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VIP GREAT WHITE SHARK EXPEDITION

 

Great white shark diving at Guadalupe Island in Mexico

 

Expedition:

Cage Diving with Great White Sharks.

Location:

Guadalupe Island, Baja, Mexico.

Accommodation:

Liveaboard dive vessel (see below)

Experience:

No experience necessary for surface cage diving. For 40ft/12m submersible cage, divers must be Open Water certified.

   

2018 Dates:

September 2nd to 6th.

2018 Price:

$3495 per person double occ. 12 SPOTS LEFT

Liveaboard:

 Southern Sport

Trip Leader:

 Andy Murch

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

Five days / four nights aboard the liveaboard dive vessel Southern Sport. Three days of diving with Great White Sharks. All meals and non alcoholic beverages while onboard. Transfers from/to San Diego to Ensenada.

 

NOT INCLUDED:

Mask and wetsuit rental, marine park/harbour fees, crew gratuities.

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COME DIVING WITH GREAT WHITE SHARKS!

This is your chance to get up close and personal with the largest predatory sharks in the sea:

At Guadalupe Island, great white sharks approach the cages and divers VERY closely making this the most thrilling white shark encounter in the world.

 

A white shark rushed the camera during a Guadalupe Island shark dive.

 

NO DIVING CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED!
Guests on this particular trip are not required to have any scuba diving experience or certifications if they limit their diving to the two surface cages. However, anyone wishing to enjoy the perspective of looking up at the sharks from 30-40ft down in the submersible cage, must be a certified scuba diver.

 

A big great white shark and cage diving
 

UNPARALLELED WATER CLARITY

You can dive with great white sharks in a number of places around the world from South Africa to New Zealand but all of those places are plagued by green water that lowers visibility. Bad viz days at Guadalupe are practically unheard of so expect visibility ranging from 60ft to 150ft. 

 

Great white diving

 

AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHY OPPORTUNITIES

These images speak for themselves. Guadalupe Island is home to some of the largest white sharks in the world and they are not shy around the cages. Expect passes close enough to see every pore on the sharks nose!

 

Guadalupe Great White Shark Dive

 

White shark dive    Great white shark

 

PLUS, MORE WORLD CLASS WILDLIFE VIEWING OPPORTUNITIES

This adventure is all about being in the water with great white sharks but you may also have some great opportunities to see Northern Elephant Seals, California sea lions and endemic Guadalupe fur seals. The bird life around Guadalupe is also top notch with many species of gulls, turns and comical brown boobies.

 

Guadalupe Fur Seal    Elephant seal at Guadalupe Island

 

GUADALUPE ISLAND GREAT WHITE SHARK EXPEDITION ITINERARY/LOGISTICS:
This expedition leaves from Ensenada, Mexico. Ensenada is a two hour drive south of Tijuana. There are direct flights to Ensenada or you can fly to San Diego and take a coach across the border (about 3-4 hours). Flights are NOT included in the expedition package.


Day 1: Board the Southern Sport in Marina Coral of Ensenada at noon. Followed by cabin assignments and a short orientation about the ship. As soon as everyone is settled we will leave Ensenada for the crossing to Guadalupe. For the rest of the day you’re welcome to relax in the salon and watch movies or hang out on the outer decks to spot whales and dolphins that are frequently seen during the transit.

Day 2: We will arrive at Guadalupe Island around 8am. While you enjoy a hearty Mexican breakfast, the crew will prepare the cages and run a chum slick to attract the sharks.
After breakfast you will receive a short dive briefing and then the first guests will gear up and enter the cages.
We will break for lunch in the early afternoon and continue diving again right up until sunset.
A delicious dinner will be served around 6-7pm. After dinner you are free to relax and swap encounter stories with the other guests or plug in and review your underwater images.

DAY 3: Same as day 2 but if it can be arranged, during the evening there will be a presentation on white shark behavior by Dr Mauricio Hoyos; a white shark expert that stays on Guadalupe during the white shark season to record the special movements of these magnificent animals.

DAY 4: Same as days 2 and 3. Around 3pm the cages will be hoisted back on deck for the overnight run back to Ensenada.

DAY 5: After a leisurely breakfast we will arrive back in port and disembark. We should be back on land by around 11am.

 

Guadalupe Island Guadalupe Island Diving Guadalupe

Split frame of great white shark diving in Mexico

 

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Andy Murch Trip Leader

Andy Murch

EXPEDITION LEADER

Andy Murch is a fanatical big animal diver.

He has photographed and dived with more sharks than most people on this planet and he's very good at it.

Andy's images and shark stories have appeared in hundreds of books and magazines around the world from titles as varied as National Geographic, Scuba Diving, FHM, Digital Photography,  and the Journal of Zoology.

Andy is the Creator of the ever expanding Shark and Ray Field Guide on Elasmodiver.com 

 

When not running big animal expeditions or on photographic assignments, Andy lives and dives on Vancouver Island, Canada

 

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Andy is also the driving force behind the PREDATORS IN PERIL PROJECT which shines a spotlight on many endangered species of sharks and rays that are largely overlooked by mainstream conservation groups. Predators In Peril is entirely funded by Big Fish Expeditions.

 

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