Emma, one of Jims 'super models' at Tiger beach. Picture taken in 2009
Jim Abernethy one of the pioneers of Tiger beach shark encounters writes us the following good news:
‘We want to thank each and every person who has supported
the Bahamas relief efforts over these past two months. The islands hit hardest by hurricane Dorian have quite a ways to go in terms of recovery, but we thank you all so much for your continued donations of hurricane relief supplies, prayers, and well wishes!....
At Tiger Beach; tiger, great hammerhead, Caribbean reef, and lemon sharks have all returned and are doing well! We've seen Emma a few times now since the storm's passing and she is healthy and happy. Great hammerheads
have been spotted on several occasions this season; once even chasing down a southern stingray! Jim was surprised to see that even the reefs looked great, with sponges and corals intact. Initially, the entire reef was covered in silt, but has since cleared
substantially. On our most recent trip, we enjoyed the presence of 5 tiger sharks, a frenzy of lemon and Caribbean reef sharks, with visibility ranging from 70-80+ ft at high tide....
We hope to see you out diving with us soon
so that we may show you this incredible place and help you make friends with sharks!’’