Trip 1: May 21 - 28, 2025
Trip 2: May 29 - June 4, 2025

+++ Cat's Oceanic Whitetips +++

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7 days Bahamas Shark Diving

If you like the following, this trip might be for you:

Oceanic Whitetips 🗻

Cat Island is one of those rare diving destinations where the diver can experience close encounters with the magnificent Oceanic Whitetip. They arrive in the spring – in large numbers in April and May – following the tuna migration. Groups will often form if a good food source appears and observing a feeding frenzy is a distinct possibility on one of your dives.

Caribbean Reef Shark 🦈

The whitetips aren’t the only species in these waters, so you’ll have plenty of excitement between sightings. We have included Caribbean reef sharks dives in the itinerary, and divers often see silky sharks and dusky sharks, even the occasional blue marlin. Waters in the Bahamas are particularly shaky because of the terrific governmental protection!

Coral Reefs 🪸

Cat Island is renowned for its extensive drop-off and wall diving opportunities. Our diving anchor point marks the termination of the Continental shelf, offering pristine coral heads beginning at 7 meters deep. Magnificent Black Coral fans grace the wall, accompanied by bustling schools of jacks and snappers. Adventurers may also encounter the Bahamas' larger sharks patrolling along the drop-off.

Photography Tips📸

David Serradell is the BTM Travel trip leader on this journey. He is not only a scuba and freedive instructor but also a professional underwater photographer! With some small adjustments, this is the guy that can help you take your underwater photos to the next level.

Paradise Island 🏝️

Cat Island's allure lies in its stunning beaches, where white sands meet the azure waters in a mesmerizing embrace. With its warm tropic temperatures, calm seas and palm trees, Cat Island is paradise on earth and offers the best backdrop for a shark experience.

Caribbean Energy ⛵

Diving in the Caribbean exudes a laid-back and tropical vibe, characterized by warm waters, colorful reefs, and swaying palm trees. Alongside tropical fish and cruising sharks, the Caribbean's relaxed atmosphere and stunning underwater scenery create a unique diving experience.

Something Different

Cat island is completely different than the usual diving journeys in the Bahamas. If you are looking to do something else that still offers a stellar underwater experience, this one might be it! 🌊

For Shark Lovers

Sharks are just one of the oceans' most mesmerising animals: elegant, big, unpredictable and just all around so cool. This trip is heavy shark based, and tailor made for shark lovers 🦈

A BTM Travel Special

"For a while now we want to see what is beyond Tiger Beach and Bimini in the Bahamas, and Cat Island's is the right answer to that. I hear the Oceanic white tips are bigger and demonstrate different behaviour than other places where they are frequently dived with. Tripleader David can offer guests not just stellar guidance but also image improvement. This trip will bang."

- Marcel, BTM Travel founder -

Meet your BTM Trip leader

David Serradell

Professional Photographer & Trip Leader

Cat's Oceanic Whitetips 🇧🇸

May 21 - May 28, 2025

May 29 - June 4, 2025

Cat Island Price:

$ 4.550
  • per person in a double room (see details below for what is included in this price)

Included:

  • 7 nights Bahamas accommodation
  • 10 dives Caribbean diving: 6 oceanic white tip dives, 4 reef dives
  • Full board 3 meals per day (American breakfast, packed lunch for the oceanic white tip day, dinner), arrival and departure half board
  • Island day tour
  • BTM Trip Leader – UW photography and Video sessions

Not included:

  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Alcoholic beverages and snacks
  • Equipment Rental

Important: We highly recommend DiveAssure insurance which also covers force majeure and single missed days of diving due to sickness. Feel free to ask us about it. Further extensions in Bahamas are always possible we’re happy to assist! Our terms & conditions apply!

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Day 1 

Arrival on the island, check in at the resort and relaxing afternoon.

Day 2 

Day trip with 2 dives with Oceanic White Tips, relax and photo analysis at the resort after return. Dinner and a good rest.

Day 3

Boat drive and 2 Caribbean reef dives, coral gardens and reef sharks. Relax and photo analysis at the resort after return. Dinner and a good rest.

Day 4

Island day tour with the following activities:

– Visit of the Armbrister Plantation
– Swim into the healing pond (highly salted lake, floating like in the Dead Sea)
– Swim into the Blue Hole,
– Hike up Mount Alvernia (highest point of the Bahamas)
– Tropical conch salad taste at Duke Shack

Day 5

Day trip with 2 dives with Oceanic White Tips, relax and photo analysis at the resort after return. Dinner and a good rest.

Day 6

Boat drive and 2 Caribbean reef dives, coral gardens and reef sharks. Relax and photo analysis at the resort after return. Dinner and a good rest.

Day 7

Day trip with 2 dives with Oceanic White Tips, relax and photo analysis at the resort after return. Dinner and a good rest.

Day 8

Breakfast and return home.

Greenwood Beach Resort

With just 16 rooms, which provides a relaxed and intimate atmosphere for their international clientele. Its location is pristine: a large Clubhouse is only 30 feet away from one of the most gorgeous, Pink-Sand beaches in the entire Bahamas. Here guests can enjoy their meals on our Ocean View Terrace or inside the bright and colorful dining room.

In the evening guests come together and share their daily adventures and sip a beer at the bar.

All rooms feature a private bath with shower, a small terrace and King-size beds. 8 rooms are equipped with Air conditioning and 8 rooms are cooled by Ocean breezes and ceiling fans.

The decor is a friendly mix of island style and comfortable living. All rooms are only 50 yards from the clubhouse and approx. 20 yards from the pool. Easy access to the beach from all rooms without more than 6 steps from 8 miles of Pink-sand beach.

The Bahamas

Diving in the Bahamas offers a captivating experience amidst clear waters and diverse marine ecosystems. With vibrant coral reefs and an abundance of marine life, including reef sharks and colorful tropical fish, the Bahamas provides ample opportunities for all types of divers. From exploring iconic blue holes to encountering majestic creatures like eagle rays, the underwater world of the Bahamas offers memorable adventures in a stunning natural setting.

Diving into Cat Island’s azure waters unveils a mesmerizing encounter with oceanic whitetip sharks amidst vibrant coral reefs. The sleek predators, known for their distinctive white-tipped fins, glide gracefully through the blue expanse, offering a glimpse into their mysterious world. Amidst the coral labyrinth, teeming with life, schools of fish dart among vibrant hues, seeking refuge in their intricate shelters.

Cat Island’s reefs serve as vital ecosystems, supporting a diverse array of marine life. Each crevice harbors its own ecosystem, creating a tapestry of biodiversity that captivates divers. Amidst the balance between predator and prey, the oceanic whitetip sharks reign supreme. As you ascend, the memory of encountering these apex predators amidst the vibrant reefs serves as a reminder of the fragility and beauty of marine ecosystems, urging us to protect and preserve them for generations to come.

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