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Tiger Shark and Hammerhead combo live aboard trip Bahamas

Prepare, Packing, and Traveling to a Tiger Shark & Hammerhead Dive aboard the Dolphin Dream

 

Details about what to wear, equipment needed, traveling to West Palm Beach, and other logistic details for a trip to Tiger Beach, Bahamas

Tiger Shark Liveaboard Scuba Trip at Tiger Beach Bahamas
Tiger Shark and Hammerhead Combo Dive Trip in Bahamas
Packing

Current Passport, diver's certification card, and diver's emergency and evacuation insurance card (required).

Basic sun protection, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses

Windproof jacket, warm clothes for after dives on chilly evenings.

Seasick medication (thankfully, not a big problem on our boat,but just in case)

Towel(s)/ quick dry shammy

Gratuity for crew (recommended)

Cameras, Computer, Video

Most photographers bring two strobes with long to medium arms

Lens: 16 - 35mm f2.8 or 17- 40mm F4 or Tonkia 10 - 17mm.

Some use a fisheye

The boat has plenty of room for using computers, charging, and assembling cameras.

Bring portable backup drives, chargers,camera bags for safe storage of gear

Video and GoPro cameras welcome. Camera, helmet, and mini tripod mounts possible

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Water / Weather Conditions

The water temperature in the Bahamas in March will be around 23*C–26*C and it can be windy while on deck.Topside weather is typically warm and sunny and comfortable for shorts and tshirts.

The depth is around 12 - 20m with good visibility, sand bottom and typically no current

We do not move around while underwater because the sharks come to us, which may make you colder than in normal diving.

Scuba Equipment to Bring

Recommended: 7mm wetsuit with a hooded vest, gloves, and boots.  A light drysuit is fine as well. I would not recommend a suit no less than 5mm.

We require you to cover as much skin as possible on your body so as to not attract unwanted attention from the sharks.  This is also why we recommend all black or dark gear including dark coloured fins and no exposed skin

A 1mm to 2.5mm vest with attached hood will give extra warmth to a 5 mm wetsuit.

Bring a torch incase we do night dives

Regulator (DIN available), BCD, wetsuit, fins, dive boots. Tanks and Weightbelts provided

Travel Advice

We leave from Riviera Marina in West Palm Beach, Florida. There is parking at the marina.

We ask everyone to be on the boat at 5pm on the first day of trip . The boat travels overnight to Bahamas.In the morning we clear customs then head to Tiger Beach.

We return mid morning (plan on 11am) on the last day. Allow 2 hours commute to Miami and at least 1:15 to Fort Lauderdale, Orlando is at least 2 hours. The dock is 20 minutes or less to the West Palm Beach airport. There is a train service from West Palm Beach with stops at both FLL and MIA airports.

We get a discount at a West Palm Beach hotel if you want to arrive the day before which is recommended in case there are weather or other flight delays - the boat does not wait!

Transport from the hotel or West Palm airport (including if you return a rental car) can often be arranged as a group at shared cost.

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Our photo safaris are for photographers and non photographers who want to get up close to large marine life. All of our trips are to destinations proven to be reliable for great encounters. Gregory Sweeney is on hand to help guests with camera gear and techniques before and during the trips. We have been hosting Shark Scuba trips on the MV Dolphin Dream for 10 years.

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