Guadalupe Island continue to be a great place for Great White Sharks. Visibility was ranging from 50ft to 80ft/15m to 24m, water temp 71℉/21℃, air temp under the shade 70℉/21℃, sunny days toasty 77℉/25℃, current was a bit strong from North, it seemed sharks were happy in it swimming tight circles around submersible at 20ft/7m deep, coming from deep water we were able to see that smile they have, lots of bite on them in a up close view, eye contact was imminent constantly, in deeper very clear the display of dominance!
The surface was also interesting, completely flat ocean, we can actually see those sharks right below surface, swimming so slow, going around the boat hiding under it to launch a ambush attack, at times ignoring completely the bait by swimming inches below it, they wouldn’t even take it! Mouth semi open swimming showing white teeth, pilot fishes along with them almost rubbing its snout, back in deep water mackerel fish swimming along with sharks taking the rear part of it, using it as cleaning station, the panga ride is also something like “u must do” to see those little sea lions in shallow water, a few female elephant seals, the reef below the panga with lots of Garibaldi fish so orange color, even a few lobsters! We had to return to on board to do more cage diving, up in the sun deck cameras ready for half body breaching, sharks started to gather again counting u to 4 in front of cages, at the end of the day we had counted a total of 7 different ones from 2.5 to 4.5m long sharks, 8ft to 14ft long.
Dive Inst Daniel Zapata