Great White Sharks in Guadalupe 2018 | Bluewater Photo & Video

Great White Sharks in Guadalupe 2018


 Great White Sharks Photo Workshop in Guadalupe 2018

Hop aboard the Nautilus Explorer and join Matt Sullivan with Bluewater Photo for the famed annual group trip to Guadalupe. Get up close and personal with Great White Sharks through 3 days of virtually unlimited diving!


September 11 - 16, 2018

SPECIAL OFFER: Book your spot now and get $500 gift card to use for Bluewater Photo purchases, or on any travel trip booked through Bluewater Travel.

5 Nights for:

Triple Occupancy $2,795* / Stateroom $3,095*

Superior Suite $3,595* / Premium Suite $4,195*

Single Occupancy $3,869*

*Prices do not include 5% of Mexican VAT

*IVA tax has been harmonized at 16% across Mexico. The original 11% tax is included in your trip fee. The 5% increase in tax is shown separately

*$65port fee, payable onboard


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Why Join This Trip? - Trip Overview -  Inclusions & Exclusions - Accommodations

Daily Workshops - Trip Leader - How to Get There - Booking & Payment - Underwater Photos


Why Join This Trip?

 ✓ 3 full days of virtually unlimited diving with Great White Sharks
 ✓Luxurious boat with great price : quality, awesome staff and REALLY good food!
 ✓ Daily photography workshops by photo pro at no extra cost, suitable for beginners and experienced photographers alike
 ✓ Repeat customer and photo gear discounts, and other benefits
 ✓ Trip designed to shoot photos - We select liveaboards that provide photographer-friendly facilities. The dive guides are also there to enable you to get photos, not just show you the reef 
 ✓ Great support from Bluewater Travel if flight/weather issues occur

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Trip Overview

During this trip, you will be able to experience 3 days of virtually unlimited diving with the great whites. The shark encounters on this trip will be very rich and natural. No chum required on this trip, as the sharks are already there!

Guests start promptly at 8 am. Afterward, you can dive as many as you like through the last dive day on which the cage closes at 5 pm! The current record is 31.5 hours of cage time over 3 days.


Another great thing that we really like, thanks to the fact that the Nautilus Explorer crew doesn't use heavy slicks of blood, oil, and chum on the surface, is how much more relaxed the great whites are. They tend to exhibit much more curiosity and come in MUCH closer to the cages. 

Up to six great whites have been spotted at once circling the cage and even bumping up against it in a gentle way. Having a great white look at you and swim over for a very close look provides a really unforgettable rush!

See how our 2017 trip to Guadalupe went.

Aboard the Nautilus Explorer, diving is done via surface supplied hookah with backup dive gear in each cage. Submersible cage dives are 45 minutes long and if you are a certificated diver, you will have the opportunity to make 3 dives a day. Dive time in the suspended cage and surface cage is unlimited. 

Nautilus Explorer

Sea conditions in their anchorage are generally calm with 80-130-foot visibility in very blue water. Water temperatures are around 73F and a 5-7 mm full suit is recommended. 

The boat departs in the evening for a 20-hour voyage to Isla Guadalupe, generally arriving the next day at dinner time allowing for a nice restful night's sleep before the action begins the next morning. On the last day of the trip the boat generally arrives back in port at 2 p.m. Transfers back to San Diego are included with arrival back to San Diego estimated at 6:00 pm.

Read the great reviews of the Nautilus Explorer and check more information on diving in Guadalupe here.


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Inclusions & Exclusions


✓ Stateroom accommodations with AC, porthole (or full window in suites), and private ensuite bath

✓ All meals onboard the yacht. Food is a cornerstone of life onboard and Nautilus features fresh and imaginative cuisine with a mix of western and Mexican menu items prepared by 2 chefs

✓ 3 full days of diving with great white sharks!

✓ Round trip transfers from San Diego to Ensenada

✓ Price includes the 5% tax!



 ✗ Port fee: $65, payable on board



Daily Photo Workshops

Workshops will be given daily on topics such as wide-angle underwater photography, ambient light shots, snorkeling with large animals, strobe exposure and positions, avoiding backscatter, and composition. Help underwater is also given.


Trip Leader

About the Trip Leader
Matthew Sullivan is an award winning photographer from New Jersey who now lives in Southern California. He has been diving since the age of 10 and had a disposable camera in his hand almost from day one. Wildlife and nature photography is his passion, with a special affection for marine life. All his spare time is spent wandering mountains, deserts, rainforests, or oceans looking for opportunities to make inspiring images that will hopefully help persuade people to stand up for our natural and wild places and to conserve and preserve the amazing animals that inhabit them. To see more of his work visit his Instagram page @_matthugh.

About the Nautilus Explorer

Luxury dive liveaboard serving small groups of divers in Guadalupe and the Socorro Islands, the Nautilus Explorer was custom built for diving and designed to offer the highest level of comfort and safety for its guests. See more photos of the Nautilus Explorer

Left: Premium Suite; Right: Superior Suite


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Flight Information

Contact us for flight recommendations. Logistics are very simple, as you fly in/out of San Diego (airport code SAN). From there we will all meet at the Best Western Island Palms Hospitality Suite and travel by coach to the boat docked in Ensenada. Meetup time begins at 12 PM and the coach leaves at 7:30 PM.


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Payment & Booking

Payment Schedule

 > $800 - Deposit Due to reserve

 > $1,500 - Due Feb 1, 2018

 > Balance - Due July 1, 2018


Got Questions? Ready to Book?

Call Bluewater Travel at 310-915-6677 or email and let them book your dream vacation at the best price!



Underwater Images

Guadalupe Underwater Photos by Katie Yonker

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Guadalupe Guadalupe