Location: Tiger Beach, Bahamas. (Trip departs from West Palm Beach, FL)

Tiger Beach Extreme Tiger Shark Diving

The best tiger shark diving in the world

Photo © Andy Murch

There are other shark diving hotspots around the world but none that rival Tiger Beach.

If you want to dive with enormous Tiger Sharks, scores of big ‘friendly’ lemon sharks, plus lots of Caribbean reef sharks and nurse sharks, you will love diving at Tiger Beach where the action is nonstop, all day, everyday.

Imagine this shark dive

You are kneeling on the sand right next to the shark handler while tiger and lemon sharks circle expectantly. A huge tiger swims so close to your camera that it barely fits in your view finder. It’s bulk blots out the sun. You compose each shot, firing repeatedly until it’s head is so close that it no longer fits in your fisheye lens. Eventually, its shadow moves past you and your heart begins to slow down as the adrenalin dissipates in your blood stream. You quickly thumb through your shots, thrilled at the results until you catch sight of the next enormous tiger shark approaching. That’s a pretty standard dive and Tiger Beach 🙂

THE ENCOUNTER

Scuba diving with tiger sharks, lemon sharks, nurse sharks, Caribbean reef sharks and possibly bull sharks and great hammerheads.
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2019

DATE
7 Day Trip
April 13-19 FULL

PRICE (USD)
$2,995 per person double occupancy

LEADER
Andy Murch

2020

DATE
7 Day Trip
April 11-17 6 SPOTS AVAILABLE

PRICE (USD)
$2,995 per person double occupancy

LEADER
Andy Murch

2020

DATE
9 Day Extended Trip
November 16-24 6 SPOTS AVAILABLE

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PRICE (USD)
$4,395 per person double occupancy

LEADER
Jennifer Idol

DETAILS

ACCOMMODATION
Dolphin Dream Live-aboard Dive Vessel

EXPERIENCE LEVEL
Open Water Diver Certification required

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • On our regular one week long trip:
    6 nights accommodation aboard the Dolphin Dream
  • 5 days of unlimited shark diving
  • All meals, beer and soft drinks
  • Tanks
  • Weights
  • Experienced Captain and crew
  • Chum, shark feeds
  • Photo coaching

NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights
  • Transfers to the boat (around $20)
  • Personal dive equipment
  • Crew gratuities

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

Photo © Andy Murch

Photo © Andy Murch

Your chance to capture eye-popping images of sharks breaking the surface

Almost as intense as being in the water with the sharks, if you have a camera or GoPro, the crew will entice the sharks right up to the swim step while you dangle your camera in the water. You’ll love the resulting images.

Why come to Tiger Beach with Big Fish Expeditions?

Our highly experienced Trip Leader Andy Murch has been diving Tiger Beach every year since it was developed as a shark diving destination back in 2003. He knows exactly where to dive and when, to provide the ultimate experience for guests.

Andy is an award winning shark photographer. For visiting shooters of any experience level, Andy is an invaluable source of advice on everything from camera settings to suggestions for dynamic compositions.

Big Fish Expeditions always charter the Dolphin Dream. The DD is the largest, most stable and by far the most comfortable liveaboard dive vessel that visits Tiger Beach.

The Dolphin Dream stays at Tiger Beach all day and all night. This means you will get around twice as much time in the water compared to the boats that spend many hours each day going back and forth to shore.

The Dolphin Dream owner – Captain Scott Smith – was the original operator that pioneered the shark diving at Tiger Beach. No captain has more experience or more trips to Tiger Beach than he does.

The Dolphin Dream is the perfect dive platform from which to capture split shots of tiger and lemon sharks at the surface (lemon snaps). The crew have years of experience in getting you ‘the shot’.

Our trips start and finish in West Palm Beach, Florida rather than the Bahamas. This makes it much more convenient for most guests to reach the boat.

We run well planned, well executed shark dives. Consequently, we have a perfect safety record. No one has ever been harmed by a shark on one of our trips.

A CANDID NOTE ABOUT TIGER BEACH BY SHARK PHOTOGRAPHER ANDY MURCH

Everyone talks about a destination being ‘the best shark dive’ or ‘one of the world’s top ten shark dives’ etc, etc. Sometimes the operators are just blowing smoke and sometimes the diving is truly great.

Whatever you hear about other shark diving sites around the planet, Tiger Beach stands alone. It’s simply packed with sharks. They’re big and they are not shy 🙂

If you are looking for endless photographic opportunities or if you just want to spend your entire vacation surrounded by big sharks, then this is the place.

I have NEVER heard of anyone being disappointed by Tiger Beach. The only problem you’ll have is finding somewhere to go next time that compares.

See you there!
Andy Murch

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