The Dolphin Dream is a stable and large 86’ x 26’ ocean expedition charter yacht designed to ride the Caribbean in comfort. There are five spacious cabins with full size upper and lower bunk beds and one large cabin with a double bed. Excellent food is served all day and guests can relax in the large galley/lounge area equipped with TV, video, and stereo. There is room for assembling cameras and electrical outlets. There is a 27” TV, DVD, stereo, book and video library. There are 3 heads with freshwater showers, an outside shower and plenty of freshwater. Diving is done off of a platform with easy to use ladders.
All food, juice, beer, and soft drinks while on board the boat (you may bring your own alcohol)
Tanks, weight belts, air fills
6 days of unlimited diving on the live aboard boat in shared cabins, 7 nights (or 7 days / 8 nights on longer the longer trips)
Chum / Bait
Expert captian and crew, experienced guides
Photography coachingTravel & Packing Info
Transportation to/from West Palm Beach and boat dock
Transfers to/from Boat (often, we can share rides)
Accommodation and food while on shore : before/after cruise
Gratuity for crew
Bring your own alcohol
Visa fees for Bahamas (if any)
A current Diver's Medical Evacuation Insurance policy is required
Guests must have dive experience in a variety of situations ideally including some medium depths and diving in currents. Good boyancy and consistant average air consumption is necessary to do this safely. Water temperature and the frequency of our dives will require a wetsuit of at least 5mm and a hood is required. All black or mostly uniform colored equipment is recommended: you want the sharks to concentrate on the chum not your colored dive gear.
All divers must have a Diver’s Medical Evacuation insurance policy in force while on the trip.
Guests must be able to enter both USA and Bahamas. Please research the necessary visa
Day before trip date - Arrive to West Palm Beach FL. Transfer from airport and spend night in local hotel (recommended - we have a discount rate)
1st Day - Transfer to the boat in the late afternoon. Dinner and orientation. Overnight sailing to Bahamas
2nd Day - Clear customs on Grand Bahamas Is. Return to open water, first dive that afternoon.
Day 2 - 7 (or 6) - Daily shark dives in the Bahamas Banks/Tiger Beach and Bimini (not guaranteed due to weather and other considerations). Overnight return to Florida
Day 8 (or 7) - Arrive back in West Palm Beach, clear customs around noon. Transfer to local motel to spend the night or catch an afternoon flight.
7 Day itineraries return on Day 7Ask to Reserve/Book Now!
Our photo safaris are for photographers and non photographers who want to get up close to large marine life. All of our trips are to destinations proven to be reliable for great encounters. Gregory Sweeney is on hand to help guests with camera gear and techniques before and during the trips. We have been hosting Shark Scuba trips on the MV Dolphin Dream for 15 years.