Tiger Beach - Pacific

  • Water temp 25C-27C
  • Air Temp 24-32C
  • Visibility Good
  • Good for... Big fish thrills!
  • Suitable for beginners No
  • Highlights Explore the seldom dived West End of Grand Bahama Island for a itinerary packed with sharks, dolphins, groupers as well as a myriad of schooling reef fish. Dive each day at the famous Tiger Beach!

About Tiger Beach

Dive each day at the famous Tiger Beach and so much as you explore the seldom dived West End of Grand Bahama. Dolphins, groupers as well as a myriad of schooling reef fish on sublime reefs all await, and with up to 5 dives per day, this is an action packed adventure from beginning to end.


The undeniable highlight of this itinerary is the natural shark encounters at Tiger Beach. Tiger sharks are incredible animals, and no one can deny their prowess and presence in the water. At least one afternoon during the trip will be dedicated to a dive at Tiger Beach, where the guides will try to attract sharks using a "scent triangle" filled with bait. Both Caribbean Reef Sharks and Tiger Sharks are known to frequent the area, and in recent years, even Great Hammerheads have been seen in the area. Please note: All shark interactions on Aggressor Fleet yachts are natural, passive and observational in style. The Aggressor Fleet does not actively feed sharks nor chum the waters.


The diving fun is not limited to just Tiger Beach on this itinerary. The West End area is rarely visited by guests, and some excellent dive sites have been identified. Dolphins are commonly seen in this area, and the reefs are home to large grouper, as well as vast schools of fish, from big to small. Baraccuda, horse eye jacks, snappers, banner fish - you'll love the abundant marine life on colourful Caribbean coral reefs. Large sponges are home to camouflage fish, while nurse sharks and sting rays rest of the sea bed.


The nature of the shark encounters means that this is an advanced itinerary, for divers that are conformable with larger marine life and with good buoyancy skills. Tiger beach is a shallow reef dive, but you must stay on the sea bed and follow the dive guide's instructions at all times. All diving is from the main boat. Night dives are offered on the trip, but not at Tiger Beach.

Bahamas Aggressor

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Embarkation
Bahamas Aggressor II departs from Old Bahama Bay Resort, Freeport.

Trip Duration
Usually trips last 7 nights on board.

Aggressor liveaboard offer up to 5 dives a day, except on the first and last day's diving.

Arrival
Embarkation for Bahamas Aggressor is between 16:00-18:00, with the boat setting sail at 18:00 sharp. To prevent any issues with baggage and in the event of flight delays, we highly recommend arriving at least 1 day earlier.

Mount Olympus
The top of the reef is 45-50 feet, down one side you reach the sand around 95 feet, down the other side it just keep going creating a wonderful wall. Guests could spend all day diving this area and never cover all of Mount Olympus.

Mini Wall
This dive site has two mounds running side by side with a small patch of white sand between these mounds covered with marine life. The first of the coral mounds starts around 35 feet and slopes down to around 70 feet. The second mound starts around 40 feet and slopes to about 85 feet.
Both mounds as they slope give the look of a small wall.

Tiger Beach Dive Sites
Hog Fish
A shallow dive ranging from 30-45 feet. As you swim along Hogfish Reef you will notice lots of crevices and ledges to look under for small creatures. A garden of soft corals with hard corals covers the top and schools of Grunts, Snappers, Chromis and Angelfish cover the reef. Swimming in the sandy areas just off the reef are large and small Hogfish.

Shark Paradise
This beautiful reef received its name from the different types of sharks you can find here at any given time. While enjoying the marine life covering Shark Paradise we have seen, Nurse, Caribbean and Lemon Sharks. Once in a while we even get a beautiful Tiger Shark in the area.

Fishtail
Is located just to the south of Shark Paradise. Due to its location we sometimes get a chance to see a sharks while diving the beautiful reef which is covered with Gorgonians, Yellow Sea Whips, Sea Plumes, Orange Spiny Sea Rods and Sea Fans. When you can add a mix of hard corals and a variety of lots of tropical fish you have the perfect spot to enjoy.

Sugar Wreck
This is one of the crewmembers favorite shallow sites. During the late 1800's a barge carrying molasses sank in 18-20 feet of water in the middle of nowhere on the Little Bahama Bank. Soon fish and other marine life found this to be a great hiding place and soon the wreck was covered with marine life. At any given time we can find the resident Green Moray Eel, or Nurse Shark and everyones favorite, the Hawksbill Turtle that comes up close for pictures and video.

El Dorado
Starting in 40 feet and sloping towards a sandy bottom around 70 feet, guests will enjoy seeing Lobsters, huge Channel Clinging Crabs, Banded Coral Shrimp and schools of fish. At night Octopus, Squid, Turtles resting, Eels swimming out in the open and an array of hard and soft Corals are seen.

El Captainan
A huge underwater mound that is covered with Gorgonians and hard corals. Just off to the side are two large pinnacles. The top of the main mound starts around 45-50 feet and the bottom 90 feet. You can easily follow schools of fish or stay in one small area and look for lots of marcro and small animal life.

Tiger Beach
A beautiful beach area that sits in 15 feet of water. Awhite sandy bottom where the sharks congregate. Most of the Sharks seen are Lemon Sharks ranging from 4-7 feet in length. Also seen are Caribbean Reef Sharks, Nurse Sharks and Tiger Sharks. In the past couple of years Great Hammerheads have even been seen in the area.
Please note: All shark interactions are natural, passive and observational in style. The Aggressor Fleet does not actively feed sharks nor chum the waters.

Disembarkation
Disembarkation from the boat is at 08:00. Why not add a few extra night in the Bahamas or island hop a bit? Talk to your travel consultant about the extension options.