Swim with the Caribbean's most magnificent sea creatures the reef and nurse sharks. This two-tank dive is for anyone who loves adventure. On each Shark Adventure Dive, you will visit two of the four locations: The Arena and Shark Wall or The Runway and Runway Wall. Any one of these sites consistently attracts groups of sharks.
During the day, nurse sharks hang together in groups of up to 40. At night, they swim off on their own in search of food. They like to stay close to the shore near the bottom of the ocean. In general, they are sluggish creatures.
Measuring up to 10 feet long, the Caribbean reef shark is one of the largest predators in the reef ecosystem. They prefer shallow waters on or around coral reefs. They are normally shy or indifferent to the presence of people, but will come around when offered food by our professionally trained shark feeders.
During the first dive, the sharks will take notice of you, and because of the close distance to feeding locations, they will even follow you around at a respectful distance as they anticipate being fed. During our second dive, you will actually witness a shark feeding. Divers will gather around in a semi-circle on the ocean floor in front of our professionally trained shark feeder. The shark feeder will have a bait box, which will encourage the sharks to join the group. The feeder will use a pole spear to release to the food safely and with control. The sharks may come very close, but they will be more interested in the food in the bait box than in any of our divers.
What are the requirements to participate in this dive?
This dive requires an open water certification or higher.
What Goes On During A Shark Dive?
This dive is a two-tank dive. Your first dive will typically be a free swim with the sharks at a dive site named the Shark Wall. This wall is located right next to one of the feeding sites used on this dive, so when the boat pulls up the sharks know its feeding time. The second dive is a feeding dive with the feeding done by the shark feeder. This dive can get really exciting as the sharks seek out their free meal.
Can you pick us up from our cruise ship or hotel?
Complimentary pick up is provided from all hotels and cruise ship areas.
What are water conditions like?
All dives occur on the south side of the island where waters conditions are great all year round. Visibility remains clear and consistent all year round. Water tempatures change seasonally but average between 72 - 78f.
Can I use/bring my own scuba diving equipment?
Yes. Many people feel more comfortable using equipment they are familiar with and are best suited towards their body type. While we do everything to ensure our divers are using the safest, most reliable gear we do allow our divers to use their own dive gear.
Can my non-diving partner come on the dive?
Yes. While your partner will not be able to participate in the dive itself they can come along as a rider and enjoy the trip with you.
Is There a restroom on the boat?
Yes. There is a restroom or "Marine Head" for use on the boat.
It is your responsibility to make sure you are aware of and understand all restrictions pertaining to this tour before booking online or over the phone. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are medically qualified and within any limits listed below in order to participate in this activity. No refunds will be given to those who reserve a spot and can not participate due to the restrictions listed below. For more information please read our cancellation policy and terms and conditions page or call our staff with any questions regarding your ability to participate.
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I have been to the Bahamas many times, but Stuart Cove Shark Adventure Dive is one of my favorite trips! It includes everything that everyone should do here. As a Bahamas veteran, I can say only the best about this experience!
Thanks to the professional guides! I was a bit worried about kayaking because I had never done it before, but the instructions were great and I had such a good time!
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