Wetpixel Bahamas Expeditions 2009

A tiger shark comes in on the bait, Bahamas

NOTE: For current Wetpixel expeditions, please visit our expeditions page.

Come photograph sharks and dolphins in the Bahamas with Wetpixel aboard the M/V Shearwater!

We have 3 Bahamas expeditions in 2009, including a winter shark expedition and a summer sharks & dolphins expedition. See below for trip dates and booking details.

Dates Trip Details Notes
Feb 7-14, 2009
8-day Tigers & Great Hammerheads
$3,950 per person
Led by Shawn Heinrichs

February is a fantastic time for shark encounters in the Bahamas because the water temperature is a little colder than it is in the summer months. We'll definitely see tiger sharks, lemon sharks, reef sharks, and will have a good chance of encounters with great hammerheads and bull sharks.

Winter shark trip journal links:
2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

May 16-24, 2009
Limited spots available

[Trip Report]
9-day Oceanic White-tip Shark Expedition
$4,900 per person
Led by Alex Mustard
Photograph oceanic white-tip sharks and domestic pigs (yes, you read that right) with Wetpixel. See our trip report from 2008 for what to expect! To see a trip report from an expedition led by Alex Mustard, check out this thread in the forum.
July 13-20, 2009
Full. Waiting list available.

[Trip Report]
8-day Sharks & Dolphins Expedition
$3,950 per person
Led by James Wiseman

I love going to the Bahamas in the summer. You can expect warm, flat water, tiger sharks, reef sharks, lemon sharks, Atlantic spotted dolphins, and bottlenose dolphins.

Check out the Wetpixel Sharks & Dolphins trip report from 2007 to see what to expect.

Before you contact us to book, please familiarize yourself with the information found in the travel journals linked from the trip notes above. They will give you a good idea of what to expect:

NOTE: We screen our passengers, and accept advanced divers with shark-diving experience ONLY. I hate to have to say this, but please do not book if you are squeamish about using bait to attract sharks. We will absolutely be baiting sharks in, and do not want to fight with you about the issue.

To book, please contact JASA directly (561-842-6356, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)). Be sure to let JASA know which trip you are interested in, and a brief description of your diving experience and history with shark diving.

The following photos were all taken on our shark expeditions to the Bahamas:

tiger sharks, lemon sharks @ tiger beach

great hammerhead sharks (good chance)

caribbean reef sharks

lemon sharks at the surface
  All photos © Eric H Cheng