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Dive Review of Dolphin Dream in
Bahamas/Tiger Beach and Bimimi

Dolphin Dream: "Sharks, sharks, sharks", Mar, 2022,

by Craig A Wood, PA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 43 reports with 45 Helpful votes). Report 11896 has 1 Helpful vote.

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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
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Tiger Beach and Bimini on the Dolphin Dream, March 11-19, 2022

My friend and dive buddy, Dan and I recently had the pleasure of going to Tiger Beach and Bimini to dive with Tiger Sharks, Lemon Sharks, Reef Sharks, a Great Hammerhead, a few Bull Sharks and many Nurse Sharks.

Reservations:

I reserved my spot on the Dolphin Dream directly with Captain Scott. I did an 8 night trip, they also have 7 and 6 night trips, the 6 night trips to not go to Bimini. A deposit is required to confirm the reservation, the balance is due 30 days before the trip. Captain Scott is available by phone or email but there may be a delay if the boat is out. The price of the trip includes all expenses, including $200 in taxes and fees and beer.

Travel:

I have a townhouse just north of Boynton Beach. I flew directly from Philadelphia to Palm Beach International, West Palm, on March 7. Dan and I got in a couple of days of local diving before boarding the Dolphin Dream. The boat leaves from the Blue Heron Fishing Fleet at the western end of the Blue Heron Bridge. There is parking available. No Covid testing was required for this trip. We did check in with immigration at West End on Grand Bahama and when returning to West Palm. We did not set foot in the Bahamas. Captain Scott was in possession of our passports for the duration of the trip.

Boat and Crew:

The Dolphin Dream is an 86 foot long, 26 foot wide, ocean expedition trawler yacht. She was converted to a scuba diving boat by Captain Scott in 2004. She has twin engines, twin compressors, is fully air conditioned, and has a safety chase boat. The boat ta ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Dolphin Dream   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Cayman Brac, Bonaire, Curacao, Turks & Caicos, Bahamas, Roatan, Cozumel, Key Largo, SE Florida (Boynton Beach, Jupiter, West Palm...), Maui, Oahu, Cape Ann, San Diego, Costa Rica, Panama, Cocos Island, Red Sea, Galapagos, Revillagigedos, Malpelo
Closest Airport Palm Beach International Getting There The Dolphin Dream leaves from West Palm, FL. Guests flew into Palm Beach, Ft Lauderdale, and Miami

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, cloudy, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 78-80°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 20-50 Ft/ 6-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions The shark dives had rules, see review
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A 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 Small camera table and picnic table on dive deck. Good, large rinse tubs. Y ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Ellen Marie Smith in MN, US at Apr 12, 2022 21:46 EST  
Thank you for such an awesome detailed report!
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