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"natural" Shark diving in Caribbean?

Discussion in 'Bahamas' started by Parlem, Feb 15, 2021.

  1. mcohen1021

    mcohen1021 Contributor

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    If big animals and sharks is the goal is there any doubt, Socorro is the place to go? :thumb:
     
  2. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The OP has stated that a liveaboard is not in the cards. It must be land-based, with non-divers taken into account. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos could fit the bill. The Bahamas has also been mentioned.
     
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  3. Cornellxc

    Cornellxc Registered

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    I'm always surprised by a diver ever picking provo over GT. Provo is a great pick if you're looking for a high luxury experience (not my thing). Diving wise though it's no contest. Not saying there aren't equivalent sites near provo but the boat rides are like an hour. Anyways, if the focus is diving in TCI, Grand Turk has always been a no brainer for me.
     
  4. Hoag

    Hoag Contributor

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    There is a cool little hotel on GT called Bohio that is run by a couple of Canadian expats that is amazing for diving.
    A typical day goes something like this:
    Breakfast
    Get ready for 1st dive (put your wetsuit on now)
    5-10 minute boat ride to 1st dive site
    Dive #1
    5-10 minute ride back to Bohio for surface Interval
    Once at Bohio place your lunch order
    Another 5-10 minute boat ride
    Dive #2
    Back to Bohio
    Change into dry clothes
    Lunch (Ready for you as soon as you sit down because they saw your dive boat arrive & you pre-ordered it during your surface interval)
    Afternoon is yours to do with whatever you want.
     
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  5. BrackaFish

    BrackaFish Contributor

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    Oh boy, that routine sounds rough and very, very harsh, but I might just have to tough it out there one day.
     
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  6. k4kafka

    k4kafka Contributor

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    And when the dive day is done, walk past the wild burros into “town” and saddle-up at the Sand Bar for that evening buzz...
     
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  7. Hoag

    Hoag Contributor

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    Yeah, it was pretty rough. So rough that I found myself spending most afternoons napping in a hammock. :)
     
  8. Damselfish

    Damselfish ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    One thing we discovered on a 2 week liveaboard in the Bahamas was that even if the sharks weren’t being fed on the dive, there could still be plenty of unnatural behavior because others fed there, or it had been a feeding site in the past. There were places with lots of sharks that were obviously hoping for something.
     

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