Sightings of up to 12 Great Whites in one dive in amazing diving conditions
An amazing experience for divers and snorkelers alike! With submersible and surface cages everyone can come face to face with Great White sharks. Join the Nautilus UnderSea Liveaboard on a journey to one of the greatest places in the world for shark sightings every day, Guadalupe island in Mexico.
25 miles of rocky cliffs under a beautiful, dense forest make the coastline of Guadalupe Island a tropical paradise. Alongside it's magnificent rocky beaches, live more then 242 Great White sharks, which were all individually identified and are sighted year in and year out. All that plus the tranquil water and their amazing clarity make it a perfect place to see the sharks on a daily basis.
The Great Whites are usually seen in two typical sessions during the season, July - August is when we see more male and small female sharks, and September - November is when the immense "Big Momma" Great White sharks come around our bay. Also, at this time of year the water is a cool 21C/70F and the visibility can seem endless.
Trip itinerary: Day 1: Arrival and assembly at either San Diego or Tijuana and transport to Ensenada port for a 7:30pm departure.
Day 2: Guadalupe Island arrival at dinner time, Safety briefings and orientation. Chill out and cocktails, relaxing evening at anchor.
Day 3: Diving! First submersible dive at 8 am, cages open at 6:30 am. Dive until sundown. Shark ID and Mexican fiesta dinner.
Day 4: 2nd day of diving! Surface cages open at 6:30 am, 1st submersible at 8:30 am. Dive until sundown. Shark ID, shark behavior and Theater Under the Stars.
Day 5: Last day of diving. Cages open at 6:30 am, submersibles start at 7:30 am. cages close at 5 pm. Shark ID, cocktails with friends.
Day 6: Sailing back to mainland Mexico. Scheduled arrival at Ensenada at around 2 pm. Trip slide show during cruise.
All meals - continental breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert
Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks
Guides for in-water activities
End of trip DVD
On-board facilities such as the hot tub and lounge
Port fee ($65 USD per person), to be paid on-board in cash
Staff gratuities are customary if you enjoyed the service. Typically $300 per guest
Purchases at gift shop
Departure: They are 2 options for arrival at Ensenada Cruiseport Marina, where the Nautilus Under Sea departs: Option 1: Gathering at the Nautilus hospitality suite at the Best Western Island Palms resort in San Diego, for relaxing and meeting before the free shuttle to Ensenada port where the ship will be docked. Suite will open at 12 pm and bus will leave at 7:30 pm. Option 2: Gather at Tijuana airport (TIJ) where complimentary transfer to Ensenada will be provided by Nautilus Liveaboards. A hospitality suite can be arranged at the El Cid, near the marina in Ensenada, by prior request at least 30 days before departure.
Return: return to Ensenada Cruiseport marina is scheduled for 2 pm. A complimentary shuttle bus will take you to TIJ, San Diego airport or the Best Western Island Palms. The bus should arrive at TIJ by 4 pm or to San Diego by 7 pm.
Insurance: Proof of Dive Insurance from a reputable provider, such as Dive Assure or DAN is required.
A guest information form, which must be completed before departure, will be sent to you 60 days prior to departure.
Cancellations received more than 12 months before departure date will be fully refunded, minus an administrative fee of $100 USD per person. Or they may be moved to a new booking with Nautilus Liveaboards without extra charges.
Cancellations received less then 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 reservation, minus an administration fee of $100 USD per person. IF the trip sails full, instead of a refund minus $100 USD administration fee, you may have the option to transfer the booking to a future trip.