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#1 JayKav

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Posted 02 January 2013 - 04:20 PM

Considering doing a Tiger Shark Diving liveaboard trip in May in the Bahamas. Anyone have any experience with http://www.sharkdiver.com/ ? Is this a good time of the year to go?
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:14 AM

Hi,

I have only been diving with Jim Abernethy's - Scuba Adventures. In general I like Jim's approach to the dives.

Can't comment on shark Diver.
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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

We been twice on Abernathy.
Would not consider any one else for this dive.
Shit can happen very quickly on these dives and you want the best in the business!
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Posted 27 January 2013 - 08:53 AM

+1 for Jim

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 10:17 AM

+2 for Jim. May should be a great time to go.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:15 AM

I'd vote for Jim, although I'm joining a trip on Dolphin Dream later in the year...

... bear in mind that Shear Water isn't very big (in fact, not very big at all)...

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 06:21 PM

I've been with shark diver and Jim Abernethy. Shark diver was ok, but Jim is da man when it comes to tiger sharks. I want to go back to tiger beach, and when I go it will be with Jim.
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:12 PM

Jay,
Here is a short trip report I wrote up for Wetpixel back in 09 on the Shearwater. This trip was in June.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:12 AM

Its not all about size Tdpriest

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 05:13 AM

I am also looking at this trip.. Which months are historically the best for tiger/hammerhead sightings?? Since they run the trips April Sept would i be correct in thinking somewhere around the end of may beginning of june?? Roughly what is the price of the 7 day Abernethy expedition? There are no prices on the web site as far as i can see



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Posted 23 February 2013 - 11:02 AM

Its not all about size Tdpriest

 

You'd be surprised, when everyone is trying to open their housings on the mess table...



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:14 AM

I've just got back from a trip to Tiger Beach with Mr Stuart Cove. I stayed at the Bahama Bay Resort and motored out each day in the fast Newton. We had fresh bait each day and did not come back stinking of fish. (I did get bitten twice by a tiger and once by a lemon shark) Then I went on the the new hotspot that is the Great Hammerhead Dive._FFF5923.jpg


Edited by John Bantin, 24 February 2013 - 03:18 AM.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 07:23 AM

I've just got back from a trip to Tiger Beach with Mr Stuart Cove. I stayed at the Bahama Bay Resort and motored out each day in the fast Newton. We had fresh bait each day and did not come back stinking of fish. (I did get bitten twice by a tiger and once by a lemon shark) Then I went on the the new hotspot that is the Great Hammerhead Dive.attachicon.gif_FFF5923.jpg

 

Uhhmmm , very interesting ; great hammerhead is high on my list !   It's quite a shock for me to see how shallow is the hammer in your photo.

 

John ,one question about that dive :  how many people they put in their boat ? Do you think the operation is adequate for photographers or is full of one-day-tourists ?

 

Thanks for the info



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Posted 24 February 2013 - 08:00 AM

You can get in whenever you want unguided with these guys, on your own if you want as long as you want, no worries

 

http://www.sharkexpedition.com

 

Read my story here

http://scubysnaps.com/blog/2010/12/sharks-blog 

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http://scubysnaps.com/tigerbeach

 

or in Diver magazine

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 03:28 AM

Uhhmmm , very interesting ; great hammerhead is high on my list !   It's quite a shock for me to see how shallow is the hammer in your photo.

 

John ,one question about that dive :  how many people they put in their boat ? Do you think the operation is adequate for photographers or is full of one-day-tourists ?

 

Thanks for the info

 

There were seven Epic video cameras and four DSLRs on my trip. The Epic users were happy to change cards during thge day but I preferred to prepare my kit on dry land.

 

Depth? About the same as Tiger Beach.


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 09:07 AM

I've just got back from a trip to Tiger Beach with Mr Stuart Cove. I stayed at the Bahama Bay Resort and motored out each day in the fast Newton. We had fresh bait each day and did not come back stinking of fish. (I did get bitten twice by a tiger and once by a lemon shark) Then I went on the the new hotspot that is the Great Hammerhead Dive.attachicon.gif_FFF5923.jpg


Wait what? You got bitten?! I've do a fair bit of shark diving and have only rarely hear of this, especially not twice by a tiger and once by a lemon. Were you right by the bait? I'm off to,tiger beach in August and hope they haven't developed a taste for neoprene crusted humans :)
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Posted 24 March 2013 - 11:44 AM

It's an interesting story. I followed a Steve Backshall BBC crew who were filming a Deadly 60 episode so I guess they had been winding up the sharks to make them deadly! Who knows? It makes a good story! Details will be published soon. I didn't get hurt luckily because in each case it was my metalwork they went for.


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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:25 PM

I assume that you poked them back then when they started to nibble at your Hugyfot :aggressive:


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Posted 13 April 2013 - 05:53 PM

John,

I thought Tiger and Lemon sharks prefer the fresher kind of meat. Not the old stale kind that they reportedly went after on ur trip!?

Jay