PHOTO BY: CHRISTIAN VIZL

PHOTO BY: CHRISTIAN VIZL

GREAT WHITE SHARKS

The waters surrounding Guadalupe Island are home to a large number of Great White Sharks that congregate each year in the months of July to December.
 
Great White Sharks are an apex predator, they are the largest predatory fish in the ocean. Once feared and misunderstood by many, Great Whites suffered from having the wrong image in the media. Nowadays it is changing, through divers and photographers from all over the world who share their images and experience, Great Whites are now protected in many places of the world, thus increasing their population.

Great Whites are the largest predatory fish and can grow up to lengths of more than 5 mts and weight up to 2,000+ kgs.

  • Season: July - November
  • Type: Liveaboard
  • Location: Guadalupe Island, Mexico

GREAT HAMMERHEAD SHARKS

From December to March great hammerhead sharks visit Bimini Island, in the Bahamas. The “colder” water temperatures during this time of the year attracts them to the waters surrounding the Island.

The sharks come in to the shallower water close to the Island, which makes it easy for divers to spend hours under- water interacting with these creatures. Every day we will be taking a short boat ride to the dive site where we will chum to attract these animals.

  • Season: December - March
  •  Type: Land based
  • Location: Bimini, Bahamas
 PHOTO BY: IRENE OROZCO

PHOTO BY: IRENE OROZCO

 PHOTO BY: CHRISTIAN VIZL

PHOTO BY: CHRISTIAN VIZL

WHALE SHARKS

Each year the largest known aggregation of whale sharks occurs in the northern tip of the Yucatan Peninsula off the coast of Isla Mujeres and Isla Contoy. Whale sharks come to feed mainly on plankton and fish eggs, which brings them really close to the surface.

 The whale shark is the biggest fish in the ocean and can reach lengths in excess of 16+ mts. Although the average Whale sharks we see during these interactions are normally 10-14 mts, there have been reports  during previous years of up to 400 Whale sharks in the area.

Along with these gentle giants other pelagic species appear in the area as well . This is a snorkeling encounter in blue water, so no scuba certification is required.

  • Season: June - August
  • Type: Land based
  • Location: Isla Mujeres, Mexico

GIANT PACIFIC MANTAS

Known worldwide as the “Mexican Galapagos” the Socorro Islands or Revillagigedo Archipelago are the kind of place where anything can happen at any time.

This group of volcanic islands attract large schools of fish, sharks, giant pacific mantas, dolphins, whales and much more.

The Socorro Islands are located approximately 240 miles south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Making it a remote location where only a few long range boats can go. This fact, along with the preservation efforts of the Mexican authorities, make it a destination worth visiting for divers from all over the globe.

  • Season: November - June
  • Type: Liveaboard
  • Location: Revillagigedo (Socorro Islands), Mexico
 PHOTO BY: IRENE OROZCO

PHOTO BY: IRENE OROZCO

 photo by: christian vizl

photo by: christian vizl


MAKO & BLUE SHARKS

The Southern Baja Peninsula is becoming a top destination to encounter mako and blue sharks.This pelagic shark species are known to travel long distances.

With the colder water currents during winter and early spring, they chase their prey such as tuna in the Pacific waters off Cabo.

The Baja Peninsula is known for its abundance of marine life. 

  • Season: December - April
  • Type: Land based
  • Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Oceanic Whitetip Sharks, Silky Sharks, Dusky Sharks and other Pelagic species April and May are the best time of the year to see the elusive Oceanic Whitetip Shark (Carcharhinus Longimanus) in Cat Island, Bahamas.

This pelagic shark used to be one of the most abundant shark species on the planet. Their populations have now declined drastically over the last few decades due to unsustainable fishing practices. In recent years, Cat Island has become a hot spot for this sharks. Besides Oceanic Whitetips, you will also be able to encounter several other species of sharks including Silky, Dusky and pelagic species such as marlin, mahi mahi or tuna to name a few.

  • Season: April - May
  • Type: Land based
  • Location: Cat Island, Bahamas
 photo by: brocq maxey

photo by: brocq maxey

 PHOTO BY: BROCQ MAXEY

PHOTO BY: BROCQ MAXEY

Tiger Beach is arguably one of the best shark diving spots in the world for tiger sharks. Located off the coast of Grand Bahama Island, it has gained a reputation because of it’s large tiger shark population. Along with the tiger sharks, regular visitors to this area are caribbean reef sharks and lemon sharks.

There are plenty of shark species to keep us busy during the week.

Tiger sharks tend to be confident because of their size and will come in very close. Keep in mind that these animals are large predators and you must always respect their space. When we aim for the perfect picture, we must always keep in mind the safety of the whole group.

  • Season: January - April
  • Type: Land based
  • Location: Grand Bahama, Bahamas