Every year from August to October, divers make the pilgrimage to this tiny island out in the Pacific in order to cage dive with Great White Sharks.
Similar to our first highlight for Guadalupe Island, open-top diving is a unique thrill. These cages allow you an unbarred view of Great White Sharks.
August to October is Guadalupe liveaboard season. During these months, the coldest water temperatures arrive with an average surface temperature of just 66°F to 70°F (19°C to 22°C). These temperatures attract the Great White Sharks making this the best time to dive in Guadalupe.
The weather at this time transitions from hot and humid in August and September to cooler with a bit of rain in October. Be aware, these months represent the highest risk of hurricanes. It’s a good idea to take out trip insurance if you plan to visit Mexico in the fall.
Interested in cage diving with Great White Sharks at Guadalupe Island? Book your diving liveaboard holiday between August and October.
In the months outside of August, September and October, liveaboards do not travel to Guadalupe Island. From November to July, it is simply not possible to cage dive at this remote island.
If you’d like to dive with sharks elsewhere in Mexico, consider a diving holiday to the Sea of Cortez or the Yucatan Peninsula.
Diving in Guadalupe is not about choosing a location. Instead choose your liveaboard based on the type of cage you’d like to dive in and amenities offered.
There is only one reason to dive at Guadalupe Island. That reason is to see a Great White Shark. There are an estimated 170-180 individual sharks that visit Guadalupe Island annually. The experience of diving with them is aided by crystal-clear water. Visibility around the island often tops 100 feet (30 meters). If you’ve seen an amazing photo of these massive sharks, chances are it was taken at Guadalupe Island.
On the other hand, the sharks are attracted to the area by their main food source. Guadalupe fur seals and elephant seals use this remote island as a breeding ground. It’s likely that you’ll see these playful creatures as well as sea lions during your surface intervals and perhaps in the water. Tuna are also present on many dives.
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