Wetpixel is running two charters to the Bahamas this coming July, 2007! The first trip (July 10-21, 2007) is a trip in search of oceanic white-tip sharks; we were successful in 2006, and there’s no reason to think that we won’t be this year. We’ll also be looking for tiger sharks, reef sharks, dolphins, and more.
The second (July 23-31, 2007) is a “classic” tigers and dolphins trip, which combines a traditional shark expedition with dolphin experiences and beautiful summer weather.
With the legendary Jim Abernethy as our guide, we’ll be aboard the M/V Shear Water, a small liveaboard dive vessel that leaves out of West Palm Beach, Florida.
Spots are extremely limited, so book now! Booking information is at the bottom of this page.
*UPDATE, JAN 29, 2007* Both trips have booked full! Get on the waiting list by contacting Jim Abernethy’s Scuba Adventures!
TRIP 1: July 10-21 Bahamas: Oceanic White-Tip Sharks, Silkies, Tigers, and more
$4,000 per person ($1,000 deposit due immediately + $3,000 due April 10, 2007)
2 spots left. Refund only if spot replaced.
Guide: Jim Abernethy
Photography Expertise: Eric Cheng, Tony Wu, Alex Mustard
On this 11-day expedition, we’ll focus on photographing oceanic white-tip sharks, with other sharks (and dolphins, if there is demand) as secondary subjects. This year, we’ll go directly to where we found them last year, which will hopefully save a few days of looking. After we nail oceanics, the trip will convert to a standard tigers/dolphins expedition. Everyone always wants to go to Tiger Beach, so we’ll definitely do that before returning to port.
For more information on what to expect, see my travel journal from our exploratory trip in 2006.
oceanic white-tip shark shot on trip trip in 2006
TRIP 2: July 23-31 Bahamas: Tiger Sharks + Dolphins
$3,250 per person
$750 deposit due immediately + $2,500 due April 23, 2007
TRIP IS FULL
Guide: Jim Abernethy
Photography Expertise: Eric Cheng
Tiger sharks, lemon sharks, reef sharks, and dolphins, with the possibility of great hammerheads and bull sharks!
For more information on what to expect, see the following travel journals:
[2002 Sharks + Dolphins] [Winter shark trips: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006]
The shark action will be comparable to winter shark trips (trip journals 2003-2006, above), with the following differences:
1. warm, calm water!
2. warm topside conditions
3. smaller chance of great hammerhead and bull shark encounters
4. dedicated days for dolphin encounters
Booking is done directly through Jim Abernethy’s Scuba Adventures. JASA can be contacted at:
I suggest making a phone call rather than using e-mail. Spots are limited and a deposit is the only way to secure your spot on the boat!
After you have booked your spot, please contact me to let me know that you have made a booking.
See you in the Bahamas!