The Ultimate Bahamas Experience covers the best of the West End of Grand Bahama Island as well as Cat Island and Pig Beach to the southeast. Expect to see lots of sharks including oceanic whitetip, hammerheads, nurse sharks, lemon sharks, tiger sharks, and even bull sharks, plus dolphins, grouper, lobster and swimming pigs!
- Variety of shark encounters
- Colourful wall diving
- Wrecks and blue holes
This 14 night liveaboard adventure allows up to 4 dives per day including several night dives (depending on conditions). In some areas the diving is comparatively shallow and there will be an 'open platform' policy to allow diving as and when you like between 8am and 10pm. This does not apply to Cat Island.
Experience level: Divers are recommended to have PADI Advanced Open Water certification, or equivalent, with a minimum of 50 logged dives. Minimum age is 18 years for participation in shark dives.
Tiger Beach - One of the best locations for tiger and lemon shark encounters, located off the West End of Grand Bahama Islands. With a white sand bottom and shallow depth (6-7 meters) this is a favourite site for photographers and videographers as well. Sightings of great hammerheads and nurse sharks are common, with an occasional bull shark making an appearance.
Fish Tales - Close to Tiger Beach with similar shark sightings but a little deeper depths. There is an opportunity to see lemon sharks, Caribbean reef sharks and tiger sharks.
Lighthouse - Just beyond West End, this is another great location to see great hammerheads, tiger sharks, nurse sharks, lemon sharks, and even bull sharks have been spotted.
Sugar Wreck - This 110-meter long, four-masted steel sailing vessel sank about 100 years ago while carrying molasses. As a shallow wreck in just 7 meters of water, there will be plenty of bottom time for exploration. The wreck is now residence to green moral eels, turtles, octopus, nurse sharks and large schools of snappers.
Cat Island - Sailing southeast from Grand Bahama you will reach Cat Island, one of the best locations for oceanic whitetip sharks. Several deep drop-offs mean many dives will be in the blue of the open ocean; luckily the inquisitive oceanic whitetips prefer to stay near the surface creating the opportunity to get up close and personal with these beautiful sharks. There will also be time to explore dive sites to the south including a Spanish wreck that sunk in 1898 and possibly drop-offs, blue holes, caves and caverns.
Pig Beach, Big Major Cay - West of Cat Island is this famous location of the swimming pigs. You will have the memorable experience of swimming and snorkelling with these friendly pigs that live on an uninhabited island, basking in the sun on the white sandy beaches and enjoying a swim to greet visitors who often bring them treats.