Location: Scuba diving with Oceanic Whitetip Sharks

Oceanic Whitetip Shark Expedition

Close encounters and world class photo opportunities

Photo © Andy Murch

Cat Island is the best place in the world to dive with oceanic whitetip sharks

Oceanic Whitetips are some of the most threatened pelagic sharks in the world. Once abundant on the high seas, oceanics have been heavily overfished by illegal shark finners.

Sadly, they are rarely seen in much of their former range but the population around Cat Island is thriving due to strict anti-shark fishing laws in the Bahamas.
If you want to see these majestic open ocean predators, Cat Island is the best place on earth.

Not only do the sharks reliably show up, they also come very close to divers, providing adrenalin filled encounters and fantastic photographic opportunities.

Be ready for other pelagic predators

As well as lots of oceanic whitetips, Cat Island is home to bull sharks, silkies, duskies, Caribbean reef sharks, lemons, nurse sharks and tigers. Every now and then, some of these species shows up at the feed.

There are also all sorts of big fish that migrate past Cat Island at this time of year. Expect the unexpected, such as huge mahi mahi and sometimes even spectacular blue marlins.

THE ENCOUNTER

Scuba diving with Oceanic Whitetip Sharks

2019

DATE
April 20-24 4 SPOTS AVAILABLE

PRICE (USD)
$2,495 per person double occupancy


$3,295 single occupancy

LEADER
Andy Murch

2020

DATE
April 18-22 8 SPOTS AVAILABLE

PRICE (USD)
$2,495 per person double occupancy


$3,295 single occupancy

LEADER
Andy Murch

Diving with multiple oceanic whitetip sharks.

DETAILS

ACCOMMODATION
Greenwood Beach Resort

EXPERIENCE LEVEL
Open water diver / level one. Must have good buoyancy

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Three full days of open ocean shark diving
  • Experienced Captain and crew
  • Chum, hang baits and all other ingredients to ensure that we get plenty of oceanic whitetips
  • Four nights accommodation on Cat Island
  • Breakfast at the hotel & lunch onboard
  • Non alcoholic beverages while onboard
  • Airport transfers from New Bight Airport

Photo © Andy Murch

Photo © Andy Murch

Photo © Andy Murch

Photo © Andy Murch

Photo © Andy Murch

Photo © Andy Murch

Photo © Andy Murch

Photo © Andy Murch

Photo © Andy Murch

ITINERARY

Day 1 When you arrive on Cat Island, you will be picked up at New Bight Airport and driven to Greenwood Beach Resort where you can unpack, relax by the pool, or go for a stroll along the deserted beach. Your evening is free to prepare you equipment and socialize with the other guests.
Days 2-4 After a light breakfast, we will transfer you to Hawks Nest Marina where you will board our dive boat and head out to sea. After roughly a thirty minute ride into the deep, we will begin chumming for sharks. The oceanic whitetips often arrive within a few minutes. Occasionally, they may take a little longer. Once the sharks begin gathering, they rarely leave again so you will likely be in their company for the rest of the day.

Late in the afternoon we will return to shore and transfer back to the hotel. By the time you have downloaded your images or relaxed in the bar, it will be time for supper, perhaps a nightcap, and a sleep filled with dreams of sharks.

Day 5 After a relaxing breakfast at the hotel, we will transfer you back to New Bight Airport for your journey home.
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