Bimini Great Hammerhead Trip January 2015
The Bahamas is indeed a great destination for shark diving and photography. I have been traveling with guests for many years to Tiger Beach for tiger sharks. We would see a few great hammerheads but they are shy and would not come to us with all the other sharks and tiger sharks around. I decided to try one of the spots known for hammerhead visits off the coast of South Bimini Island.
Our dives were in the afternoon and of moderate depth: 12 – 20 meters so we were able to have long bottom times for plenty of photos.
For this trip I had my Canon 5D MKIII in an Aquatica housing. I had Ion Z 240 strobes rigged on my long control arms. I had my 16 – 35mm F2.8 lens attached. Knowing the sharks would come close influenced my equipment choices and rigging.
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