Tiger Beach Liveaboard Diving
Liveaboard Diving Cage-Free At Tiger Beach With Tiger Sharks, Great Hammerheads, Bull Sharks And Reef Sharks
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Tiger Beach Liveaboard Diving
Tiger Beach liveaboard diving is the best way to cage-free dive with tiger sharks at Tiger Beach, which is a shallow sand bank near Grand Bahama. If you love sharks, you will love Bahamas Tiger Beach, as you can also see great hammerheads, lemon sharks, reef sharks, bull sharks and nurse sharks.
If you love sharks, you will absolutely love Tiger Beach. But only if you are okay with the feeding of sharks, as this is what draws the sharks in 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. Diving in such close proximity to large tiger sharks and other sharks is a real adrenalin rush.
You must also note that the diving at Tiger Beach with tiger sharks is without the protection of a cage between you and the sometimes very large sharks.
Tiger Beach Bahamas Diving
Tiger beach isn’t actually a beach at all, but is a small area of shallow sea with a flat sandy seabed, with little to no current, and is where dive operators feed the sharks to draw them in.
The shark-feeder takes down a bait crate and gives a small amount of fish to each tiger or hammerhead shark as they approach. Divers are positioned on the sand cage-free close to the feeder to get an excellent view of the sharks as they pass by and to take photos too.
Tiger Beach dive site is 32 kilometres (20 miles) off the west coast of Grand Bahamas Island. It takes roughly an hour to 90 minutes get to Tiger Beach by boat.
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 and the visibility is usually excellent.
Due to the nature of the dive (i.e. shark diving outside of a cage), you are required to be Open Water Diver certified. You also need to have up to 30 logged dives, but this will depend on the Bahamas liveaboard you choose.
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. You have the chance to see tiger sharks, great hammerhead sharks, bull sharks, grey reef sharks and lemon sharks.
Table of Tiger Beach Liveaboards
This list of Tiger Beach 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 Tiger Beach liveaboard trip, select from the list of filters below.
|Price Per Day
|Review: MV Bahamas Master; Book: MV Bahamas Master
|from £209; $255; €238
|Review: MV Bahamas Aggressor; Book: MV Bahamas Aggressor
|from £201; $245; €229
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.
How Deep is Tiger Beach Dive?
Where the shark action is at Tiger Beach Dive it is 6 metres (20 feet) deep, but the Tiger Beach area ranges from 3 metes (10 feet) to 30 metres (99 feet) deep. This makes this a great dive site for divers who do not have experience in diving really deep dive sites.
How Much Does It Cost To Go To Tiger Beach?
A day trip to Tiger beach costs $399, plus 10% VAT, and includes lunch, tanks and a weight belt. If you don’t have your own diving equipment, it will cost more to rent the scuba gear too. If you would prefer to dive Tiger Beach from a Bahamas liveaboard instead, check the above liveaboard details.
Is Diving Tiger Beach Safe?
Diving Tiger Beach is safe if you pay attention to the dive brief and follow their instructions, plus pay close attention to the sharks, as dive operators will also do. The Tiger Beach operators and Tiger Beach liveaboards have specific protocols in place to ensure that everyone remains safe.
How Far Is Tiger Beach From Grand Bahama?
Tiger Beach is located 32 kilometres (20 miles) off the coast of West End, Grand Bahama, and takes roughly 60-90 minutes to get there by boat.
How Do You Dive With Tiger Sharks?
The best way to dive with Tiger Sharks is to keep eye contact with them, which let’s the sharks know they can’t ambush you, plus this will also let you know where the sharks are at all times. When you dive with tiger sharks at Tiger Beach, the dive operators will be keeping a close eye on you too.
When Can You Dive With Tiger Sharks In The Bahamas?
The best time to dive with tiger sharks in the Bahamas at Tiger Beach is between October and April, with April being the best month which has the best conditions for tiger sharks. Be aware that during hurricane season( June though November) trips to Tiger Beach may get cancelled.
What Sharks Will You See At Tiger Beach?
You are almost guaranteed to see tiger sharks, Caribbean reef sharks, nurse sharks and lemon sharks at Tiger Beach, with bull sharks often seen too. You may also see great hammerhead sharks too if you are lucky, but hammerheads are a bit hit and miss due to their migratory habits.
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