Shark Diving

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2-Tank Shark Diving Adventure Trips

Shark AdventureItineraryDive DescriptionsParticipant Requirements

Shark Adventure 2-Tank Dive Trip

Stuart Cove’s Shark Adventure™ is a 2-tank dive program which introduces thrill seeking divers to wild sharks and provides you a close up look at these magnificent and misunderstood creatures.

There are currently four sites where we dive with the sharks. You will dive either the combination of “Shark Wall” and “The Arena” or the combination of “Shark Wall North” and “The Runway”. At either location you will encounter a gathering of Caribbean Reef Sharks on a consistent basis.

Your program includes complimentary round trip transfers from your hotel, and the use of tanks, weights, and weightbelts. Your boat comes with fresh drinking water and ice.

Excludes: Dive Gear and Wetsuit, snacks, and other beverages besides water, and tips to crew.

Pricing and Reservations

Shark Adventure 2-Tank Dive

$182 USD per Person

Dive Schedule
What's Included
Optional Add-Ons

Includes complimentary transfers from your hotel or cruise ship

Typical Afternoon Transfer Schedule

Note: Each participant is required wear full wetsuit with long sleeves and legs.

A video and photos are taken of each dive, and are available to watch and purchase once back at the dive shop. High quality digital prints are also available for purchase at the Fin Photo Center or online following your trip.

All prices are correct as of the revision date listed at the bottom of this page. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Detailed Itinerary

Your first dive with the sharks is along a magnificent wall where the sharks swim calmly along with the divers in a non-feeding environment. Your second dive is on a large sand patch where the group kneels down in a semi-circle and watches our Divemaster feed the sharks off of a long pole. Dozens of 5-6 foot Caribbean Reef sharks swim amongst everyone and come within touching distance of all of the divers (although no touching is allowed!). A video and photos are taken of each dive, and are available to watch and purchase once back at the dive shop. High quality digital prints are also available for purchase.

This could quite possibly be the most exciting dives you will ever do. Stuart Cove’s Shark Adventure™ is a 2-tank dive program which introduces thrill seeking divers to wild sharks and provides you a close up look at these magnificent and misunderstood creatures.

Pricing and Reservations

Shark Adventure 2-Tank Dive

$182 USD per Person

Dive Schedule
What's Included
Optional Add-Ons

Includes complimentary transfers from your hotel or cruise ship

Typical Afternoon Transfer Schedule

Note: Each participant is required wear full wetsuit with long sleeves and legs.

A video and photos are taken of each dive, and are available to watch and purchase once back at the dive shop. High quality digital prints are also available for purchase at the Fin Photo Center or online following your trip.

All prices are correct as of the revision date listed at the bottom of this page. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Shark Adventure 2-Tank Dive Trip

First Dive

Your first dive is a “Free Swim” with the sharks on a magnificent wall. The sharks will follow you throughout the dive because we are close to our feeding site and they know the dinner bell will ring soon. However, no bait is exposed on this dive. This keeps the sharks curious and creates a very natural encounter for divers – just as you would encounter a shark in the wild.

Second Dive

Your second dive is a shark feeding dive. Unlike ordinary dives – you will spend this dive kneeling on the sand bottom. Divers form a semicircle in front of our professional shark feeder who will place a bait box. Your feeder utilizes this bait box and a pole spear to control the release of food which influences the sharks behavior. While novice shark divers may not notice it – during the shark feeding dives your feeder tries to keep the sharks in a “polite” feeding posture. However be warned – the sharks will come close – very close – but they are more interested in the bait than you!

A video and photos are taken of each dive, and are available to watch and purchase once back at the dive shop. High quality digital prints are also available for purchase at the Fin Photo Center or online following your trip.

All prices are correct as of the revision date listed at the bottom of this page. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Participant Requirements

In order to participate in the Stuart Cove’s Shark Adventure™ experience, you must meet these minimum qualifications:

Prerequisites

• At least 12 years of age
• Good physical health.
• Must be a certified diver
• Divers who have not logged a dive within the last 3 years will be required to complete a
refresher program prior to joining any scheduled dives.
• Children under the age of 18 must participate with a parent or guardian.

Note: Each participant is required wear full wetsuit with long sleeves and legs.

Pricing and Reservations

Shark Adventure 2-Tank Dive

$182 USD per Person

Dive Schedule
What's Included
Optional Add-Ons

Includes complimentary transfers from your hotel or cruise ship

Typical Afternoon Transfer Schedule

A video and photos are taken of each dive, and are available to watch and purchase once back at the dive shop. High quality digital prints are also available for purchase at the Fin Photo Center or online following your trip.

All prices are correct as of the revision date listed at the bottom of this page. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Shark Specialty Awareness Course

Shark Diving Specialty Course

Shark Diving SpecialtyCourse DescriptionParticipant Requirements

Shark Adventure 2-Tank Dive Trip and Specialty Course

The course will also teach you proper behavior for diving with sharks, and will finish with you completing two shark dives – a free swim with sharks and a shark feeding dive. Upon completion of the academic and open water sections, you will be awarded a specialty certification.

Course Outline:
Prerequisites:

Shark Awareness Diver Distinctive Specialty counts towards Master Scuba Diver

Must be a Certified Diver. Academic session (either at home or lecture with an instructor) MUST be completed prior to participating in the dives in order to receive credit for the specialty course.

Pricing and Reservations

Shark Awareness Specialty Course

$250 USD per Person

Dive Schedule
What's Included
Optional Add-Ons
  • Start-At Home: 1/2 day – $250
  • 2 Shark Dives
  • A free Swim with the sharks & a shark feeding dive.

The staff at Fin Photo are available to shoot still pictures of you and the scenery of this dive so that you have a memento of your underwater experiences to take home. (Additional fee involved.)

All prices are correct as of the revision date listed at the bottom of this page. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Shark Specialty Course Outline

It’s a well-known fact that the world’s shark population is dwindling rapidly. This decline is due to the shark’s one and only predator…man. Whether it is a lack of knowledge about shark behavior in general or over zealous fishermen, sharks are indeed in trouble. The “Dark Ages” of Shark knowledge are now part of your past when you join Stuart Cove’s Shark Awareness Course. The simple goal of this course is to introduce you to the shark. Through an academic program presented by a multi-media presentation, you will learn how to identify different types of sharks, understand some of their behaviors, and learn why this animal is so important to the overall oceanic ecosystems.

The course will also teach you proper behavior for diving with sharks and will finish with you completing two shark dives – a free swim with sharks and a shark feeding dive. Upon completion of the academic and open water sections you will be awarded a specialty certification. Included in the course fee are the academic presentations, our 2-tank Shark Adventure, certification fees, patch, and certificate.

Must be a Certified Diver. Academic session (either at home or lecture with an instructor) MUST be completed prior to participating in the dives in order to receive credit for the specialty course.

Pricing and Reservations

Shark Awareness Specialty Course

$250 USD per Person

Dive Schedule
What's Included
Optional Add-Ons
Message from Stuart

Since I began my career in diving over 20 years ago, I first observed and then interacted with the shark population around the island. Those early experiences paved the way for our participation in Hollywood blockbusters such as “Never Say Never Again” and “Jaws IV: The Revenge” where I worked as the films “Shark Wrangler”. The outgrowth of those experiences led to the development of our Shark Adventure™ dives which we offer regularly.

Let’s go diving soon…. with the sharks!

-Stuart Cove

The staff at Fin Photo are available to shoot still pictures of you and the scenery of this dive so that you have a memento of your underwater experiences to take home. (Additional fee involved.)

All prices are correct as of the revision date listed at the bottom of this page. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Participant Requirements

In order to participate in the Stuart Cove’s Shark Adventure™ experience, you must meet these minimum qualifications:

Prerequisites

• At least 12 years of age
• Good physical health.
• Must be a certified diver
• Divers who have not logged a dive within the last 3 years will be required to complete a
refresher program prior to joining any scheduled dives.
• Children under the age of 18 must participate with a parent or guardian.

Note: Each participant is required wear full wetsuit with long sleeves and legs.

Pricing and Reservations

Shark Awareness Specialty Course

$250 USD per Person

Dive Schedule
What's Included
Optional Add-Ons

Includes complimentary transfers from your hotel or cruise ship

Typical Afternoon Transfer Schedule

A video and photos are taken of each dive, and are available to watch and purchase once back at the dive shop. High quality digital prints are also available for purchase at the Fin Photo Center or online following your trip.

All prices are correct as of the revision date listed at the bottom of this page. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Shark Feeder Program Information

Shark FeederProgram OutlineDay OneDay TwoParticipant Requirements

Shark Feeder Program

Two Day Experience

Move beyond the passive observational shark dive to the middle of the action when you train to become a shark feeder yourself!

Stuart Cove’s Shark Feeder program takes you on a private, behind the scenes adventure that will allow you to participate in our normal Shark Adventure dives and then progress on and learn how to be the feeder!

Review Full List of Participant Requirements

Included in Price
Pricing and Reservations

Shark Feeder Program

$2,745.00 – Shark Feeder Participant
$182.00 – Shark Feeding Observer (Personal guest of Shark Feeder)

Dive Program Schedule
What's Included
Optional Add-Ons

The staff at Fin Photo are available to shoot still pictures of you and the scenery of this dive so that you have a memento of your underwater experiences to take home. (Additional fee involved.)

All prices are correct as of the revision date listed at the bottom of this page. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Shark Feeder Adventure Outline

First Day

• Receive a behind the scenes tour.
• Academic presentation of Stuart Cove’s Shark Awareness Course.
• Feeding Technique Clinic
Shark Adventure™ Dive (2-tanks) Fully suited in chainmail, practice feeding at the end of the dive.

Second Day

• Private Shark Dives with you as the feeder.

Included in Price

• Round-trip Transportation
• Private 2-tank shark dive with you as the feeder.
• Certification as a Shark Awareness Diver with PADI.
• A electronic photo album documenting your shark experiences
• 2-DVD’s including a private video of your actual Shark Feeding experience and a group video of your Shark Adventure™ dive.
• Use of Neptunic stainless steel chainmail suit with helmet.
• Access to operate behind the scenes with your new “Shark Buddy”.
• A VIP adventure you will never forget and can brag about to your dive buddies for a lifetime.

Review Full List of Participant Requirements

Pricing and Reservations

Shark Feeder Program

$2,745.00 – Shark Feeder Participant
$182.00 – Shark Feeding Observer (Personal guest of Shark Feeder)

Dive Program Schedule
What's Included
Optional Add-Ons
Message from Stuart

Since I began my career in diving over 20 years ago, I first observed and then interacted with the shark population around the island. Those early experiences paved the way for our participation in Hollywood blockbusters such as “Never Say Never Again” and “Jaws IV: The Revenge” where I worked as the films “Shark Wrangler”. The outgrowth of those experiences led to the development of our Shark Adventure™ dives which we offer regularly.

Let’s go diving soon…. with the sharks!

-Stuart Cove

The staff at Fin Photo are available to shoot still pictures of you and the scenery of this dive so that you have a memento of your underwater experiences to take home. (Additional fee involved.)

All prices are correct as of the revision date listed at the bottom of this page. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Day One

Your first day starts early in the morning when you are greeted by your “Shark Buddy” upon arrival at the dive shop. Your “Shark Buddy” is an experienced shark feeder at Stuart Cove’s and a scuba instructor. For the next two days – you will live in your buddies shoes as a shark feeder.

The morning begins with a behind the scenes tour of Stuart Cove’s facility. Then it’s off to the classroom where you will take the Shark Awareness Specialty Course. This course will give you the basic knowledge you should know about sharks including how to identify certain species, how to read behaviors such as aggressive and polite feeding, and basic anatomy. The morning course finishes with a detailed briefing of the Stuart Cove Shark Adventure™ dives. During this briefing you will be given numerous observation assignments for the afternoon dive.

Once the class is completed its off to the dive boat where you will participate (as a guest) in the Shark Adventure™ dives. On this trip you will be performing your observation assignments. These two dives also complete your Shark Awareness specialty course. During the two dives you will observe both natural and feeding behaviors of the Caribbean Reef sharks.You will be suited up in chainmail positioned next to your “Shark Buddy”. Your “Shark Buddy” will now show you his/her point of view. Near the end of the feed dive, your “Shark Buddy” will turn the spear and bait box over to you, for the last few pieces of bait.

Pricing and Reservations

Shark Feeder Program

$2,745.00 – Shark Feeder Participant
$182.00 – Shark Feeding Observer (Personal guest of Shark Feeder)

Dive Program Schedule
What's Included
Optional Add-Ons
Message from Stuart

Since I began my career in diving over 20 years ago, I first observed and then interacted with the shark population around the island. Those early experiences paved the way for our participation in Hollywood blockbusters such as “Never Say Never Again” and “Jaws IV: The Revenge” where I worked as the films “Shark Wrangler”. The outgrowth of those experiences led to the development of our Shark Adventure™ dives which we offer regularly.

Let’s go diving soon…. with the sharks!

-Stuart Cove

The staff at Fin Photo are available to shoot still pictures of you and the scenery of this dive so that you have a memento of your underwater experiences to take home. (Additional fee involved.)

All prices are correct as of the revision date listed at the bottom of this page. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Day Two

Day two begins with you and your “Shark Buddy” who will review the previous days dive and you will given further instructions on basic feeding techniques.

Your adventure continues when you board your private boat for your personal shark feeding dives. Accompanying you will be your “Shark Buddy”, a crew person for the boat, and staff from Fin Photo. A combination of video and still pictures will be taken during your 2-tank dive. On your first dive you will be feeding using your newly learned techniques and the second dive is you and the sharks, having an adventure of a lifetime!

Pricing and Reservations

Shark Feeder Program

$2,745.00 – Shark Feeder Participant
$182.00 – Shark Feeding Observer (Personal guest of Shark Feeder)

Dive Program Schedule
What's Included
Optional Add-Ons

The staff at Fin Photo are available to shoot still pictures of you and the scenery of this dive so that you have a memento of your underwater experiences to take home. (Additional fee involved.)

All prices are correct as of the revision date listed at the bottom of this page. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Participant Requirements

In order to participate in the Stuart Cove’s Shark Adventure™ experience, you must meet these minimum qualifications:

Prerequisites

• At least 12 years of age
• Good physical health.
• Must be a certified diver
• Divers who have not logged a dive within the last 3 years will be required to complete a
refresher program prior to joining any scheduled dives.
• Children under the age of 18 must participate with a parent or guardian.

Note: Each participant is required wear full wetsuit with long sleeves and legs.

Pricing and Reservations

Shark Feeder Program

$2,745.00 – Shark Feeder Participant
$182.00 – Shark Feeding Observer (Personal guest of Shark Feeder)

Dive Program Schedule
What's Included
Optional Add-Ons

The staff at Fin Photo are available to shoot still pictures of you and the scenery of this dive so that you have a memento of your underwater experiences to take home. (Additional fee involved.)

All prices are correct as of the revision date listed at the bottom of this page. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Shark Shooter Program Information

Shark ShooterProgram DescriptionParticipant Requirements

Shark Shooter Program

Work with Hollywood’s Top Shark Wranglers

When Stuart Cove began wrangling sharks for the Bond Films “For Your Eyes Only” and “Never Say Never Again” he could not imagine that 36 years later he would be known as Hollywood’s shark expert and appear in over 50 documentaries about sharks. The evolution of shark wrangling in movies led to the development of a complete underwater production company that specializes in underwater shark sequences for feature films, documentaries, television commercials, and print.

Today, you can be a part of the “magic” behind the scenes. Stuart’s newest adventure – Shark Shooter – allows serious amateur photographers and videographers to experience life as a professional shooter.

Pricing and Reservations

Shark Shooter Program

$1,950.00 – Shark Shooter Participant
$182.00 – Shark Shooter Observer (Personal guest of Shark Feeder)

Program Schedule
What's Included
Optional Add-Ons

Review Full List of Participant Requirements

The staff at Fin Photo are available to shoot still pictures of you and the scenery of this dive so that you have a memento of your underwater experiences to take home. (Additional fee involved.)

All prices are correct as of the revision date listed at the bottom of this page. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Shark Shooter Program Outline

What’s Included in the Price

• A private small boat for a 2-tank dive.
• A captain who is an experienced shark feeder.
• Member of the Fin Photo team to assist you underwater.
• Enough bait for 2 feeding dives.
• Use of Neptunic stainless steel full length chainmail arms.
• A storyboard session to plan the shots you want.
• An equipment orientation session to introduce you to special safety equipment.
• Access to operate behind the scenes with your crew.

Review Full List of Participant Requirements

Pricing and Reservations

Shark Shooter Program

$1,950.00 – Shark Shooter Participant
$182.00 – Shark Shooter Observer (Personal guest of Shark Feeder)

Program Schedule
What's Included
Optional Add-Ons

The staff at Fin Photo are available to shoot still pictures of you and the scenery of this dive so that you have a memento of your underwater experiences to take home. (Additional fee involved.)

All prices are correct as of the revision date listed at the bottom of this page. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Shark Shooter Program Outline

In order to participate in the Stuart Cove’s Shark Shooter™ experience, you must meet these minimum qualifications:

Prerequisites

• At least 12 years of age
• Good physical health.
• Must be a certified diver
• Divers who have not logged a dive within the last 3 years will be required to complete a
refresher program prior to joining any scheduled dives.
• Children under the age of 18 must participate with a parent or guardian.

Note: Each participant is required wear full wetsuit with long sleeves and legs.

Pricing and Reservations

Shark Shooter Program

$1,950.00 – Shark Shooter Participant
$182.00 – Shark Shooter Observer (Personal guest of Shark Feeder)

Program Schedule
What's Included
Optional Add-Ons

The staff at Fin Photo are available to shoot still pictures of you and the scenery of this dive so that you have a memento of your underwater experiences to take home. (Additional fee involved.)

All prices are correct as of the revision date listed at the bottom of this page. Prices are subject to change without notice.

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