Nassau Shark Diving

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Nassau Shark Diving information and booking

from
$170
$213
Duration
5 hours
Departs from
Tours depart from Southwest Bay Street, Nassau or near the cruise ship terminal.
Returns to
Returns to original departure point at approximately 6:00pm
Time of departure
1:00pm East End hotels: 11:15am Paradise Island: 11:30am Downtown hotels: 11:45pm Cable Beach hotels: 12:00pm West of Cable Beach hotels: 12:10pm

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Tour description provided by Viator

The Nassau Shark Adventure is a 2-tank dive program which introduces thrill seeking divers to wild sharks and provides you a close up look at these magnificent and misunderstood creatures in the stunning waters of the Bahamas!

There are currently four sites where you can dive with the sharks. You'll dive either the combination of 'Shark Wall' and 'The Arena' or the combination of 'Shark Wall North' and 'The Runway'. At either location, you'll encounter a gathering of Caribbean Reef Sharks on a consistent basis.

Your first dive is a 'Free Swim' with the sharks on a magnificent wall. The sharks will follow you throughout the dive because you'll be close to the feeding site and they know that dinner time is soon. However, no bait is exposed on this dive. This keeps the sharks curious and creates a very natural encounter for divers - just as you would encounter a shark in the wild.

Your second dive is a shark-feeding dive. Unlike ordinary dives, you'll spend this dive kneeling on the ocean floor. Divers form a semi-circle in front of the professional shark feeder who'll place a bait box on the bottom. Your feeder utilizes the bait box and a pole spear to control the release of food that influences the shark's behavior. Watch exactly how the shark feeder keeps the sharks in a 'polite' feeding posture. The sharks will come very close but they are more interested in the bait than you!

Participant Requirements:

  • Must be at least 10 years of age
  • Must be a certified diver (must bring certification card at time of check-in)
  • Must have good physical health
  • 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. Each participant is required to wear a full wetsuit or skin (long sleeves and long legs)

What's included

  • The use of tanks, weights and weightbelts
  • Fresh drinking water and ice
  • Hotel pickup and drop off

What isn't included

  • Dive equipment and wetsuit (rental available)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Videotape of dive
  • Food and drinks, unless specified