FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

General Questions

Is it safe to swim with sharks?

As a professional shark diving company, your safety is our main concern, as well as the animal wellness. Our crew has 10 years of experience in the shark diving industry around the globe and follow the same rigorous safety protocol on all our trips. We never had anyone bitten during our activity.

Do I need a certification to participate?

No certification is required for the shark experience, you need to know how to swim and feel comfortable in the water.

No certification is required for a discover scuba diving

No certification is required for AIDA 1, freediving intro

No certification is required for AIDA 2, basic freediving course

Open water certification minimum for Cabo local dives

Open water certification minimum for Cabo Pulmo 2 tanks trip

Advanced open water with a minimum of 100 dives logged for Gordo Banks 2 tanks expedition

How old do I need to be to swim with sharks?

Our shark experience is an amazing moment that you can share with your friends but also your family including +12 years old kids under an adult supervision.

How long is the activity?

Shark experience - 5 hours

Discover scuba diving - approximately 4 hours

Cabo local dives 2 tanks - approximately 4 hours

Cabo Pulmo dives 2 tanks - full day approximately 8 hours

Gordo Banks dives 2 tanks - approximately 6 hours

AIDA 1 freediving intro - 1 full day

AIDA 2 - 2 and half days

Is gear provided?

FULL equipment is provided for all our activities (shark experience, scuba diving, and freediving)

Can I bring my camera?

Yes, you can bring your camera. In case you are a professional photographer or a film crew, please contact us before to organize your party.

Are the photos included with the shark experience?

Our crew always try to take pictures of the guests during the interaction with the animals and yes we will be happy to share the pictures with you. But please be aware that sometimes sea conditions or animals behaviors don’t allow the best conditions to do so.

What do I need to bring?

- swimsuit

- sunglasses

- biodegradable sunblock

- cap or hat

- towel

- dry bag

- windbreaker

- your diving credential in case you are planning on diving with us

Are meals included?

- Shark experience: snacks and beverages included- Cabo Pulmo trip: lunch box and beverages included

- Gordo banks expeditions: lunch box and beverages included

Is there any paperwork I need to fill out?

Once you check in at our office, a waiver of liability release must be signed before participating in any activity.

Is transportation included in my the activity?

-  Shark experience: the transportation to our office is not included in the price but can easily be arranged for you. Contact us for rates and availability.

-  Cabo local dives: the transportation to our office is not included in the price but can easily be arranged for you. Contact us for rates and availability.

-  Freediving course: the transportation to our office is not included in the price but can easily be arranged for you. Contact us for rates and availability.

-  Cabo Pulmo & Grodo Banks full day trips: pick up at your hotel included in the price

Marine Life

What wildlife can I expect to see?

During the shark experience, you can expect to see mako sharks, smooth hammerhead sharks, silky sharks or and blue sharks. Other pelagic species and marine mammals such as mahi-mahi, wahoo, tunas, bottlenose dolphins, common dolphins different species of sea turtle and even orcas have been seen during our trips. Whale season from December to April (humpback & gray whales) and big schools of Mobula rays in October/November and May/June.

What’s the best season to swim with sharks?

All year long Cabo offers a good shark activity but please visit our activity page (link swim with sharks) to check the different shark species season.

Am I absolutely sure to see sharks?

We see sharks on most of our tours and our team knows how to attract them but as we work with wild animals, please be aware that we cannot guarantee the sighting of pelagic species (this is not captivity).

Can I see sharks from the boat?

Of course, you can. We are seeking to offer the best experience to our guests. If you do not feel comfortable getting in the water, you can always enjoy the animals sighting from the boat.

Booking and Payment

How do I secure my reservation?

Our booking online is the best way to secure your reservation. You can also stop by the office or contact us if you are already in the area.

Is a private charter possible?

Yes, we do offer private charters. Please contact us at bajasharkexperience@gmail.com for more info.

What payment methods do you accept?

Credit card, cash and wire transfer. The 16% governmental tax (IVA) will be charged with credit cards and wire transfer payments.

What happens if Baja Shark Experience has to cancel my trip?

If we have to cancel your trip due to bad weather or any other factor, we refund the entire deposit or reschedule. Please visit our terms and conditions.

What happens if I cancel my activity?

If you cancel within 48 hours prior the activity, the total price of the activity will be charged. Please visit our terms and conditions.

How can I contact you?

You can contact us by email, phone, WhatsApp, Facebook or stop by the office. (contact us)

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