GREAT WHITE SHARKS - Isla de Guadalupe, Mexico
Come with us aboard the luxury dive boat Solmar V as we leave the southern Baja Peninsula port of Ensenada, Mexico in route to Isla de Guadalupe, Mexico to dive in cages with the largest and most feared sharks known to man, the Apex predator, "The Great White Shark."
The Solmar V accommodations are spectacular you will receive unmatched service and comfort while experiencing the best big animal diving on earth! There are no dormitory-style rooms available on the Solmar V-luxury and comfort are their specialty. The vessel was specifically designed with your comfort in mind. The interior of the Solmar V is outfitted in brass, rich mahogany, granite table tops and is completely carpeted. It is a gracious and beautiful boat. The salon comfortably seats all of the guests and offers a large-screen HDTV, VCR, DVD player and stereo system.
You will be well-fed from the time you set foot on board until the time you leave. Arriving guests are greeted with snacks and a welcome Margarita. Before the first dive passengers are served their choice of continental or hot breakfast, both if you like. At lunchtime, a delicious 3-course lunch including homemade soup, hot entree and dessert. Fresh fruit, hot chocolate and a never-ending supply of guacamole is always available.
Following the afternoon dives our Chef will have snacks waiting, which leads to happy hour. There is plenty of Mexican beer and Chilean wine on board and there is no additional charge for either. If you like Tequila you must try Pepe's Margaritas. They are world-class! Enjoy a sumptuous 3-course dinner. We serve a house "white" and "red" which most folks like. We will be adding a special "decanter" service for guests that wish to bring along some vintage "vino" of their own choice.
This island is one of the greatest places in the world to see these gigantic sharks up close and in the clearest possible waters with up to 150' (45.7 meters) of visibility. These magnificent creatures average 9' to 15' (2.7 to 4.6meters) and weigh around 3,500 lbs (1,587.6 kg), and are extraordinarily graceful as they swim around you in their natural habitat. Great Whites can range in size up to 25' (7.6 meters) and weigh as much as 7,000 lbs. (3,175 kg).
On this special 'Dive Travel' adventure, hear firsthand the stories told by divemasters and boat crew who work with these gigantic creatures of the sea on a daily basis. Then, come with us on a topside tour of the island by boat. This island, formed by volcanic action, with its rough and rocky shore, is complete with its own food source of harbor seals, elephant seals and birds, which attract the Great Whites to the region. Now sit back and watch this exciting adventure into the deep, blue waters of Isla de Guadalupe as we encounter our first Great White Shark!