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UtterChaos
04-04-2008, 07:04 PM
Hi Guys,

I'm planning a trip the Bahamas to dive with sharks.

Ideally we want to do a close encounter feeding.

Thing is – there are some many islands, hotels and Dive Co.’s ….
Does anyone have any experience here? … or have heard anything to try or avoid?

Cheers

UtterChaos

The Publisher
04-04-2008, 07:13 PM
Welcome to the SMN community!

Papa Bear
04-04-2008, 08:50 PM
Hi Guys,

I'm planning a trip the Bahamas to dive with sharks.

Ideally we want to do a close encounter feeding.

Thing is – there are some many islands, hotels and Dive Co.’s ….
Does anyone have any experience here? … or have heard anything to try or avoid?

Cheers

UtterChaos

Have you booked it yet? If so what operator? Need more info to help you!

acelockco
04-04-2008, 09:27 PM
You can start off on Stuart Cove's website. I know he is the Premier Shark Dive Operator. There are others, but I know for sure he offers a lot of special types of shark diving, even feedings if you like.

UtterChaos
04-05-2008, 07:27 AM
Nothing booked yet ... we're coming from the UK.

I've heard of Stuart Cove’s – they get on TV quite a lot and I am tempted. Does anyone have any personal experience with them?

Thanks

UC

acelockco
04-05-2008, 07:22 PM
No personal experiences yet, but I am sure I will some time in the near future. From my research, if you want the best, then that is who you should go see. Not only are they doing shark dives, but they include shark education which extremely important. I would suggest you go to their website and check it out for yourself. They even have a free video about what they do. There are many other great operations in the area as well, but if you really want the best then you got it.

amtrosie
04-06-2008, 12:58 AM
Nothing booked yet ... we're coming from the UK.

I've heard of Stuart Cove’s – they get on TV quite a lot and I am tempted. Does anyone have any personal experience with them?

Thanks

UC


I have booked dives with them in the past. The shark dives were pricey, so passed on it. What I saw there at the shop, they seem to have their act together, safety and all. I have been on other shark dives, so was not going to pay triple, to dive. They cater to the recreational diver and as a tech diver, was disgusted with profiles offered.

acelockco
04-06-2008, 02:10 AM
You are right, they are geared toward the recreational diver. They are also expensive, but just like you have said in the past about airplane tickets, you get what you pay for.

If you don't care about paying more than other places, but are concerned with having a great time and having a guaranteed shark encounter every time then they are for you. They surely don't advertise that they are a tech diver place, they do advertise the one thing they are better than anyone else at....SHARK DIVES! There are plenty of other dive operators in the area that will show you a good time, just do a google search. Stuart Cove's is a good place to start.

shinek
04-07-2008, 10:32 PM
Sorry, can't help with the Bahamas shark dive, but good luck.

Welcome to the group. Bike picture caught my eye and checked the web site, an interesting looking crowd you hang out with! Been in the US for 10 years now, but used to enjoy the MayDay run down to Hastings. Rode a Harley for a while, ZXR 750 for a couple of years and loved my Triumph 955i, had to sell that when I came here. Now over here on a Harley, take a look at www.strokersdallas.com for our local hang out.

davelees1
04-08-2008, 12:17 AM
We did a shark dive on a Nekton liveaboard last July and we plan to go again next July. It was great and pretty intense. They used 4' baracuda for chum and we were within 25'. Most sharks were 7'-8' reef sharks. Don't know if you are interested in a week long liveaboard, but this will be my 5th time out with them. Check out their website.