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Dive Review of Sea Escape in
Guadeloupe (Caribbean)

Sea Escape: "Great Whites - Guadalupe Islands on the Sea Escape", Nov, 2014,

by Peggy Gillen & Jimmie Grogan, NY, US ( 1 report). Report 8050.

No photos available at this time

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation N/A Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Sea Escape took care of all transfers from San Diego to Ensenada, Mexico. Border crossing was smooth and it was about a 3 hour trip. We got on the Sea Escape for our 20 hour journey to Guadalupe Islands. The overnight crossing was a little rough, but not horrible (the return crossing was smooth sailing!). We anchored on the lee side of the island in nice calm flat water for 3 days. It was cage diving for Great White Sharks. There was a deep cage that could go to 50-60 feet and 2 cages that went to 8 feet. The deep cage wasn't used much because of bad visibility at that depth due to the recent hurricane. Shallow cages had 60-70 feet of visibility. First day we had a few great whites. Day two had a few more and day three we had alot! The boat had recently been updated with 2 new cabins on the second floor. We stayed in one of the new cabins and it was very comfortable. The dining room and lounge were also remodeled and more comfortable. The food was out of this world. Chavo the cook worked hard and kept us well feed. The crew was exceptional. Very helpful and very personable. Any need was immediately taken care of. Mates worked morning to night getting the sharks close to the cages and even taught us the shark dance! Mingling with the crew was like hanging out with 8 good friends. The total experience was fun, fattening (thanks Chavo) and exhilarating (thanks Great Whites). Would highly recommend it and would do it again in a New York minute!

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Palau, Tahiti, Fiji, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Tobago, Belize, Florida, Philippines, Socorro, Australia
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 70-75°F / 21-24°C Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 60-70 Ft/ 18-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]It was cage diving so you came up when the cage did on deep dives (50ft, 45-50 min). The shallow cages had no restrictions. You entered and left the cage at your will.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish N/A
Small Critters N/A Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]Big rinses buckets. Big wide table w/ lots of outlets and air dryer.
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