Bimini Big Game Club and Epic Diving - Caribbean

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About Bimini Big Game Club and Epic Diving

Bimini might be a tiny island but every January - March it is home to one of the most awesome predators, great hammerheads. Bimini Big Game Club is your home away from home on this idyllic island. Spend your days diving with great hammerheads and your nights relaxing by the marina bar next to an azure sea. Prepare yourself for the getaway of a lifetime!

Tucked away in a corner of historic Alice Town, the Bimini Big Game club has 51 rooms with 3 different grades to pick from. There are 35 standard rooms, each with bright, airy decor, safe, wifi, cable and coffee service. The cottages are a perfect hideaway, set amid palm trees and verdant gardens. Each has 2 interconnecting rooms (1 double & 1 twin) so ideal for families or small groups. There is a kitchenette and bar area - be as independent as you like. Step off the patio and right onto the dock. For the million dollar island views, there are 4 suites . Each is individually decorated, with a full kitchen and living room area.

With the dive boat at the on site marina, you can relax and enjoy the stunning views. The Bar and Grill is a popular hang out at the end of the day. For your non diving days you can relax by the pool or grab a game on the pool tables. Or take a stroll into Alice Town to soak up the chilled Caribbean vibe.

Theresa Guise

2016-07-12 15:07:16

Epic diving will provide the ultimate shark encounters with safety. I've been on multiple trips with owner/operators Debra and Vincent Canabal for tiger sharks, great hammerheads and oceanic white tips. Their experience and track record speak volumes; but the ultimate is to see them interact with the sharks. You can feel the love and respect they have for these amazing and beautiful creatures of the sea. This is obvious in how the sharks interact with them as well. I'm an underwater photographer so I appreciate his and can see it in my images. Needless to say, I will be back!

Nadya Kulagina

2016-07-12 15:07:00

This was my first and definitely not last trip to see sharks with Epic Diving. Spent six fantastic days with Debra and Vincent enjoying a great company of tiger sharks in Grand Bahama and great hammerheads in Bimini. Epic Diving provides the ultimate experience one will never forget. They are the best operator in the area, very competent and reliable. They are the best at ensuring divers' safety underwater and taking good care of sharks. The boat is very comfortable and spacious. I think we all appreciated bean bags on the way back after a few hours in the water. ;) I will definitely recommend Epic Diving to anyone interested in diving with big apex predators and as I said this is definitely not my last trip with this great team!

Frequently Asked Questions

Location

Nassau (NAS) is around 9 hours direct flying time from London. Indirect services take longer. The Bahamas is a scuba diving paradise, with breathtaking dive sites offering pristine reefs, multitudes of exciting wrecks, blue holes, spectacular walls and the chance to dive with dolphins and sharks. It's also got great life surface side, with pristine beaches, plenty of restaurants and bars and a fabulous place to while away the hours enjoying the Caribbean sunshine.

Weather and Climate

The Bahamas enjoys fairly constant trade winds, and as such, it a fabulous year round holiday. The winter air temps are between 21-24C whilst the simmer months are warmer, 27-29C, with a greater chance of rain. Water temps go from around 23C (Feb) and 29C (Aug).

Travel

Flight options

There are both direct and indirect flight options to the Bahamas (Nassau). BA operate the direct flight from London. Depending on the day of departure, you may need to route via the States, usually Miami, with American Airlines. You must have a valid ESTA before travel or transit through the USA. We are able to book most major airlines.  If you have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request.  A supplement may apply for regional departures.  Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday.  If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Nassau, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf.  Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.  

Stopovers

If you are routing through the USA, we are able to book a stop over en route. This is usually in Miami. You must have a valid ESTA before travel or transit through the USA.

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Visa requirements

UK passport holders are able to obtain a visa on entry to the Bahamas. You must have a valid ESTA before travel or transit through the USA. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date.

Insurance

Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance.  Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities.   We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance.  It’s worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here

Immunisations

Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations:  click here

Preparing to fly

Seating

You will be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance).  Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point.  There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens.  Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

Check in

As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline.  Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.

Lounge

An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort.  Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here

Parking

Prebook your airport parking to save money!  If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel.  These aren’t as expensive as you might think.   click here

What happens when I arrive?

On arrival for any of our Bahamas holidays, you will be met and taken to your hotel or liveaboard. Simply make your way to through baggage reclaim and immigrations. Your transfer will be waiting for you with a board with your name, resort or liveaboard. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us.  We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK.  Please call 0044 7747 488 002.  We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.  

Transfers

If you are travelling onto Bimini you will need to catch a domestic flight. These can only be booked with a smaller baggage allowance than the international flights. Excess baggage is charged for locally. Domestic flights are on smaller planes, and the schedule can be affected by adverse winds. We will always try to allow time in your itinerary for any possible delays. If you have made your own flight arrangements to land in Nassau, please confirm at the time of booking if airport transfers are included or available at an additional cost

Departures

You will be advised locally of your transfer times at the end of your holiday. The departure tax of BS$15.00 is collected from every person 6 years and older.

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Included in your holiday

Excluded

Tipping

Tipping is entirely at your discretion. We do not make recommendations as to how much to tip. Should you wish to leave a tip for the staff and crew, it should reflect the level of service you have enjoyed.

Currency

Phone coverage

Plugs and electricity

Extras

Hire equipment

Kit hire can be arranged in resort and is paid for locally

Extras

Souvenirs

The dive centre has a small, limited shop on site

Nitrox/Gas

Payments

Deposits and Balances

Ways to pay

We charge 2% on credit card transactions but nothing on UK debit card payments. All non sterling card payments will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees.  We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.

Group Payments

If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation

Shark diving can be one of the most exhilarating experiences you can have underwater, but it is vital that you do so with experienced operators who have the local knowledge and set up to make the dive safe ad enjoyable. Epic Diving are shark diving specialists, who have helped divers and photographers come face to face with some of the planets most impressive predators.

When you join Epic diving, you will board the MV Thresher, a custom built dive boat. Although she can accommodate up to 24 divers, groups are kept to between 10 and 12 divers, to ensure everyone has plenty of space, both on board and underwater! Please be aware - this is a shark feeding experience.

  • Open dive deck - stay under for as long as you need!
  • Small groups
  • Daily boat diving
  • Experienced crew and guides

The attraction in Bimini is great hammerheads. Usually elusive, a controlled shark feed bring them right up to your camera lens! Between January and March then come into Bimini's sandy shallows. This means you can enjoy your encounter in shallow warm water. There can also be reef, nurse or bull sharks! There is no set time limit for each dive. Jump in an away you go.

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Diving Rates & Prices

If you pre-book your diving as part of a holiday package with Scuba Travel you can take advantage of our special rates and make considerable savings on your dive package or dive course at Bimini Big Game Club and Epic Diving.

Daily Diving

  • 1 days diving from: Price on request
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  • 5 days diving from: Price on request

Scuba Diving Courses

  • PADI open water referral from: Price on request
  • PADI open water course from: Price on request
  • PADI advanced course from: Price on request
  • Nitrox Specialty from: Price on request
  • Other courses available on request

Dive Equipment

  • Full set (Mask, Fins, BCD, Reg and wetsuit): Price on request

These prices are subject to change and you will be advised of the exact cost at the time of booking.

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