An 8-day trip generally proceeds as follows:
Day 1 Check in between 10am and 4pm at our dive shop in Lake Park, Florida. Board the boat at 5pm, and enjoy dinner on board at 7pm.
Day 2 Clear customs in the Bahamas between 8 and 9am, then head out to the first dive site.
Days 3-7 Continue diving throughout the day and night, visiting various dive sites.
Day 7 After the last dive of the last day, we have dinner and head back to US waters.
Day 8 Clear US Customs between 8 and 9am, and disembark between 10am and 11am.
Please keep in mind that these are very advanced dives and, for everyone’s safety, there are requirements that all of our divers must meet.
A minimum of Open Water certification with at least 75 dives is required. We also require diving within six months prior to the expedition. However, we recommend guests have an Advanced Open Water certification with drift and deep diving experience.
We require each diver to be completely dressed in black or dark colors with as little contrast as possible.
This includes the following:
- Black hood
- Black (mostly) full length wetsuit or full length dive skin
- Black gloves
- Black/dark blue fins
- Black (mostly) BCD
The use of white, yellow, pink, red, silver, green, or any brightly colored gear will need approval prior to any shark expedition. Camera housings can be of color.
Hood and gloves are required.
As our divers are responsible for following their dive profiles, dive computers and back up batteries are highly recommended.
The Shear Water requires that every diver carry DAN, PADI or equivalent dive insurance. We highly recommend that guests carry travel (trip interruption) and camera insurance, as we do not refund money spent on air travel or accommodations. Please make sure trip insurance covers all possible circumstances beyond our control, such as weather, damage to our boat, diver cancellations, etc. More information can be found at www.insuremytrip.com.