You may be off to the Pensacola or you may live there and you’d like to know if there are great white sharks live in Pensacola. Let’s take a look…
So are there great white sharks in Pensacola? There are great white sharks in Pensacola from possibly around late November through to April, when the waters off the coast off Pensacola in the Gulf of Mexico drop to the preferred water temperature for great white sharks, which is between 12-24°C (54-75 °F).
The above answer may get you excited if you like the idea of seeing great white sharks. But on the other hand it may not be what you wanted to hear if you’re scared of great whites.
The best way to do more diving is to book yourself on a scuba diving liveaboard. If you want to dive with great white sharks, one of the best places in the world to do this is at Guadalupe Island, Mexico (which includes one liveaboard departing from San Diego). You can check the latest and best deals on liveaboards, and dive with great whites at Guadalupe Island, using the following window:
As an aside, in this article about where to find great white sharks, you may be as surprised as I was to discover some of the places where you find great white sharks! Place number 6 is the one that surprised me the most, but if you live in the States, you may be more surprised at places two, three and four.
Do great white sharks go into the Gulf?
Great white sharks go into the gulf when the waters drop to their preferred temperature range of 12-24°C (54-75 °F) during late November through to April. Great white sharks go into the Gulf of Mexico from the Atlantic Ocean around the tip of Florida.
Water temperature Pensacola suited to great white sharks
If you want to see evidence of a great white shark in Pensacola, the following video is of a great white shark that was caught off Pensacola beach.
Also, please don’t leave before you watch the video in this article! I almost don’t want to spoil the end of the video, so all I will say is it involves a carcass, many sharks and a single grouper…you may be surprised at what happens, I certainly was!
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