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

San Diego Shark Diving/Horizon, Nov, 2007,

by Brent U., ON, Canada (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 3399.

No photos available at this time

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments 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

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

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 65-68°F / 18-20°C Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions stay in cage
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 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 N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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