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  • Great White Shark Diving at Guadalupe, Photo by Divemaster Mirko

    Great White Shark Diving with the Family

    With about 15 combined hours in the water, including 7 submersible cage dives, countless pictures and videos, very pruned fingers and having seen five sharks in the water at one time, the Bock family was ready to log it as one of the ‘best days of our lives’ and having ‘far exceeded our wildest hopes.’

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  • Sharks, Dolphins, Weather…Steak?

    Today was our 2nd day at Guadalupe, great day, we did see about 8 different individual great white sharks, as well as 7 dolphins and 2 turtles. The topography of the island is beautiful with clouds being born and cascading down the dramatic cliff faces into the sea, it is incredible weather with very calm seas. At dinner our guest say they do not want to go back to port, I think is not for the sharks, it was because Kike our chef makes a delicious steak…though I enjoyed the desserts more! Tomorrow will be the last day with these guests. I look forward to meeting our new guests, and seeing the same faces over and over… – DM Mayo

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  • My favorite animal since dinosaurs

    Early morning of day 3. I don’t sleep too much. Mother nature is way too incredible out here, don’t want to waste the time in bed. Guadalupe is a magnificent landscape, the clouds flow over the mountain top like a waterfall in slo-mo. With this view, even waiting for sharks is eye candy. The last 2 days, a dream came true when I finally met my favorite animal since I ditched dinosaurs in childhood. Perfect weather (a bit windy though) and good visibility under water brought us stunning impressions of the most disgraced (sadly) but imho most powerful and graceful animal in the world. An almost 4m long shark going for bait just an arms length away is a very unique thing I can’t get enough of. Yesterday I spent 1 + 2,5h hours in a row in a cage, surfaced and submerged, (switching to German, so I can write faster) hab die Oberflaechenzeit mit shark watching verbracht, (zwischendurch perfektes Essen genossen, Dank an Andrea fuer die besten Steaks der Welt!), und ich hab noch immer nicht genug! Ich muss los, die Sonne geht auf und die Kaefige sind schon im Wasser. Wir warten gespannt auf die richtig grossen Haie……

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  • Sad Face in the house!

    It’s 6:30 in the morning and the cages are ready to go, I am having a coffee on the back deck, and I think how lucky we are to be in this place. My first round in the submersible cages starts at 8 am, we hit the water and we go down…first minutes with some calm moments but after all I have a big smile in my face because I am seeing next to my cage one of my favorite rock star sharks of Guadalupe… Sad Face is in da house! He is passing around the cages and the wrangling platforms, he loves to be active around the cages. I hope we have the chance to see him again soon. – DM Ronald, Nautilus Explorer

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  • Hoping for a breach experience

    With such a great crew catering to our every need we got so pampered I almost forgot we were here for sharks. However, when the sharks came, there was no denying the intensity of the trip took a turn to the serious. In no time, the crew had the cages in the water and divers took to the cages like hermit crabs to a shell. Then the excitement started. The skillful wranglers got the attention of the sharks and the sharks got the attention of the divers. So majestic, yet tranquil, and almost peaceful…at least until they charge the bait and breach the water right in front of your eyes!!! What a sight. Very exhilarating and rewarding. Really enjoyed day 1. Looking forward to more tomorrow. Oh, after a great taco dinner, we looked overboard to see a sea lion playing of the port side for about 10 minutes. Secretly hoping for a breach experience but the sea lion was obviously alone and not in danger. Nice treat in the moonlight and a nice way to end the day. – Andy Finlay SLC, Utah, USA

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  • White Sharks, non-stop, all day

    I can’t recall how many times I’ve been to Guadalupe and I can’t recall it ever being this sharkie. These beautiful, majestic animals are incredible. To just watch them glide by is a sight that never leaves you, a memory that lasts a lifetime. Yesterday was simply the best, we had them from every angle, every level. The wrangling stations on this boat are spot on, both side of the surface cages and the beauty they show is non-stop, all day! I just love this place! – Leigh Cobb, UK Second time on the Nautilus Belle Amie for me, for sure not the last! It’s the best liveaboard boat I’ve ever had the opportunity to be a guest on, and not at least, it’s the friendliest, most supportive, and most sincere crew members I’ve ever had the pleasure to meet. Before, I was lucky enough to have joined a Nautilus trip to the Socorro islands, (one of the top three of my bucket list) and now I’m doing the White Shark encounters at Guadalupe Island (another one of those three). It amazes me how increasingly humble I get, knowing about the oceans and especially so about it’s much misunderstood apex…

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  • Reviews by Guests Mario & Kenny

    The most amazing shark experience I have experienced so far. Stunning trip, so many sharks that you can see at once. The ship is incredible and comfortable, and the crew is the most professional and friendly you could ever find. I highly recommend you have this experience! – Mario Gomi, Lima, Peru A most outstanding day from sunrise to bed time. The conditions, ship, and crew were amongst the best I’ve experienced in over 16 years of diving throughout the world. I’m a big fan. A guaranteed return customer for sure. Cheers, – Kenny Harrington

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