Dive with Great White Sharks!

      Isla Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico

      Blue Planet Scuba
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      Sep 17 - 21, 2021
      Group size: 13 - 13
      Dive with Great White Sharks!
      Isla Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico

      Blue Planet Scuba
      • Facebook verified
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      129 reviews

      Sep 17 - 21, 2021
      Group size: 13 - 13

      About this trip

      Join Blue Planet on the trip of a lifetime! See great white sharks up close while cage diving from a liveaboard at Guadalupe Island, one of the best spots in the world to see them. This bucket list trip is perfect for both divers and non-divers alike. Don't forget your wide angle lens for this one!

      Guadalupe Island

      Located 250 miles southwest of Ensenada, Mexico, Isla Guadalupe is a volcanic island that's home to Guadalupe fur seals, elephant seals and white sharks. There are an estimated 170-180 individual sharks that visit Guadalupe Island annually. The visibility is often more than 100’ and the water temperature averages between 65F-70F. Due to all these factors, Guadalupe Island has become one of the world’s best location for diving with great white sharks. 

      The Diving

      Minimum dive certification/experience: Since this is cage diving with surface supplied air, no scuba certification is required!

      Onboard the Solmar V, the crew operates two 4-person cages using a proprietary swivel system which hooks to their swim platform, making it very easy and safe to get in and out of their cages even in rough weather. They have also pioneered submersible cages at Guadalupe Island and operate a 3-person submersible cage to 30 feet.

      Having only 20 passengers on board and three cages enables them to rotate 10 guests in and out every hour, all day long making the best experience for white shark diving in Guadalupe and keeping it safe for both the great white sharks and our divers. 

      The Solmar V

      This will be our third time onboard the Solmar V, a steel hull, 112 foot vessel fitted with classic wood and brass interior. There are 12 well-appointed cabins with air conditioning and ensuite bathrooms: 4 standard staterooms, 6 superior staterooms and 2 single staterooms. 

      The veteran crew are like family, welcoming you in the salon and on the dive deck. Each trip has a permanent crew of 10 that consists of captain, engineer, chef, cabin steward, 3 divemasters and 3 pangeros/deckhands. 

      And the food is amazing! Menus vary and feature a combination of American and Mexican cuisine, using fresh, locally grown ingredients as much as possible. They offer a variety of cooked-to-order choices for breakfast and you can always count on fresh tropical fruit platters, icy cold fruit juice, yogurt, pastries, an assortment of cereals, teas and fresh-brewed and very strong, Mexican-style coffee. Plus a three-course meal for lunch and dinner plus snacks and afternoon cocktails. All beverages, including beer and wine with your meals, are included. 


      Plan to fly into San Diego on September 16. We'll be picked up on September 17 at 10 a.m. at our host hotel in San Diego close to the airport and escorted safely down in an air-conditioned luxury coach to Ensenada, Mexico. (This is about a 1.5 hour drive, departing Cruiseport Marina at approximately noon.) It’s an eighteen-hour crossing, putting us at the island early morning of day 2. We start shark diving operations immediately; days 2, 3 and 4 are spent cage diving with great whites.

      At the end of day 4, we wrap up and start our trip back to port arriving by noon on day 5. The luxury coach will be waiting to drive us back to San Diego that afternoon. However, because the border crossing at Tijuana can take time, avoid booking any return flights until late that evening or the next day. Please contact the shop before booking any flights or hotels.

      Cancellation Policy

      Upon cancellation of a reservation for any reason, the refund of the deposit and payments made or due will be contingent upon Blue Planet reselling the participant's reservation. Any refund may also be subject to a $200 cancellation fee and payment of any non-refundable fees imposed by the tour company, dive operator or any other contractor associated with the trip. 

      Dive accident insurance is required for all divers on this trip. We strongly recommend travel insurance to protect your vacation investment. Contact us if you need more information. 

      What’s included

      • 4 nights accommodations
        In a Standard, Superior or Single cabin
      • Cage dives over 3 days
        See itinerary for details
      • All meals and beverages
      • Ground transfers
        From San Diego to the vessel
      • Port fees
      • Park fees
      • 16% Mexican VAT
      • Flights to San Diego
      • Scuba equipment
        Only tanks and weights included; rental gear available
      • Tips
        Tips for the boat's excellent crew

      Available Packages

      Double occupancy, Standard Cabin
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      Double bed (lower) and single bed (upper) bunk-style, private head and shower, hair dryer, port window, individual climate control and monitor with media player. 

      Deposit: $1,000
      Double occupancy, Superior Cabin
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      Full-sized beds (upper and lower) and two single beds (upper and lower) bunk-style, private bathroom, hair dryer, window, individual climate control and monitor with media player. 

      Single Occupancy, Single Cabin
      Sold Out

      The boat has two Single cabins in the bow, each with a single bed plus private bathroom with shower, hair dryer, individual climate control, pillow-top mattress, non-allergenic down alternative pillows and comforters and monitor with media player.  

      Deposit: $1,000


      Transfer to the Solmar V

      Be at the host hotel in San Diego by 10 AM to catch the private transfer to Ensenada, Mexico. This is about a 1.5-hour drive, departing Cruiseport Marina at approximately 12 noon. It’s an eighteen-hour crossing putting us at the island early on Saturday morning.

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      Had an amazing time! Beautiful accommodations and resort staff. Magnificent dive sites and of course well executed by the Blue Planet Staff. Already have my next dive trip lined up with Blue Planet!
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      Amazing second trip with Blue Planet Scuba! Bonaire is a unique adventure, whether we dove off the boats, or from the shore. I hope to do it again. As someone who'd been certified in scuba for about a year, and had done only a few dives at Lake Phoenix over the summer, this was a big step up in terms of experience. Andrea and Travis were both excellent instructors. I took the Advanced Opened Water course on the trip, and while that was good, I feel like what really advanced my skills was the variety of challenging experiences Bonaire had to offer, and the generally excellent divers I had the opportunity to team up with both on training dives and when left to our own devices, rolling around the desert in our little Taliban trucks. The East Coast Dives excursion was amazing, and challenged my bravery as much as much as my dive skills. While we didn't get to witness coral spawning due to a jellyfish hazard, the bioluminescent ostracod dive was absolutely magical, and the night dives in general were wonderful. All in all, a wonderful learning opportunity for me, and a challenging adventure. Thank you for the opportunity.
      By Sarah F for Bonaire: Shore Diving Paradise on Sep 12, 2023
      The diving was amazing, and I never got tired of heading over to Bloody Bay Wall! The resort accommodations and food were great! The staff are awesome! Another exceptional Blue Planet trip in the books! 🩵
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      Thanks Elsbeth! It really was some awesome diving and the resort and staff of Little Cayman Beach Resort were amazing. Hope to see you on another trip again soon!
      By Blue Planet Scuba on Jul 11, 2023
      Second trip with Blue Planet. Wonderful time again. Really wonderful group of people, and the dive shop where we went was equally great. Well organized both on the Blue Planet side and at the dive resort itself. Little Cayman is absolutely beautiful. Would go on another trip there again in the future.
      By Elizabeth K for Big Dives in Little Cayman on Jul 10, 2023
      Thanks Elizabeth! We're so glad you could join us for the Little Cayman trip and that you had a great time! We'll definitely be looking to go back there in the next year or two so stay tuned!
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      I had an excellent time on my June Certification Weekend in Cozumel. Suzanne and Michael were incredible instructors - knowledgeable, patient, efficient. I felt totally comfortable and prepared for anything by the time of my first certified dive.
      By Jonathan K for June Certification Weekend in Cozumel on Jun 27, 2023
      Thank you so much, Jonathan! Your attentiveness and ability to adapt to our constantly shifting schedules made it a true pleasure working with you. We can't wait to join you on a future trip!
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