Guadalupe Island is famous for just one thing – Great White Sharks. Located to the east of the Baja California Peninsula, there is no scuba diving around Guadalupe for obvious reasons. Despite that, we can say this is one of the most thrilling underwater experiences we have ever had.
On the first morning of our trip, we were up with the dawn (but we always do that) and wandered to the stern – four surface cages had been hoisted into the ocean the previous evening and a submersible cage was hanging from a boom arm over the water. We stood bleary eyed, coffee in hand when suddenly, out of the blue, a grey shadow appeared.
It was a monster grey shadow. It rose to the surface and swung past the first cage. It swung past the second cage. It's tail was still off the the port side of the boat. Our wetsuits went on in a flash. We dropped into a cage, breathing from a hookah, and met the ocean's apex predator. Right beside us. Looking at us. A fully grown, male great white shark was in touching distance and he was a phenomenal sight.