Shear Water is a special liveaboard vessel, it provides shark expeditions all around the Bahamas for 3 to 9 nights from Lake Park, Florida, USA. It can accommodates 10 guests only.

Paul

23/05/2014

I spent a week long Southern Bahamas liveaboard trip with MV Shear Water last year. Lots of reef sharks and hammerhead cruise along the walls, the entire diving was amazing, love Bahamas for that!...

Description

Boat

Shear Water is a USCG and Bahamas inspected 19 meters long liveaboard vessel. It was custom designed with guests in mind it has all the comforts of home. The professional Captains and crew provide the best vacation experience possible, and do it at the most reasonable price available.

Shear Water can only accommodates 10 guests and 4 crew members each trip, with limited guests onboard, the vacation will be comfortable and intimate, and the route are very flexible in the type of scuba diving you might like to do and the places you want to go.

Shear Water runs on two 30 KW generators, supplying 110V service throughout the boat for your convenience with several charging stations in the salon as well as in every bunk for batteries and computers.

In the saloon, there is also a 36″ flatscreen LCD TV with DVD/MP3 player and stereo system with surround sound, camera table and charging stations.

The dive deck has custom dive seats, tank racks and dive platform with bins for personal dive gear, stowed under dive seats, fresh water rinse hose on back deck with soap and shampoo.

Shear Water provides expeditions offer intimate, cage-free encounters in the Bahamas with a variety of small and large sharks. These species include reef, nurse, lemon, tiger, great hammerhead and oceanic white-tip sharks etc. These trips are specially geared towards professional photographers and videographers, and the crew are delighted to assist guests in setting up the perfect shot.


Cabin

Shear Water offering the sleeping quarters include four areas for up to 10 guests :

All are air-conditioned with bed linens and towels are supplied, all use shared bathroom.

3 Twin Cabins :
Each cabin comes with an upper and lower berth with storage under the lower berth.

1 Quad Cabin :
Located in the bow area, it has two sets of upper and lower berths with privacy curtains for each bunk.

2 Shared Bathrooms :
For shared use, each comes with toilet and shower. Soap, shampoo and conditioner are provided.


Diving

  • A minimum of OW with 75 dives is required.

  • Most days have unlimited diving as long as no deco.

  • Some days with deepr reef, 3 – 5 dives will be provided.

  • No dive provided on the day of arrival and departure.

  • There will be no dive guides, unless shark dives or deep dives.


Other Information

  • Nitrox:Available with additional surcharge.
  • 15L Tanks: Limited available with additional cost
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment.
  • Technical Dive:Not available at the moment.
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available with additional charge
  • Dive insurance:Divers must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Not available at the moment.
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment.
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment.
  • Payment on board:By cash (USD only)
  • Crew Number:4 crew, max. 1 - 2 guide(s)

Itineraries

Bahamas Shark Expeditions

Dive up close with some of the largest sharks in the world! Experience tigers, hammerheads and a variety of other sharks in the clear shallow waters of the Bahamas. As these unique shark trips are cage-less, they are for shark enthusiasts and photographers with advanced diving experience. The emphasis is on getting quality in-water time and photo opportunities; space is therefore limited to a maximum of ten people.

April : 10-Day Oceanic White-Tip Expeditions
During this expedition you will have the chance to experience the thrill of drift diving with oceanic whitetips, laugh with the swimming pigs of Staniel Cay, and feel like James Bond while diving through Thunderball grotto.

May – October : Tiger Sharks, Lemon Sharks, & Dolphins
Our most popular of all trips takes divers to the world famous ‘Tiger Beach’. This spectacular location is unlike any other in the world and guarantees one of the most unique underwater experiences in a diver’s life! Imagine yourself surrounded by lemon and tiger sharks as far as the eye can see; amidst a gorgeous backdrop of crystal blue Bahamian water and powder white sand. All of this, and more, in less than 20 feet of water.

November – May : Tiger Sharks, Great Hammerheads, & Bull Sharks
On these expeditions, our primary goal is to interact with great hammerhead sharks and tiger sharks. Great hammerheads are among the most impressive, yet rarely observed oceanic predators. They are not to be confused with the smaller, and more common, scalloped hammerhead, which can be seen schooling in many locations around the world.


General Itinerary

Boarding Day / Check-in :
Guests have to make their own way to our dive shop in Lake Park, Florida between 10am - 4pm. Board the boat at 5pm, and enjoy dinner on board at 7pm.

Day 1 :
Clear customs in the Bahamas between 8 and 9am, and then head out to the first dive site.

Day 2 - 6 :
Continue diving throughout the day and night, visiting various dive sites.

Day 6 :
After the last dive of the last day, we have dinner and head back to US waters.

Day 7 | Check-out Day :
Return Day Clear US Customs between 8 and 9am, and disembark between 10am and 11am.

Airports :
Palm Beach International (PBI) Airport is approximately 30 minutes away, Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) is about 1.5 hours away, and Miami (MIA) is about 2 hours away from Jim Abernethy’s Scuba Adventures In Lake Park, FL.


NOTE : Although we have had great success in finding sharks on our trips, please understand that sharks are wild animals and there is no guarantee any sharks will be present. Each encounter is different and will last as long as the sharks want. Weather is also an uncontrollable force and there are no refunds because of bad weather. We have several locations in the Bahamas to dive or to drop anchor that are protected from strong winds in case of bad weather. - Shear Water team.

More

Destinations Exuma Cays, Tiger Beach
Facilities Nitrox support, Camera station
Languages spoken English

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
01/06/2019 to 06/06/2019 5 nights Tiger Beach Palm Beach Florida - Palm Beach Florida From $2,650.00 Detail
10/06/2019 to 17/06/2019 7 nights Tiger Beach Palm Beach Florida - Palm Beach Florida From $3,250.00 Detail
21/06/2019 to 26/06/2019 5 nights Tiger Beach Palm Beach Florida - Palm Beach Florida From $2,650.00 Detail
29/06/2019 to 04/07/2019 5 nights Tiger Beach Palm Beach Florida - Palm Beach Florida From $2,650.00 Detail
08/07/2019 to 14/07/2019 6 nights Tiger Beach Palm Beach Florida - Palm Beach Florida From $2,950.00 Detail
18/07/2019 to 25/07/2019 7 nights Tiger Beach Palm Beach Florida - Palm Beach Florida From $3,250.00 Detail
29/07/2019 to 04/08/2019 6 nights Tiger Beach Palm Beach Florida - Palm Beach Florida From $2,950.00 Detail
07/08/2019 to 14/08/2019 7 nights Tiger Beach Palm Beach Florida - Palm Beach Florida From $3,250.00 Detail
17/08/2019 to 22/08/2019 5 nights Tiger Beach Palm Beach Florida - Palm Beach Florida From $2,650.00 Detail
26/08/2019 to 02/09/2019 7 nights Tiger Beach Palm Beach Florida - Palm Beach Florida From $3,250.00 Detail
06/09/2019 to 13/09/2019 7 nights Tiger Beach Palm Beach Florida - Palm Beach Florida From $3,250.00 Detail
16/09/2019 to 22/09/2019 6 nights Tiger Beach Palm Beach Florida - Palm Beach Florida From $2,950.00 Detail
27/09/2019 to 03/10/2019 6 nights Tiger Beach Palm Beach Florida - Palm Beach Florida From $2,950.00 Detail
07/10/2019 to 14/10/2019 7 nights Tiger Beach Palm Beach Florida - Palm Beach Florida From $3,250.00 Detail
17/10/2019 to 23/10/2019 6 nights Tiger Beach Palm Beach Florida - Palm Beach Florida From $2,950.00 Detail
28/10/2019 to 03/11/2019 6 nights Tiger Beach Palm Beach Florida - Palm Beach Florida From $2,950.00 Detail
06/11/2019 to 11/11/2019 5 nights Tiger Beach Palm Beach Florida - Palm Beach Florida From $2,650.00 Detail
14/11/2019 to 19/11/2019 5 nights Tiger Beach Palm Beach Florida - Palm Beach Florida From $2,650.00 Detail
22/11/2019 to 27/11/2019 5 nights Tiger Beach Palm Beach Florida - Palm Beach Florida From $2,650.00 Detail
30/11/2019 to 06/12/2019 6 nights Tiger Beach Palm Beach Florida - Palm Beach Florida From $2,950.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Tiger Beach 5 nights Twin Bunk From $2,650.00
Tiger Beach 6 nights Twin Bunk From $2,950.00
Tiger Beach 7 nights Twin Bunk From $3,250.00

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive guide service
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Domestic flights
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Nitrox fills
  • Marine park fees/Port fees

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Diver's reviews (1)

Paul, 23/05/2014

I spent a week long Southern Bahamas liveaboard trip with MV Shear Water last year. Lots of reef sharks and hammerhead cruise along the walls, the entire diving was amazing, love Bahamas for that! And for MV Shear Water, i would like to rate it 2.5 out of 5, The boat itself has a good size, and enough ourdoor chill area. But the cabin i stayed was a twin shared cabin, but it was too small for two adult male. The food was fine. However, the diving in Bahamas and the crew onboard make it 5 out of 5!

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