Islander Charters commitment to safety is of the utmost importance because it is the foundation of our business. Our 100% safety record with zero cage incidents is virtually unique at the Island. This perfect safety record is a direct reflection of our attention to detail, expertise in handling Great White Sharks and quality of our operation.

Islander’s custom shark cages are specifically designed for cage diving at Guadalupe Island. Our shark cages are of our own original design and meticulously welded with superior materials and techniques. All fabrication has been done by Travis Thomas, senior welder for the Marine Science Development Center at Scripps Institute of Oceanography here in San Diego. Our shark cages are constructed of 6061 T6 aluminum alloy. They are the only cages at Guadalupe Island that are hand TIG welded, not to be confused with the weaker, faster technique of MIG welding. Simply put, Islander Charters has the strongest, safest Great White Shark cages at Guadalupe Island.

Every aspect of our equipment has been designed with shark diver safety and comfort in mind. The wrap-around handrails surround entry/ exit hatches and ensure safe and easy water entry. In addition to the large entry hatches, we have proactively planned for worst-case scenarios by building alternate exits on the outboard sides of the shark cages. These exits are designed not to jam shut even during the worst collision with a Great White Shark. We have also put careful consideration into the window height by positioning viewing windows at the optimal height for photographers to have knees bent for stability and still have camera housings at eye level to get that shot of a lifetime. Photographers will also appreciate viewing windows that are one step ahead with padded bars so as not to damage expensive and fragile camera housings. We invite you to see the innovative and efficient designs put to work by Islander Charters.


Join us for the trip of a lifetime: Diving with Great White Sharks

Islander Charters has been delivering world class Great White Shark cage dives since 2004. We offer 5 day all-inclusive trips to Guadalupe Island, Mexico – the mecca for Great White Sharks. We are a family owned American company and every trip departs from/returns to San Diego, California.

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Contact Information

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday:
9 AM to 6 PM PST
Saturday and Sunday:
hours vary by season


(619) 224-4388