The Everest of Diving Adventures: Diving with the Great White Shark
Oh, the shark, babe, has such teeth, dear
And it shows them pearly white
Just a jackknife has old MacHeath, babe
And he keeps it … ah … out of sight.
- from Mack the Knife, by Bertolt Brecht,
as sung by Bobby Darin
We’re convinced Mr. Bobby Darin had the great white shark in mind when he recorded his massive chart-topper of 1959. Because, frankly, once you get to know the great white shark (GWS, to friends), you can only come to one conclusion…this fish is the coolest. In other words, a certain 1970s shark movie you’ve seen many times was wrong and actually a bit of slander.
Amos will lead two departures: one for five days of diving, and the other four days of diving. Our underwater photography expedition to scuba dive with this epic predator takes place 180 miles off the west coast of Mexico’s Baja California, Isla Guadalupe. With pristine, clear waters providing visibility from 60 – 100 feet, and a comfortable 68-70 degrees, you’ll have ideal conditions for in-cage encounters with one of the world’s most misunderstood creatures.
During the great white shark’s annual autumn visit to Isla Guadalupe in search of elephant seals and tuna, local researchers have identified by now over 140 sharks, male, female and young one as well. We bring just 10 guests on each of these expeditions to guarantee maximum time with these remarkable animals in a respectful, non-obtrusive way. We don’t bait them, we don’t tease them, we just chum the water lightly to get their attention, and then enter their world and admire who they are and what they do. We take this bold action one step at a time, all the while aware that this is a thoroughly wild animal — but also knowing that their bad rap is largely unsubstantiated and undeserved. And so, we use our spectacular wildlife photography to show the rest of the world that everything they think they know about the great white shark is wrong. That’s a pretty cool thing for us humans to do.
By way of luring you in, please take a look at some of our great white shark photographs from previous expeditions. Once you’ve had your vision fill, we’re sure you’ll be eager to make your reservation now.