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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 8 SPOTS AVAILABLE

2018 Price:

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

Trip Leader:

 Andy Murch

 

If you want fantastic oceanic encounters come out with a fantastic operator. Big Fish Expedition's has a proven history of providing world class oceanic whitetip encounters. Read our oceanic trip reports:

 

READ OUR 2017 OCEANIC WHITETIP SHARK EXPEDITION TRIP REPORT

READ OUR 2013 OCEANIC WHITETIP SHARK EXPEDITION TRIP REPORT

READ OUR 2012 OCEANIC WHITETIP SHARK EXPEDITION TRIP REPORT

 

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.

Come diving with Oceanic Whitetip Sharks!

cat island diving with oceanic whitetip sharks

 

Oceanic Whitetips are some of the most threatened pelagic sharks in the world. Notorious for their bold behavior, they are the quintessential open ocean predators.
Depleted in much of their range, the oceanic whitetip population of the outer Bahamian islands is still thriving, making this a unique 'last chance' encounter.

Join me on an expedition to one of the sharkiest islands in the Bahamian chain. Cat Island juts into the deep water of the Atlantic Ocean where migrating tuna attract oceanic whitetips and other large predators rarely seen this close to shore.

 

diving with oceanic whitetip sharks off Cat Island, Bahamas.

 

We will be staying at a comfortable hotel and venturing each day out to deep water where oceanic whitetip sharks are regularly encountered.

 

Diving with Oceanic Whitetip Sharks.

 

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, one 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 spectacular blue marlins:

 

 Blue Marlin Dive

 

ITINERARY/LOGISTICS:
Direct flights are available from Ft Lauderdale and Nassau. Flights are NOT included in the expedition package. The easiest and cheapest way to get to New Bight is to purchase a ticket from your home town to Nassau and then get a cheap return ticket on Sky Bahamas from Nassau to New Bight (about $150 return)
Day 1, arrive on Cat Island. Get picked up at New Bight Airport and check into the Greenwood Beach Resort. Your evening is free to prepare you equipment and socialize with the other guests.
Day 2-4, After a light breakfast on the beach, we will transfer you to Hawks Nest Marina where you will board the sport fisher / dive boat Thresher. After a quick ride into the deep, you will be in the company of Oceanic Whitetips and other sharks (3 days of diving).
Day 5, Breakfast at the hotel then we will transfer you back to New Bight Airport.

 

oceanic whitetip shark diving on Cat Island, Bahamas

 

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oceanic whitetip shark diving on Cat Island, Bahamas

 

Nurse shark in the marina at Cat Island

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

 

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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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