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