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Bahamas Liveaboard Diving

Liveaboard Diving With The Washing Machine Drift Dives And Tiger Beach With Tiger Sharks And Great Hammerheads

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Liveaboard Diving in Bahamas

Bahamas liveaboard diving is about unmatched visibility in crystal clear waters, swirling currents at The Washing Machine, and diving with tiger sharks, bulls sharks and great hammerheads at Tiger Beach. Book the highly rated Bahamas Master or Bahamas Aggressor liveaboards for an unforgettable trip.

If you would like a different perspective on the Bahamas, why not try diving this beautiful archipelago of islands on a Bahamas liveaboard.

Bahamas liveaboards are all inclusive of accommodation (as a liveaboard boat is like a floating hotel), up to 3 dives a day, meals and sometimes alcoholic drinks too, which makes a diving trip to the Bahamas good value for money. But also if you dive the Bahamas by liveaboard, you get to do more dives than you would ever do on a resort based holiday.

The Bahamas is an archipelago comprising of 700 islands, which are in the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy warm dives with gin-clear waters and the chance to scuba dive with many sharks.

The Bahamas is one of the top diving spots of the Caribbean, and includes places like the Exuma Cays area. Exuma Cays, which is known for swimming pigs, is great for divers and snorkellers alike, as it has flourishing coral reefs and an abundance of marine life.

One of the most significant features of scuba diving the Bahamas is the large population of sharks. Sharks in the Bahamas include grey reef sharks, hammerhead sharks, tiger sharks, lemon sharks, bull sharks and nurse sharks. Where there is an abundance of sharks (i.e. predators), this means the local ecology is thriving and healthy.

In addition to the abundance of sharks, there are also many types of rays, which are accompanied by large groupers, lobsters and many other coral fish species.

Table of Bahamas Liveaboards

This list of Bahamas liveaboards is in descending customer rating order, so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating will be at the top of the list. To filter this table for the features that are important for your Bahamas liveaboard trip, select from the list of filters below.

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Review: Cat Ppalu; Book: Cat Ppalu 9.9 Exceptional from £196; $239; €223
Review: MY Aqua Cat; Book: MY Aqua Cat 9.3 Superb from £191; $233; €218
Review: Blackbeards Sea Explorer; Book: Blackbeards Sea Explorer 9.3 Superb from £115; $140; €131
Review: MV Bahamas Master; Book: MV Bahamas Master 9.2 Superb from £209; $255; €238
Review: Blackbeards Morning Star; Book: Blackbeards Morning Star 9.1 Superb from £115; $140; €131
Review: MV Bahamas Aggressor; Book: MV Bahamas Aggressor 8.6 Fabulous from £201; $245; €229
Review: Phoenix; Book: Phoenix 8 Very good from £174; $212; €198

Note: The above “Price Per Day” was correct at the time of producing this article, as was the exchange rate used to convert the GBP cost to US Dollars and Euros. For an up-to-date cost for your chosen liveaboard, please visit the “Book” link above.

Tiger Beach Liveaboard Diving - tiger shark

Tiger Beach Liveaboard Diving

Bahamas Dive Charters – Liveaboards Available For Charter

Bahamas dive charters offer luxurious and comfortable accommodation for you and your family and/or friends. A chartered liveaboard means the boat is all yours, and means you choose the dive sites and you decide where the boat goes (of course with the agreement of the captain).

You’ll have a professional and experienced crew with all the meals and diving included. Some charter liveaboards even have alcoholic beverages included in the package. With a Bahamas charter you have the chance to dive up to 5 times a day (which includes night dives). Between these dives you can relax onboard and enjoy freshly prepared meals, which are served throughout the day.

Choose from any of the following Bahamas liveaboards, where each one is available to charter privately:

Dive Sites and Areas of the Bahamas

Tiger Beach Diving

Popular Tiger Beach liveaboards

If you love sharks, you will absolutely love Bahamas Tiger Beach. But only if you are okay with the feeding of sharks, as this is what draws in the sharks and makes it an almost certainly to see tiger sharks on this dive.

Diving from a Bahamas liveaboard at Tiger Beach is on many diver’s bucket list, and is a real adrenalin rush. You must also note that this shark diving, and is without the protection of a cage between you and the sometimes very large sharks.

Tiger Beach dive site is 32 kilometres (20 miles) off the west coast of Grand Bahamas Island, and takes roughly an hour to get there.

This is a shallow dive, where the depth starts at about 6 metres (20 feet) and drops away to 30 meters (99 feet). There is rarely any current at Tiger Beach, but due to the nature of the dive, you are required to at least be Open Water certified. You also need to have up to 30 logged dives, depending on the Bahamas liveaboard you choose to dive Tiger Beach.

The visibility is crystal clear, as can be seen in the video below. But even then the sharks appear out of the deep blue from all sides. This dive will not disappoint, with the chance to see tiger sharks, great hammerhead sharks, bull sharks, grey reef sharks and lemon sharks.

The Washing Machine Diving

The reason this dive site is called The Washing Machine is due to the fast and swirling currents. Diving at the Washing Machine isn’t about the marine life, but is about the ripping current you get to ride. You’ll feel like superman flying underwater.

The Washing Machine Dive Site is located off the coast of Highbourne Cay, which is north of the Exuma Cays. The visibility is excellent and around 30 metres (99 feet). This site is a popular stop amongst all Bahamas liveaboards.

Cathedral Diving

The Cathedral dive includes swim-throughs with cathedral-like ceilings (hence the name), with ‘sky lights‘ that let through rays of sunlight.

The walls of these swim-throughs are teaming with bait fish which shine in the sun. The walls of these caverns are covered in various types of coral, including black coral, orange ear and tube sponges. You will also find plenty of coral fish feeding, together with groupers and trevallies. But then also look out for sharks and rays, including the beautiful spotted eagle rays too.

The Cathedral dive site is located at Dog Rocks Reef. The depth of the reef is from 11-15 metres (36-50 feet) deep with good visibility and is suitable for all diver levels.

Jeep Reef Diving

Popular Jeep Reef liveaboards

The Jeep Reef Dive site is a great dive site in the Exuma Cays, and is called this because you will find a coral encrusted jeep sitting on the bottom in the shallows.

The coral and marine life is flourishing and abundant, which is due to the currents found during a flowing tide. But this site is mostly dived during slack. The depth is shallow at around 11 metres (36 feet).

You will see plenty of marine life include stingrays, lobsters and the usual coral fishes too.

I hope you enjoyed this page about Bahamas liveaboard diving

I’d love to hear from you. Tell us about your adventures of diving and snorkeling, in the comments below. Please also share your photos. Either from your underwater cameras or videos from your waterproof Gopro’s!

If this article hasn’t answered all of your questions. If you have more questions either about snorkeling or scuba diving (or specifically about Bahamas liveaboard diving), please comment below with your questions.

There will also be many more articles about scuba diving (and snorkeling) for you to read and learn about these fabulous sports.

Have fun and be safe!

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