Are you the adventurous type? Our Shark Adventure Dive was created for people who enjoy diving but want something just a little different and a little more on the adventurous side of things. The dive is a two tank dive program that safely introduces divers to the wild sharks that swim off the coast of the Bahamas.
This dive is meant to create the experience of a lifetime with an up close and personal view of these amazing, and too often misunderstood, creatures of the sea. We currently have a total of four shark dive locations. On your dive you will visit two of these locations. You will either go to our Shark Wall first and then The Arena, or you will explore the Runway Wall and then the Runway. At all of these locations you should expect to come into a world filled with the Caribbean Reef Sharks.
The first dive is a free swim where you will jump into a world of reef sharks. The sharks will be curious about your presence but they will keep your distance, particularly since no bait is exposed to the sharks in this dive. This dive creates a scenario where you are among the sharks' natural behavior in the wild. In the second dive, you will be exposed to the amazing display of shark feeding. During this dive, you will spend most of the time kneeling on the sandy sea floor looking up at the professional shark feeder as he feeds the hungry sharks. The guide uses a pole spear in order to safely control the release of the food. In this dive, the sharks will definitely come close but you can rest assured that what they are interested is the food the humans are providing them and not the humans themselves.
This dive will definitely keep your heart pounding and your blood flowing! It is not for the weak hearted but you can be sure that it is safe and our trainers will keep you safe throughout your two dives. This is definitely one diving excursion you are sure to never forget!
What are the requirements to participate in this dive?
This dive requires an open water certification or higher.
What Goes On During A Shark Dive?
This dive is a two-tank dive. Your first dive will typically be a free swim with the sharks at a dive site named the Shark Wall. This wall is located right next to one of the feeding sites used on this dive, so when the boat pulls up the sharks know its feeding time. The second dive is a feeding dive with the feeding done by the shark feeder. This dive can get really exciting as the sharks seek out their free meal.
Can you pick us up from our cruise ship or hotel?
Complimentary pick up is provided from all hotels and cruise ship areas.
What are water conditions like?
All dives occur on the south side of the island where waters conditions are great all year round. Visibility remains clear and consistent all year round. Water tempatures change seasonally but average between 72 - 78f.
Can I use/bring my own scuba diving equipment?
Yes. Many people feel more comfortable using equipment they are familiar with and are best suited towards their body type. While we do everything to ensure our divers are using the safest, most reliable gear we do allow our divers to use their own dive gear.
Can my non-diving partner come on the dive?
Yes. While your partner will not be able to participate in the dive itself they can come along as a rider and enjoy the trip with you.
Is There a restroom on the boat?
Yes. There is a restroom or "Marine Head" for use on the boat.
It is your responsibility to make sure you are aware of and understand all restrictions pertaining to this tour before booking online or over the phone. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are medically qualified and within any limits listed below in order to participate in this activity. No refunds will be given to those who reserve a spot and can not participate due to the restrictions listed below. For more information please read our cancellation policy and terms and conditions page or call our staff with any questions regarding your ability to participate.
Bahamas Dive Center is always interested in your tour experience with us. We hope you enjoyed your tour and love to hear comments.
I have been to the Bahamas many times, but Shark Adventure Dive is one of my favorite trips! It includes everything that everyone should do here. As a Bahamas veteran, I can say only the best about this experience!
Thanks to the professional guides! I was a bit worried about kayaking because I had never done it before, but the instructions were great and I had such a good time!
The best way to discover nature! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)