Guadalupe Island - Great White Sharks

Departing from Cruiseport Marina in Ensenada, Mexico, Solmar V pioneered luxury live-aboard cage diving to Guadalupe Island starting in 2005. We provide our guests with a safe and secure environment to meet the apex predator of the sea - the Great White Shark.

Located in the Pacific Ocean approximately 165 miles west of Ensenada, Mexico, Guadalupe Island has become the world’s best location for viewing, photography and video of great white sharks. The visibility is often more than 100’ and the water temperature averages between 65F-70F. This is cage diving at its most exciting and, because you will be using surface supplied air (hookah) instead of scuba tanks, this adventure is open to both divers and non-divers alike. These 5 day trips are shorter than our other diving excursions so they are perfect for a great mini-vacation.

We operate two 4-person cages using a proprietary swivel system which hooks to our swim platform making it very easy and safe to get in and out of our cages even in rough weather. We also pioneered submersible cages at Guadalupe and operate a 3-person submersible cage to 30 feet. Having only 20 passengers and three cages enables us to rotate 10 guests in and out every hour all day long. We have thought about adding more cages but decided we did not want a "circus" feel when meeting great whites on their own turf.


Photography by Erick Higuera, Marty Wolf, David Valencia, Bonnie Pelnar, Eric Hanauer, Michael S. Bjornbak