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Love Great White sharks and want to go shark cage diving or see them breaching but need help trying to figure out who to book with? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Nothing compares to seeing a white shark for the first time and diving with them is even better. It is truly an experience that will change everything you thought you knew about them from news clips to documentaries on tv.

This Is My Shark Life

I don't only offer Great White excursions. If the White Shark isn't your favorite shark, please check out the other shark diving locations around the world I have on offer and I will help get you there for that one and one shark diving experience of a lifetime. Great whites have been a part of my life since I saw Jaws as a kid and it is now my privilege to be able to share my passion and knowledge with you through education and experience.

I am a white shark guide, dive instructor and underwater cameraman and I have been working in the industry since 2004 and now work with white sharks at Guadalupe Island but spent 14 years working on the shark boats and filming them in South Africa.


My goal is to offer you the best experience possible so you go away with the bucket list white shark experience crossed off your list.

I know what it is like trying to pick the best possible company for this experience and that is why I started my company. I came to South Africa as a client and tried to pick and choose the best possible option. Today there is Trip Advisor, and it’s still hard to choose a company as some clients rate high while others only have negative things to say about the same company. And even though I work in the industry, I do not play favorites – I will help you book YOUR trip specific to YOUR requirements and wishes because this is YOUR experience. And by being in the industry I can work with you to breakdown down your requests and find the ideal trip that fits your needs perfectly.

This Is My Shark Life

David Dodd


Lalo was a guide on one of my shark diving trips to Isla Guadalupe in 2017. His knowledge and experience working with White Sharks was key, not only to setting first time shark divers at ease, but also for setting up great shots for experienced photographers. Highly recommended!!!

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Anthony Leon


One of the best decisions of my life was to go out and see Great White sharks up close at Guadalupe Island, Mexico. Having never been scuba diving before, out in the middle of the Pacific, and going into a cage with Great Whites can be nerve racking. Lalo helped calm my nerves, gave great tips for breathing techniques and was even in the cage with me on my first dive. Outside of the cage, he answered all of my pestering questions with a great smile about Great Whites , their habits and how the dives vary from Mexico to South Africa to Australia, etc. He was able to identify the sharks quickly (outside of the water) and knew their personality differences (Drogin being my favorite). He was extremely educational and up to date on current research, misinformation, viral videos, etc that made him a wealth of information. When I have a chance to go on another trip, my first question will be, "will Lalo be on the boat?"because he's need to be.

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Annie Pflueger


I finally fullfilled a life long dream of sharing the water with Great White Sharks. My sister and I ventured out of San Diego in 2015 and again in 2017. We have a trip including more family members in the works for 2019. Every aspect of this trip is unforgettable! The Sharks, (of course!) the crystal water, the boat, the food , but most of all, it was the crew that have kept us coming back. They go above & beyond in service making you feel comfortable & safe. Lalo Saidy and his expertise as Dive Instructor makes you feel excited & relaxed about getting into the water with these amazing animals. He is truly skilled and the sharks are his life. His knowledge knows no bounds when it comes to these creatures along with the other varieties of sea life you will experience on a trip like this. He's friendly and approachable and doesn't mind a bombardment of questions that most people have. And he'll even tease you about the kind of camera you use if it's not a Canon! More importantly, Lalo teaches shark & marine conservation by helping to change people's perception of sharks. Showing with his enthusiasm and passion what the Ocean has to offer. We are super excited for the 2019 season when we can share the sharks with Lalo and the rest of the outstanding crew once again!

Obie Hall

Obie Hall


I went on the adventure of a lifetime to Guadalupe Island with Lalo as Dive Instructor in August 2016. I hadnt breathed through a regulator in years and initially had some trouble. Lalo was extremely supportive and within a few minutes I was in the cage having the time of my life. Everything about my trip was first class and I made not only memories but lifelong friends. I highly recommend this crew

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Rick Marker


If you’re looking for a professional, courteous but most importantly, safe guide for your next bucket list adventure, Lalo is your guy!

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Shawna Lettau


Lalo Saidy is the real shark deal! He is a knowledgeable, kind, helpful, personable, and fun shark guide! Traveling with him out to Guadalupe Island to see the Great Whites for the first time was a great experience. He made the travelers feel safe and secure both inside and outside of the water. We could not have been in better hands. He is truly living the shark life!

Testimonial - Leanne Suter

Leanne Suter


Lalo was the key to putting our trip to Guadalupe Island over the top! The Great Whites were the stars and Lalo made sure we got as much face time as possible, but it's Lalo's knowledge of these amazing animals that I appreciated the most. We learned so much from him! He was always so kind and patient answering all of the same questions I'm sure he's answered hundreds of times. He can spot the frequent visitors to Guadalupe Island with one look. When it came to taking care of the passengers he always made sure our safety was his top priority especially when it came to getting in and out of the cage. Seeing these majestic creatures up close was a once in a lifetime experience. Thanks, Lalo for making sure every moment was magical!


Cynthia Young


In 2017 my husband and I went on an unbelievable trip to cage dive with Great White Sharks at Guadalupe Island in the Pacific. OMG!!! Incredible time. My husband, Randy, was skeptical to say the least. He had never been on scuba before and really was not a water person. Although I had my Advanced Open Water, it had been years since I had used a regulator. We were blessed to have Lalo Saidy as our guide, instructor, and voice of calm. We had a blast! He spent so much time with us, especially Randy! By the end, hubby thought he was starring in "Shark Week". All fear was gone and we both had the most spectacular time...seeing amazingly huge sharks in their home. Did I tell our age? 61 & 60 yrs old. Thank You Lalo! You are a gift! 

Testimonial - Thomas Alfreda

Thomas Alfreda


I would like to personally thank Lalo Saidy for all his help and expertise on my recent Shark Diving encounter at the Guadalupe Islands. Lalo was exceptionally professional and safety was always first, but his knowledge of diving and of Great White Sharks are second to none. I highly recommend diving with Lalo. 

Testimonial - Ron Gray

Ron Gray


These guys are the best. Lalo, the dive master, is very knowledgeable about the sharks at Guadalupe, and when the season ends he guide in South Africa too. So if you're a shark fanatic like me, you'll enjoy Lalo's company very much. 

Testimonial - Susan Zappone

Susan Zappone


I have been out with Lalo to Guadalupe Island twice now. He made each trip memorable with his knowledge of the sharks and his calmness around them. He makes everyone feel like they've been diving with Great White's their whole life! He is great with the guest's and makes sure everyone has an awesome experience. Oh...and he makes this kick ass video of your trip with music in the background. One talented chap! 


Gil Divine

Portland Oregon

Lalo Saidy is the master of all dive masters! I have been to Guadalupe Island, with Lalo Saidy as the dive instructor , every year for the last 3- soon to be 4- years. Lalo is completely aware and knowledgeable of what is going on, both inside and outside of the boat and is a consummate professional. From little old ladies to young kids, I have seen him patiently and happily teach brand new divers how to breath underwater with ease. While diving with Great Whites is fairly safe, I absolutely trust Lalo with my safety and well-being. Lalo makes sure you leave his care with a wonderfully unforgettable experience. I look forward to diving at Guadalupe with Lalo for years to come!