Want to Swim with Great Hammerhead Sharks?

Written by on September 25, 2015 in Marine Life, Sharks
Bimini Blue Dive Boat.

Bimini Blue Dive Boat.

The Bimini Big Game Club Divers recently designated four weeks in late 2015 and early 2016 as “Great Hammerhead Weeks” where divers can enjoy a unique shark diving experience in the Bahamas.

Bimini is one of only two places in the world where Great Hammerheads are known to congregate. These sharks (Sphyrna mokarran) are the second-largest predatory shark, reaching 20 feet or more in length. They’re also listed as endangered by the IUCN.

“It’s an opportunity of a lifetime,” Corey Wood, Operations Manager at Big Game Divers, said in a news release. “These weeks are excellent for underwater photographers, videographers, and GoPro enthusiasts to get exceptional photos and video of these amazing animals.”

Hammerhead shark. Photo credit: Wendell Reed via photopin cc.

Hammerhead shark. Photo credit: Wendell Reed via photopin cc.

After the hammerheads return to Bimini in December, Bimini Big Game Divers will operate two dives a day for one week a month from December to March.

Bimini is located less than 50 miles from South Florida and it’s considered “shark diving central” by many. In addition to the Great Hammerhead, there are 12 other shark species commonly found in the shallow waters, including Caribbean reef, tiger, bill, mako, and nurse sharks.

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of MarineScienceToday.com. She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .

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