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Visit the world’s most exciting great white shark dive site by liveaboard and enjoy cage diving expeditions in the crystal clear waters of the Pacific.

The unique volcanic island of Guadalupe and its dive sites normally have 30 metres visibility, often multiple sharks per dive and pristine conditions; it is nothing short of great white shark heaven!

Your adventure begins in San Diego, where you will be met late afternoon and transferred to Ensenada to board your liveaboard. Each day, cages will be deployed from the boat, and divers can enjoy some incredible great white shark encounters in clear waters, while any non-divers can view the sharks from a surface cage. 

Book early to avoid disappointment, these are extremely popular trips for divers and non-divers alike.

Typical Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Fly to San Diego

    On arrival, make way to your overnight accommodation by shuttle bus from the airport. 
  2. Days 2-3 : Morning at leisure; afternoon transfer to liveaboard

    Spend your day at leisure. In the evening you will transfer by coach to the port and board your liveaboard. Overnight sail to Isla Guadalupe (22 hours).

  3. Days 4-7 : Great white shark encounters at Isla Guadalupe

    Each day starts with an early morning, in anticipation of great white shark encounters. The boat may move depending on where the sharks are. Shark cages are deployed each morning and the fun begins with virtually unlimited cage times.

    Guests can observe the sharks from a surface cage from 06.30 - 18.00 whilst the submersible cages operate from 08.00 - 16.00 in half hour slots with surface supplied air.

    Photographers will be focused on getting the best shots of these magnificent creatures and with a 360 degree panoramic platform and gin clear water, there's plenty of opportunity for that signature shot.

    At the end of the third dive day, the boat sets sail early evening, arriving back the next afternoon.

    Transfer back to San Diego for an overnight stay (depending on flight schedule).

  4. Day 8: Depart San Diego

  5. Day 9: Arrive UK

You should note: The above itinerary is a sample only and your actual liveaboard itinerary may vary. Marine park fees and fuel surcharges may apply. Price based on a berth in a twin-share cabin on a Nautilus Fleet boat.

Key info

  • Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 9 days from £3,745 pp
  • Departures: View all departure dates
  • Included in the price/package:
    • Return flights from the UK
    • 2 nights accommodation San Diego (breakfast)
    • 5 nights liveaboard (full board)
    • 3 full days cage diving
    • Transfers


Search for your ideal departure below, and then enquire to confirm availability and book.

Featured location:

Isla Guadalupe

Isla Guadalupe is one of the world’s premier great white shark diving destinations. Reached only by liveaboard, divers can expect exceptional visibility, often multiple sharks per dive and pristine conditions; it is nothing short of great white shark heaven!

  • Ideal for viewing: great white shark
  • Excellent for: Liveaboard diving, Shark diving, Great white shark, Cage diving
This itinerary is available on the liveaboards shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Nautilus Belle Amie

This modern spacious liveaboard offers maximum comfort and stability as it visits world-class diving locations to see the mantas of Socorro and the great white sharks of Isla Guadalupe.

Nautilus Explorer

This luxury liveaboard caters for experienced divers looking for advanced, and sometimes challenging, diving in remote destinations. Itineraries to Guadalupe and Socorro offer remarkable shark and manta encounters.

Nautilus Under Sea

This classic liveaboard caters to adventurous divers looking to spend time at Socorro - renowned for its shark and unique manta encounters - and Isla Guadalupe, famous for its great white sharks.

Solmar V

Operating itineraries to Socorro and Guadalupe islands, this 34 metre luxury liveaboard offers divers unmatched service and comfort, plenty of adventure and possibly the best big fish diving on Earth!