Leaving the cage at Guadalupe

Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) and divers in cages, Guadalupe, Mexico
Great white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) and divers in cages, Guadalupe, Mexico
After our group left, Norb and I stayed for an additional 5 days out at Guadalupe with Lawrence and a boat full of interesting people. The three of us spent many hours down at 25' in the cinema cage, which is really just a place to hang out in the water while great white sharks swim around. Only once did a white shark approach the down cage, but I wasn't in the water at that time (too bad!).

I did something stupid, though, and it was only after the fact that it really sunk in.

I left the cage a few times to get shots of a shark approaching the surface cages and to get shots of the down cage itself. Great white sharks often ambush seals from below, and leaving the cage was a bad idea. However, I did stay under the boat (more or less) while out of the cage, and from what I understand, sharks are not likely to hit a target from below if its silhouette is not clearly defined.

Here are more shots from outside of the cage:

Lawrence Groth and Norbert Wu in a shark cage, Guadalupe, Mexico
Lawrence Groth and Norbert Wu in a shark cage, Guadalupe, Mexico

Divers in surface cages, Guadalupe, Mexico
Divers in surface cages, Guadalupe, Mexico

Norbert Wu and Eric Cheng in the cinema cage, Guadalupe, Mexico
Norbert Wu and Eric Cheng in the cinema cage (photo: Lawrence Groth)