If you like sharks, then come Bahamas diving and you’re in for a treat. These beautiful, diver-friendly creatures are found around all the islands of The Bahamas. Nurse, black tip, bull, tiger, great hammerhead and Caribbean reef sharks all love our clear blue waters. Their favourite spots are the coasts of islands fringing the deep water of the ‘Tongue of the Ocean’, including New Providence, the Exuma Cays and the outer reefs of The Abacos. Having a close encounter with a shark is one of life’s unforgettable moments. If you’re shark diving in The Bahamas, you might meet up with dozens in a single day!
Close encounters of the toothy kind
Swimming close to one of these beautiful creatures isn’t just an exciting experience; it’s a close encounter that stays with you for life after shark diving. Bahamas residents and visitors both know that there’s something about nature’s perfectly formed killing machine that fascinates us all. But you’ll be safe and sound on one of our plentiful, well-supervised Bahamas diving expeditions. Grab this special chance to meet these magnificent yet shy creatures in the stunning surroundings of Nassau, Grand Bahama Island, Walker's Cay, Long Island and Andros.
Thanks to co-ordinated, regular feeds while shark diving, Bahamas dive centres make sure sharks are drawn to sites all around our islands. You’ll be in completely safe hands - with our highly experienced Bahamas diving leaders, you can watch in awe as these muscled machines shoot out from the darkness of the deep water beyond the reef walls and join the frenzy for a free fish scrap meal.
Bump into a shark – literally!
On Nassau, many shark dive centres feed using a flip-top box and a long spike. Dead fish scrap is speared and then put in the water during your shark diving – Bahamas sharks congregate in large numbers, enticed by the smell. (Did you know that the collective noun is a ‘shiver’ of sharks?) When a pecking order has been established, they take it in turns to feed, and as they swarm around they can clip you with their tails. Doesn’t get much closer than that!
See sharks away from the feeds
When you experience a shark feed for the first time, you’ll go in apprehensive but come out elated. And it’s just as much of a thrill to meet one randomly when you’re out on a normal dive. Bahamas sharks are a varied bunch. The island waters are home to a plethora of species, including lemon, bull, tiger, hammerhead, Caribbean reef, silky, nurse and black tip sharks, many of which you can meet while scuba diving off walls and in the mangroves of The Bahamas. Diving is always an adventure and you never know when one might pop out of the gloom…
Sharks are a good sign
Sharks help prevent outbreaks of disease among fish by picking off the ill ones before they can infect others; thus the presence of the great numbers that can be seen while shark diving in The Bahamas is an indicator of the ongoing stability and good health of our marine ecosystem. We’re very proud of this, so the sharks are very much our dear friends. We reckon you’ll love them too.
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