Dive Tiger Beach: Best of Bahamas Shark Diving
Perhaps no more thrilling adventure awaits a diver. A dive with tiger sharks in the crystal clear, warm waters of the Bahamas is unforgettable. 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 tigers than Tiger Beach in 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). There are some 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, 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.
All of our trips 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 barriers, the animals get close, making for some incredible photographic opportunities!
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.
Dive with Tiger Sharks: Best of Bahamas!
Do y’all offer day excursions and can you freedive? Thanks
Hi Drew! I sent over an email 🙂 Let us know if you have any other questions.
What is the best season for tiger dining? Gracias
Hi Obed! Thanks for checking out our blog. I sent an email over with details.
What is the best season for Tiger diving? How far in advance will be need to book? Costs per dive / day?
Just sent the info over in an email. Hope you can join us!
My partner and I are experienced divers and would like to do a tiger shark dive. We live on paradise island and can be flexible with when we go.
Can you send me some more info and costs?
Hi Sarah! Sent over an email. Hope you can join us and let me know if you have any questions!
Hello, I am an advanced certified diver and I am coming to Bahamas on March from the 5th to the 19th. I am interested on doing tiger shark dive. Could you Please give me more info
Hi Lucia! Thanks for checking out our blog. I sent over an email.
Who can dive (what age do you have to be)
Hi Andrea! Thanks for checking out our site. I sent over an email with details. Hope to see you in the Bahamas soon 🙂
Please send me informations about the best time to dive in Tiger beach and prices. April 2021 is a good time to dive in Bahamas???
Hi Carlos. Yes! April is a great time to visit. I just emailed over trip details 🙂
Hi! I don’t see info re summer shark dives. I know its not high season, but can you dive Tiger Beach for sharks in summer?
Hi Matt. Thanks for checking out our site. The summer is high season for tourism in the Bahamas, but not for sharks. As the water warms up, the larger sharks start to migrate from the area, making the shark dives less reliable. Since we like to guarantee the encounters, we only operate during the peak shark season, between October and May. I hope that information helps!