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Dive Review of San Diego Shark Diving/Horizon in
Mexico (Western)/Guadalupe Island

November, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Brent U., ON, Canada
Reviewer   (3 reports)
Report Number 3399
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Ontario, Cozumel, Bahamas, Grand Turk, Costa Rica, Galapagos
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
65   to 68    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
stay in cage  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
1 stars  
Small Critters
  1 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
I went on this trip with San Deigo Shark Diving on board the Horizon.  The
22 hour crossing to the island was rough enough to make a person prone to
sea sickness like myself feel a little queasy.  Even when anchored at the
island the boat would rock pretty good when the wind kicked up.

On to the diving.  The first great white showed up as the crew were getting
the cages ready on the first morning at Guadalupe.  On the first day there
were always sharks around including a huge 16' foot female.  On the second
and third days the sharks didn't show up until the afternoon and were not
as consistent.  When the sharks were around the diving was incredible. 
When there weren't any sharks there was little else to see. Despite some
rough water and occasional boredom the chance to see great whites up close
was amazing and one of my best diving experiences.

The crew of the Horizon and San Deigo Shark diving were both top notch.

Apparently there are higher numbers of sharks early in the season, but the
big females don't show up until mid October.

For divers wanting to protect the sharks at Guadalupe you can check out the
Guadalupe Island Conservation Fund at

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