What is the season for Oceanic Whitetip Shark Encounters
Oceanic Whitetip Sharks can be found off the coast of Cat Island from March through June. Although the Oceanics can be found a bit earlier in the year, we schedule our dive calendar around the time with the greatest numbers of animals in order to ensure that guests have the experience they come looking for!
What is the season for Tiger Shark Encounters
Epic Diving runs Tiger Beach trips from October through June. Although there are sharks here year-round, we schedule our dive calendar around the time with the greatest numbers of animals in order to ensure that guests have the experience they come looking for!
What is the season for Great Hammerhead Shark Encounters
Great Hammerhead Sharks can be found off the coast of Bimini from January through April. Over the last several years, we have been consistently seeing Great Hammerheads during those same months while diving at Tiger Beach! We schedule our dive calendar around the time with the greatest numbers of animals in order to ensure that guests have the experience they come looking for!
What is the water temperature
What do I need to bring?
We recommend guests bring their own toiletries, sea sickness medication, and insect repellent. Altough the day time temperatures are pretty warm, we suggest a light jacket for cool nights or after long hours in the water.
Do you require DAN or equivalent insurance?
Although not required, we strongly recommend DAN or equivalent dive accident insurance as well as separate dive trip/travel insurance. There are no refunds for lost days of diving due to weather cancellations, natural disaster, mechanical breakdown, air supply failure, travel delays, injury, equipment issues, etc..
How long do I need to wait until flying?
Please follow your certifying agencies guidelines on surface intervals before taking your departing flight from the island. Recommendations may vary based on factors of depth, repetitive diving, and surface intervals. Here is a link to information provided by the Divers Alert Network (DAN).
What level of dive certification do I need?
All divers must be open water certified. Night dives or other specialty dives require advanced certification.
Is Rental Gear Included?
Rental gear is not included in our standard shark diving packages. Rental gear is limited and must be arranged and reserved in advance to ensure it will be available for your trip.
Are meals included?
All dive packages include lunch on the boat, as well as drinks and snacks. Breakfast and Dinner are not included unless otherwise specified or pre-arranged.
Is there any paperwork I need to fill out?
All guests are required to fill out a Epic Diving Liability Waiver, which can be found here. You’ll be able to download and fill out the waiver on your computer or tablet and email it back to us. Alternatively, you can print it out and bring it with you.
Do I need a VISA?
Travel requirements do vary by country. Click here for a full list of Visa requirements by country. It is the travelers responsibility to ensure they have all necessary travel documentation. Here are other helpful links:
How do I secure my reservation?
A nonrefundable, nontransferable deposit of $500 USD is required to secure your reservation. Once received, you will receive confirmation of your dates, deposit, and balance.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept all major Credit Card, Paypal, Money Orders, Wire Transfer, Bank/ACH transfer and Zelle (US accounts only).
How can I contact you?
Because we are often working out of the office, email is the quickest way to reach us.
Our phone number is:
1 – 813 – 4 – SHARKS
1 – 813 – 474 – 2757