Swimming With The Sharks

« 1 of 2 »

Swimming With The Sharks On Compass Cay

with Staniel Cay Adventures

 

Does swimming with the sharks sound dangerous?  This part of a tour can be loads of fun!  Nurse sharks, the bottom-dwelling sharks that live in warm, shallow waters of the Bahamas are a friendly bunch. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to get up close at Comass Cay just north of Staniel Cay.

Although carnivorous and bearing rows of thousands of impressive, serrated teeth, the nurse sharks are – for the most part – harmless to swimmers and snorkelers.

 

« 2 of 2 »

Nurse sharks may have the ominous dorsal fin of a predator but they are much more easygoing than your average shark. These sharks are greyish-brown in appearance, reach 7.5 to 9.75 feet long, and weigh up to 300 pounds! Young nurse sharks can be identified by their spots. Nurse sharks feed on the fish, squid, and crabs of shallow ocean floors, and use their strong jaws to crush and eat shellfish, and even coral.

Is it safe to swim with nurse sharks?

A human fear of sharks is not without reason, but it just so happens that nurse sharks are laid-back and mostly harmless. That is why many divers and snorkelers visit the Bahamas to swim with sharks. Nurse sharks that live near marinas are fed by local fisherman and have grown accustomed to the presence of humans. This makes them much more friendly. Having your own  day tour with Staniel Cay Adventures allows you to take advantage of every opportunity to swim with the nurse sharks.

Miss Behav'n
18' Dauntless Boston Whaler
Bad Company
22' Dauntless Boston Whaler
Plan Sea
25' ProLine
Great Timing
27' Robalo
Private Tour $1000
Up to 2 people. After 2 people the cost is $100. per person up to 6
Private Tour $1600
Up to 4 people. After 4 people the cost is $100. per person up to 8.
Private Tour $2000
Up to 6 people. After 6 people the cost is $100. per person up to 10
Private Tour $2300
Up to 9 people. After 9 people the cost is $100. per person up to 13
Group Tour $250. Per Person Group Tour $250. Per Person Private Dive $1200
Up to 4 people
Private Dive $1800
Up to 6 people
Group Dive $297 Per Person Group Dive $297 Per Person
Private Fishing $1000
Up to 2 people
Private Fishing $1600
Up to 3 people
Private Fishing $2000
Up to 4 people
Private Fishing $2300
Up to 6 people