:30 pm for departure. Overnight travel.
Safety briefing, diver orientation and “Shark 101” class. We’ll arrive at Guadalupe Island around dinner time.
Surface cages open to everyone at 6:30 am. Submersible cages open to certified divers at 8 am. Diving until dusk.
Surface cages open to everyone at 6:30 am. Submersible cages open to certified divers at 8:30 am. Diving until dusk.
Surface cages open to everyone at 6:30 am. Submersible cages open to certified divers at 7:30 am. Cages close at 5 pm. Begin return to Ensenada
Arrive in Ensenada about 2 pm. Take pre-arranged hotel shuttle to airport in Tijuana or San Diego. If there are no customs or weather delays, shark divers should arrive at Tijuana Airport by 4 pm and San Diego Airport by 7 pm.
Pricing & Trip Details
Choose from four different luxury shark diving vessels. Cost depends on vessel and state room type selected. Per person pricing ranges from $3579.75 with permit fees and taxes. Additional charges include a possible $65 port fee paid on location, a recommended trip gratuity of 10-15%, bar tab, if any, and dive gear rental fee, if applicable. A slight fuel surcharge is also possible. Airfare to and from departure point is not included.
| Certified divers will love spending time in one of our submersible cages. Modeled after
shark cages used in Australia, they can submerge to a depth
of 40 feet. Dive tanks and regulators will be provided. Rebreather
divers are welcome to bring their equipment.
It takes more than a great boat to make a great trip. It takes
a great crew. Accompanying you to Isla Guadalupe will be a carefully
selected team of incredible people, including divemasters,
whose primary mission is to see to your safety and comfort. They'll
work hard to make sure you enjoy maximum cage time, great food
and wonderful customer service.
Your Choice of 4 Vessels
The Nautilus Explorer - Our flagship featuring an all new super-large dive deck and water level platform combined with picture windows around the main salon and separate dining room. We love the Explorer and she looks fantastic with her recent stretch to 132 feet in length, new air conditioning and interior updates.
|The Nautilus Belle Amie - The Belle Amie is the newest and largest of the Nautilus liveaboards. She feels like a five-star floating boutique hotel, boasting spacious salon and dining areas, as well as a second open-air bar on the sun deck, an expansive dive deck and, of course, a hot tub.
|The Nautilus UnderSea - Many divers know this classic ship from her previous life as the Undersea Hunter of Cocos Island and IMAX fame. With massive upgrades including stretching by 20 feet, a new superstructure, an enclosed dive deck and host of other improvements, it is hard to recognize the original ship. The special feature of the UnderSea is the intimate group size of just 18 divers combined with Nautilus spaciousness and comfort and a huge dive deck and water level platform. It is important to note that the ship was launched in 1968 and she is not as new and contemporary as our other ships.
|Solmar V - The 112 ft Mexican flagged Solmar V is the luxury dive vessel that helped pioneer white shark cage diving at Isla Guadalupe. The vessel’s fully-carpeted interior is rich mahogany and brass, with granite tabletops. Staterooms have upper and lower berths and private bathrooms. Beer, wine and margaritas are included in the price of a Solmar V shark adventure.
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