Nassau Shark Adventure Two-Tank Dive
- Free Dive With Reef & Nurse Sharks
- Controlled Shark Feeding Dive
- Underwater Photographer On Each Dive
- Most Unique Dive in Nassau
Looking for an exhilarating adventure? Stuart Cove's Shark Adventure is the ideal diving expedition for the thrill-seeking scuba diver. This two-tank dive program will introduce adventurous divers to wild sharks off the coast of the Bahama Islands.
Experience a pulse-pounding up-close view of these impressive, though misunderstood, creatures. Our boats currently travel to four shark dive sites. Each Shark Adventure Dive will visit two of these locations. You will venture to either to the combination of "Shark Wall" and "The Arena" or the combination of "Runway Wall" and "The Runway." At either site combination, divers should expect to encounter a gathering of Caribbean Reef Sharks on a consistent basis. Free swim with the sharks beside a spectacular wall. During your first dive, because of our proximity to the feeding location, the sharks will follow along with you in anticipation of dinner. The sharks will remain curious, but will keep their distance, since no bait is exposed on this dive. This first dive creates a situation that seems as if the diver simply naturally encountered the sharks in the wild.
After the free swim, be amazed by the remarkable display of a shark feeding. Unlike the usual dive expeditions, patrons spend this dive kneeling on the sandy sea floor. Divers form a semi-circle in front of our professionally-trained shark feeder. The feeder entices the sharks to approach with a bait box. The guide then uses a pole spear to safely control the release of food, influencing the sharks' behavior. Rookie shark divers may be too entranced with the spectacle of circling predators to notice the feeder keeping the sharks in a polite feeding position. However be warned -- the reef sharks will come close, very close -- but they will be far more interested in the tasty bait than any person!
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.
- Wetsuit rental is required for this dive (fees apply, see below).
- All divers must have an Open Water certification or higher, and have a dive logged within the past 2years.
- Cruise ship passengers must be in port until 7pm or later for this tour, and arriving NO LATER than 11am to make the pick up time.
- Equipment rental prices (subject to change):
- Mask, Fins & Snorkel: $12
- BC: $12
- Regulator: $12
- Wetsuits: $12
- Important: All Carnival Cruise guests MUST book directly with Carnival. Unfortunately we cannot pick-up or drop off any guests coming from Carnival for this particular activity