The Bahamas Weekly Facebook The Bahamas Weekly Twitter
News : Local Last Updated: May 7, 2015 - 7:57:38 AM

Bimini Bull Run Now Open at the Historic Big Game Club Resort & Marina
By John Bell
Mar 7, 2013 - 2:03:15 PM

Email this article
 Mobile friendly page


Bahamas $80 Million Dollar Shark Tourism Industry Grows Again

Bimini, The Bahamas - Recent news that sharks are disappearing at a rate of 100 million a year globally has rocked the commercial shark diving industry. Now more than ever safe and educational shark diving sites are needed and the Bahamas are ground zero for this growing industry trend.

Safe shark diving is good for tourism; a live shark can be worth tens of thousands of dollars compared to the hundreds that can be made by selling its fins. With that in mind an enterprising team of industry experts have created the world¹s first educational dockside shark diving site on the small island of Bimini, Bahamas to help dispel myths and misconceptions of sharks.

Bimini Bull Run is headquartered at the Bimini Big Game Club, a 30-minute flight from the South Florida and a legendary outpost for fishermen, host to numerous major sport fishing tournaments for more than half a century. At this marina Bull Sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) have regularly visited since the time Hemmingway called Big Game home looking for fresh fish scraps from cleaning tables.

A spokesperson for the site said: "We're very excited to be able to offer one day guaranteed shark encounters with this completely unique and misunderstood shark species. Sharks are under siege around the world and we have found that positive encounters with sharks change attitudes and mindsets allowing for the continued preservation of these animals in ways that negative encounters cannot accomplish and for us safety is key. We built a large infrastructure to keep sharks and people safe, it's a completely new operation that allows divers, non-divers, and film and TV productions a unique place to encounter them in their natural habitat."

Bimini Bull Run is a commercial concept endorsed and supported by the Shark-Free Marinas Initiative and the Bahamas Film Commission. Bimini Bull Runs specially designed cage systems are attached to purpose built docks that allow divers, non divers, filmmakers, and underwater photographers access this unique and thrilling underwater world.

About Bimini Bull Run

Biminibullrun.com is the preeminent one-day guaranteed shark encounter site in the Bahamas. Along with cage diving instruction and optional pool courses our specially designed cages allow non-certified divers a rare glimpse into the world of the sharks face to face. Our goal is to educate, inspire, and share the world of the sharks with generations of divers and non-divers the world over to help preserve this precious resource for future generations.

For more information on Bimini Bull Run please visit www.Biminibullrun.com

About The Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina

The Bimini Big Game Club, a legendary outpost for fishermen and host to numerous major sport fishing tournaments for more than half a century, officially re-opened in 2010 following completion of a $3,500,000 renovation that included all guest rooms and the new Bimini Big Game Bar & Grill. More recently owners have added the Gulfstream Conference Center and Hemingway's Rum Bar & Social Lounge, a fully outfitted water sports facility and a floating dock to accommodate seaplane service directly to and from the resort.

For information on the Big Game Club Resort and Marina go to www.biggameclubbimini.com


Bookmark and Share

© Copyright 2013 by thebahamasweekly.com

Top of Page

Receive our Top Stories

Preview | Powered by CommandBlast

Latest Headlines
NGOs challenge Christie’s environmental claims
Seminars Empower Bahamians to Speak Out Against Domestic Violence
Bahamas PM declares Nov. 25th, “A National Day of Thanksgiving & Repentance”
Blackbeard's Cay: An open letter to Prime Minister Perry Christie
The Bahamas Government to Receive $200,000 from IDB For Hurricane
Union of Tertiary Educators of The Bahamas Renews Call for Forensic Audit of COB and COB's Finances
COB Moves to Greatly Improve Financial Administration
BFSB Releases the Names of the Nominees for the 2015 FSI Excellence Awards
Cable Bahamas' facility and infrastructure repairs nearing completion on hurricane-affected islands
RBPF investigating fraud allegation at College of The Bahamas
GBHRA: A great victory for transparency and human rights
All-Star Bahamian Manager Heads to Canada to Train Carl's Jr. Employees
Schools in Cat Island, San Salvador and Eleuthera Closed Today
Top Models of the World to represent Bahamas Masqueraders, Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival Mas Band
GBHRA: Bahamas human rights defenders living in fear
COB President Smith Heads Delegation
 to Washington, D.C. On Working Visit
Bahamas Education Ministry travels to Australia
Bahamas Press Club to Honour Media Pioneers in Black Tie Event
AMMC Researchers Visit Cat Island to Capture Oral History
Baptist Health International delivers medical supplies to Joaquin victims
Bahamas Waste Announces Share Buy Back Program Update
Baha Mar Joint Provisional Liquidators respond to the appointment of Receivers
GBHRA: UN human rights failure a message to government
Stolen vessel from Atlantis Marina recovered by RBDF
Andbank Bahamas Announces New Executive Team
Financial Fortitude forum with Wendy Craigg, Central Bank Governor
Bahamian women’s and human rights activists sign proclamation against #SlutShaming
Latest International Journal of Bahamian Studies Highlights Several Issues of National Importance
Cable TV services free to islands impacted by Joaquin until January 2016
All Students on Long Island Back in School after Hurricane Joaquin
Students throughout Long Island to Return to School This Week
HMBS Durward Knowles Provides Hurricane relief to Long Island Residents In Clarence Town
Deveaux-Isaacs Leads National Health Insurance Team
WSC Emergency Response to the Passage of Hurricane Joaquin (Oct. 14 Update)
Long Island Principals to Meet with Teachers and Support Staff
Flights return to Long Island after Hurricane Joaquin
PAHO/WHO Pledges Over $100,000 in Hurricane Joaquin Emergency Relief Funding
Hurricane Relief Efforts Underway for The Bahamas
Public Notice on Bahamas Water Supply in Areas Affected by Joaquin
Aerial photos of Long Island, Bahamas after Hurricane Joaquin