Location: South Bimini, Bahamas

Great Hammerhead Shark Diving Expedition

The best place in the world to dive with great hammerheads


Photo © Andy Murch

Each February huge hammerheads aggregate off the coast of Bimini Island in the northern Bahamas. Generally shy, reclusive animals, the great hammers at Bimini have quickly become a new phenomenon in the shark diving world because of the numbers that show up and their willingness to closely approach divers. Join me on an adventure that you’ll never forget!

As well as diving hammerheads everyday, we also see with quite a few bull sharks and nurse sharks on the hammer dives. The bulls are bold visitors to the hammerhead shark encounters but they are rarely aggressive. This is a great chance to get close up images of a shark with a notorious reputation.
We also see blacknose sharks, Caribbean reef sharks, and sometimes blacktip sharks. Lately, Tiger Sharks have become frequent visitors as well.


Scuba diving with Great Hammerhead Sharks, Bull Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Reef Sharks, Blacknose Sharks, Blacktip Sharks, and Nurse Sharks.


February 23-28 4 SPOTS AVAILABLE

$3,195 per person double occupancy

$4,195 per person single occupancy

Andy Murch

Diving with great hammerhead sharks in the Bahamas


February 23-28 8 SPOTS AVAILABLE

$TBA per person double occupancy

$TBA per person single occupancy


Great Hammerhead feeding



$TBA per person double occupancy

$TBA per person single occupancy


Great hammerhead shark dives


Big Game Club

Open water certification required


  • 5 nights accommodation at a waterfront hotel on North Bimini Island
  • Harbour taxes
  • 4 days of great hammerhead diving including exclusive group use of the dive boat, captain, crew, tanks, weights and chum
  • Daily side trips to dive with other shark species such as blacknose sharks, Caribbean reef sharks, and blacktip sharks
  • Bull shark encounters at Big Game Marina


  • Personal dive equipment rental
  • Flights
  • Land transfers to the hotel
  • Meals
Beautiful great hammerhead shark


Day 1: Arrive at Big Game Club (resort) on North Bimini Island, Bahamas. In the evening, meet your trip leader for a briefing about the days to come.

Shark feeder with a great hammerhead shark

Day 2: After a leisurely breakfast, we’ll jump on the boat for the short 10 minute ride to our shallow great hammerhead spot where the crew will give you a thorough briefing while we wait for the sharks to arrive.

Diving with great hammerhead sharks.

You can expect three dives with the hammerheads, plus you will likely see nurse sharks, bull sharks and maybe a tiger shark or two.

Joker the resident Tiger Shark in Bimini.

Day 3: Today we will start at Triangle Rocks – a nice reef with Caribbean Reef Sharks and Blacknose Sharks.

Reef shark at sunset

After one dive at Triangle Rocks, we will return to our hammerhead spot for two dives with the iconic hammerheads.

Great hammerhead diving

Day 4: This morning we will head over to Gun Cay; a great shallow spot where we see blacknose sharks and the guests can hand feed friendly southern stingrays. In this area we sometimes see juvenile oceanic blacktip sharks too!

Southern Stingray Feeding

As always, we will either start or end the day at our great hammerhead spot.

diver and great hammerhead

Day 5: Our last morning of diving with the Great Hammerheads of South Bimini Island.

Great Hammerhead shark diving.

In the afternoon, if it is not too windy, we will head further offshore to snorkel with Atlantic Spotted Dolphins – a very friendly species that loves to play with divers.

Snorkeling with Atlantic spotted dolphins in the Bahamas.

Day 6: After fond farewells, we will check out of Big Game Club for the journey home.

Great hammerhead diving in Bimini, Bahamas.
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    Diving with a bull shark
    And … dive with reef sharks, blacknose sharks, and more at Triangle Rocks!

    If endless hammerheads, bull sharks, nurse sharks, and tiger sharks is not enough of a draw, we will also try to squeeze in a shark feed or two at Triangle Rocks and Gun Cay. Triangle Rocks is a coral reef that is home to a healthy population of Caribbean Reef Sharks, Blacknose Sharks and even occasional Caribbean sharpnose sharks. Never heard of these species? That’s just one more reason why Bimini is so special and why it is important to dive with a local Bimini operator that knows where to find every type of shark!

    Kick back in comfort 🙂

    After a hard day of diving, relax at the historic Bimini Big Game Club; Ernest Hemingway’s favourite Bahamian hideaway.

    Great hammerhead diving and photography.

    Delivering world-class wildlife encounters since 2010

    Big Fish Expeditions Founder Andy Murch has spent the last three decades chasing big animals all over the world. Few people have Andy’s knowledge and organizational skills necessary to put together a professional expedition. Have a look through some of the comments from our guests: testimonials.

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