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Shredder great white shark

Great White Shark diving in Guadalupe


Shark Facts:

  • Sex - Male
  • Size - 14 foot
  • Identification - Shredded dorsal fin, Great showman, Legendary status

Shredder shark profile

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.

Seen for 11 years (and on most trips during this time) sadly Shredder was last sighted in 2011 and has not been seen since, adding to his legendary status.

Although instantly recognizable from his shredded dorsal fin, this is not how this iconic shark got his name. He gained his title after biting (and completely shredding) straight through the anchor line of one of the operators’ boats during one of the first expeditions to the Island. The rest is history and a star was born.

His interaction around the boat and the cages was renowned. Rarely showing signs of caution and yet at the same time no aggression, he seemed to just simply be enjoying all the attention. Full of charisma, some trips he would visit the boat for days on end giving the guests an encounter of a lifetime. A true showman, who we desperately hope to meet again one day.

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    18 foot 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


    15 foot 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


    16 foot 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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