Trip: Tiger Shark Expedition Destination: Bahamas Liveaboard: M/Y

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Trip: Tiger Shark Expedition Destination: Bahamas Liveaboard: M/Y
Trip: Tiger Shark Expedition
Destination: Bahamas
Liveaboard: M/Y Dolphin Dream
Shark Dive up close
Situated north of Grand Bahamas is Tiger Beach. Known for its clear and calm waters and considered among professional photographers/film makers as the best shark destination in the world. Here you will experience close encounters with Tiger-­‐, Lemon-­‐, and Reef sharks and if you are lucky even more. This tour will give you the opportunity to take fantastic pictures up close. You will embark at West Palm Beach, Florida on board the M/Y Dolphin Dream, and set your course towards Grand Bahamas and Tiger Beach. You will arrive approximately during the sunset the day after. You now have 5 days of exciting shark dives ahead of you. Between the dives, you can relax on deck with a burger or ribs whilst the shark fins continues to appear in the water. Our operator has 25 years of experience with shark diving using bait in the water. They are considered to be one of the most experienced and qualified operators. This journey is perfect for divers that have shark diving on their bucket-­‐list. If you want to see sharks up close, in this case really close, then this journey is for you. Equipment and Climate
Leave your colourful diving equipment at home During every dive, there will be bait in the water. During a couple of the dives, the dive guide will be feeding the sharks in the water. During this process, there will be sharks at surface and down at the bottom. The big Tiger shark is extremely curious of bright shiny colours. This makes it essential that all divers have equipment in dark colours, preferably black with hood and gloves. NOTE! Check your equipment before departure. If you are using a DIN-­‐regulator, do not forget to bring a YOKE adapter. Swedish summer During March, the weather in Bahamas is comparable to Swedish summer. Bring a cap/hat, sunglasses and sun lotion. It is important to stay alert at all times against the sun. Shorts and t-­‐shirt is recommended on the boat. In case of strong wind during the nights, you will be transferred to a protected lagoon. M/Y DOLPH IN DREAM
M/Y Dolphin Dream is a shrimp trawler that has been rebuilt to a liveaboard boat. The boat has everything a diver can expect, but without the luxury. On the top deck, there is the canteen, where the chef will be serving food from the American cuisine. How about hamburger, ribs, pizza, chips, desserts and drinks etc? It is also in the canteen where the reviews of the shark dives will take place. On deck outside of the canteen is where you will find the diving platform. This is where every diver will keep his or her equipment. There will be a bunk bed for 2 persons in every cabin. While recharging your ”own batteries” make sure to also charge your camera. DIVING WITH BAITING AND FEEDING
We only employ the best Captain Scott and his crew have worked with shark diving for 25 years. They offer great service and safe diving. They are hired by divers all over the world and are very keen that everyone experiences a safe encounter with the big sharks. Making 3-­‐4 dives a day is not a problem as the diving locations have a maximum depth of about 12 metres. How does it work? Captain Scott or one of the dive guides will inform you how to act respectfully among the sharks. It is important to be aware of the current. The fish scent is spreading along the current, which attracts the big sharks, such as the Tiger shark. The guide is always the first one in the water. He brings a bait of thin with frozen fish, which he uses to attract the sharks. You will be accompanying the guide and circle behind him. If the sharks are shy, you might have to lie down on the sand, facing down, making you a non-­‐threat. When the timid Tiger shark has taken its bait that is when the show begins. It is common that they will swim towards you and shove you. If you don’t have you big camera to protect you, there will be plastic rods to dismiss them with. It is very important to keep eye contact with the sharks. We’ve known from previous experience that when it comes to the Tiger shark, when you keep eye contact with them, it will keep them at a distance. Help each other out by make everyone aware of where the Tiger sharks are. We are guests in the Sharks world It is utterly important that the respect for the sharks is with us at all times. During the dive, take it slow and move carefully forward. You have to be aware of where the sharks are at all time, because there will be a great number of sharks in the water, both at the surface and at the bottom. Om resan
D ate: Marsch, 2017 (exact date will be published spring 2015)
Trip: Bahamas
L iveabo ard: M/V Dolphin Dream
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6 nights in shared cabin on Dolphin Dream Full Board 5 days diving incl. Guide, 12 L tank, weights and belt Lokal taxes N o t inc luded in the pric e:
Flight Scandinavia – Florida r/t Transfer airport/hotel – boat r/t Other meals, activities, equipment rentals and extra hotel nights Alcohol on board the boat Tips for the crew Pric e per pers o n: 21 995 SEK •
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We reserve the right for price changes due to currency fluctuations or flight price increases on or before your booking date. Your booking date is the day that your deposit reaches Scuba Travel Scandinavia AB’s bank account. The given information that Scuba Travel has in its written information (ie the trips content, amount of dives, diving at a special location), is provided under the pretence of optimal conditions (ie political/ governmental decisions, weather, etc). The dive leader or boat captain that is in charge of the trip always has the right to change the contents of the trip due to weather, political decisions, or other acts that lie outside of their control that can affect the customers or ships safety. In this situation, the customer has no right to compensation or refund. Trip info
Extra:
Equipment rental: Complete dive equipment rental is available. Please contact us for the most updated price. Insurance: Cancellation insurance with ERV is available for a cost of 6% of the total trip cost. Extra baggage: Due to the ever-­‐increasing restrictions placed on checked-­‐ in baggage on flights, overweight/ extra baggage must be reported to and accepted by, the flight company. We will happily assist you to book you extra weight that is required. Please note that prices and baggage allowance varies between flight companies. Contact Scuba Travel in good time before your departure. I m po rtant:
• Your passport must be whole and valid for longer than six months after the date of your arrival home • All divers must have a dive certificate, dive logbook, proof of dive insurance, a dive computer and a Surface Marker Buoy with them on their dive trip • For this trip we recommend all divers to be certified PADI Open Water Divers or equivalent and have a minimum of 10 logged dives How can I pay for my trip? Via bankgiro, bank transfer or via online payment with Visa and Mastercard How much do I pay and when? When you have accepted the offer from Scuba Travel Scandinavia, you will receive a booking confirmation within one to two workdays. To confirm your spot, a deposit of 2000 SEK is required within 7 days from the booking date. If you are booking a trip with a scheduled flight, you will need to pay the total flight cost immediately for Scuba Travel to be able to book your flight. Before this has been done flight cost and availability can change. The final trip cost should be paid at the latest 14 days before your departure date. Why choose Scuba Travel? • "Quality product -­‐ affordable pricing” – After many years in the dive industry, we have connections around the world. In this way we are able to find the best partners that are going to offer our customers high quality products to affordable prices. • We know diving – Our staff are all experienced divers and have dived in several destinations around the world. Together we have visited over 70 countries, and most of us are dive instructors. Besides our sales and office staff, we have a large network of Scuba Travel Ambassadors that are specialists within several different areas, such as UW-­‐
photography, marine biology and technical diving. Some of our Ambassadors include Anders Salesjö, Ingvar Eliasson, Jonna Bergström, Tomas Jansson, Hans Örnhagen and Micke Bergström. • Personal service – As we have several persons on staff, we are able to provide excellent customer support and if you like you can get your own personal travel advisor. Also as Egypt is a busy destination for Scuba Travel, we have an Egyptian staff member based in Hurghada that offers a meet and assist service, transfer service and customer support, among other things. • Broad selection of destinations – Scuba Travel offers holiday packages to suit all tastes and budgets to destinations from Galapagos and Socorro in the Pacific, to Micronesia and Fiji in the Far East. • Sponsor projects – Through the years we have supported organizations that take care of wildlife and the local people and this is something we will keep on working with. • Excellent solidity – Our company has an AA rating, which signifies high creditworthiness. • Travel guarantee – We have a statutory (demanded by law) travel guarantee placed with the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. This protects all customers purchasing package trips with us.