Maybe Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes, but in this two-tank certified dive, you get to swim with the Caribbean reef sharks!
After being picked up on the pier for your Nassau excursion, you will transfer to the dive shop, 45 minutes away. Once you have filled out the required paperwork, you will suit up and head out. This two-tank dive program introduces thrill-seeking divers to wild sharks and provides you a close-up look at these magnificent and misunderstood creatures. There are currently four sites where you may dive with the sharks. You will dive either the combination of "Shark Wall" and "The Arena," or the combination of "Shark Wall North" and "The Runway." At either location, you will encounter a gathering of Caribbean reef sharks on a consistent basis.
Your first dive with the sharks is along a magnificent wall where the sharks swim calmly along with the divers in a non-feeding environment. Your second dive is on a large sand patch, where the group kneels down in a semi-circle and watches your dive master feed the sharks off of a long pole. Dozens of 5 to 6 foot Caribbean reef sharks swim amongst everyone and come within touching distance of all of the divers (although no touching is allowed!).
Tanks and weights are included in the price. BCs, Regs, etc. are available for rent at the dive shop.
Equipment Rental Rates: $10 US - Regulator; $10 US - BCs; $10 US - Mask, Fins, Snorkel; $15 US - Dive Computer; $10 US - Wet Suit
A video and photos are taken of each dive, and are available to watch and purchase once back at the dive shop. High-quality digital prints are also available for purchase.
This dive is for certified divers only. Divers who have not logged a dive within the last 3 years will be required to complete a refresher program prior to joining any scheduled dives. A valid C-card and picture ID will be required at check in.
Guests need to be in good physical health and cannot have asthma, epilepsy, diabetes, a personal history of heart attacks or heart problems, strokes, or recently-diagnosed high blood pressure. Persons taking antidepressant medications or other potential contraindicated medications, and pregnant women may not participate. Guests must be able to equalize their ears without problems, as they would in an airplane. Young children must be of adequate size to fit into the equipment, and capable of carrying a 40 pound tank on their back. Children under the age of 18 must participate with a parent or guardian, and be a minimum of 4 years of age to be on board the vessel.
Health restrictions apply, and a waiver and medical statement is required to be filled out by all participants. Please look at the following example:
If you cannot pass the questionnaire, or do not have the required physician's statement, you will not be permitted to dive. Guests not able to dive will not be entitled to a refund, so please look at the questionnaire BEFORE booking this tour.
IN ADDITION: If you are taking medication, consult your doctor before participating in this program.
Wonderful dives with sharks. Stuart cove did a wonderful job. Excursion was exactly as described.....no hassles at all.
An amazing time
Up close I wanted and up close I got. Could see some of the sharks battle scars. A Bahamas event I will never forget.
Had a great tome. Great dive masters.