We are divers.  There are loads of great white sharks in the crystal clear waters of Guadalupe Island, Mexico. We believe that the best way to see these magnificent animals is to descend into their world and interact with them on their own terms in a natural way from our submersible cages. To go face-to-face with a great white shark in the wild is something you will never forget.  Our highly experienced divemasters will be alongside you in the submersible cages to both critter point and ensure your safety.

Guadalupe Island (Mexico) is the top destination for great white shark encounters. This small volcanic island located in the Pacific 240 kilometers (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 beautiful clear blue water with 125 – 150 foot visibility. We have identified 322 unique great white sharks in the bay where we stage our submersible cage diving operations which guarantees unforgettable encounters.


July to November
July to November

Diving with great white sharks and going face-to-face with them at 30 feet is an unforgettable experience but also very different than most people imagine. We believe in natural interaction and instead of using oil and blood and chum at the surface, we use submersible cages to descend down to where the sharks naturally congregate. Natural interaction results in more sharks, more interaction and unforgettable up close encounters. July and August features rowdy gangs of male sharks acting just like groups of teenage boys! Female great whites start showing up in September. October and November features the enormous 18 foot dominant females affectionately known as “big momma’s”. Over 120 individual great whites have been identified in the bay that we dive in.


A liveaboard diveboat is only as good as it’s crew and on the Nautilus Explorer we are proud to say that we have some of the best and most experienced staff in the business. A quick peek at the blogs, logs, comments and ratings posted online after every trip will give a true measure of the quality and pride we take in our operation.

Unlike the other boats in the fleet, we arrive on station early so that you can have a nice relaxing dinner and a restful sleep in a still, calm and quiet anchorage. Cages open at 6:30 a.m. the next morning. Guests who are certificated divers will have the opportunity to make 3 submersible dives every day. Cages close at 5 p.m. (not earlier) on the last dive day. Our crew and staff take great pride in our beautiful little ship. It was custom designed and built specifically for this kind of work and we keep it in tip top shape. No other ship in this part of the world boasts SOLAS certification (your guarantee of safety at sea), stabilization for an easier ride in open ocean, a mixed crew of men and women with decades of combined experience or all the little touches like a sparkling clear hot-tub, wide selection of micro-brew beer, fine wine, contemporary menu… Guadalupe is definitely the best Great white shark cage diving.