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Bella great white shark

Great White Shark diving in Guadalupe


Shark Facts:

  • Sex - Female
  • Size - 17 foot
  • Identification - Beautifully streamlined, Unique gill formation, Often accompanied by pilot fish

Bella shark profile

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.

Highly migratory, we see Bella almost every two years most notably during 2012 when she was the first of the big females to visit us that season. Straight out of the movies, we spotted her dorsal fin cutting the surface a few hundred yards away before she turned and swam directly towards us. As she swam down the starboard side of the boat, her sheer size and power left many guests speechless. We have gone on to have many great moments with her since.

Seeing a shark like Bella, in her natural environment from the safety of our cages is a truly humbling experience. She cannot be tamed, cannot be kept in captivity, weights the same as a small vehicle and is as long as a minibus. One of the worlds’ last unknown predators, unchanged for millions of years swimming effortlessly and majestically within touching distance of our divers.

Meet more Great White Shark Profiles

  • Bruce


    15 foot Male shark

    Bruce is the rock star of the shark world. He has been seen for over 15 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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  • Shredder


    14 foot 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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