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White Shark Cage Diving

We use submersible cages to descend down 10 - 12 metres and the difference in the experience is phenomenal. The sharks are already there!

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White Shark Cage Diving in Mexico

Note: The Mexican authorities have closed Guadalupe Island Biosphere for the coming summer season. As an alternative we are offering several Sea of Cortez and Socorro Island diving adventures. Please contact us for more information.

There are only a few places in the world where you can dive with Great White sharks, and Mexico is our favorite. A unique photography experience for divers as well as non divers!

Together with our local partner in Mexico, we can offer liveaboard shark diving safaris out to the small island of Guadalupe in the Pacific Ocean, close to Ensenada. At least 100 Great Whites visit a particular bay at this island during shark season and we have special permission from the government to anchor there. This allows us virtually unlimited diving with the sharks in generally calm sea conditions. Visibility is usually around 25-40 metres in very blue water, with water temperatures of 21-22 degrees celcius.

What is special and unique about this operation is that you can go in the water with the sharks, instead of sitting at the surface peering down into the depths. The Great White sharks always circle around underneath the vessel in 10 - 15 metres of water. Instead of waiting for them to come to the surface, you can now dive down into their world. We use submersible cages to descend down 10 - 12 metres and the the experience is phenomenal. We don't use any oil or blood to lure them, the sharks are already there!

The cages go up and down every 35 minutes, always with a divemaster in each one. Diving is done via surface supplied "hookah", although there is backup dive gear in each cage.

The Great Whites often follow the submersible cages up to the surface and will hang around for a bit so we also have a 7 metres long surface cage tethered off the back of the ship. Dive time is virtually unlimited from dawn to dusk during the three days that we are anchored on site.

"This was by far one of the best trips we have EVER taken. The infamous great white sharks are truly unbelievable, and one of nature’s greatest kept secrets."

- Ryan L. & Amanda R.

All itineraries are subject to change, due to weather and other conditions. All times indicated are approximate, and are also subject to change.

  • Day 1

    Your trip starts in the evening of the first day. Boarding is available at 9:30 pm. The captain, crew and divemasters will welcome you on board with a glass of champagne. The ship is a modern live-aboard that feels like a floating boutique hotel. There is a spacious dining area and bar on the sun deck. There is also a large dive deck, outdoor showers and a hot tub to warm up after diving. Once you get settled on board, the ship will set course for the island of Guadalupe in the Pacific Ocean.
    We recommend you fly to either San Diego (USA) or Tijuana (Mexico) airport. A pick up with
    personalized van service can be arranged to transfer you to Ensenada where you will board the ship.

    Day 2

    You will spend the first night at sea and also most of the second day you will be underway to Guadalupe. It is an 18-20 hour open-ocean crossing which can sometimes be rough. We recommend bringing anti-seasickness medication to prevent nausea. The boat usually arrives at the island around dinner time. Enjoy a restful night's sleep before diving with the sharks the next morning!

  • Day 3-5

    Enjoy three full days of cage diving. The cages open at 6:30am and you can start diving whenever you want, and stay in as long as you want. Don’t worry about missing a meal while in the water, the chef will cook up breakfast or save you a plate of food if you like.
    In between dives you can warm up in the hot tub, or take a shower in your private ensuite cabin whenever you want.  After all this diving and excitement you can enjoy the cocktail hour and some delicious Mexican taco's on the top deck.

    Day 6

    The boat will make its overnight run back to Ensenada where you arrive in port around 2.00pm. Transfer to San Diego or Tijuana Aiport can be arranged.

Dates & Rates

Note: The Mexican authorities have closed Guadalupe Island Biosphere for the 2022 summer season. As an alternative we are offering a heavily discounted Sea of Cortez diving adventure. Please contact us for more information.

6 day live-aboard voyage

From mid July till the end of October, we offer weekly departures.

Triple Stateroom from USD $2895.00
Double Stateroom from USD $3195.00
Single Stateroom from USD $3993.75
Superior Suite from USD $3695.00
Premium Suite from USD $4295.00

Please contact us for availability and further details.

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Call us today on +31 (0) 858 771 583