Tiger Beach Expedition
Season: November 2020 through June 2021
Location: Old Bahama Bay Resort + Marina, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas
Dive Only Cost: $399 + 12% Value Added Tax (VAT)
Dive Only Includes:
Tanks + Weights
Tiger Beach Dive + Hotel Packages
Season: November through June
Location: Old Bahama Bay, West End, Grand Bahama Island, The Bahamas
Package Cost: Starts at $729pp (based on double occupancy)
Stay at Old Bahama Bay in a Standard Room
Diving with Neal Watson’s Bimini Scuba Center
Lunch, Snacks + Drinking Water
Use of Tanks, Weights + Belts
All Taxes + Fees
Package Does Not Include:
Dive + Hotel Packages
Tiger Beach 2021 Season
Travel Window: December 1st, 2020 to April 30th, 2021; not valid during Christmas and NYE Holidays.
Terms + Conditions
The dive package rates listed above are per person based on occupancy/room type and include: accommodations in a standard room; daily dives (excluding arrival and departure days); use of tanks, weights and belts; all room taxes, service taxes, energy taxes and resort fees. Tips for staff are not included. Prices subject to change without notice and subject to availability.
Diving Tiger Beach
Ask any diver who’s been lucky enough to swim alongside a tiger shark, and they’ll tell you that there are few animals on this planet more majestic. Tiger sharks have an undeniable presence, combining raw power and pure beauty in such a way that those who encounter them cannot help but fall under their spell. Tiger Beach in the Bahamas is the best place in the world to get up-close and personal with them.
Tiger Beach Safari Itinerary
Daily space is limited to 14 lucky guests who will experience these elusive giants up close! Exact departure and arrival times will be chosen by the captain and are dependent on weather and tides. The average Tiger Beach Safari runs from 8am to 6pm and usually includes a two-tank dive.
Departure from Old Bahama Bay Marina Around 8A.M.
Welcome to Tiger Beach Headquarters! Guests should arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Lunch, drinking water, ice and light snacks will be provided on board, but we strongly recommend bringing along personal snacks.
Arrive at Tiger Beach Around 10A.M.
The dive ranges from 20 feet to 40 feet so our bottom times and profiles change depending on weather, tides and most importantly the site depth chosen that day! Once you're out of air, we suggest going up, getting some food and resting before going down again. We do our best to ensure two dives, but this is not guaranteed.
Return to Old Bahama Bay Marina Around 5P.M.
We always dive until we’re either out of bait, tanks and/or sunlight - whichever happens first!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer daily dives? In season, we dive everyday.
Can I get a refund if the weather is bad? If the weather is bad, we will try local diving. If the weather is terrible, we will offer a full credit. See our cancellation policy below.
How can I get to Freeport? There are daily direct scheduled flights to Freeport from Bimini, Nassau, and Fort Lauderdale.
Do I need to stay at Old Bahama Bay to dive? No, you can stay anywhere on Grand Bahama as long as you can get to Old Bahama Bay by 8 A.M.
How often do you see Tiger Sharks? We see tiger sharks on 90% of our trips.
What other species do you see on the dive? These are some of the shark species we are likely to encounter: Tiger, Lemon, Reef, Nurse, Great Hammerhead and Bull Sharks.
How long is the boat ride? The boat ride to Tiger Beach is approx. 1.5 hours each way.
Are wetsuits required? Water temperatures can vary during Tiger Beach season, from low 70s in the winter to low 80s in the late spring. We require a full wetsuit and recommend a hood and gloves. The thickness can vary depending on the time of year.
Great people, Great diving.
Carole Ann D.
Scheduled flights into Grand Bahama Island International Airport in Freeport (FPO) are available via American Eagle, Silver Airways, Delta Airline, Bahamasair and several other charter operations.
Direct Flights from Fort Lauderdale (FLL)
American Eagle I (800) 433 7300 I aa.com
Delta Airlines I (800) 241 4141 I delta.com
Silver Airways I (801) 401 9100 I silverairways.com
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Travel between now and December 31st, 2020.
Book travel by December 31st, 2020.
Direct Flights from Nassau (NAS)
Bahamasair I 800 222 4262 I bahamasair.com
Direct Flights from Bimini (BIM)
Flamingo Air I 242 351 4963 I flamingoairbah.com
Guarantee + Cancellation Policy
All sales are in Bahamian Dollars (BAH). All sales are final and non-refundable. A one year credit for the value of the trip will be given in the event of your trip being cancelled or delayed due to weather, airlines and other natural disasters.
We highly recommend purchasing DAN Trip Cancellation Insurance for all Neal Watson’s Bimini Scuba Center’s activities and dive packages offered. This insurance is backed by DAN & TravelGuard and pays in the event of your trip being cancelled or delayed due to weather, airlines and a host of other reasons.
For more information about DAN Trip Cancellation Insurance, please visit www.diversalertnetwork.org/trip/.
"I had three amazing days diving at Neal Watson’s Bimini Dive Centre. All the staff, boat crew and guides were friendly, safety conscious and full of information."
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