Isla Guadalupe Diving: An Overview

There's only one reason to visit the remote island of Guadalupe (and it's a pretty good one): to dive with great white sharks.

Located 150 miles off the coast of Baja California in the Pacific Ocean, you can only access Isla Guadalupe by liveaboard, but it's worth the voyage as this remote volcanic island is one of the best places in the world to go cage diving with great white sharks.

Both divers and non-divers can go great white shark diving at Guadalupe island, however non-divers are required to use a hookah system and remain at the surface. Divers will descend to around ten metres to come face-to-face with the ocean's top predator in superb visibility often extending 30 metres.

Although the main reason to come here is to dive with great whites, Isla Guadalupe is also a pupping site for the Guadalupe fur seals, Californian sea lions and northern elephant seals. And, as one of the world's largest great white shark aggregation sites, sightings are virtually guaranteed with an estimated 180 sharks foraging around Isla Guadalupe between July and February. What's more, there are only a few Guadalupe liveaboard's plying the area so divers will often have these predators all to themselves.

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