Dive with the Great Hammerheads

Alice Town, The Bahamas

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Blue Planet Scuba
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Feb 18 - 23, 2022
Group size: 11 - 13
Dive with the Great Hammerheads
Alice Town, The Bahamas

Blue Planet Scuba
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71 reviews

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Feb 18 - 23, 2022
Group size: 11 - 13

About this trip

Join Blue Planet for a long weekend of exciting diving in Bimini. Escape the cold and enjoy all this laid back Bahamian island has to offer. And don't forget your underwater camera: the highlight of this trip will be the opportunity to dive with ALL the sharks!

Bimini

Bimini, approximately 50 miles east of the Miami/Fort Lauderdale coastline, is the closest island in the Bahamas to the US mainland. Perched at the edge of a sheer underwater cliff that falls thousands of feet into the blue abyss, it is an oasis for wildlife. The Gulf Stream rushes north, washing past Bimini, feeding and warming its coral reefs and serving as a watery highway for everything from marlin to manta rays, dolphin to sea turtles. And during the winter months, Great Hammerhead Sharks! 

The Diving

Minimum dive certification/experience:  Open Water Diver. Beginners will feel comfortable at many of the protected reefs, but the Gulf Stream, which travels past Bimini, can create fast-paced drifts more suitable to advanced divers. We will select sites with the dive operator based on everyone's experience level.


In Bimini, colorful coral reefs, sheer walls, shallow wrecks and caverns produce a variety of dive types including night dives, drift dives, easy reef dives and tec dives. Of course, this part of the Bahamas is most famous for its shark dives.

 

Many scuba divers who are attracted to Bimini come to see the sharks. During the winter and spring months, you’re likely to see hammerhead sharks, bull sharks, Caribbean reef sharks, silky sharks, oceanic whitetip sharks and the occasional tiger shark. Dolphins often show up to investigate both divers and their boats. And pilot whales, humpback whales and sperm whales can be seen when traveling to open ocean dive sites. Green turtles, hawksbill turtles, leatherback turtles and eagle rays swim along the current while seahorses, Bahama sea stars, queen conches and hordes of tropical fish hide amongst the colorful coral reefs.

Other Activities

There’s plenty to keep you occupied top side as well. Explore the island on a bike, take a kayak or paddle board for a spin or just relax on the beach.  

Bimini Big Game Club Resort

Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina is a boutique resort situated close to everything in Alice Town in North Bimini. Accommodations include beautifully decorated rooms, cottages and penthouses. Enjoy the fresh water swimming pool, shaded hammocks, complimentary water sports and LOTS more! The resort also is home to the Bimini Big Game Bar & Grill, Sharkies Bar & Grill, Neal Watson’s Bimini Scuba Center and a 75-slip full service marina.

Travel

You can fly to Bimini (BIM) from Ft Lauderdale (FLL) on Silver Airways. You can either book directly on Silver or combine that flight with your domestic ticket through Kayak or another online booking site. Just keep no-fly times in mind when booking! You can arrive any time on Friday, February 18 and depart after 11 AM on Wednesday, February 23.


Please email or call the shop before booking your flight!  

Cancellation Policy

Upon cancellation of a reservation for any reason, the refund of the deposit and payments made or due will be contingent upon Blue Planet reselling the participant's reservation. Any refund may also be subject to a $200 cancellation fee and payment of any non-refundable fees imposed by the tour company, dive operator or any other contractor associated with the trip. 


Dive accident insurance is required for all divers on this trip. We strongly recommend travel insurance to protect your vacation investment. Contact us if you need more information. 

What’s included

  • 5 nights accommodation
    Double or single occupancy available
  • Great Hammerhead Safari
    One day of diving will be a full-day trip to dive with the Great Hammerhead Sharks that visit this area a few months a year
  • GHH Ship Wreck Dive
    A brand new experience! Dive with the Great Hammerheads for a second day. (Provisioned)
  • Reef Sharks + Wreck
    On the Reef Shark Safari + Sapona Adventure, we'll dive with Caribbean Reef Sharks before heading to the Wreck of the Sapona, the most famous dive site in Bimini
  • Bull Shark Cage Dive
    Jump in with the resident bull sharks and snag some great photos right in front of the dive shop
  • 2-tank boat dives
    One day of 2-tank boat diving on the local reefs.
  • All taxes and fees
  • Flights
    International flights to Bimini (BIM)
  • Scuba equipment
    Only tanks and weights included; rental gear available
  • Transfers to resort
    Estimated to be $26 roundtrip
  • Tips
    Tips for the boat's excellent crew
  • Meals

Available Packages

Standard Room, Double Occupancy
Sold Out

Each room comes equipped with a 27″ flat screen TV, hair dryer, alarm clock, coffee service, digital in-room safe, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, ensuite bathroom.  Rooms are available with a king bed or two queen-sized beds.

$1,635
Deposit: $500
Standard Room, Single Occupancy
Sold Out
$2,280
Deposit: $500
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Itinerary

Friday
Arrival in Bimini

Arrive at the BIM airport and transfer to North Bimini and Alice Town. Check in to the Bimini Big Game Club Resort.

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Blue Planet Scuba
71 reviews
Blue Planet is a different kind of scuba diving organization — aimed at providing the best education and experiences to divers in the Washington, DC area and beyond, while harnessing the excitement and adventure of scuba diving to help protect our fragile oceans.

Reviews

Thank you Blue Planet for another amazing trip! This was my 5th trip with Blue Planet and I am already signed up for more! Heather and Jonas did a great job with pre-travel communication, especially with unique requirements due to COVID-19. The dive operator was great. The Aggressor Okeanos II staff was very professional with a focus on safety. Diving in Cocos was amazing! So many sharks! We saw Hammerheads, Galapagos, Black Tip, White Tip Reef, and Tiger sharks in addition to rays, dolphins, tunas, octopus, mantas, lobsters, eels, and all of the fish!!! 100% recommend Blue Planet and looking forward to my next dive adventure!!
By Meryl G for New Year's at Cocos Island on 17 Jan, 2022
Thanks Meryl and we're thrilled you could join us on this bucket list trip! We're so glad to hear that you plan to keep traveling with us. We'll look forward to many more adventures with you both under the water and on land!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 18 Jan, 2022
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Blue Planet continues to organize great trips. The diving was amazing- I’m still amazed by what we saw underwater. The liveaboard crew was fantastic and worked extremely hard. The only thing that could have been improved was the condition of the boat- it’s in need of a refresh. This was out of Blue Planet’s control due to Covid difficulties and the general difficulties of getting to Cocos. Blue Planet trips always have great diving and great people!
By Andy M for New Year's at Cocos Island on 17 Jan, 2022
Thanks Andy! We're so glad you could join us on this epic trip! Hopefully the diving made up for the fact that the dive boat wasn't what you were expecting!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 18 Jan, 2022
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Another great trip with Blue Planet, my fourth, and I look forward to going on more!!! The BP owners, Heather and Jonas, make everyone feel welcome and work hard to make sure they have a great experience. It really doesn't matter where, e.g., in their shop, while taking a class, working on a certification at the quarry, or on a sun soaked trip to the Caribbean. The lodging in St. Croix was quite good and the dive shop used for our boat and shore dives did an excellent job. Heather and Jonas apparently have great relationships with all of the business partners they use on their trips. In addition, the daily itineraries are well planned and provide ample opportunities to dive and socialize. You can do everything and more each day, or take a pass on a dive or a group dinner if you want to go explore something else or just rest and relax. There are always friendly people on the trips, it is great to meet new buddies and to dive with familiar ones when you meet up with them again!
By Stephen M for St Croix: Escape to the US Virgin Islands on 17 Nov, 2021
Thank you so much, Stephen! It was fantastic diving with you, as always. We look forward to many more adventures with you in the future!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 17 Nov, 2021
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It was fantastic. Jeff was a great trip lead and we met some really nice new friends. The accommodation and food was fabulous and way above expectations. The dive team at Sea Saba were informed, took care of everyone and showed us some great dive sites. Cant wait to book the next trip with Blue Planet
By Richard H for Saba: Stunning Above and Below on 30 Oct, 2021
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the trip, Richard! It was a pleasure diving with you again. And yes, we can't wait until the next trip with you!!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 17 Nov, 2021
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As usual another great trip with Blue Planet, Saba didn't disappoint either! The accommodations and diving was great and the food was amazing on the island. With covid still on the loose i definitely felt safe in Saba with their covid precautions as well. Looking forward to diving with my Blue Planet family again hopefully soon. Thank you Blue Planet DC!
By MICHELLE S for Saba: Stunning Above and Below on 25 Oct, 2021
So happy you joined us Michelle! Thanks for the great review, and we are looking forward to the next time underwater with you!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 26 Oct, 2021
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