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epic tiger shark diving expeditions

We provide shark diving expeditions and tours in the Bahamas with a variety to shark species including Tiger Sharks, Oceanic Whitetip Sharks, and Great Hammerhead sharks. We’re dedicated to giving you the very best of our services, with a focus on customer service and an impeccable safety record for our unique shark diving destinations. Who are we?

OUR STORY

Epic Diving specializes in safe, up-close encounters with a variety of shark species throughout the Bahamas. From the ubiquitous reef shark, larger than life tiger shark, to the ultra-rare Oceanic Whitetip shark, our expeditions are nonstop heart pounding excitement. Founded 2009 by Vincent Canabal & Debra Canabal, Epic Diving has come a long way from its beginnings in Cat Island, Bahamas. From the moment we founded Epic Diving, our vision and hope to share our passion for sharks with visitors from around the world, and help them understand the desperate need sharks have for protection and hope to create global shark advocates through these unique experiences gave us the motivation to turn hard work and inspiration into to shark diving expeditions and tours in the Bahamas.

OUR MISSION

Our fascination with sharks has grown to a love and recognition of the fact that sharks need our protection. Responsible shark tourism supports breaking many of the myths that hurt sharks reputation. We will not be able to protect sharks if people remain indifferent, or continue to demonize them. We make every effort to show sharks in their true element, natural and beautiful, and hope that the experiences of our guests, along with their photos and stories, help to spread shark advocacy around the globe!

OUR PROMISE

We strive to deliver a level of service that exceeds the expectations of our guests.
Our safety record is impeccable and of highest priority. We have experienced guides in the water with you at all times. Each week begins with a safety and orientation briefing where you’ll learn how to interact with the sharks. Guests can expect calm, crystal clear water for a week filled with up close shark encounters. These expeditions are a dream for underwater photographers and life changing experiences for novice shark divers. We now serve customers all over the world, and we're still growing. But our vision won’t change. We are thrilled to be a part of the eco-friendly wing of the Tourism industry. We hope you enjoy our tours as much as we enjoy offering them to you. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Meet the Team

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Vincent Canabal, MD
Owner/Operator

Vincent Canabal is a board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician and volunteers at the Shark Research Institute where he also serves on the Global Shark Accident File. Vince began diving and filming sharks at the age of 14. Since he went on his first shark dive his passion for sharks has taken him around the globe. Vincent owns and operates Epic Diving, a company that believes in conservation minded shark tourism and focuses on photography and videography expeditions. He feels it is important to change people’s perception of sharks and these encounters, and the images that come from them, offer a different perspective and appreciation for sharks.

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Debra Canabal, PhD
Owner/Operator

Debra Canabal earned her Ph.D. in Biomedical Science with a concentration in neuroscience at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She did her thesis work on the brain’s role in Diabetes. She was also a recipient of a National Science Foundation grant in which she facilitated the science curriculum for inner city school systems. After completing her Ph.D. she became an animal nutritionist for pharmaceutical companies. During graduate school, she went on her first shark dive in the Bay Islands of Honduras. She immediately developed a passion and love for sharks. As her love for shark deepened, she focused her efforts on their preservation and joined Shark Research Institute as Director of Development. In 2010 Debra started Epic Diving, an ecotourism company that specializes in shark diving. Through Epic Diving, she has used ecotourism as a platform to aid in the protection of sharks. She works with several non-profits as well as shark scientists. She also takes photographers, filmmakers and shark enthusiasts out diving with oceanic whitetips, tigers and great hammerheads. She does outreach in the local communities and schools. In addition she has also started a scholarship program at Epic Diving which grants senior high school students a full tuition scholarship to the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute in Nassau. Debra believes ecotourism, research, awareness and education will lead to the conservation of sharks, and hopes to inspire a new outlook on sharks and the need for their protection.

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Felicia Moody
Office Manager

Felicia works full time as a high school educator in New Jersey. She also manages the office while the crew is out diving, handling everything from customer service to social media. If you’ve contacted Epic Diving recently, chances are you gotten a response from Felicia.