Perhaps no more thrilling adventure awaits than a dive with tiger sharks in the crystal clear, warm waters of the Bahamas. Epic Diving runs daily tours out to the world famous Tiger Beach during the tiger shark high season, virtually guaranteeing guests come face to face with these large, but well behaved, predators. According to the crew, the diving there has only been getting better, season after season. Here are some of the reasons why…
Dive with Tiger Sharks…made easy!
You’re not going to find better conditions anywhere for a dive with tiger sharks than Tiger Beach in the Northern Bahamas. Technically speaking, the dive conditions out at Tiger Beach are quite easy. Most of the dive sites there are shallow, between 20 – 35 feet (6 – 10 meters) with some of the reefs a bit deeper, between 40 – 60 feet (12 – 18 meters). The water temps are usually pretty warm during the season, but can dip down to the mid 70s F (23.5 C). Those two features, combined with the generally great visibility of 60 – 100 feet (20 – 30 meters), pose few challenges to divers. The one factor that can catch guests by surprise is the occasionally very strong currents, typically driven by the turning tides. To compensate for this, divers are instructed to wear extra lead to help keep them stationary on the sandy bottom. Tiger shark diving at the classic, sandy Tiger Beach are static dives, meaning divers will be positioned in a line on the sand and remain stationary for most of the dive.
Dive with Tiger Sharks…Close Up!
All of our trips to dive with tiger sharks are out of the cage and up close and personal with the tigers (in addition to the reef and lemon sharks). We do not offer any cage diving and all of the guests need to be SCUBA certified. During the dives, we’re typically surrounded by 30 or more reef and lemon sharks in addition to the larger-than-life tiger sharks. Without any barries, the animals get close, making for some incredible photographic opportunities!
Dive with Tiger Sharks…and more!
When you sign up for one of our trips to dive with tiger sharks, you’re not going to just see tiger sharks! They’re certainly the stars of the show, but let’s not forget about the other sharks. Diver’s will certainly see reef sharks and lemon sharks, in addition to the tigers. During the winter time, there are also very high chances of seeing great hammerhead and bull sharks as well. Throw in a nurse shark or two, and we’ve seen up to 6 species on a single dive! At some of the sites we visit, there are also loads of large, friendly grouper and southern stingrays.
Dive with Tiger Sharks…sign me up!
Ready to book your adventure of a lifetime? Interested in returning to the worlds greatest shark dive? Take a look at our packages to Dive with Tiger Sharks which includes all the details you’d need, including travel tips, boat details, accommodations info, and frequently asked questions. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any more info or would like to make your reservation.