Tiger Shark Bahamas! Now that's diving with sharks!
This is what you came to see big, sleek, smart, and relaxed Tiger sharks! Comfortable enough to get close, making eye contact and passing almost close enough to touch.
Later, as you surface from your scuba diving with sharks, you feel the excitement, the joy, the amazement, and what keeps going through your mind is “Best. Dive. EVER!!”
Tiger sharks are big sharks, 3 to 4 plus meters long, mostly there will be about 4 to 7 individuals showing up on every dive, but up to 10 might even show up! They slowly swim around the scuba divers calmly looking for someone they recognize. These Bahamas Tiger sharks are smart and they know the routine, even better than the divers. We have given them names with some returning year after year, Emma, Maui, Freckles, Jitterbug, and many more.
All the Tiger Sharks we see at Tiger Beach are female, the regulars are often there but there are many others we see only once. The individuals have different personalities but all of them we try to keep in a calm and relaxed behavior. Consistency and mindful routine of baiting and feeding keep these sharks cool.
Scuba Diving with Sharks
These are cage-less scuba diving with sharks where there will be baiting and feeding from crates of bait fish by our shark handlers specifically to feed the Tiger Sharks and Hammerhead sharks only. Four dives a day alternating structured Tiger Shark feeding dive and non feeding dives where you can swim around the Tiger Sharks and reef area. We do limited night dives due to the sharks and their natural nocturnal nature.
When diving with Tiger Sharks you’ll be amazed at how cautious, slow moving, docile, tactical and smart these sharks are but sharks can be dangerous. Tiger sharks can be curious and interested while swimming around looking for food. It is important that everyone pay attention, particularly to Tiger sharks, always maintaining eye contact if they get close. They may at time get so close you have to gently push them away.
Please respect and do not ever forget what they these sharks are, a large opportunistic feeding fish. Participants will be responsible for their own safety during these dives. The sharks are attracted by baiting with dead fish and there is a risk of injury or death while diving with these big sharks. Participants need to be adults, experienced divers and accept the risk associated with shark diving and shark feeding.