Dive Report -Trip N º 5 ( August 20 Th to 24 Th )
Hello you all !! We have ,had a wonderful experience in the clear water of Guadalupe Island. Since the crew set the cages in the water took a short time to find the first Great White Sharks. Immediately the sharks were near to the surface showing the dorsal fin and turning around the bait. The divers got ready in theirs wet suits and the most incredible adventure begun!! Great whites Sharks in everywhere all day!! Big males of 3 to 4m / 9ft to 12ft, massive sharks passing right in front of the cages at the surface, looking to attack the bait, opening their jaws and showing the teeth. We watched 6 to 8 different sharks during the first day only!! The next day we had lot of action as well a hungry male of at least 3m / 10ft was giving hard time to the wranglers attacking and biting the bait at each time ,and when failing comes to bite again and again! A baby female of only 2m / 6ft was very active and it was the attraction of the day, small shark but very interested about the bait, circling and swimming and trying to catch the bait many times. Another male was around, very aggressive, big size 3 m / 9 ft, and it was breaching, showing us the jaws!!
The water temperature was 72 F º / 23 º C ,the visibility was pretty clear 40 ft / 12 m to 50 ft / 15 m. Around the submersible cage at the 20 ft / 6 m was possible to watch 3 to 4 Great whites at the same time. A couple of them comes in a vertical position from the depth straight to attack the bait at the surface, to come down around the submersible cage. The action was no stop!! The sharks were very active, swimming around, going up and down, very aggressive while attacking the bait and very calm at depth. Garmin, a big male of 3.5 m 11 ft has a big scratch at its head and signs of a fight in the gills .we interacted with the Great whites to the last minute of the trip and we can say that we watched 8 to 10 different sharks during the trip.
Another fascinating experience with the Solmar V!! Se you soon !!
Ignacio Hernan Leyro