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Great White Sharks
of Isla Guadalupe
Cage Diver Isla Guadalupe
Guadalupe - An Incredible Shark Adventure
the crystal clear waters of Isla Guadalupe, Mexico aboard the Nautilus
Explorer, a 116 ft luxury liveaboard custom-built for smooth sailing in
rough waters. Isla Guadalupe is considered one of the best places on the
whole planet to view great white sharks.
Spend three adrenaline-filled days cage diving in one of the boat's five
shark cages. It's an incredible adventure open to both certified divers
Incredible Shark Adventure: Photos & Video
Shark Adventures, Isla Guadalupe, Mexico
Arrive either San Diego, California or Tijuana, Mexico to begin
your adventure with great white sharks! We will have a hospitality
suite available in both cities after 1pm. "Meet and greet" with
one of our staff members in the late afternoon and transfer to the
ship in Ensenada by chartered highway coach. The trip itinerary
and transfer should be seamless - the driving time from San Diego
to Tijuana is 1 hour and then it's another 75 minutes of driving
time to our berth in Ensenada. Evening departure and overnight run
to Guadalupe Island. The Nautilus Explorer is a heavy, steel,
stabilized ship and the downhill run in open ocean should be quite
At sea. Welcome Aboard safety briefing. Presentation on Guadalupe
great white sharks. Afternoon video and cocktail hour. Arrival at
our sheltered anchorage at Guadalupe Island just before dinner time.
We will put our shark cages in the water tonight.
Cages open for diving at 0630. Shoreline expeditions daily while
on site to check out the local populations of elephant seals, Guadalupe
fur seals, California sea lions and even the odd feral cat! We will
wrap the diving at sunset and finish the day with a crab feast on
the hot-tub deck under the Mexican sky.
Cages open for diving from 0630 until sunset. As Captain Mike always
says: "You can't see the sharks if you are not in the water". This
isn't strictly true as the surface action with the white sharks
can be almost as thrilling as being in the cages. Plus we will also
have an underwater "shark cam" setup and constantly playing on the
42" plasma screen in the main salon.
Our last dive day unfortunately. So sad. This is your last chance
to beat the record of 31.5 hours of cage time over 3 dive days!!
The diving will wrap at 5pm today and then it will be time to steam
back to Ensenada. The seas will likely be an ocean swell of 6 feet
or so which is relatively comfortable in a heavy, smooth riding
ship like the Nautilus Explorer. Of course sometimes it will also
be flat calm.
Morning slideshow of the trip's highlights with copies
for everyone to take home. Pre-breakfast, breakfast, snack and lunch
(nobody ever goes hungry on the Nautilus Explorer!) arriving in
Ensenada at approximately 1:30 PM for port clearance and coach transfers
back to Tijuana and San Diego.
Pricing & Trip Details:
Luxury staterooms are available in three categories. Share a Standard
room for $2995, a Superior stateroom for $3495 or a Premium stateroom
for $4095. Additional charges include a $65 port fee paid on location,
a recommended trip gratuity of 10-15%, bar tab, if any, and dive gear
rental fee, if applicable. A slight fuel surcharge is also possible. Airfare
to and from departure point is not included.
The Nautilus Explorer
- Certified Safe & Sea Worthy
The Nautilus Explorer was custom built and launched
in 2000 as a liveaboard expedition dive boat. Her heavy stabilized steel
hull provides an easy ride across the open ocean. She is certified to
the same exacting international standards as the largest cruise ship,
and has earned a SOLAS passenger certificate to voyage anywhere in the
world outside of the polar regions, the ultimate confirmation of seaworthiness
and safety. We're also very particular about keeping the Nautilus Explorer
ship-shape and spotlessly clean. In 2001, she received ISM certification
from Lloyds Register. This is the marine equivalent of ISO 9000 and is
your assurance that the ship's organization and support services are all
first-rate. The ISM rating also means that the Nautilus Explorer undergoes
regular internal and independent external audits to ensure that the vessel
is always safe and well maintained. The Nautilus Explorer is the only
Canadian berthed passenger vessel with this certification.
|New Certified divers
will love spending time in the Nautilus Explorer's new three-person
submersible cages. Modeled after shark cages used in Australia, they
can submerge to a depth of 40 feet. Dive tanks and regulators will
be provided. Rebreather divers are welcome to bring their equipment.
The Nautilus Explorer
- Incredible Comfort at Sea
The people behind the Nautilus Explorer have thought of just about everything!
hot tub, perfect for post-dive relaxing and socializing. The ship's main
salon features a 42" plasma TV mounted above the ship's library. Next
to the TV is a well stocked bar. (How well-stocked? Choose from over 40
microbrews and 50 kinds of wine.) The ship is very photographer friendly
and the main lounge is fitted out with both a Mac and a PC, complete with
Photoshop Elements for our guests' convenience. The salon's comfy couches
will be calling out your name after a day in the cages. Although we doubt
you'll spend much time in your stateroom, if you do, you'll find it first-rate
too. While a dive boat isn't a cruise ship, you definitely won't be roughing
it! Each Nautilus Explorer stateroom has its own private washroom and
It takes more than a great boat to make a great trip. It takes a great
crew. Accompanying you to Isla Guadalupe will be a carefully selected
team of 10 incredible people, including three divemasters, whose primary
mission is to see to your safety and comfort. They'll work hard to make
sure you enjoy maximum cage time, great food and wonderful customer service.