Cage Diving with Great White Sharks

Guadalupe Island, Mexico

Located in the Pacific Ocean approximately 165 miles west of Ensenada, Mexico, Guadalupe Island is now considered the world’s best location for viewing, photography and video of great white sharks. The visibility is often more than 100’ and the water temperature averages between 65°F-70°F. This is cage diving at its most exciting! Because you’ll be using surface supplied air (hookah) instead of scuba tanks, this adventure is open to both divers and non-divers alike. These 5-day trips are shorter than our other diving excursions — perfect for a great mini-vacation.


DAY 1: San Diego/ Ensenada/ Depart for Guadalupe Island At 10 am this morning, you’ll be met at the Hampton Inn San Diego – Downtown for your luxury motor coach transfer to the marina in Ensenada, Mexico. The drive time to Ensenada takes approximately 2 hrs. Total transfer time depends on the border crossing at Tijuana, Mexico. By lunchtime, you’ll be on board the Solmar V, your home for the next four nights. Early afternoon departure to Guadalupe Island (travel time between 18-20 hrs). (L,D)

NOTE: We suggest you arrive the day before your scheduled departure and overnight in San Diego, Tijuana or Ensenada (not included in cost).

Solmar V

DAY 2: Guadalupe Island ~ By mid-morning, the Solmar V will be dropping anchor on the west side of Guadalupe Island. Guests are able to enter the two surface cages (4 guests per cage) in one-hour sessions until 6 pm. The cages are operated on a swivel system which attaches to the swim platform making it easy and safe to get in and out of the cages, even in rough weather. Overnight on Solmar V. (B,L,D)

Guadalupe Island, Mexico

DAY 3: Guadalupe Island ~ The entire day is yours to enter the surface cages for up close encounters with Guadalupe’s great whites.   Surface observations the viewing decks on the boat provide another perspective of these apex predators in action. More than 150 great whites have been identified near Guadalupe. Overnight on Solmar V. (B,L,D)


Cage diving with great white sharks

DAY 4: Guadalupe Island/ Depart for Ensenada ~ Continue cage diving today until mid-afternoon.  At around 3 pm, the cages will be moved back onto the Solmar V and you’ll begin your return journey to Ensenada.  Overnight on Solmar V. (B,L,D)

Great white shark, Guadalupe Island


DAY 5: Ensenada/ San Diego/ Departure ~ Late morning/early afternoon arrival to Ensenada and return motorcoach transfer to San Diego. Arrival to San Diego between 4-6 pm. End of services. (B,L)

Optional extensions are available. Contact us for more details.

Click here for a video from our 2015 trip to Guadalupe Island, Mexico.



Meals: B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner

Price: $3095 per person.

Pricing includes live aboard accommodations, meals, snacks, beverages (water, soft drinks, beer; wine with dinner), round-trip luxury motorcoach transfers from San Diego to Ensenada, tanks, weights, and weight belts.

Exclusions: airfare, taxes (Mexican tax currently 16% of trip cost), additional nights’ accommodations, airport transfers, $15 national park fee (payable in cash upon arrival to Ensenada), dive gear (wetsuit, mask, hood, gloves, and booties), and travel insurance.

2016 Departure Dates

  • Aug 1-5
  • Aug 6-10
  • Aug 11-15
  • Aug 16-20
  • Aug 21-25
  • Aug 26-30
  • Aug 31-Sept 4
  • Sept 5-9
  • Sept 10-14
  • Sept 17-21
  • Sept 22-26
  • Sept 27 – Oct 1
  • Oct 2-6
  • Oct 7-11
  • Oct 12-16
  • Oct 17 – 21
  • Oct 22-26

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