Jamin and Mike have been a shark diving duo for 10+ years and have dived with some of the oceans top predators, including the Great Hammer Head, Tiger, Oceanic White Tip, Lemon, Reef, Blue, and Mako Sharks. Together they have had the privilege of watching some of the Bahamas hottests shark dive sites develop into what they are today. Few divers are as familiar and comfortable with the Tiger Beach area as Mike and Jamin. They have assisted in many film shoots, research projects including National Geographic, Animal Planet, Discovery Chanel, Guy Harvey, Dr Neil Hammerschlag from the University of Miami, and Cinematographer Joe Romeiro to name a few. They are there for their guests and will assist on getting them the shots they desire
Captain Mike Black
Mike Black is from Houston Texas, he grew up free diving and spear fishing the oil rigs on the gulf coast. As a spear fisherman sharks were a mystery to him, fear and curiosity of these animals have drawn him to them and now as a shark diver he has replaced fear with understanding and respect. Mike is a USCG 100-Ton captain of 10 years. He has nearly 10 years diving experience at Tiger Beach and especially loves night time shark encounters with great hammerhead and tiger sharks. He is also a pro at getting photographers incredible "bite shots"
Captain Jamin Martinelli
Jamin Martinelli is from New Hampshire and was the first water birth in her state. Whether this has anything to do with her natural connection and comfort in the water is unknown, but she is undeniably cool, calm and collected at all times especially when face to face with her toothy friends. Not only is Jamin comfortable in the water, but as a uscg 100-Ton Captain of over 10 years Jamin knows her way around a boat, and feels at home in an engine room. She has well over 1,000 dives at tiger beach and counting. She has seen the site evolve over the years and has extensive understanding of the tides, currents, and moon phases that effect the area, and the behavioral patterns of the local shark population. Her knowledge and fun personality have provided hundreds of divers with the experience of a life time and photos to prove it