Tiger Sharks, Great Hammerheads, Lemon, Bull, Nurse, and Caribbean Reef Sharks (Hammerhead Season: October to May)

In 2001, Jim Abernethy found, named, and promoted to the world, Tiger Beach.  Hear Jim tell the story on the film Tiger Shark King (https://vimeo.com/607602408).


While tiger, lemon, nurse and Caribbean reef sharks can be seen year-round, great hammerheads & bull sharks can be seen seasonally in the Bahamas, during the months of October through May.  Generally, on each trip we ask the guests which shark species they really want to see and change our itinerary to accommodate their requests. Many of our guests dive with us because they enjoy supporting ecotourism operators that are actually working tirelessly, saving the animals they love. Jim’s main drive and passion is to do everything within his means to save sharks and other wildlife as is displayed on his nonprofit webpage, www.wildlifevoice.org. His history of conservation achievements is endless, including spearheading the conservation campaign to get sharks protected in the entire Bahamas territory!


In season, Shear Water also travels to see great hammerheads in the waters offshore Bimini.  Great hammerheads are among the most impressive, yet rarely observed oceanic predators. They are not to be confused with the smaller, and more common, scalloped hammerhead, which can be seen schooling in many locations around the world. Encountering the great hammerhead – with its spectacular angularity, its orca-like dorsal fin, and its bristle-toothed mouth – is at the very pinnacle of wildlife adventure. If the weather allows us, during hammerhead season, we also usually spend a morning with the world’s friendliest dolphin, the Atlantic Spotted Dolphins.

To schedule your adventure, you can book directly through our online calendar below, or contact us with any questions as well as have us reserve your space.


Reservations Team Email: info@scuba-adventures.com


Telephone/Text/WhatsApp +1 561 718 6355


·  Only boat with National Geographic photographer, Jim Abernethy, providing photo packages including underwater and drone footage.   


·   Legendary Jim Abernethy Shark Safety Briefing, teaching guests how to make friends with sharks, without feeding them.


·       Unlimited dives with our professionally trained crew in the water at all times!


·       Night dives every night


·     Only live-aboard with Nitrox Available, tanks of a variety of sizes including extra large steel tanks


·       Least number of guests (10) of all Bahamas liveaboards



·     Only boat that staggers the diver into the water as everyone knows the very best shark interactions are usually with the least number of divers in the water.

Check out Jim’s wildly beautiful images and apparel at the Jim Abernethy Imagery website!

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