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Nassau Shore Excursion: Shark Diving Adventure

Nassau, Caribbean

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more
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Get up close to Caribbean reef sharks on this thrilling, half-day shore excursion. After your cruise ship arrives in Nassau, set off to begin your 2-tank dive. Enjoy a ‘free swim’ with sharks on one of Barbados’ beautiful walls, then sink to the ocean floor to watch sharks as they feed. If you’re a certified diver traveling to the Bahamas on a cruise, this shore excursion is perfect for you.
  • Nassau shark diving shore excursion
  • Swim with Caribbean Reef Sharks and watch as they are being fed
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
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The use of tanks, weights and weightbelts
Fresh drinking water and ice
Port pickup and drop off
Dive equipment and wetsuit (rental available)
Videotape of dive
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Time

  • Cruise pier pickup - 11:45am

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Start with a pickup from Nassau cruise terminal after your ship docks. Then, travel in an air-conditioned vehicle to the dive center, where you’ll receive your included tanks, weights and weightbelt, and rent your wetsuit and other equipment (own expense).

When you’re ready, make your way to the first of the two diving spots, where you can get up close and personal with Caribbean reef sharks. The exact sites visited depend on weather conditions, but you’ll dive at either ‘The Arena’ and the ‘Shark Wall’ or ‘The Runway’ and ‘Shark Wall North.’

Your first dive is a ‘free swim’ on one of the walls. The sharks stay close to you during this dive as you’re close to the feeding site. No bait is exposed, but the proximity to the feeding area keeps the sharks curious, creating a very natural encounter.

Your second dive is a shark-feeding dive. Form a semi-circle with your fellow divers around a bait box on the ocean floor and watch as sharks come up to feed. A professional shark feeder controls the release of food to influence the sharks’ behavior, allowing you to witness first-hand a shark in its natural environment.

Please see the Important Info tab for more information on participant requirements.

Worry-Free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your timely return to Nassau for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All participants MUST be certified as a diver or junior diver (must bring certification card at time of check-in)
  • Each participant is required to wear full wetsuit or skin (long sleeves and long legs) and gloves on this dive
  • Videotape of the dive is available for an additional fee
  • New divers who have not yet purchased their own equipment can rest easy with the knowledge that all rental equipment is less than 2 years old and only from the very best manufacturers
  • Tour duration includes hotel transportation time
  • Must be at least 10 years of age
  • Must be a certified diver (must bring certification card at time of check-in)
  • Must have good physical health
  • Divers who have not logged a dive within the last 3 years will be required to complete a refresher program prior to joining any scheduled dives. Each participant is required to wear a full wetsuit or skin (long sleeves and long legs)
  • Wetsuits - $10 per day
  • Regulators w/ alternate air sources and consoles - $7 per day
  • Buoyancy Compensators - $7 per day
  • Mask / Fins / Snorkel Set - $7 per day (Fins are full foot fins with sizes from 3-4 to 11-13)
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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Diving up close and personal with...
Katherine S
, Sep 2015
Diving up close and personal with sharks has been at the top of my husband's bucket list for years and so we were VERY excited to find this tour and give it a try! I can happily say that we were thrilled with the experience! Both the initial dive, where we swam around a wreck and checked out some of the sharks we would later see even closer during the feeding, and the shark arena dive were great. Nothing can prepare you for how awe inspiring the shark arena is though! Talk about a surreal experience. Shark loving divers NEED to do this activity!!
Fantastic and the people at Stuart's...
Joseph K
, Aug 2014
Fantastic and the people at Stuart's were so helpful and definitely on their "a" game!
Wow! That's what my husband and I...
Jennifer F
, Jan 2014
Wow! That's what my husband and I said after this tour. We absolutely loved the experience. The crew was fun, friendly, and very good at ensuring we were safe and had a good time. It sounds a little frightening, but it is really beautiful to watch the sharks and they don't even know you are there.

Product code: 2712PRTNASSHARK

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