November 4-11, 2023
The Bahamas (just east of Florida in the United States) comprises of a large area of protected waters and is known to have some of the best visibility on earth with an abundance of sharks and dolphins. Besides sharks, keep an eye out for several species of dolphins and whales as well as the endangered Nassau grouper, considered the national fish of the Bahamas, which can reach over a meter in length.
November 4-11, 2023
Embark: Saturday Nov 4, 2023
Disembark: Saturday Nov 11, 2023
7 nights/8 days: Dolphin and Shark (Tiger/Hammerhead) Expedition. Departs from West Palm Beach, Florida (USA) aboard the Dolphin Dream liveaboard.
$3800 USD per person twin/share (2 people per room)
Note: All costs are in USD (American Dollars) for this trip.
Spotted wild dolphins ready to greet snorkelers in the Bahamas.
Arrive at airport and be transferred to the vessel which will be your home for the next 7 nights. The M/V Dolphin Dream, (your home for the week) is located at the Riviera City Beach Marina. You must be on board the ship between 3-6pm on Nov 4, 2023.
Day Two to Seven:
Vessel-The Dolphin Dream
Diving with Sharks at Tiger Beach
The Dolphin Dream Vessel layout.
The boat boards at the Riviera City Marina in West Palm Beach, FL. The nearest airport is Palm Beach International (PBI), about 20 minutes from the boat. The next closest airport if Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) which is about an hour from the marina. The biggest airport is Miami (MIA), about 2 hours from the marina. Boarding time is 3pm to 7pm on the departure day, and the boat departs for the Bahamas at 10pm. On our return, disembarkation is around 10:30am.
Tiger Beach is known as one of the best locations to dive with the tiger and lemon sharks which are encountered off the West End Grand Bahama Islands. With a white sand bottom and shallow depths (12-14m) this makes for a favourite spot for photographers and videographers. Sightings of great hammerhead and nurse sharks are common, with the occasional bull shark making an appearance.
Bimini for Dolphins and Hammerheads
This area is renowned for pods of wild Atlantic spotted and bottlenose dolphins, with the opportunity to swim or snorkel with these amazing creatures. Snorkeling with the dolphins is possible if they decide to stay around, it is a beautiful experience that you won’t forget.
About the Bahamas
The Bahamas are located in the North American continent, east/southeast of Florida in the United States. There are about 700 islands that make up the Bahamas, 30 of them are inhabited.
Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas with about 280,000 residents.
Currency is the US dollar
Outlets on the boat: standard US outlets 120v, types A & B (contact us if you have questions).
Visbility is excellent, up to 400 ft (120m)
Diving depth range: 9-98ft (3-30m), although much of the diving is around 20ft (6m).
Diving Difficulty: Suitable for all levels, including snorkelers
Terms and Conditions
Designed for Scuba highly recommends you purchase travel and dive insurance as soon as possible after confirming your travel plans. Some locations require it for entry into the country.