Join Wetpixel and trip leader Abi Mullens in Guadalupe, Mexico from 26 to 30 August 2018 to dive and photograph the famed Great White Sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) aboard the Solmar V of the Pelagic Fleet. The Solmar V was the first live aboard dive boat to begin visiting the island in 2005 to view the Great White Sharks.
Guadalupe is located 165 miles west of Ensenada, Mexico and is one of the most accessible places in the world to view these apex predators in the wild. Visibility regularly reaches 100 feet (30 meters) and water temperatures hover around 65 - 70° Fahrenheit (18 to 21° C).
The boat is a 1 1/2 hour drive over the US border, and then the sea crossing from Ensenada to reach the island takes 18 hours. The trip is 5-days/4-nights with 3 full days on the water in the cages with the sharks.
The Solmar V has two surface four-person cages and one three-person submersible cage that hangs at 30 feet (10 meters) below the surface. All air is provided via surface supplied air from the boat, which means this expedition is open to non-divers and divers alike. Wetpixel has booked half the boat (9 people) with one trip leader, which we expect to fill very fast.
Please note this expedition is open to non-divers!
As always, this trip is subject centric and will focus on giving underwater image makers the best opportunities to photograph and film Great White Sharks in their natural habitat.
Prices and payment schedule
The trip price includes:
- 4 nights/5 days aboard Solmar V on a double occupancy, full board basis
- 3 full days of cage shark diving
- All local taxes
- Tips and gratuities
- Credit card fees
- Coach transfers from the the Hampton Inn, San Diego-Downtown
The trip costs $3295/person.
A $1000 deposit is required to secure your space with a second payment of $1000 payable on 01 February 2018. All balances will be due on 30 June 2018.
Please contact trip leader Abi Mullens as soon as possible for more information or to book your space.