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Cat Island - Oceanic Whitetips 2014

Expedition Dates:May 4, 2014 - May 10, 2014
Destination:Cat Island, Bahamas
Cost:$3600

Join DivePhotoGuide publisher Matt Weiss  on a special DPG Expedition to photograph Oceanic Whitetips, Blue Marlin, Blue Sharks and other pelagics in the clear blue waters of Cat Island.

Like all DPG expeditions, this shark adventure will be laid-back, enjoyable and designed to help you progress in photography and video skills by immersing you in productive destinations surrounded by other underwater photographers.

We will provide mini-workshops on shooting wide angle, blue water photography, as well as post-production in Lightroom and Photoshop. We will also have informal nightly image reviews so you can have the opportunity for one-on-one feedback.

Trip Highlights

    •    5  diving days of Oceanic Whitetips in clear blue water: a unique combination for striking images
    •    Likely other sightings include blue marlin, blue sharks, and more
    •    Opportunity to dive, free dive or snorkel
    •    Stay at the beachfront Greenwood Beach Resort

Itinerary

Sunday May 4th (Day 1): Pick-up from New Bight Airport on Cat Island. Epic Diving vans will meet us for a 30 minute ride to the Greenwood Beach Resort

Monday May 5th-Friday May 9 (Days 2-6): We will board the M/V Thresher after breakfast and stay on board for the entire day. The Epic Diving crew will know the best areas to find the Oceanic Whitetips and other pelagics.

Saturday May 10th (Day 7): Depart Cat Island and head home

 

Cat Island, Bahamas: May 2014

Cat Island is one of the most beautiful islands in the Bahamas, with isolated beaches and a population of only 1,700.  The beautiful 83 degree clear blue water offers many great diving experiences, including a unique dive with one of the ocean's most majestic creatures - the Oceanic Whitetip shark.

Epic Diving is an operation based in Cat Island and has been working closely with the Oceanic Whitetips. Their extensive experience ensures the best possible chance of bringing us close to the sharks so that it's safe for both us and the animals and providing a rare opportunity to photograph this ocean wanderer.

There can be up to 10 sharks in the water at one time in the beautiful blue water, and Cat Island has quickly become the go-to place to capture images of the secretive animal.


EXPEDITION RATES & RESERVATIONS

Rate is $3,600 per person based on double occupancy

A $1800 deposit is required.

Prices include:

  • 7 Days/6 Nights hotel accomodations (double occupancy rate) – Greenwood Beach Resort
  • 5 full days of diving aboard the Thresher
  • Tanks and weights for when diving
  • Continental breakfast
  • Sandwiches, snacks and beverages for lunch on the boat
  • Transfers

Prices above do NOT include:


  • Airfare
  • Additional dive equipment other than tanks and weights
  • Dinner
  • Trip insurance
  • Tips for the crew


 
Space is limited, and our trips sell out very quickly. A completed application and a non-refundable deposit of $1,800 are required to reserve your spot. To request an application or for more information about our 2014 Oceanic Whitetip expedition, please email us at trips@divephotoguide.com

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