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Dates For 2014 Shark Showdown Photo Week Set

Bimini Sands and Neal Watson’s Hammer Headquarters have announced that their “2014 Shark Showdown Photo Week” will take place from February 22 to March 1, 2014.

Underwater shutterbugs will have their photos judged by an impressive panel:

  • Tim Calver – Professional photographer (“Pirates Of The Caribbean”)
  • Jeremiah Sullivan – Marine biologist and developer of chain mail suits
  • Craig Woods – Head of Bahamas Film Commission
  • Frank Cooney Sr. – CEO Bimini Sands Resort & Marina
  • Jillian Morris – Professional Photographer & Marine Biologist
  • Katie Grudecki – Marine Biologist & Bimini Naturalist

Bimini has been at the forefront of shark science and shark conservation for decades with the establishment of the world renowned Bimini Biological Field Station (Sharklab), the world’s first Shark Free Marina and as part of the Bahamas Shark Sanctuary. Divers have also enjoyed countless species on various dive encounters, but this event marks the islands biggest media event dedicated solely to sharks.

Each year the great hammerheads migrate through the crystal clear waters of Bimini,” according to a Bimini Sands press release. “Neal Watson’s Hammer Headquarters offers encounters with these majestic creatures lead by guides who developed the site and have over a decade of experience diving there. Part of the proceeds from each diver goes directly to local shark research and conservation efforts.”

The weeklong event includes shark diving, a wild stingray encounter, wild dolphins, a mangrove snorkel, all meals & beverages, luxury condo accommodation with the dive boat nearby, pro workshops and one-on-one tutorials throughout the week, and prizes including gear from Oceanic/Aeris, Pelican, Shark Armor, Pascal Lecocq and a weekend getaway with airfare and diving at Bimini Sands.

A separate “Video Week” will take place immediately before, from January 25 to February 1. For more information, email or call US +954-615-1011/ Toll Free 800-737-1007.


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John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.