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Dive Review of Blue Iguana Charters in
Bahamas/Tiger Beach

Blue Iguana Charters: "Tiger Beach - one week live-aboard Nov 11-17, 2018", Nov, 2018,

by Josh Roten, FL, US ( 2 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 10743.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I had been wanting to dive with Tiger Sharks at Tiger Beach for quite some time. The opportunity came up and I did Nov. 11-17, 2018 with Blue Iguana Charters out of Key Largo, Florida (their HQ location - we all met at Old Bahamian Bay on the West End of Grand Bahama Island to board the dive vessel. Left port on a Sunday night and returned the following Saturday by noon. Did nothing but shark dives all day Monday through Friday. Great crew and shark procedures. We had non-stop Tiger Shark action with as many as 6 Tigers at a time. Even saw one very large Hammerhead (still early in the season for Hammerheads). Lots of Lemon and Caribbean Reef Sharks as well. The shark diving was "up close and personal" (no cage0 and exceeded my expectations. The crew was pleasant and accommodating. Connor, the Shark Wrangler, was excellent. This crew knows how to bring in the sharks and get the most out of every dive. I have about 30 hours of raw video from that trip. I recommend this dive operator without reservation and hope to dive with them again in the future.
Websites Blue Iguana Charters   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Roatan, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Southern California incl. Channel Islands, Monterey and Carmel, North Coast of California, Florida Keys, Florida's Gulf Coast (Emerald Coast), Hawaii.
Closest Airport Freeport, Grand Bahama Island (FPO) Getting There Air: fly into FPO
Ferry: from Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Balearia.com)

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 81-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 100-200 Ft/ 30-61 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions For safety: follow shark dive rules provided by crew during briefings.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish N/A
Small Critters N/A Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments If you want up close big shark action this is your trip.
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By Bill mashek in CA, US at Oct 23, 2023 17:31 EST  
good report, I am going to Shark beach January 2024
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