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Dive Review of Bahamas Carib Dancer in
Bahamas/Tiger Beach

Bahamas Carib Dancer: "Bahamas Aggressor Tiger beach", Aug, 2016,

by stephen murvine, CA, US ( 2 reports). Report 9172.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments My dive Buddy and I booked on the Aggressor fleets Carib Dancer because the itinerary stated "Tiger Beach"
This cost an extra $200.00 but we were glad to pay it because Bahamas Tiger Beach was a bucket list dive site of ours.
This NEVER HAPPENED!

We went to a site they called "Shark Paradise" on day one and saw a Tiger Shark on dive #3 , so they called that "Tiger Beach " on the dive debrief at the end of the trip.
This was the only Tiger Shark seen during the 7 day trip.
There were a lot of Lemon and reef sharks though .
We seemed to revisit sites more than any other trip I have ever been on .
The boat had some break downs and the crew worked hard (once through the night to get plumbing working) and saved the trip a couple times .
I gave this trip a 4 star rating because the dives were decent with lots of sharks, but no 5 star because of the misleading Itinerary .
We both contacted Aggressor and they finally replied to my Buddy .
They gave some half hearted excuse and said the whole Grand Bahamas west end was considered Tiger Beach and the extra $200.00 was because they came out of a port that charged more for this trip.
My buddy has taken five Aggressor trips in the last year and she only received this answer.
My e-mail was never replied to.
This is not what their website stated, which if it did, we would have booked elsewhere .
All in All, i had a great time , got lots of photos , saw my first Loggerhead turtle , Tiger Shark , and Lemon sharks as well .
BUT never hit the Tiger Beach we paid for.. I will not return on this trip..With this operator . I will go to the land based operators like Stuarts next time ti fulfill my Tiger Beach Bucket list...
I would use them on the regular Bahamas live aboard itineraries though .
Websites Bahamas Carib Dancer   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Hawaiian islands, Lembaugh Indonesia , Roatan Honduras , California , Sea of Cortez Mexico Philippines Socorro's Guadalupe
Closest Airport Freeport Getting There Ft Lauderdale to Grand Bahamas

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 78-82°F / 26-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-100 Ft/ 9-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions none . Solo diving was discouraged, but with a boat full of photographers , not enforced .
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 1 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments The camera table was crowded and we only had three big rigs and a lot of smaller set-ups.
If there were many more big rigs then it would have been an issue.
The charging station was a small shelf under the camera table and VERY crowded. Bring your power strips and arrive early to claim space. The crew did handle the cameras with care , BUT twice my dome port had other camera's resting on it ..
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