Tiger Beach, Bahamas

It is an understatement to say the Bahamas are world famous for shark diving, however, there is so much more! The Bahamas is the third largest barrier reef area in the world and covers a vast 470.000km2 of sparkling Atlantic Ocean. Existing of 700 islands and cays; one can easily imagine the variety of dive sites: wrecks, cave, blue holes and, obviously, sharks!

Very likely, you will come up close and personal with the following, depending on your chosen itinerary; Caribbean reef shark, lemon shark, nurse shark, bull shark, tiger shark, great hammerhead, and oceanic whitetip sharks. There are very few places in the world where you can see this many species in one area!!

Tiger Beach is located off the West End of Grand Bahama Island and the best known point for tiger and lemon shark encounters at a shallow (6-7m/19-23ft) white sand bottom. This is the ultimate site for photographers and videographers. Chances of spotting great hammerheads, nurse sharks, and bull sharks make an appearance occasionally. Currents are not the norm in the Bahamas but it is recommended divers have experience beyond beginner level to ensure maximum enjoyment, especially with the nature of the wildlife in the area. There may be some swells occasionally.

The climate of the Bahamas is a tropical savannah climate, with temperatures averaging between 20 and 30C (68-86F) all year round, with a cooling down in the evening. Bring warm clothes for the evening. Water temperatures range from 22°C in January and 28°C (72-84°F) in August. Most guests are comfortable diving in a 3mm or 5mm full wetsuit.