Surface cage open dawn to dusk, suitable for non-certified divers!
Calm, clear water and up to 12 shark sightings in one dive
The best place in the world to dive with Great White Sharks. Calm waters, great visibility, temperate weather and high chances of shark encounters every day. Dive with the Sharks in a submersible cage or an open surface cage.
Guadalupe Island is known as one of the best places worldwide for Great White Sharks diving. The islands coastline is 25 miles of beautiful rocky cliffs, under a lush forest, giving it a feel of a dreamy tropical island. It is also home for at least 242 individually identified Great White Sharks. So, it is safe to say you'll see sharks every day. Dive conditions are also usually fair, with tranquil water, high underwater visibility of 100-150 ft and comfortable weather.
The best time of year to see the sharks is between July and November. In July and August we usually see more male sharks, and groups of smaller sharks, and the "big momma" female sharks usually show up between September and November. At this time of year the water temperature is around 70F/21C and the visibility is 30-40m/100-130ft.
Trip itinerary: Day 1: Meeting and pickup at either San Diego or Tijuana. Evening departure.
Day 2: Safety briefings and orientation, arrival at Guadalupe Island at dinner time, cocktails and a nice relaxing evening at anchor.
Day 3: First day of diving! Cages open at 6:30 am, first submersible at 8 am. Diving until dusk. Mexican taco fiesta and shark ID.
Day 4: Another full day of diving! cages open at 6:30 am, first submersible at 8:30 am. Diving until dusk. Shark behavior, shark ID and Theater Under the Stars.
Day 5: Cages open at 6:30 am, first submersible at 7:30 am. Cages close at 5 pm. Shark ID and cocktails with friends.
Day 6: Cruising to Ensenada arriving at approx. 2:00 PM, during the cruise a Trip slide-show will be presented.
All meals - continental breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert
Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks
End of trip DVD
On-board facilities such as the hot tub and lounge
Port fee ($65.00 USD) per person payable in cash on-board
Gift shop purchases
Crew gratuities are customary if you think the service is deserving typically $300 per guest
Departure: The trip to Guadalupe Island departs from the Ensenada port, you have 2 options for arrival: Option 1: meet at the Nautilus hospitality suite at the Best Western Island Palms resort for complimentary transfer to the ship docked in Ensenada. Meeting time at 12 pm and onward, coach leaves at 7:30 pm. Option 2: Fly to Tijuana airport (TIJ). Nautilus Liveaboard offers complimentary rides to the ship at Cruiseport Marina in Ensenada. We can arrange a hospitality suite at the El Cid, near the Cruiseport Marina, by prior request at least 30 days before departure.
Return: The vessel will arrive back at Ensenada around 2 pm. Complimentary coach transfers to Tijuana Airport, San Diego Airport, or Best Western Island Palms Resort. The coach should arrive TIJ by 4:00 PM or San Diego by 7:00 PM if there are no customs or weather delays.
Insurance: Proof of Dive Insurance from a reputable provider, such as Dive Assure or DAN is required.
60 days prior to departure we will send you a guest information form. Without a fully completed form you won't be able to board the ship.
Cancellations received more than 12 months prior to departure are fully refundable, minus an administrative fee of $100USD per berth or may be transferred to a new booking with Nautilus Liveaboards without an administrative fee.
Cancellations received within 12 months of departure are non-refundable. We will do our best to fill the boat and IF the ship sails full on departure, we will refund the canceled berths, minus an administration fee of $100USD per berth. IF the trip sails full, instead of a refund minus $100USD administration fee, you may have the option to transfer the full amount to a future reservation.