Bimini Big Game Club and Epic DivingCaribbean,Bahamasfrom Â£4295
Dive with great hammerheads in Bimini with the shark master Epic Diving aand enjoy famous Caribbean hospitality at Bimini Big Game Club.Call us or email to book
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.
Four Beautifully decorated suites with a kitchen, island, King bedroom, Full Living room with pull out queen couch, balcony overlooking the Marina or pool and a Bathroom decorated in island style.
A perfect hideaway, each cottage is set among the towering palm trees and hibiscus gardens. Each of the Club's garden cottage rooms comes complete with kitchenette and an island bar counter for that impromptu party with friends. Each cottage has two spacious connecting guestrooms - one with a king sized bed; the other with twin queen beds. Each room sold separately. Open the door, and you've have a delightful two bedroom complex to call your own.
Thirty-five of the Big Game Clubs best accommodations, each fully rebuilt and redesigned for the best in out-island hospitality. Choose the convenience of a ground level lanai room, opening into the gardens and pool, or a second floor room with a generous balcony and commanding view of the pool, gardens and the bonefish flats beyond. Rooms are available with a king bed or two queen-sized beds.
Rooms come equipped with a 27" flat screen TV, Hair Dryer, DVD Player, MP3 Alarm Clock, Coffee Service, Digital In-Room Safe, Ironing - Boards... we don't know who would use one, but there's one just in case!, Free Wi-Fi, Cable TV.
We would be happy to put together a tailormade booking for you, please fill in your details below and one of our diving holiday experts will be in touch with you to discuss your plans.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here
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
Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
USD are widely accepted in the Bahamas, along with the Bahamian dollar. Mastercard and visa are accepted, but please be aware you may be charge a local surcharge on card payments
Phone coverage is generally good, but please remember to check with your phone provider about any charges. 3G signal is also fairly reliable
Flat 2 pin US style plugs are normal, with 110V
Kit hire can be arranged in resort and is paid for locally
This trip is for experienced, certified divers only
The dive centre has a small, limited shop on site
Nitrox is available for a local charge
A typical deposit for a holiday to the Bahamas is £500-£800 per person, although this will depend on your exact flight option and travel class. Larger deposits may be required for some flight options (eg premium economy/business class)
We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.
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
Are you one of Scuba Travel's repeat customers? Over 60% of our customers trust Scuba Travel to book their next diving holiday, time after time.
And we believe you deserve a huge thanks for your ongoing support over the years, which is what our repeater discount is all about! Travel with us again in either 12 months or 24 months and you will qualify for a discount. That's all you have to do. No forms, no numbers to remember, no fuss, just a good honest price reduction.
Repeat discounts are not cumulative and cannot be applied to special offer prices
Your holiday includes direct flights to Nassau, domestic flights to Bimini 6 nights on a room only basis (2 people sharing). There are 5 full days diving with great hammerheads with air fills
Any additional services in resort (spa, land tours, additional dives, kit hire, nitrox, private guides and special trips) are paid for in resort. Meals not included in your plan, alcohol and some soft drinks are an extra charge. Local park fees can only be paid locally 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.
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.
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.
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.