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Expedition Details.

Shark Cage Diving

BigAnimal Expeditions offers this trip to a maximum of ten divers. The two cages are attached the vessel platform and as long as you are only 4 – to feet below sea level and breathe through air provided from a hookah line, no scuba certification is required.We also lower one of the cages on Occasion to 30 feet and continue to provide air through hooka, introducing you under control to the awesome SCUBA experience.

For many divers, it has been a longtime dream to have a close up encounter with the great white. Donning five or seven-millimeter wetsuits, hoods and gloves, and adding additional weight to help us remain negatively buoyant in the cage, we will shortly have that long awaited face-to-face encounter with the ocean’s apex and world’s largest predatory fish, the magnificent great white shark.

Pristine, clear waters with visibility ranging from 60 to 100 feet, and 68-72 degree water temperatures are the conditions for our in-cage (and perhaps, out of cage) experience. As we eagerly wait, we’ll admire a brilliant sun rising over Guadalupe island. This 98-square mile (22 mile long) starkly beautiful landscape is a geological wonder. Environmentally isolated and surrounded by deep water, there are dramatic views along the north end of the island which peak to 4,200 feet. Some areas of colorful red volcanic layers are visually comparable to areas in the Grand Canyon.

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Trip Details.

8 Days in Isla Guadalupe, Mexico

Dates: November 6-13, 2017
Group Size: 10
Vessel: Southern Sport
Temp Water: 68 – 72° F (20 – 22° C)
Temp Land: 60 – 80° F (16 – 27° C)
Price: $6,400 per person based on double occupancy
Registration: Deposit of $2,100

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Is this trip right for me?

This shark diving experience is open to a maximum of ten guests. You do not have to be a certified diver to join us. Don’t worry about not getting enough time in the water– With only ten people on board and two cages, you have as much time as you like in the clear water. Because the divers are receiving surface supplied air through a hookah line, the divers do not have to be certified.

Imagine being lowered in the cage, just below the surface. Through the sun rays of light, you’ll get a glimpse of the ocean’s apex predator. While others misunderstand the great white, you’ll see them swim by gracefully and gain a new respect for your place in the world.

Both photographers and non-photographers will find the experience better than any 3D movie. Here you are surrounded by 360 degrees of beautiful blue water. The silence will make you hear your heart pump and the view will make your eyes wide.

Departing our gateway city of Ensenada, mexico, a 90-minute van drive south of San Diego, California, isla Guadalupe is an overnight 150 miles boat journey. the island’s pine and cypress trees condense cloud moisture into fresh water springs, supporting a community of plants along the top ridge of the island. Sealers introduced goats to the island, and when their enterprises failed, the island was wiped clean of most vegetation.

Every shoreline bend has a unique sheer lava rock formation. Fur seals perch on large boulders, elephant seals, also with pups are inclined to slumber on rocky beaches.

Mexican-owned Southern Sport is a 110’ dive liveaboard with five double ensuite cabins on its upper deck, a master bedroom on the main deck, and two cabins with a shared bath on the lower deck. there is a large living room housing a full entertainment system and computer. the boat is fully air conditioned, has a water purification system, plus a Nitrox blending system. The vessel can accommodate 20 passengers, but we only take 10 guests to make sure everyone gets a unique, personalized experience with as much time in the water as they can handle.

Southern Sport has the capacity to carry two shark cages allowing our minimum number of guests to enjoy all the time they want to be in the cage without having to wait or take turns. An automatic hoist raises and lowers the cages, two at water level with one at a depth of thirty feet.

The all-Mexican crew is extremely knowledgeable and they are extremely proud of their sharks. Adding a cultural taste of mexican cuisine to our experience, we can also accommodate other food preferences.

An added bonus is Amos’ availability to share his expertise on the various aspects of photographing great whites in this environment. Two-time winner of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the year award, he pays special attention helping each diver to obtain the finest quality of photography using both strobes and ambient-light.

Expedition Leader

Amos has 30 years experience diving with Great White Sharks off Long Island New York, Australia, South Africa, and off the Farallon Islands, San Francisco.

Amos Nachoum BigAnimal ExpeditionsAmos is also a very accomplished professional photographer who was the BBC wildlife photographer of the year in 2007 and 2008.

Throughout your trip Amos will be available to provide you with expert coaching on various aspects of photographing the sharks and their environment, with special attention paid to how to get the best performance from your equipment using both strobes and ambient-light photography.

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