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Yep.   We do, too !   In fact, the Dive Advice team is simply "shark-mad".   
Sure, corals & critters are Great ... with a capital "G" ... but, our primary passion is pelagics  ...  and sharks in particular.   Check out some of our sharkiest adventures.In this section.  You'll find some of our very favorite trips .... remembering that there are oh! so many others to be found on the site.  Questions about a trip ?  Give me a shout  .... Cheers, Dom

Cat Island Oceanic Whitetips

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April & May each year 
Bahamas Master + land programs

Picture the Bahamas ... crystalline waters, white sand beaches, rolling green hills & a languid way of life. So, where's the adrenaline rush?  Well, for one, near Cat Island you’ll find sheer walls, drop-offs & untouched reefs.  But, there’s no question that the whitetips are the biggest drawing card.


Cat Island is one of those rare diving destinations where the diver can experience close encounters with the magnificent Oceanic Whitetip.  They arrive in the spring - in large numbers in April and May - following the tuna migration.

The Whitetips are generally quite solitary and slow-moving and they tend to stay not far from the surface, scanning for food sources. This makes them relatively easy to find and swim with. That being said, however, they prefer the open water so finding them can take minutes or hours!

Groups will often form if a good food source appears and observing a feeding frenzy is a distinct possibility on one of your dives.



The whitetips aren’t the only species in these waters .... so you’ll have plenty of excitement between sightings. Divers often see silky sharks and dusky sharks, even the occasional blue marlin. And diving the deep waters here always offers surprises, such as blue sharks, mobula rays, tiger sharks and great hammerheads .....

We work with the most reliable operators here.  Trips are land-based ... and run by true professionals.


In April and May, the temps average 75 to 80 degrees Farenheit .... and visibility extends to 70 feet or more. These are probably the optimal months ... but, March & June can be good too. 

The whitetip experience is for advanced divers, as you will be drifting in the blue with large predatory sharks, without the protection of a cage.   Hence, an advanced diver certification is required and free diving/snorkeling experience is recommended.

Guests are able to spend hours in the water with the sharks on snorkel and most of our operators offer at least one tank-dive per day.


The Master will take you to Cat Island on it's Ultimate Bahamas voyages ... but, you will sample everything the Bahamas has to offer on this amazing odyssey !

This steel-hulled, ocean-going vessel, originally based in Panama, was built to withstand the occasional rough seas on the runs to and from Cocos and Malpelo, making her an ideal dive liveaboard in any environment.  There's plenty of space for hanging out between dives. On the main deck towards the bow of the boat, you will find the indoor lounge with comfortable bean bags and a TV/DVD. The 52-inch Plasma TV with DVD and Bose surround sound stereo offer entertainment anytime you wish. Still and video cameras can be linked to the screen for photo and video viewing in the evenings.  Bahamas Master offers easy access to the water through a large dive platform with a ladder,a camera table with a rinse tank, low-pressure air hoses and storage ... and two showers.

Bahamas Master details

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For the Bahamas Master Ultimate Bahamas journey, take your international (or for U.S. citizens - domestic) flights to Miami then a short flight to Freeport, Bahamas.  We always recommend arriving a day in advance so you can start the diving trip fresh (and allow luggage to catch up with you, if necessary).   ... click to continue reading for more trip details

Cruise dates 2024:

Aorul 30 - May 14, 2024

Rates per person: 

twin main deck $7490 - shared facilities

twin main deck $8120 - private bath

Included in the rate:

14-night diving expedition from & to Freeport, Bahamas

  • accommodation & meals
  • tea, water, coffee, fruit juices & soft drinks, fruit & snacks
  • shore excursions according to program and options, depending on the weather
  • dive package with up to 4 dives per day
  • tanks & weights


  • flights
  • insurance
  • nitrox (optional)
  • transfers
  • gear rental
  • marine park & port fees (to be paid on site)

If you arrive a day before embarkation, you'll have enough time to relax at the pool or beach of your hotel or to visit the colorful small town. As the sun sets, you can plunge into the famous nightlife of this little Caribbean enclave after a stroll and some shopping. Rum, lobster from the grill and Caribbean rhythms will definitely get you ready for The Tigers !


You'll find available spaces and booking request on the Live Search for Spaces.  Please feel free to CONTACT US to chat about the experience, the best time to go, other liveaboards & land programs available at Cat Island, which to choose ... or to book a trip..




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