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

Aggressor / Dancer fleet/Carib Dancer: "Good diving, shame about the boat & Dancer Fleet's refund policy.", May, 2015,

by Phil Johnston, Bayswater, AU (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 8282 has 4 Helpful votes.

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
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo 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. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
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 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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