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M/V Dolphin Dream
Your 86-foot home away from home is the M/V Dolphin Dream, designed with your safety and comfort in mind. Converted to a
live aboard expedition yacht in 2004, she has 6 spacious double occupancy cabins accommodating small groups of 12 or less.
The Dolphin Dream is a US registered vessel with all US crew and meeting all safety and equipment requirements of the US.
With a comfortable salon with plenty of room for cameras and computers, an informal lifestyle, simple relaxation and
outstanding diving. The days are spent experiencing nature and our nights are spent anchored under the stars.
Why the Dream Team? The Dolphin Dream is an owned and operated by Captain Scott Smith with over 35 years experience in Bahamas live aboard diving and shark diving. As an owner operated vessel you can not get any better service, Captain Scott truly cares about service. The Dolphin Dream is Captain Scott's home so you will not find a cleaner and better maintained boat, with plenty of spare parts and tools Captain Scott can fix almost anything onboard. Departing from West Palm Beach Florida with all US food, supplies and fresh water. Offering all-inclusive, competitive prices, with taxes and fees included. The professional, experienced, and fun staff of The Dream Team will make certain that your expedition is unforgettable. The Dream Team offers personal attention and great service aboard a stable, clean, and comfortable boat.
Include outstanding home-style cooking. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are prepared fresh, while snacks including fruit,
nuts, and sweets are always available. Just think... you're on vacation, you don't even have to do dishes. Refreshments
such as ice water, juices, coffee, hot and cold tea, and lemonade are included. Notify us ahead of time and we can
accommodate any special dietary needs.
Our prices include all port fees, taxes and all fuel. Saving you up to $200 compared to our competition.
The Dolphin Dream
departs from West Palm Beach Florida, nearest airport is Palm Beach International (PBI) about 20 minutes from the boat,
biggest airport is Miami (MIA) about 2 hours from boat.
Our trips are 7 day 6 night for Tiger Sharks and 9 day 8 night for Tiger Sharks and Great Hammerheads.
9 day 8 night itinerary for Tiger shark and Great Hammerhead diving.
The Dream Team offers you the best in live aboard diving with sharks. Our participants say . . .'There is no competition! Generally the weather is beautiful but occasionally it might effect the itinerary. With good weather a typical week on the Bahamas Banks will go as follows. If you charter the whole boat as a group, you can of course create your own itinerary.
Departure date, check in between 3.00pm-7.00pm. Time to unpack, and familiarize yourself with your floating home for the week. We will be serving dinner onboard this evening. Orientation briefing will be given on emergency procedures and information to ensure you get the fullest enjoyment from of your adventure. We depart West Palm Beach this evening for our overnight cruise to 'The Bahama Islands'.
Wake up to breakfast in the beautiful Bahamas. As soon as Bahamas customs and immigration open at 9.00am your Captain will get the paperwork completed, soon after we are on our way. This morning we will be heading North to the prime dive sites. After lunch we'll arrive at the "Anchor Chain" for the first couple of dives. This site is within the "Tiger Beach" area, with a depth of about 6 meters. We will be chumming but not feeding these first few dives. You will see Lemon sharks and the occasional Tiger shark but mainly these first dives are to get your gear situated, understand our diving procedures and acclimate yourself to the sharks
We will have breakfast around 8:00 am while we move to "Fish Tales" reef site within Tiger Beach area, our prime site for Tiger sharks. First dive will be around 9: am with Tigers, Lemon and Reef sharks. We will do about 4 dives this day and two of these will be Tiger shark feeding dives.
The weather will determine where we spend the night but we will return to "Fish Tales" and start the diving
day around 9: am everyday. We usually dive twice before lunch. Then a short break after lunch with two more dives in
Day 5 and 6)
More Tiger feeding and diving at Fish Tales/Tiger beach.
This day we search for Great Hammerheads. The location for G. Hammerheads will be decided by the Captain, it may or may not be Bimini. Please note; Bimini is not the only location for G. Hammerheads and some times other locations are better than Bimini.
Another Great Hammerhead day. Then late on this day we cruise overnight back to West Palm Beach, Florida.
A light continental style breakfast will be served this morning. After clearing US immigration and customs at
the Port of Palm Beach we dock back at the marina for your disembarkation, around 10.00am on last day.
Shorter trips will only be for Tiger Sharks and not include other sites for Great Hammerheads.