Isla de Guadalupe

Guadalupe Island is famous for being one of only 5 places in the world where you can go cage “diving“ whith Great White Sharks. Isla Guadalupe is a volcanic island off the west coast of Mexico’s Baja California.

The main attraction here are the great white sharks which you will see in droves if diving in the early fall.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 25 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Snorkeling

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

San Clemente Island

San Clemente Island is Southern California’s best-kept secret. Most divers opt for the more popular Catalina Island or go south to the Coronados, but San Clemente is a great place to go on a short liveaboard trip from San Diego.

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The wreck of the Ruby E is part of San Diego’s famous ’Wreck Alley.’ Sitting just offshore from Mission Bay, the Ruby E is accessible only by boat and sits in deeper water, therefore is recommended for advanced divers only.

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HMCS Yukon (Wreck)

The Yukon lives in an area known as ’Wreck Alley’ and is San Diego’s most popular wreck dive and one of the largest wrecks in all of California at 366 feet long! Sitting just off Mission Bay, the Yukon is an advanced dive as it sits in 100 plus feet of water.

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Mission Bay

Mission Bay is not the most desirable dive spot but is a great back-up location, especially for open water classes, for when the ocean swell is too high for diving. The bay is protected so the water is always calm but visibility is not great and there is not too much to see.

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La Jolla Cove

Just around the corner from one of Southern California’s most popular dive sites La Jolla Shores, sits La Jolla Cove, the playground for a resident group of sea lions. This site is rockier and has kelp so it’s much different than it’s La Jolla Shores neighbor.

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La Jolla Shores

La Jolla Shores is the most popular dive site in San Diego county. Accessible from Kellogg Park, “The Shores“ is an easy beach entry unless the surf is high, then only those experienced in high surf entries should dive.

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La Vela

Little to no current, easy dive for divers looking for macro but also plenty of schools of fish in all stages of maturity. Max depth 65 feet; water temp low 80s

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Los Nidos

Good Check Out Dive for Sea of Cortez/Midriff Islands Liveaboards. Max depth 65 FT, water temp 80-82 in August. Little to no current. A lot of macro, small sting rays, and schools of fish.

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Sin Miedo al Exito

Very similar to other dives in this area; nice black coral forest; max depth 60 feet; water temp low 80s. Another good site for fish ID and macro.

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La Muela

Nice spot for macro and jawfish on the north end of Angel de la Guarda. Max depth 70 FT; water temp low 80s; sandy bottom; great for Fish ID course

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