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Great White Shark Diving at Guadalupe

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The volcanic Guadalupe Island, 35 km long and 9.5 km wide, lies 150 miles offshore of the Pacific coast of Mexico, roughly south of San Diego and west-north-west of Punta Eugenia on the Baja California peninsula. Here in this amazing picturesque island, where the visibility of the crystal-blue water is 100-foot and water temperature hovers between 70 and 75°F, you have the unique opportunity to encounter with the king of all sharks – the great white that greets divers of all levels of experience, in the way that only this apex predator can; with a raw display of power and awe-inspiring beauty. The sharks visit the island each year during summer and fall to refuel before their long treks to different parts of the world.

Cage diving in Guadalupe is perhaps the best way to get up close and personal with the largest predatory sharks. Submersible cage dives are 30 minutes long and if you are a certified diver, you will have the chance to make 3 dives a day. Sharks approach the cages through the use of chum, so for photographers this is a perfect chance to take thrilling pics of these fascinating animals.

The Great White shark is generally recognized as an endangered species, officially protected in South Africa, Australia, Maldives and the United States. Other species of animals, including the Guadalupe Rock Wren, Guadalupe Junco and Guadalupe House Finch are also endemic to the islands, making it a great destination for nature enthusiasts.

Get out from behind the bars and head to Guadalupe to indulge in this adrenalin rush experience!

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