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Meet the Great White Sharks of Guadalupe

Shark Diving Xperts have created profiles for some of the great white sharks that we see most regularly on our Guadalupe shark diving trips, all with incredibly diverse, unique and memorable personalities!

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  • Mystery

    Mystery

    18ft Female shark

    Over 18ft in length with an incredible girth, this mature female is simply immense. At this size, this magnificent creature is amongst the biggest of the "Mega sharks" found at Guadalupe Island.

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  • Bruce

    Bruce

    15ft Male shark

    Bruce is the rock star of the shark world. He has been seen for over 10 years at Guadalupe and from being first spotted as a sub adult, he has gone on to become one of the largest male sharks you are likely to ever meet.

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  • Lucy

    Lucy

    16ft Female shark

    Lucy is another classic Guadalupe shark, a favourite of Shark Diving Xperts and is probably the most famous mature female seen here due to her unique and instantly recognizable broken caudal fin.

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  • Shredder

    Shredder

    14ft Male shark

    Perhaps the most famous, observed and photographed great white shark in the world, Shredder is a true legend of Guadalupe. No other shark comes close to the performance and display he puts on for our guests.

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  • Bella

    Bella

    17ft Female shark

    At over 17ft in length, perfectly proportioned and streamlined, Bella is one of the most beautiful great white sharks found at Guadalupe Island. Often accompanied by pilot fish that she picks up during ocean migrations.

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  • Biteface

    Biteface

    14ft Male shark

    Biteface is one of the original sharks identified at Guadalupe, full of character, he has been seen every year since diving began at the Island. His name, predictably, comes from the massive amounts of scarring on his head.

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  • Tzitzimitl

    Tzitzimitl

    18ft Female shark

    Named after the Aztec goddess, meaning “Air Demon”, Tzitzimitl is a monstrous sized female with a missing upper caudal fin and massive girth. Weighing up to 2 tons with the width of between 6-8ft she is a gigantic shark.

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  • Johnny

    Johnny

    13ft Male shark

    One of the younger males at Guadalupe, Johnny has become a regular visitor here in recent years, specifically during the early part of the season. He is easily identified by unique white markings on either side of his gills.

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  • Sarah

    Sarah

    17ft Female shark

    Another member of Guadalupe’s huge mature female club, Sarah is a highly migratory animal with a very relaxed demeanor. She has an unmistakable jagged dorsal fin that is instantly recognizable.

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  • Emma

    Emma

    15ft Female shark

    An exciting shark and relatively newcomer, bursting onto the scene in recent years and making an immediate impact, Emma is a smaller yet extremely fiery female we have come to know well in a short space of time.

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  • Islander

    Islander

    14ft Male shark

    A new boy on the block, Islander is named after our vessel the M/V Islander. One of the islands larger males, with an instantly recognisable “sliced” dorsal fin, this male was only recently added to the ID database of sharks

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  • Gunther

    Gunther

    14ft Male shark

    One of Guadalupe’s Islands tagged individuals, Gunther has been seen at the Island for many years and we have watched him grow to become a sizable male. Confident and very inquisitive, this shark has no fear!

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  • Deep Blue

    Deep Blue

    20ft Female shark

    In 2013 footage of Deep Blue went viral around the world and without her knowing it, she was made famous overnight! Estimated at 20ft in size she is the without doubt the biggest shark at Guadalupe and one of the largest specimens on the planet!

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  • The Legend

    The Legend

    13ft Male shark

    The Legend is one of our newer, smaller males who is seen more consistently than most of our sharks. Named after American Sniper Chris Kyle, this character can always be relied upon to entertain our guests whenever he visits the boat.

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  • Dotty

    Dotty

    17ft Female shark

    Dotty is one of the larger females seen at the Island but unlike most sharks her size, she is fiery when interacting with the baits and keeps our handlers on their toes! She is named after the perfect “dot” she has in the centre of her dorsal fin plus many others around her gills

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  • Meli

    Meli

    14ft Male shark

    Meli has developed a tumour to the side of his face making him very unique. Seen with some regularity, he is one of the easiest males to identify with his blunted dorsal and missing end to his caudal fin.

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  • Scarboard

    Scarboard

    18ft Female shark

    Scarboard is a colossal 18ft female Great White shark. Originally named after the huge scars that where down her right side, these days her whole body is completely covered in wounds and injuries making her look almost prehistoric!

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  • Heracles

    Heracles

    14ft Male shark

    Covered in freckles and spots, Heracles is unmistakable. In recent years, this shark has endeared himself to our team with his very curious nature. What he lacks in girth he makes up for in length with his long and slender body.

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