Adventure diving in the Bahamas should include shark encounters, and on this trip diving in the blue from Cat Island brings countless photographic opportunities and a memorable experience.
The adventure begins in Nassau, diving colourful walls and famous wrecks, a must-do experience for any diver visiting the Bahamas. Continue to Cat Island, where seasonal encounters with oceanic white-tip sharks are the order of the day. Spend your days drifting along in the crystal clear waters observing these magnificent creatures whilst diving and snorkelling.
Due to the nature of the diving, divers must be a minimum advanced diver qualified to join the trip.
Day1: Fly to Nassau
You will be met on arrival and transferred to your accommodation in Nassau. Check in for a two night stay. Rest of day at leisure.
Day2: Dive Nassau
Enjoy two boat dives this morning exploring the walls, reefs and wrecks around Nassau. There are 36 local dive sites, you will begin on a wall and the second dive will be decided according to the local conditions.
Day3: Fly to Cat Island
Enjoy a leisurely morning followed by a transfer to the airport for your domestic flight to Cat Island. You will be met on arrival and transferred to the delightful Greenwood Beach Resort for a seven night stay. Evening at leisure.
Days4-8: Oceanic white-tip adventure
The next five days are spent in the calm, crystal clear waters around Cat Island enjoying reliable pelagic encounters with inquisitive oceanic white-tip sharks. Recommended for advanced divers, plenty of time is spent diving and snorkelling whilst drifting in the blue. The sharks tend to remain close to the surface allowing for plenty of photographic opportunities.
Day9: Day at leisure
Today is for relaxing, walking along the miles of deserted beaches around Cat Island, or beginning to arrange your shark pictures. It’s also possible to head back to Nassau for this last night of your adventure.
Day10: Depart for the UK via Nassau
Spend your last morning relaxing in paradise before being transferred back to the airport for your domestic flight to Nassau and onwards back to the UK later this evening (overnight flight).
Day11: Arrive UK
Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 11 daysfrom £4,295 pp
When to go: Mar-Jun: Oceanic white-tip sharks are regularly seen in season
Included in the price/package:
Return flights from the UK
2 nights Nassau
7 nights Cat Island
Daily breakfast (continental)
6 days diving
Tanks and weights
One of the least inhabited islands of the Bahamas, with rolling hills, miles of idyllic deserted beaches and world-class diving experiences, Cat Island is a stunning year round destination - whether you want to dive, snorkel or just get away from it all.
Ideal for viewing: oceanic white-tip shark, nurse shark, green turtle, southern stingray, Nassau grouper
Excellent for: Shark diving
Suggested accommodation is shown below.
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Located in the southeast of Cat Island, this family run property sits on a beautiful private beach on one of the least explored islands of the Bahamas. A perfect place to get away from the world and enjoy some amazing diving.