Guaranteed great white shark sighting or you will be taken back to the island at no extra charge.
Idiomas da excursão
- Experiência Única
- Excursão com tudo incluso
- Viagem de vários dias
- Inclui todos os impostos, adicionais de combustível e taxas de serviço
- Inclui todos os equipamentos necessários
- Disponibilidade limitada
The cage diving at Guadalupe is bar none the greatest on the planet, with up to 100 feet + of visibility. The water temperature ranges from 67 to 76 degrees making this the ultimate white shark destination for everyone. Especially for the discriminating underwater photographer, or the novice.
Other than being reasonably physically fit, you don’t have to be an expert diver to cage dive with us at our Isla Guadalupe white shark dive site. For non divers joining us this season at Guadalupe, you will be required to attend a one-hour onboard cage diving presentation. Comfort in the water is a must. We strongly suggest that non divers take an “intro to diving” class at your local dive shop prior to joining us at our white shark dive site.
You will enjoy hours of cage time utilizing our state of the art cages. The two 4-5 diver cages are built to maximize your safety and comfort. At 50 square feet each they are the largest shark cages you will find on the planet. Our cages feature excellent viewing and photography characteristics, providing you with total freedom of movement and 360 degree panoramic visibility.
You will appreciate the use of dedicated surface supplied air, allowing you to be comfortable and secure during your dives. All our air systems are internal and we never use off the shelf air compressors. Our professional and courteous crew will make sure your adventure is a safe and rewarding experience.
Isla Guadalupe Great Whites are primarily transitional sub adults, 12 – 16 feet in length are are sleek, fast, and beautiful. We also encounter makos on very rare and very special occasions. Later in the season we encounter much larger sharks upwards to 18 feet. We call this “The Time of the Titans.” Late season sharks also come with a better chance of poor weather on site so you need to take that into consideration when making your shark diving choice with us. Tigers in the Bahamas run from 10-15 feet in length and are primarily female. They can be shy at times but we work with them over a period of days at Tiger Beach until they, and our divers, reach a good comfort level.
Detalhes do programa
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Approximately an 8 minute taxi ride from San Diego International Airport and 3 minutes from partner hotel, Holiday Inn Bayside, San Diego, California
Os horários estão sujeitos a alteração dependendo das condições locais do trânsito.
Informações sobre preços
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Great whites, up to 18 feet, come to the cages.
- 5 nights accommodation
- Go-pro rental
- T-shirt and sweatshirt
- Meals as per itinerary
- Unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks
- Professional guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
- Gratuities (recommended)
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Adult pricing applies to all travelers; Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- A minimum of 10 people are required on board for this adventure to take place
- Diving within 48 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
- A current valid passport is required on the day of travel; Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
- Wheelchair accessible - if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own carer
- Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
- All passenger heights are needed to determine (provided) wet suit size
- All passenger weights are needed to determine (provided) wet suit size
Boarding begins at 9pm -11.00pm on the evening of your expedition date. Prior to boarding most of our divers have booked with the Holiday Inn Bayside under our special Shark Diver Rate, we are happy to be working again this year with the Bayside, our 8th season with them. Divers generally come in a day early and take advantage of the Bayside’s free airport shuttle service and 7 minute location from the international airport. Our divers also like discover San Diego’s Gas Lamp District, home to some of California’s top restaurants and entertainment venues located minutes from the hotel. If you’re coming to San Diego early plan on visiting the town. We generally depart from the docks at 11:00-12.00pm. Travel time to Guadalupe is approximately 28 hours. Once you arrive to the vessel you’ll be greeted by Martin Graf, your dive operations manager. Martin holds the enviable distinction of spending the most time at Isla Guadalupe aside from the shark researchers at CICIMAR. His wealth of shark knowledge and dive operations prowess makes Martin our top choice again this year to run the white shark program on the M/V Horizon. He also speaks German and Swiss fluently and works in tandem with the entire vessel crew who you’ll soon get acquainted with. For now it’s time to get settled and into bed, try and get some sleep because in a few hours from now the next time you set your head on your pillow just know there will probably be two or three white sharks swimming underneath it!
We clear Mexican Customs early in the morning and then head out towards Isla Guadalupe. Look out for Dolphins, Whales and Sea Lions and enjoy your day at Sea.
We will arrive at Guadalupe sometimes after midnight. Upon arrival, we anchor, deploy our huge shark cages and begin operations. Breakfast is served in the galley, and Martin will be doing an in depth dive safety review prior to your cage time. Cage diving rotations are usually one hour at a time and the vessel is divided into four crews of four with eight divers in the water at any given time. Your first cage dive is usually preceded by someone yelling “White Shaaaark!”. A few years ago we had a young deck hand “Mikey from Main” who’s tell tale white shark yell is a tradition we carry on to this day. Welcome to cage diving, keep your eyes open as you walk down a short ladder into the industries largest shark cages, chances are in a few minutes you’ll be face to face with the Great White shark. Lunch is served around noon and for most divers this is a welcome break from the morning and getting used to the world of cage diving. We pick up the afternoons cage diving rotations after lunch or power through depending on the shark action this day. Dinner is served approximately 6:00pm. After a hot shower and a change into your post shark encounter clothes, it’s time for a sunset beer, or three on the bow with the other newly minted shark divers. Congratulations, it took you a long time to get here, but you did it, and now you’re ready for the next two days of white sharks, and more. You are an official Shark Diver.
If we decide to try a different site, we move early and begin operations at sunrise. Cage diving continues throughout the day and rotation times will be increased. Usually we stay in place as our crews and vessel captain know where to place the vessel and where the sharks are. Chances are you’ll see another long range boat in the bay, but the sharks will transit from boat to boat, and with the density of animals on site everyone gets into sharks. We may get boarded by the MX Navy while were on site. They will board each vessel at least three or four time during the season. They are looking for valid commercial shark diving permits, passenger manifests, and some water or a soda. These young marines work very hard with little pay, so we always offer them lunch and water. Do not be surprised to see guns, this is a a typical Mexican boarding procedure and they have been doing this since 2008. The good news is their presence deters unlawful sport fishing boats who, in 2007, hooked a white shark right in front of us. Fortunately we sent a small boat over to them to film what they were doing and they soon cut the line and ran away. Having the MX Navy on site is a good thing. Day four ends as day three did, by now you have moved over to the expert class of Shark Diver and you know what the color of a white sharks eye really is. Only a real shark diver knows this so consider yourself one of the fortunate few. Like we said before, tonight when you go to sleep just know that a few feet below you lurk some of the white sharks you have come to know over the past few days. Shredder with his unique dorsal fin, Fat Tony, Mau, or even Bruce. They’ll be here when you wake up.
By now, everyone will be old pros and enjoy the relaxed feel of things. Your shark cage team will be some of your best friends even after this latest adventure with Shark Diver. Cage teams typically assign names for themselves, “The Wild Ones”, “Team Dark Tide” when it’s time to go cage diving your team is ready and able, knowing where all the gear is located and how to suit up. Our photographers will be focused on getting the “best of the trip” shot and shark fans will now be able to accurately measure, sex, and identify each new shark. Shark Diver has a share and share alike policy towards shark images. Basically if you happen to nail the best trip shot, share it. Each night we provide memory sticks so divers can offload images and share them with each other. That way every divers goes home with the absolute best images they can, a group effort. The last cage rotation is always bitter sweet, time to say goodbye to animals that have captured our imaginations since, for many, childhood. It’s amazing but sometimes if you really connect with an animal, there’s a moment where the two of you just click. Shredder has been clicking with divers since our first season, and we hope you get to meet him this year, as he has proven to be quite a unique and wonderful animal.We depart after lunch and head for home, make sure you take some last minute snap shots of Shark Fin Rock on the way out, usually the light is just right and it’s a great way to say good by.
We travel back to San Diego and arrive at the docks approximately 4pm – 5pm.
Política de cancelamento
Se cancelar entre 3 e 6 dia(s) antes da partida agendada, haverá uma taxa de cancelamento de 50 por cento.
Se cancelar no prazo de 2 dia(s) antes da partida agendada, haverá uma taxa de cancelamento de 100 por cento.