M/V Shear Water will take you to the most exciting places around The Bahamas. This operator runs a wide fan of itineraries from Tiger and Lemon Shark Expeditions to the world famous Tiger Beach to unforgettable dolphin encounters.

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

The Shear Water is a 19 Metre (65ft) dive yacht, built and powered for comfort, safety and stability. She is twin diesel-powered and can cruise at 12 knots and has 110 volt power on board.

The Shear Water sleeps up to guests in privacy and comfort.

The main deck has a nice air conditioned salon with a TV/DVD, MP3 player and a camera table with electrical sockets. There is a large sun deck at the bow.

The dive deck is well equipped with personal gear boxes and an in-place fill station.

The aft of the dive deck is equipped with exit ladders, camera rinse tank and freshwater shower.


Cabin

The Shear Water has 4 comfortable staterooms and 2 shared heads with showers.

All cabins have AC.

  • 3 Staterooms: Two bunk-style single beds, no porthole.

  • 1 Quad Stateroom: Two sets of two bunk-style single beds with curtain for privacy, in a V shape, no porthole.

  • 2 Shared heads with shower, soap, shampoo and conditioner.


Diving

  • 4 dives per day (except on the last day) including night dive.

  • Weights, weight belts and 80 cu. ft. (12l) aluminium tanks with standard yoke valves are included.

  • All dives are guided by professionals and from the mother ship.


Other information

  • Nitrox Available: $100 per week.
  • Rental Dive Equipment Available: $175 per week and must be booked in advance.
  • Dive Insurance:Mandatory.
  • Travel Insurance: Mandatory.
  • Wi-Fi Internet Available: No.
  • Payment on board: By cash only: USD.
  • Crew gratuities : Not included, an average is 10 to 15% of your cruise price depending upon your satisfaction.

Itineraries

- TIGER & LEMON SHARK EXPEDITIONS ("TIGER BEACH"):

This spectacular location is unlike any other in the world. At Tiger Beach you will have one of the most unique underwater experiences ever.

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 this in less than 20 feet of water.

- GREAT HAMMERHEAD & TIGER SHARK EXPEDITION:

These unique shark trips are being run exclusively for shark enthusiasts and photographers. The emphasis will be on getting quality in-water time and photo opportunities; space is therefore limited to a maximum of ten people. Its primary goal is to interact with great hammerhead sharks.

These spectacular animals are among the most impressive yet rarely observed of oceanic predators. In addition to great hammerheads, this expedition is also in search of the tiger shark. Although the tiger shark tends to be more cautious than the great hammerhead, tiger sharks from 6-18 feet in length are regularly seen.

- WILD DOLPHIN ENCOUNTERS:

This amazing itinerary focuses on snorkeling with Atlantic Spotted Dolphin and Bottlenose Dolphin in White Sand Ridge (Little Bahama Bank).

These encounters can last 5 minutes, or 5 hours; it is up to the dolphins. You are in their world, on their terms. These dolphins have never been captive or fed.

- WEST END, GRAND BAHAMA (LITTLE BAHAMA BANK):

Guests are constantly amazed at how pristine the walls and reefs are. This area is covered in lush corals and sponges and teaming with schools of jacks, snappers, grunts, countless tropical fish and it is one of the best places anywhere for “big animals” like sharks, turtles, rays, and wild dolphins.

The macro life is equally impressive with nudibranchs, sea slugs, crabs, lobsters and other crustaceans. Photographers will have an endless variety of subjects.

- SOUTHERN BAHAMAS ISLANDS:

This trip can encompass many different areas; Nassau , then run south to Crooked Island and Acklins Island where guests can also visit the lighthouses on Bird Rock and Castle Island .

Samana and Plana Cays with their spectacular wall diving. This itinerary may also include great places such as Mayaguana, Great Inagua, Diana Bank, Mira Por Vos, Highborne Cay, Allen’s Cay and many more!

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Destinations Exuma Cays, Tiger Beach
Facilities
Languages spoken English

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
15/12/2018 to 21/12/2018 6 nights Tiger Beach Palm Beach Florida - Palm Beach Florida From $2,950.00 Detail
02/01/2019 to 09/01/2019 7 nights Tiger Beach Palm Beach Florida - Palm Beach Florida From $3,250.00 Detail
12/01/2019 to 18/01/2019 6 nights Tiger Beach Palm Beach Florida - Palm Beach Florida From $2,950.00 Detail
21/01/2019 to 27/01/2019 6 nights Tiger Beach Palm Beach Florida - Palm Beach Florida From $2,950.00 Detail
31/01/2019 to 06/02/2019 6 nights Tiger Beach Palm Beach Florida - Palm Beach Florida From $2,950.00 Detail
09/02/2019 to 15/02/2019 6 nights Tiger Beach Palm Beach Florida - Palm Beach Florida From $3,250.00 Detail
18/02/2019 to 25/02/2019 7 nights Tiger Beach Palm Beach Florida - Palm Beach Florida From $2,950.00 Detail
01/03/2019 to 07/03/2019 6 nights Tiger Beach Palm Beach Florida - Palm Beach Florida From $3,250.00 Detail
11/03/2019 to 18/03/2019 7 nights Tiger Beach Palm Beach Florida - Palm Beach Florida From $3,250.00 Detail
21/03/2019 to 28/03/2019 7 nights Tiger Beach Palm Beach Florida - Palm Beach Florida From $2,950.00 Detail
01/04/2019 to 07/04/2019 6 nights Tiger Beach Palm Beach Florida - Palm Beach Florida From $3,900.00 Detail
12/04/2019 to 21/04/2019 9 nights Tiger Beach Palm Beach Florida - Palm Beach Florida From $3,950.00 Detail
25/04/2019 to 30/04/2019 5 nights Tiger Beach Palm Beach Florida - Palm Beach Florida From $2,650.00 Detail
03/05/2019 to 10/05/2019 7 nights Tiger Beach Palm Beach Florida - Palm Beach Florida From $3,250.00 Detail
13/05/2019 to 19/05/2019 6 nights Tiger Beach Palm Beach Florida - Palm Beach Florida From $2,950.00 Detail
23/05/2019 to 29/05/2019 6 nights Tiger Beach Palm Beach Florida - Palm Beach Florida From $2,950.00 Detail
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 $2,950.00
Tiger Beach 9 nights Twin Bunk From $3,950.00

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive guide service
  • Dinner on final evening
  • 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
  • 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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