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Dive Review of Aggressor / Dancer fleet/Carib Dancer in
Bahamas/Tiger Beach

May, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Phil Johnston, Bayswater, AU
Reviewer   (4 reports, with 6 Helpful votes)
"Good diving, shame about the boat & Dancer Fleet's refund policy."
Report Number 8282 has 4 Helpful votes
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Australia, Fiji, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Malaysia,
Indonesia/Bali, Cocos, Cozumel, Tonga, Galapagos, Tahiti, Maldives,
Mozambique, Cat Island in the Bahamas. 
Closest Airport
Freeport, Grand
Bahama Island
Getting There
Daily direct flights from
Miami

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
27   to 29    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
70   to 80    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
The usual sort of limits - no deco diving, solo diving not really policed
other than on drift dives.  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
Fresh water tank at back of main deck, reasonably sized table for cameras. 
Deck staff were very helpful with handling of cameras as divers
entered/exited the water.  ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
4 stars
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Beginners
3 stars   
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Comments  
THE GOOD: Carib Dancer undertakes 7-10 day cruises around the western part
of the Bahamas from May-July, focusing on Tiger Beach & other sites
where tiger shark encounters might occur. No shark feeding occurs, but a
scent box holding fish parts are lowered in the water at most sites to
encourage visits from various species of sharks. The main objective was to
see Tiger sharks, some patience was required however as none were seen
until the 6th & 7th days of a 7 day cruise. Best sighting was at site
called Shark Paradise, where a full grown Tiger made a number of close
passes in water shallow enough (6-7 metres) to allow natural light
photography. Another 10 foot Tiger was seen the next day at Tiger Beach,
although visibility was much poorer - this site is quite close to the Gulf
Stream, with resultant higher levels of plankton life in the water.
Full-grown lemon sharks (6-7 foot average) were seen on almost every dive,
including nig ...
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