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Shark diving team

The Shark Diving Xperts team are experienced, skilled specialists who work together to ensure that our shark diving clients get the best possible experience with Guadalupe's great white sharks.

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  • Jimi Partington

    Jimi Partington

    Shark Diving Xpert

    Owner of SDX, Jimi has years of experience under his belt. Professional, entertaining, passionate and highly skilled. The perfect Xpert to help show you Great White sharks in the wild! Book with Shark Diving Xperts today!

  • John Conniff

    John Conniff


    Captain of the vessel with years of experience diving, fishing and exploring Californian and Mexican waters. Overseeing the entire operation with invaluable knowledge of the environment and its conditions makes for the most skilled Captain at Guadalupe today. Learn about great white sharks

  • Mike the Chef

    Mike the Chef


    Mike brings passion, versatility, an abundance of catering skills and attention to detail to the table during expeditions. A perfectionist in his own right, Mike will have you remembering the food just as much as the sharks! View our shark film appearances

  • Steve, Buzz, Eric, Fernando and Palmer

    Steve, Buzz, Eric, Fernando and Palmer

    Dive Masters, Second Captains and Deckhands

    Making up the crew during shark season are certified and experienced captains, sport fishermen and divers. With a mix of local knowledge, professionalism and customer care, these boys run a very smooth and well-oiled operation. Book with Shark Diving Xperts today!

  • Dr Mauricio Hoyos and his scientific team

    Dr Mauricio Hoyos and his scientific team

    Lead scientists

    Guadalupe Islands leading on site Scientists. Stationed on the Island throughout the shark season whilst working from their independent boat, studying the population and behaviour of the sharks daily. Learn about our shark diving trips