Guadalupe Great White Sharks
From August to October each year, get behind the bars and go diving with great white sharks in forty feet of clear blue water. Guadalupe Island is the top destination for great white shark encounters. This small volcanic island located in the Pacific Ocean 150 miles off the west coast of Mexico's Baja California peninsula outperforms both South Africa and Australia with shark-seeing consistency and watching conditions. Only Guadalupe Island can boast shark viewing in 125-foot visibility.
The bay where the boat stages the submersible cage diving operations counts a population of around 100 great white sharks, which guarantees unforgettable encounters. The Nautilus Explorer offers convenient evening departures, virtually unlimited diving, and the opportunity to watch the great whites out in the open from the top deck of the double-decker submersible cages.Nautilus Explorer
The 116-foot Nautilus Explorer was custom-designed for divers and offers high level of comfort and safety. Extensive soundproofing and an impressive stability system make cruising smooth and quiet. Taking in diverse destinations from Alaska to British Columbia to Sea of Cortez, the ship is fitted throughout with both heating and air-conditioning systems. There are two executive suites with either a king-size bed or two single beds, ten staterooms with a side-by-side twin and single beds, and a non-air-conditioned dorm with four berths. The suites feature large picture windows, private outside entrances, closets and private bathrooms. The staterooms all have private bathrooms and plenty of space.
Nautilus Explorer’s common areas are roomy and comfortable. The main salon has a well-stocked bar, large picture windows, and a library and entertainment center. The separate dining room serves four delicious meals per day and snacks in between. Fruit, cookies and drinks are available all times. The sundeck has a hot tub and plenty of lounge space.
The water level platform makes it easy to board the dive skiffs, inflatables, kayaks and Laser sailboat. Itineraries take in British Columbia in May and June and then move to Alaska for the summer months. Five to ten night trips to Socorro and Guadalupe shark diving are available from August to May. Nautilus Explorer offers Nitrox.