Suitable for non-certified divers with 2 surface cages!
High visibility and multiple shark sightings every day
The greatest place in the world to come face to face with Great White Sharks. Dive in serene, clear water, good weather and awesome chances of shark sightings on a daily basis. SCUBA dive with the sharks in a submersible cage or snorkel in an open surface cage.
The island of Guadalupe is the ideal place for diving with Great White Sharks. With a coastline of breathtaking rocky cliffs, stretching for 25 miles, under a green, rich forest, it seems like a wonderful tropical island. There are, also, more then 242 individually identified Great White Sharks who call it home. So, it is pretty sure that you'll see sharks almost every dive. Weather conditions are also usually temperate, perfect for diving - calm waters and great underwater visibility of over 100 ft.
From July and through to November is when we see the sharks. Male sharks and smaller sized females usually come in around July and August. And in September - November the female "Big Momma" sharks are more often sighted. The water is at around 70F/21C and the visibility is between 100-130ft/30-40m, which is excellent for Great Whites.
Trip itinerary: Day 1: Gathering at either San Diego or Tijuana and transfers to Ensenada Cruiseport Marina. Departure at 7:30pm.
Day 2: Arrival at Guadalupe Island at dinner time, Safety briefings and orientation. Cocktails and unwinding, evening at anchor.
Day 3: First day of diving with the sharks! Surface cages open at 6:30am, 1st submersible at 8 am. Diving until sunset. Mexican taco fiesta and shark ID.
Day 4: Another full day of diving! Cages open at 6:30 am, first submersible dive at 8:30 am. Diving until dusk. Shark behavior, shark ID and Theater Under the Stars.
Day 5: Surface cages open at 6:30 am, 1st submersible at 7:30 am. Cages close at 5 pm. Shark ID and cocktails with friends.
Day 6: At sea, cruising to Ensenada. Arrival at approx. 2:00 PM, a trip slide-show will be presented during the cruise.
Accommodation on board the Nautilus Belle Amie
Continental breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert - all meals while on the Belle Amie
Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks
Divemasters for in-water activities
End of trip DVD
Hot tub, lounge room and other on board facilities
$65 USD per person - port fee. To be paid on-board in cash
Alcoholic beverages at the bar
Purchases at gift shop
Tips are customary, if you enjoyed the service. Typically $300 USD per guest.
Departure: We have 2 options for our passengers regarding arrival to the Ensenada port, from which the trip to Guadalupe Island departs from: Option 1: Nautilus Liveaboards offers their hospitality suite at the Best Western Island Palms resort in San Diego, where costumers can meet and relax before the complimentary transfer to the ship docked in Ensenada. The suite will be open from 12 pm and onward, coach leaves at 7:30 pm. Option 2: Meet at the Tijuana airport (TIJ), where free pickups to the ship at Cruiseport Marina in Ensenada will be provided by Nautilus Liveaboards. A hospitality suite at the El Cid, near the Cruiseport Marina, can be arranged by prior request at least 30 days before departure.
Return: The Belle Amie is scheduled to arrive back at Ensenada port around 2 pm. Complimentary coach transfers will be available to Tijuana Airport, San Diego Airport, or Best Western Island Palms Resort. The bus should arrive at 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.
A guest information form will be sent to you, via link, 60 days before departure. Form must be completed prior to boarding.
A full refund, minus an admin. fee of $100 USD per berth, or a transfer to a new booking with Nautilus Liveaboard will be made if cancellations have been received 12 months or more before the trip departure date.
No refunds will be given for cancellations within 12 months of departure date, unless we were able to fill the boat and it sails full on departure. If the trip is full we will refund the canceled booking, minus the administration fee. Or you might have the option of transferring the full amount to a future reservation.