NOTHING BUT SHARK DIVING ALL YEAR LONG!
Its been an amazing year; from enormous
whale shark aggregations
in Isla Mujeres to epic
giant manta encounters
in Isla Socorro. Then, after all the guest trips were over,
I snuck in an Elasmodiver Expedition to Central Chile to
photograph even more sharks :)
Chile may not be a shark diving mecca but I was after a
rarely photographed little catshark that lives in Central
Chile's shallow bays and wraps its eggs around stunted kelp
trees. I'm happy to say that it was a successful trip.
Follow this link for more Redspotted Catshark Info.
LOOKING AHEAD TO 2013
Next year is shaping up to be the biggest year so far for
shark trips. Unofficially, the shark season kicks off at
Socorro Island during our Manta Trip. I expect that we'll
bump into at least 3 species of sharks at Socorro but the
first dedicated shark expedition will be at Tiger Beach in
April. Shark magnet and award winning film maker Joe Romeiro
will be joining me on the boat; adding some extra magic to
the shark encounters. We'll be visiting all the best spots
like Tiger Beach, Fish Tales and other sharky reefs and
probably exploring some new ones. Grab the last spot if
you'd like to join us:
Expedition or join our second Tiger Beach trip next
After one day back in Florida, BFE's final oceanic whitetip
expedition starts in Cat Island, Bahamas.
oceanic expedition was outstanding with more oceanics
than anyone expected plus some silky sharks mixed in just
for fun. We also pioneered some unique split frame photo ops
with the resident nurse sharks right in the marina.
With so many new adventures on the books, this will be our
last chance to dive Cat Island for a while (sad but true) so
join me if you can:
Then, Big Fish Expeditions heads to South Africa for a sold
out Shark Safari of epic proportions. 14 species in 11 days.
Now that's an expedition!
Two weeks later, we will be in bonnie Scotland chasing
basking sharks. We have an amazing week planned in the Inner
Hebredes swimming with giant sharks and diving with grey
seals. Incidentally, if you've already signed up for this
one, I'm staying for an extra day at the end of the trip to
visit a puffin colony. Contact me if you want to tag along:
Basking Shark Expedition
Here is a beautiful video shot by Simon Spear
in the area that we're heading to:
I'd like to stay longer in Scotland and shoot some little
British catsharks but the Whale Sharks will be congregating
in Mexico. Next year's Isla Mujeres whale shark boats are
almost full. If you want to swim next to the biggest fishes
in the sea, this is your chance. Don a mask and fins and
jump into an encounter that you'll never forget:
RHODE ISLAND BLUES, MAKOS AND SPINIES
Then in August, a well established shark encounter with an
interesting new twist! Big Fish is running a mako and blue
shark trip with Joe Romeiro in Rhode Island. That alone
would be a great adventure but on our third and final day
we're planning to tie up to one of New England's fish filled
wrecks and lay down a chum slick for smoothhounds and spiny
dogfish sharks. Spear-fishermen regularly complain about
being harassed by dogfish on their wreck dives so imagine
what will happen when we bring a little shark attractant of
our own :) Join the trip and find out what happens:
Rhode Island Shark
And finally, next December I'm putting together a thresher
shark trip. I've wanted to photograph threshers for a very
long time but I've been put off by the no-flash photography
rules and dwindling encounters at Malapascua in the
Fortunately, there is a new hotspot for thresher sharks.
After fairly consistent reports of sightings at 'Brothers
Reef' in the Red Sea I have decided that it is worth an
exploratory liveaboard trip. I don't have a page on
BigFishExpeditions.com for this trip yet but I can tell you
that we'll be heading there next December and its a
surprisingly affordable place to dive. Email me if you'd
like more info: email@example.com
In Jan 2014 I have an already sold out
Expedition to Sri Lanka. If that sounds like a dream
trip, well... it probably will be. If you'd like to be put
on the waiting list please let me know.
And, I have one cancellation on the Jan 2014
Killer Whale trip to Norway.
Let me know if you're coming!
I know its a long way off but this is a big ticket trip.
Join me in February 2015 for leopard seals in Antarctica!
Don't let your gills dry out over Christmas!
See you down there,