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Tiger Beach Extreme Tiger Shark Diving

 

Diving with tiger sharks at Tiger Beach.

 

The Encounter:

Scuba diving with tiger sharks, lemon sharks, nurse sharks , Caribbean reef sharks and possibly bull sharks and great hammerheads.

Location:

Tiger Beach, Bahamas. (Trip departs from West Palm Beach, FL).

Accommodation:

Dolphin Dream Liveaboard Dive Vessel

Experience Level:

Open Water Diver Certification required.

   

2017 Dates:

November 18-24 FULL MORE INFO ABOUT THIS TRIP

2017  Price:

$3495 per person double occupancy.

Trip Leader:

Terry Steeley

   

2018 Dates:

April 14-20 4 SPOTS AVAILABLE

2018  Price:

$3495 per person double occupancy.

Trip Leader:

Andy Murch

   

2018 Dates:

November 22-30 7 SPOTS AVAILABLE  MORE INFO ON OUR EXTENDED TRIP

2018  Price:

$4395 per person double occupancy.

Trip Leader:

Andy Murch

 

 

What's Included:

6 nights accommodation aboard the Dolphin Dream, 5 days of unlimited shark diving, all meals, beer and soft drinks, tanks, weights, experienced Captain and crew, chum, shark feeds and photo coaching.

Not Included:

Flights, transfers to the boat (around $20), personal dive equipment, crew gratuities.

 

Tiger Beach shark diving

 

CONSISTENTLY SPECTACULAR TIGER SHARK ACTION:

 

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Tiger Shark diving.

 

THE BEST TIGER SHARK DIVING IN THE WORLD

There are other shark diving hotspots around the world but none that rival Tiger Beach.

If you want to dive with enormous Tiger Sharks, scores of big 'friendly' lemon sharks, plus lots of  Caribbean reef sharks and nurse sharks, you will love diving at Tiger Beach where the action is nonstop, all day, everyday.


Dive with three tiger sharks at Tiger Beach.

 

IMAGINE THIS SHARK DIVE:
You are kneeling on the sand right next to the shark handler while tiger and lemon sharks circle expectantly. A huge tiger swims so close to your camera that it barely fits in your view finder. It's bulk blots out the sun. You compose each shot, firing repeatedly until it's head is so close that it no longer fits in your fisheye lens. Eventually, its shadow moves past you and your heart begins to slow down as the adrenalin dissipates in your blood stream. You quickly thumb through your shots, thrilled at the results until you catch sight of the next enormous tiger shark approaching. That's a pretty standard dive and Tiger Beach :)

 

Tiger Shark facing the camera at Tiger Beach.


YOUR CHANCE TO CAPTURE EYE-POPPING IMAGES OF SHARKS BREAKING THE SURFACE

Almost as intense as being in the water with the sharks, if you have a camera or GoPro, the crew will entice the sharks right up to the swim step while you dangle your camera in the water. You'll love the resulting images.

 

Photographing over/under shark images aka lemon snaps.

 

WHY COME TO TIGER BEACH WITH BIG FISH EXPEDITIONS?

Our highly experienced Trip Leader Andy Murch has been diving Tiger Beach every year since it was developed as a shark diving destination back in 2003. He knows exactly where to dive and when, to provide the ultimate experience for guests.

Andy is an award winning shark photographer. For visiting shooters of any experience level, Andy is an invaluable source of advice on everything from camera settings to suggestions for dynamic compositions.

Big Fish Expeditions always charter the Dolphin Dream. The DD is the largest, most stable and by far the most comfortable liveaboard dive vessel that visits Tiger Beach.

The Dolphin Dream stays at Tiger Beach all day and all night. This means you will get around twice as much time in the water compared to the boats that spend many hours each day going back and forth to shore.

The Dolphin Dream owner - Captain Scott Smith - was the original operator that pioneered the shark diving at Tiger Beach. No captain has more experience or more trips to Tiger Beach than he does.

The Dolphin Dream is the perfect dive platform from which to capture split shots of tiger and lemon sharks at the surface (lemon snaps). The crew have years of experience in getting you 'the shot'.

Our trips start and finish in West Palm Beach, Florida rather than the Bahamas. This makes it much more convenient for most guests to reach the boat.

We run well planned, well executed shark dives. Consequently, we have a perfect safety record. No one has ever been harmed by a shark on one of our trips.

 

Shark photography at Tiger Beach aboard the Dolphin Dream.

 

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Caribbean reef sharks diving at Tiger Beach

 

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Tiger Beach shark feeding dive.

 

A candid note about Tiger Beach by Shark Photographer Andy Murch:

Everyone talks about a destination being 'the best shark dive' or 'one of the world's top ten shark dives' etc, etc. Sometimes the operators are just blowing smoke and sometimes the diving is truly great.

Whatever you hear about other shark diving sites around the planet, Tiger Beach stands alone. Its simply packed with sharks. They're big and they are not shy :)

If you are looking for endless photographic opportunities or if you just want to spend your entire vacation surrounded by big sharks, then this is the place.

I have NEVER heard of anyone being disappointed by Tiger Beach. The only problem you'll have is finding somewhere to go next time that compares.

See you there!

Andy Murch

 

Lemon shark diving at Tiger Beach

A lemon shark caught in the sunset at Tiger Beach       Night dive with sharks at Tiger Beach.       A lemon shark breaching at Tiger Beach.

Tiger Shark swimming over the reef at Tiger Beach.

Join me for the trip of a lifetime.

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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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Predators in Peril

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.

 

Find out more here:

PredatorsInPeril.org

 

Predators in Peril Project