Bahamas Shark Diving

Impressive encounters a wide variety of sharks. The best shark diving in the world!

Embark on an unforgettable adventure of shark diving in the Bahamas with the Dolphin Dream Team. Witness the majestic Tiger Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, Lemon Sharks, Reef Sharks, Nurse Sharks, and Bull Sharks all in one liveaboard trip. Our team specializes in providing a personalized and safe experience for small groups, in the most comfortable and effortless manner possible. Our purpose designed boat will be your home on the sea, and you will be staying on location all day and night for premier shark diving. Get ready to dive into the depths of the ocean and witness the beauty of these magnificent creatures up close!

Tiger Sharks

Tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) are large sharks that can grow up to 9-13 feet (3-4+ meters) in length. During scuba diving sessions, you can typically expect to see 4 to 7 of these sharks, although there have been sightings of up to 10 at once. These sharks swim slowly around the divers, seemingly searching for familiar faces. Bahamas Tiger sharks are known to be intelligent and are often more familiar with the scuba diving routine than the divers themselves. Many of these Tiger sharks are recurring guests, and some have been named by the divers. Some popular names include Emma, Maui, Freckles and Jitterbug.

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Hammerhead Shark Diving Bimini Bahamas.

Great Hammerhead shark diving in Bimini is included in our 8 and 9-day Bahamas Tiger Shark trips from November through April. Tiger sharks, Great Hammerhead sharks, and more all in one amazing shark diving trip!

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Scuba Diving with Lemon sharks.

The Bahamas is home to an impressive population of Lemon sharks, which are known to average between 6 to 8.5 feet in length. These sharks are often observed in groups of up to 20 at a time in popular shark diving sites. Interestingly, most of the Lemon sharks spotted are females, with only occasional male sightings. According to some researchers, some of the Tiger Beach populations in the Bahamas also travel to Florida. Although Lemon sharks are not migratory sharks like Tigers and Hammerheads, there are times when they are less visible, suggesting that they do travel. Lemon sharks are usually found in small groups and are not solitary. These sharks are known for their boldness and lack of fear towards humans. They swim very close to scuba divers and are often visible on the surface.

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Caribbean Reef Shark Diving

The Bahamas is a popular spot for shark diving, where you can often come across Caribbean Reef sharks that are typically 3 to 5 feet long. These sharks are known to be inquisitive and quite abundant during shark diving expeditions at Tiger Beach. The vibrant coral and sponges, along with the crevices and ledges of the reef, provide excellent opportunities for capturing stunning photos of these swift and curious creatures.
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Bull Shark Diving

Bull Sharks typically measure around 6-7 feet (2 meters) in length? If you’re planning on going for a Hammerhead shark dive in Bimini, you may come across 5 to 7 of them at a time. However, it’s important to note that while you can take photos of them, it’s best to keep your distance as we do not encourage feeding them. It’s always better to prioritize safety, especially when other species are present.

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Nurse Shark Diving

At Tiger Beach, there are only a few Nurse sharks present. These sharks tend to stay near the surface and feed by suctioning pieces of fish from the bait crates. On the other hand, during Hammerhead shark diving in Bimini, there are numerous Nurse sharks that can be quite endearing.

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The season for encountering Tiger Sharks and Great Hammerheads usually runs from October through May. During this period, water temperatures around the area generally average around 76F (24C), with occasional highs up to 80F (26.5C) and lows as low as 72F (22C). On land, temperatures can range from highs of 82F (28C) to occasional lows of 60F (15C). The coolest months are typically January, February, and March. To stay comfortable during these dives, most divers wear 5mm full suits, hoods, and gloves. It is highly recommended to use hoods and gloves, not only for warmth and protection but also due to the darker “less attractive” colors of the creatures in the area..