TIGERS AND HAMMERHEADS, BAHAMAS!
Due to a winter-related injury, we have a last minute cancellation and an open spot on this trip. Drop me a line. 2/9/16
They are perhaps the most famous residents of the Bahamas! Tiger Sharks and Great Hammerhead sharks! And you can photograph them both on my super awesome 2016 Great Hammerhead/Tiger shark expedition!
a special 9 day itinerary trip that I have organized
just for shark dives. I am able to provide
a good group rate that makes this one of
the most cost-effective trips of its type.
Our first stop will be world-famous "Tiger Beach" north of Freeport where we will dive for several days with the Tiger sharks. These large and cooperative sharks are really used to divers now and they are not shy! There are no guarantees in nature, but chances are overwhelmingly good that you will come away with seriously awesome Tiger shark pics! The diving at Tiger Beach is quite shallow (about 20 feet) so you can basically spend all day with the sharks.
Next we will steam south to the new mecca for Great Hammerhead sharks near Bimini where we will spend a few days photographing these awesome, massive beautiful sharks! I have been to both places multiple times and I can tell you that the shark encounters are simply stunning. Ten years ago we would have killed for such incredible, reliable shark encounters with these two rarely-seen species.
The best part is that we board the boat in the USA and make the crossings to and from the Bahamas overnight, so your flights are into West Palm Beach (PBI) Florida. It's an incredibly good deal for such awesome diving!
MARCH 21-29, 2016
9 Days/8 nights
$3,399.00 per person
are the accomodations like?
You will spend the entire trip on the
Dolphin Dream, an 85 foot
live-aboard dive boat, where your gear
will be taken care of, your food and
drinks are included and you can do
unlimited diving all for one price. The
boat has 6 double staterooms (each can
hold 2 guests) and two heads. The boat is
air conditioned and the food is
outstanding. Tanks, weights and belts
provided. This is a wide-beam boat, a
former shrimp trawler, and she is very
stable. This might not be the most
luxurious liveaboard boat you have ever been on, but
it is very seaworthy, cozy and comfortable.
Everyone loves this boat. It is also one
of the quietest liveaboards I have ever
been on. It is very peaceful to sleep at
night. This boat is like a second home to me. Love it.
is the food?
You won't lose weight, I guarantee.
do we get there?
Here's the good part. The boat leaves
from the Riviera Beach City Marina in West Palm Beach, Florida on Monday
night (March 21, 2016) and crosses the gulf stream to the
Bahamas while we sleep. The next morning,
we go through customs without even leaving
the boat. Then we head out to the shark grounds and go
diving!! At the end of the week, we head
back and arrive Tuesday morning (March 29th) in West
Palm Beach. This means you buy a cheap
ticket to Florida, not an expensive ticket
to the Bahamas. But don't forget you still need your passport!
there any hidden fees?
No. Your Bahamas entry/exit fees are
included in the charter price. Don't
forget some cash for a tip for the crew.
Did I mention you will need your
about the crew and boat?
This is a U.S. Coast Guard approved
vessel with two licensed captains on
board. Wayne "Scott" Smith is the primary
captain. Scott has been leading trips to
this part of the Bahamas for 20 years.
That's why all the pros go out with Capt. Scott.
I get seasick?
If you tend to get seasick you would
want to take dramamine for a couple days
until you get your "sea legs." The seas
can be flat calm or rough, depending on
the weather and there is no way to control
that. No guarantees on mother nature! I've
had success with the "patch" to prevent
seasickness during rough seas. The
Dolphin Dream is a very stable
want to go! What do I do?
A $1000.00 deposit holds your reservation.
Payment schedule will be announced
shortly. This is a popular trip. Book
early and don't miss out!
Payment 2 (6/1/2015)
(Jan 1, 2016)
Please remember that I am merely an
underwater photographer that is chartering
a boat and leading a photo-expedition.
I am not a divemaster,
rescue diver, shark wrangler, or part of
the crew of the boat in any way. Certified
divers can sign up for this trip but you
are responsible for your own actions and
must understand that any diving is done at
your own risk. We have never had a problem
with the sharks, but they are still wild
animals! If you join this trip you will be
required to sign a liability waiver. DAN membership is mandatory!
Capt. Andy is busy emptying a freezer by
feeding its contents to the sharks! We have
four freezers full of fish!
As you can see, we manage to attract a
few sharks. These are all Lemon
Check out the trip
report from the 2007
Tiger shark trip on the same boat!
Check out more DIVE
The worldest largest hammerhead species: Great Hammerhead!
How about some big in-your-face Tiger sharks??
Our vessel, the 85 foot Dolphin Dream.
This is one of the most laid-back, comfortable,
stable and enjoyable live aboards I have
ever been on.
Capt. Scotty is feeding the
The real pictures are made underwater, as
Mark's shot of me with a Tiger!
Now that's a hammerhead!! The following images are from my 2014 Great Hammerhead trip.
Feel like night diving with the hammerheads and Tigers? No problem!
Wait until you see these sharks in person. They are HUGE!