September 28, 2023 -
 October 5, 2023

Tiger Beach

Aboard the Bahamas Master

 

Where we are diving

Imagine yourself surrounded by lemon and tiger sharks as far as the eye can see; amidst a gorgeous backdrop of crystal blue water and powder white sand, all in less than 20 feet of water. Tiger Beach is a spectacular location, unlike any other in the world, where you will have some of the most unique underwater experiences of your life.

This unique shark trip is cage-less and designed for shark enthusiasts and photographers with advanced diving experience. The emphasis is on getting quality in-water time and photo opportunities. Located on the West end of Grand Bahama Island, it’s typically a liveaboard destination where you’re constantly surrounded by lemon, great hammerhead, Caribbean reef and of course, tiger sharks.

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Trip Leader

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CJ Apel, Dive Professional

CJ started diving in 1993 with Divers Paradise in Toled, OH.  He immediately fell in love with the sport and at that point, he knew this was going to be a large part of his life.  He started his pro career around 2000 and has been teaching ever since.  CJ has traveled the Great Lakes exploring wreaks, has seen soft corals in Fiji, ate his first Lionfish in Belize, dove caverns & caves in Mexico, and has snorkeled with whale sharks in Utila. As part of the Diventures Team, CJ is looking to do even more and take some students with him to enjoy the wonders of the underwater world.

Top 5 reasons you should travel with me to Tiger Beach!

1. Seamounts and pinnacles provide amazing opportunities to experience an abundance of marine life.

2. Numerous hiking opportunities. On Friday nights our hotel offers guided hikes around the island.

3. Welcoming and friendly island.

4. Amazing views. Our hotel is close to the Mount Scenery Stairs, which takes you to the highest point within the Dutch Kingdom.

5. Wonderful restaurants. Tropics Cafe is farm-to-table so you’re eating the freshest and most delicious ingredients possible.

Liveaboard Details

Where we are staying

The Bahamas Master Liveaboard has ten well-designed cabins and can comfortably welcome 18 divers aboard. Divers can choose between four cabin types. There are two Premium cabins on the forward upper deck, with double beds and private en-suite bathrooms. On the main deck, there are two Classic twin and two Classic single cabins, each with an en-suite. Also on the main deck, there are four Standard cabins sharing two bathrooms with heated showers. Most cabins have panoramic windows, so there is plenty of daylight and an ocean view.

Communal relaxation areas are located on both the main and upper decks. Towards the bow of the boat on the main deck you will find the indoor camera station with comfortable bean bags where you can show your photos on the TV. On the upper deck, there is a spacious covered al fresco bar and dining area, as well as a sundeck with loungers for relaxing after the dives.

Dive equipment is set up and stored at the rear of the main deck. All guests are allocated an individual set-up location, with under-bench storage for masks, fins and other personal items. Dedicated rinse tanks for cameras and computers are provided.

The Bahamas Master Captain welcomes you to join him at the fly-bridge, from where you can soak up the stunning views of the Bahamian islands.

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Trip Details

 

Price

Ground Only

Standard Twin Cabin

  • Double Diver: $3,400
  • Single Diver: $6,200

 Classic Twin Cabin

  • Double Diver: $3,660
  • Single Diver: $6,690

 Premium Double Cabin

  • Double Diver: $3,850
  • Single Diver: $7,070

 Standard Single Cabin

  • Single Diver: $3,850

Deposit and payments

  • 1st deposit: $500 due at signup
  • 2nd deposit: $750 due March 31, 2023
  • Full Balance: June 30, 2023
  • Pre-trip meeting: September 3, 2023

Other info

  • Prices are based upon double occupancy
  • All payments are non-refundable
  • Prices are subject to change due to events outside of our control

 What’s included

  • Nitrox
  • Up to 22 dives
  • Full meal plan
  • Trip t-shirt
  • Fuel surcharge

What’s not included 

Recommended equipment

  • Night dive flashlight

Recommended courses

  • Deep Diving
  • Nitrox

Minimum age is 18 years for participation in shark dives. Divers are recommended to have Advanced Open Water certification, or equivalent, with a minimum of 50 logged dives.

Itinerary

The following is an example of the day-to-day schedule.

Day 1: Meet our crew at 4:45 p.m. for embarkation at 5 p.m. Embarkation is followed by introductions, boat and safety briefings and dinner. There is no diving on embarkation day.

Day 2-6: Typically we will offer up to 4 dives per day, scheduled

as follows:

  • Light Breakfast followed by Dive 1
  • Full Breakfast, relaxation period, Dive 2
  • Lunch, relaxation period, Dive 3
  • Snacks, relaxation period, Dive 4 (where possible)
  • Dinner

NOTE: At Tiger Beach dives, 1-3 are scheduled baited/shark feeding dives during which divers are strategically positioned on the bottom facing the shark feeder.

A comprehensive safety briefing will be given before the shark dives outlining expected shark behavior and the does and don’ts of observing shark activity.

Day 7: For your final full day on board we schedule two morning dives before the boat heads back to port after lunch.

*We kindly request that guests check their flight departure times to ensure that they leave a minimum of 24 hours between their final dive and their flight home.

Disembarkation Day: After breakfast on board, disembarkation is at 8 a.m.

What prior travelers say

“If anyone is into diving or thinking about getting into diving, Diventures is the absolute best! They make learning and travel so enjoyable! Can’t wait for my next trip with Diventures!”

Know Before You Go

Shark Dives

Diving with sharks requires dark-colored equipment and divers must cover as much skin as possible, i.e. full-length wetsuit, gloves and hood. Brightly colored or patterned equipment, notably white, yellow, neon, bright/light blue, etc. will not be accepted. Divers should only bring dark-colored equipment or use rental equipment. SMBs are not allowed on shark dives.

Passport

Passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond the dates of your trip.

Money Exchange

The official currency is the Bahamian Dollar (BSD). There’s no need to exchange money, the USD is widely accepted

Dress Code

Casual

Weather

Average air temp in September is 80º-85º, water is 86º

Language

English

Wi-Fi

Charged on board starting at $15

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