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My family and I joined Jim, Collin, Shawn, and Dillon on a Tiger / Great Hammerhead expedition to Tiger Beach. I am still trying to find the words to describe this trip and am still in utter amazement, nearly a week later. Jim's passion for...More
Jim Abernethy is the shark whisperer. I have never heard of or seen any other trip that gives you such amazing contact with sharks. On my last trip (I have been on more than one trip with him) we had five tiger sharks at once,...More
Jim Abernathy delivered the tigers without feeding them. No other operation can do that. The crew are all very helpful, professional and have a lot of experience. And, the food was excellent. Seeing a 17' tiger swim-up to Jim and almost cuddle him is quite...More
Just came back from a 5 days trip to Tiger beach and Bimini with JASA, and it is really hard to summarize in a few words what an incredible experience this was! Jim was on the trip, and throughout the days he shared with us...More
My trip to the Bahamas with Jim Abernethy by far exceeded my expectations on almost every aspect. It is one of the best dive liveaboards I've done and definitely the best interactions with sharks, period.
In addition to the shark dives, Jim had many stories...More
We did the tiger shark expedition for 7 days. The boat and crew were great. The tiger shark experiences we had were unbelievable. I never thiught i would see so many large tiger sharks so close. I will never forget this trip.
The company acts as a booking agent for local charter boats around the West Palm area. They staff are a pleasure to deal with, and are very helpful and understanding. The charter that was booked for us was less than ideal, but that is not...More
Thursday at 4:15 I arrived at Scuba Adventures for what would be one of the most interesting scuba trips I ever experienced in 28 years of diving.
Waiting there were Jeb and Aly of BASE jumping fame and a little later, Mike & MATT FROM...More
We booked a divetrip for the next day, I also asked is the weather ok, because we have a long driving to the site the lady told me its perfect. We had to drive down more than 2 hours. a hour before we are there...More
My brother and I had booked a snorkelling tour with Jim Abernathy's a month in advance. We travelled from the UK and planned our whole trip to Florida around this tour, driving miles to get there and paying for local accommodation. We arrived at the...More
Rachel. No reputable provider will take you on a boat dive after only a very short course. Some resorts do but even that is usually only after a teaching session in a swimming pool and some additional discussion of diving... More
Rachel. No reputable provider will take you on a boat dive after only a very short course. Some resorts do but even that is usually only after a teaching session in a swimming pool and some additional discussion of diving principals. Abernathy does offer something called "Discover Scuba". This is a PADI recognized course which, as the name implies, is intended to give you a taste of diving before you decide if you wish to get certified. Abernathy will take you on a supervised shallow dive from land at a site they use for training. I don't know exactly how much time it will take but would guess at least half a day. I suggest you give them a call and inquire. As to pricing, this is from their website;
This is a great way to try scuba diving without doing a certification course. You’ll get a basic understanding of the sport and enjoy a beautiful dive at the world famous Blue Heron Bridge. Minimum age is 10 years old. Private class $174.95+tax. Bring a friend and you both get $25.00 off! Includes: all rental gear, instructor fees, a short class and an open water dive excursion with one of our instructors.
For any lessons we do require a Medical Statement Form be filled out prior to diving.
If you answer ‘YES’ to ANY question on the Medical Statement Form you will need a doctor to complete the ‘Physician’s Impression’ section of the Form within the previous 12 months.