Bottom Breathers Liveaboard: 30-Jul-*2022* – Guadalupe White Shark Cage Dives

Updated: 27-May-2021

We are going to see great white sharks from underwater cages. This boat runs 5 cages–some at the surface and some submersible. This isn’t normal scuba diving as you won’t have scuba gear (no BCD, no fins, no tank). Instead, you’ll wear an exposure suit, some weight and stand in a cage while breathing from a 2nd stage regulator supplied from surface via long hoses. There’s no chum in the water (that’s not allowed by law), but they do bait the sharks using fish heads on ropes that they throw into the water to draw the sharks in for viewing.

This trip will be on board the Nautilus Belle Amie for 5 days. The trip departs from San Diego, CA (airport: SAN) on 30-Jul-2022 and returns on 4-Aug-2022. We’ll have one day of transit each direction and 3 full days of cage diving at Guadalupe.

Where: Guadalupe Island (Mexico), departing from and returning to Ensanada, Mexico (private bus transportation from/to San Diego, CA – about 2h ride)
When: Depart Ensenada on 30-Jul-2022, return 4-Aug-2022
Who: Bottom Breathers Dive Club has the whole boat reserved for now – up to 32 (cage) divers!! Boat and crew is run by Nautilus Liveaboards.
Boat: Nautilus Belle Amie (video about the boat:

Cost (per person – availability as of 5-Oct-2020):

  • Premium Suite – $4,295 – main deck
  • Superior Suite – $3,695 – upper deck
  • Stateroom – $3,195 – lower deck
  • Single Stateroom – $3,994 – lower deck rooms for single diver
  • Triple Stateroom – $2,895 – lower deck room with 3 bunks (only 2 occupants allowed)

Every room has a private bathroom in the room. Each room has two bunks (except for triple room). The Superior Suite rooms can be rearranged so that the two bunks are pushed together into a queen sized bed.


  • $100 deposit to reserve a spot (per diver, non-refundable)
  • 10% due 31-Jan-2021 (18 months from trip) now
  • 10% due 31-Oct-2021 (9 months from trip) now
  • 20% due 31-Jan-2022 (6 months from trip) now
  • balance due (about 60%) 31-May-2022 (2 months from trip)

Cancelation policy:

  • $100 deposit is non-refundable
  • 18-9 months prior to departure, 10% of the trip price is forfeit
  • 9-6 months prior to departure, 20% of the trip price is forfeit
  • 6-2 months prior to departure, 40% of the trip price is forfeit
  • 2 months or less prior to departure, 100% of the trip price is forfeit

Of course, we will likely stay in San Diego for a day before and after the trip and would love for more to join us. A quick look at flights from ORD (to SAN) shows airfares less than $400 per person (rt).

First come, first served!

Look forward to another great trip with Bottom Breathers!

Contact for more information or to reserve a spot on the trip!

Dan & Anne

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