Equator DivingEquator Diving
Forgot password?

Hammerheads & Tiger Beach on Bahamas Master, 26 Jan-5 Feb 2020

Hammerheads & Tiger Beach on Bahamas Master, 26 Jan-5 Feb 2020

The idyllic Bahamas are world famous for their amazing shark diving. Top on the list of the best dive sites in the Bahamas are Tiger Beach, named for its resident Tiger Shark population, and the Bimini Islands when in the months of Jan-March you can reliably encounter Great Hammerheads! Our 10 night liveaboard trip on Bahamas Master has been specifically timed to coincide with Great Hammerhead season and will take us to the best sites in the Bimini Islands and around Grand Bahama Island, including Tiger Beach! As well as close up encounters with Tiger Sharks and Great Hammerheads, the trip also promises encounters with other shark species, including Lemon, Nurse and Bull Sharks, as well as Spotted Dolphins, Stingrays and wreck dives.

Tiger Beach
Tiger Beach is located off the West End of Grand Bahama Island and is the best known point for Tiger Shark and Lemon Shark encounters on a shallow (6-7m/19-23ft) white sandy bottom. This is the ultimate site for photographers and videographers. Great Hammerheads, Nurse Sharks and Bull Sharks also occasionally make an appearance.

Bimini Islands
The westernmost island group of the Bahamas, these are truly ‘islands in the stream’ as they are situated southwest of Grand Bahama Island on the edge of an underwater cliff that drops hundreds of metres into the blue abyss. The Bimini Islands are the most famous spot for Great Hammerhead and Bull Shark encounters. The best time to encounter Great Hammerheads at Bimini is January-March. Bimini Wall plummets more than 1300 metres (4000ft) beneath the sea and is claimed to be part of the ‘Lost City of Atlantis’. Spanish Galleons and a sunken WWI Freighter can be found in the shallow waters between South Bimini and North Cat Cay. There are also frequent sightings of Spotted Dolphins, Stingrays and various kinds of Sharks.

Bimini Hammerheads & Tiger Beach itinerary (pdf)

Bahamas Master map

The Bahamas Master Liveaboard will start operating Bahamas trips in early 2018. She currently serves under the name ‘Yemaya’ operating trips to Malpelo Island until the end of 2017. Bahamas Master is a 35m steel vessel with 8 well designed cabins that can comfortably accommodate 16 divers. There are two Deluxe cabins on the forward upper deck, with double beds and ensuite bathrooms, two Premier twin cabins with ensuite bathrooms and four Standard twin cabins sharing two bathrooms. All cabins have panoramic windows, so there is plenty of day light and ocean view for all.

Communal relaxation areas are both on the upper and main deck. On the main deck towards the bow of the boat, you will find the indoor lounge with comfortable seats and sofas and a TV/DVD. Upstairs, you will find the spacious covered outdoor bar and dining area, as well as a sundeck for relaxation after the dives. Dive equipment is set up and stored at the rear of the main deck. All guests are allocated an individual set up location, with under bench storage for masks, fins and other personal items. A central camera set up table can be used to store prepared equipment ahead of the dive, with dedicated rinse tanks provided.

Spaces are available on this trip.

Hammerheads & Tiger Beach on Bahamas Master, 26 Jan-5 Feb 2020

The cost of the trip is 3,395 GBP (4,100 USD) in a Standard cabin with shared bathroom, 3,750 GBP (4,500 USD) in a Premier cabin or 3,995 GBP (4,800 USD) in a Deluxe cabin.

These prices include 10 nights on Bahamas Master, all diving, tanks/weights/weight belts, all meals, snacks, fresh coffee, tea, soft drinks, juices, and return transfers between Freeport airport and the vessel on the day of embarkation and disembarkation. Flights are not included in the price, but can be readily arranged by Equator Diving upon request.

Marine Park/Port fee: 100 USD
Nitrox: 150 USD