Dive with Great White Sharks!

      Isla Guadalupe, Baja California, Mexico

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

      Blue Planet Scuba
      • Email address verified
      151 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. 

      Travel

      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

      What’s not included

      • 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

      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. 

      $3,823
      Deposit: $1,000
      Double occupancy, Superior Cabin

      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. 

      $3,939
      Single Occupancy, Single Cabin

      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.  

      $4,055
      Deposit: $1,000


      Itinerary

      Friday
      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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      Reviews

      MT
      This trip was nothing but amazing! From the dive sites, the crew, and the fellow travel mates. Everything was well executed and such a seamless process. Definitely looking forward to my next trip with Blue Planet.
      By Marie T for Maldives Liveaboard Adventure! on Jun 05, 2024
      Another great dive adventure with Blue Planet! Looking forward to the next!
      By Meryl G for Maldives Liveaboard Adventure! on Jun 04, 2024
      Jen and Ryan were so welcoming and awesome! I had a great time on the trip and hope to visit again. They were very conscientious of dietary restrictions and able to adjust plans on the fly if needed. The Blue Planet Team was great as always. Definitely looking forward to more trips.
      By Christine A for Sirens & Sunsets in St Maarten on May 14, 2024
      We had a great time! The accommodations at Simpson Bay Resort were excellent, as was the food, and the location. Ryan and Jen did an amazing job planning everything, excellent dives and group dinners! They are very professional, knowledgeable and fun. The night dive was really cool! We had a great group of divers and most went on that dive and all on the six day-time dives to various locations. Lots of aquatic life (e.g., turtles, rays, lobster, shrimp, all kinds of fish), a decent amount of coral, and a few wrecks to swim around and look into. There was abundant aquatic life around the wrecks. The only bad thing is it ended too quickly. I would go again and most likely extend my stay by a few days on one end or the other.
      By Stephen M for Weekend Getaway to St Maarten on May 05, 2024
      Easy. Easy in the best possible way. That's the word that most comes to mind in reviewing my few days in Sint Maarten/Saint Martin. I was looking for a quick and easy getaway to get back in the water after a longer than desired pause in diving -- and that's exactly what I got. As always, it takes a lot of hard and excellent work to make something easy, and the Blue Planet crew certainly put in that work. The arrangements were all superb, from being met at the airport to our final meal together. Jen, Ryan and the entire crew couldn't have been kinder or more professional. They all made the trip a complete pleasure -- both underwater and on land. They were an absolute delight and I would recommend Blue Planet trips unreservedly. Thank you for a wonderful re-entry into the underwater world!
      By David B for Weekend Getaway to St Maarten on May 04, 2024
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