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OCEANIC WHITETIP SHARK EXPEDITION

 

oceanic whitetip shark diving at Cat Island, Bahamas

 

Expedition:

Scuba diving with Oceanic Whitetip Sharks.

Location:

Cat Island, Bahamas.

Accommodation:

Greenwood Beach Resort.

Experience Level:

Advanced diver / level two. Must have good buoyancy.

   

2018 Dates:

April 21-25 FULL

2018 Price:

$1995 per person double occ. $640 single room supplement.

Trip Leader:

Andy Murch

   

What's Included:

Three full days of open ocean shark diving.

Experienced Captain and crew.

Chum, hang baits and all other ingredients to ensure that we get plenty of oceanic whitetips.

Four nights accommodation on Cat Island.

Breakfast at the hotel & lunch onboard.

Non alcoholic beverages while onboard.

Airport transfers from New Bight Airport.

 

Diving with multiple oceanic whitetip sharks.

 

BIG FISH EXPEDITIONS HAS DELIVERED WORLD CLASS OCEANIC ACTION YEAR AFTER YEAR:

 

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cat island diving with oceanic whitetip sharks

 

CAT ISLAND IS THE BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD TO DIVE WITH OCEANIC WHITETIP SHARKS

Oceanic Whitetips are some of the most threatened pelagic sharks in the world. Once abundant on the high seas, oceanics have been heavily overfished by illegal shark finners.

Sadly, they are rarely seen in much of their former range but the population around Cat Island is thriving due to strict anit-shark fishing laws in the Bahamas.
If you want to see these majestic open ocean predators, Cat Island is the best place on earth.

 

diving with oceanic whitetip sharks off Cat Island, Bahamas.

 

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS AND WORLD CLASS PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES

Not only do the sharks reliably show up, they also come very close to divers, providing adrenalin filled encounters and fantastic photographic opportunities.

 

Close encounter with an oceanic whitetip shark in the Bahamas.

 

BE READY FOR OTHER PELAGIC PREDATORS

As well as lots of oceanic whitetips, Cat Island is home to bull sharks, silkies, duskies, Caribbean reef sharks, lemons, nurse sharks and tigers. Every now and then, some of these species shows up at the feed.

There are also all sorts of big fish that migrate past Cat Island at this time of year. Expect the unexpected, such as huge mahi mahi and sometimes even spectacular blue marlins:

 

 Blue Marlin diving at Cat Island

 

ITINERARY:
Day 1: When you arrive on Cat Island, you will be picked up at New Bight Airport and driven to Greenwood Beach Resort where you can unpack, relax by the pool, or go for a stroll along the deserted beach. Your evening is free to prepare you equipment and socialize with the other guests.

Day 2-4: After a light breakfast, we will transfer you to Hawks Nest Marina where you will board our dive boat and head out to sea. After roughly a thirty minute ride into the deep, we will begin chumming for sharks. The oceanic whitetips often arrive within a few minutes. Occasionally, they may take a little longer. Once the sharks begin gathering, they rarely leave again so you will likely be in their company for the rest of the day.

Late in the afternoon we will return to shore and transfer back to the hotel. By the time you have downloaded your images or relaxed in the bar, it will be time for supper, perhaps a nightcap, and a sleep filled with dreams of sharks.
Day 5, After a relaxing breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer you back to New Bight Airport for your journey home.

 

A Nurse Shark in Hawks Nest Marina

Giant nurse shark over/under split photo at Hawksnest Marina on Cat Island.

 

Diving with Oceanic Whitetip Sharks.

 

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oceanic whitetip shark diving on Cat Island, Bahamas

 

 

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Andy Murch Trip Leader

Andy Murch

EXPEDITION LEADER

Andy Murch is a fanatical big animal diver.

He has photographed and dived with more sharks than most people on this planet and he's very good at it.

Andy's images and shark stories have appeared in hundreds of books and magazines around the world from titles as varied as Canadian Geographic, Scuba Diving, FHM, Digital Photography,  and the Journal of Zoology.

Andy is the Creator of the ever expanding Shark and Ray Field Guide on Elasmodiver.com

 

When not running big animal expeditions or on photographic assignments, Andy lives and dives on Vancouver Island, Canada

 

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Andy is also the driving force behind the PREDATORS IN PERIL PROJECT which shines a spotlight on many endangered species of sharks and rays that are largely overlooked by mainstream conservation groups. Predators In Peril is entirely funded by Big Fish Expeditions.

 

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