What our guests are saying about Big Fish
TIGER BEACH 2013
I just returned from a
week at Tiger Beach and it did not disappoint. It was nice
to see old dive friends, meet new dive friends, and to be in
the center of lots of shark action with Dolphins, Tigers,
Lemons, and Reef sharks. It was awesome, thanks Andy for
another great trip. Now it's off to Cat Island for Oceanic
White Tips for a week!
Dustin Hurlbut USA
CAT ISLAND 2013
you again for the great trip in Cat island. The experience
with Oceanics was amazing and all the organization (diving
boat, diving crew-Beto overstanding-, boat, resort) was
I hope to join you in other expeditions in the future!
Daniele A. Italy.
WHALE SHARKS 2012
This was the first of 3
bookings I've made with Andy and bigfishexpeditions.com and
it certainly turned out to be a safe bet, so I keenly look
forward to the next two. I've only had one brief encounter
with Whale sharks before and so I was a little concerned as
to whether we would find any on the 4 day trip or indeed how
long the encounters would be. Well I need not have worried,
Day one consisted of whales sharks for 6 hours and if I had
gone home after that day I would have been content with the
trip, however day 2 (albeit a little slower) and day 3 were
also good days but day 4 surpassed even day 1 and the sea
was awash with whale sharks, so many that you didn't know
which way to turn. I have hundreds of pictures as well as
video footage which I'm still trying to go through.
In terms of what the trip promised, it certainly surpassed
my expectations. Andy organised the trip well, he is a very
likable and laid back individual who is obviously very
passionate about what he does and very knowledgeable about
the subject. The hotel was located in a prime spot on the
beach requiring just a short paddle from the breakfast area
to the awaiting boat. Would I go again? yes I certainly
would, however I have other places and subjects to
experience first so whale sharks will have to wait for a
while. Would I recommend this trip? yes definitely and have
done so to my friends already! Andy you're going to need a
bigger boat!! :)
Manish Patel USA/UK
WHALE SHARKS 2012
I had an amazing time on
your expedition and have to say it was one of the best
vacations I've taken! Being in the water so close to the
whale sharks (and with so many of them) has definitely been
one of the coolest things I've been able to experience!
Thanks so much for organizing!
Kate Ague Kneeland, New
WHALE SHARKS 2012
In the deep blue sea and
whale sharks everywhere - it was a snorkel adventure of a
life time, totally thrilling! Andy's strategy for getting us
quality time with these amazing fish was the essence of our
success. The trip was just plain wonderful. Great photos,
amazing videos, and new friends. Thanks again Andy!
Best Fishes, Flo,
Washington State, USA
This was my third outing with
Andy and it was simply awesome. We were hunting photo ops
with Oceanic White Tip sharks and Andy came through big
time. Our first day we ended up in the water with 12
Oceanics, which was about 11 more than I expected at any one
time. We found them every day of the trip. Andy knows where
to go, who to take us, and how to do it. If you have limited
time like I do, and want to see as much as possible, Andy's
trips are perfect. Out of the three trips I've made, we have
always seen sharks on every day. This is not to mention the
excellent instruction from Andy taking me to a whole new
level with my underwater photographic skills.
Dustin Hurlbut. USA.
TIGER BEACH 2012
Our trip to Tiger Beach
with Big Fish Expeditions was amazing! From super
comfortable accommodations, excellent briefings, informative
photo seminars to individual coaching, Andy has covered all
the bases. And the sharks, there were hundreds of them
including nurse sharks, Caribbean reef sharks, lemon sharks
and of course the star of the show - tiger sharks.
Chris & Lesley Alstrand, San Diego, CA.
RHODE ISLAND SHARK SAFARI
Andy knows all the best
spots and all the best people it seems, and I've never
before or since spent so much time with so many sharks - and
after only a few days. Blues & makos are absolute must-sees,
and they're a lot of fun to photograph - highly recommended.
Terry Goss, California.
BIG FISH EXPEDITIONS
I have been on 3 Big Fish
Expeditions trips by now and have more trips to look forward
to in the near future. First of all I share a big passion
for sharks, whale and other big marine life and Big Fish
Expedition is all about that.
As an amateur photographer is great to be among equals and
even better to get new tips and ideas from professionals.
Andy is very helpful showing new tricks and talk about UW
photography in between dives.
Sure the destinations offers world class diving but it’s
also about the people and the relation to people and Andy
surely gives everyone the feeling of being very welcome and
try to give everyone a lifetime experience.
Another good thing is that Andy is maybe the only pro
shooters who offers trips to very reasonable prices.
I won´t go into details about all the good dives I’ve done
with Big Fish but instead say GO, you will never regret it!
Br, Rasmus Raahauge
TIGER BEACH 2011
Thumbs up for Big Fish
Expeditions! The tiger shark expedition is an adventure I'll
cherish for the rest of my life. A special thanks to Andy
for helping me perfect the "lemon snaps"... a series of
photos now on my office walls of lemon sharks feeding at the
surface that visitors never fail to stare at in fascination.
Patrick Pyles, USA
HUMBOLDT SQUID EXPEDITION
We would rather go diving
with Andy than with anyone else! His trips are always an
adventure and provide far more than expected. He invests the
extra time and effort to ensure that everyone is able to see
and experience as much as possible ~ even if it takes a
little longer than anticipated to catch up with the giant
squid! :) On the Sea of Cortez trip, it was nearly
impossible to keep up with just how many wonderful sights we
shared and on the Malpelo trip, we had such a perfect little
group that every day was filled with smiling. Even the
hammerheads, white-tips, and small-tooth sand tigers seemed
Donald and tara, AZ, USA
TIGER BEACH 2012
you for the recent expedition to Tiger Beach. Had an
excellent time with great diving, great people, a great
hammerhead and even greater Tiger Sharks.
David, Vancouver, Canada.
BIG FISH EXPEDITIONS
I have been on a couple of
Big Fish Photography Expeditions trips now. They are always
well organized, and exceed my expectations!
Andy puts together unique and action-packed trips. I'm
looking forward to my next dive experience with him.
Trisha, Vancouver, BC.
Morehead City, NC "Sharkfest"
The coast of North Carolina is one of those places that will
make you want to get surgically fitted for gills. So much
life, on some beautiful shallow wrecks - and then ther're
all those sharks! Andy leads a fun, laid-back itinerary and
getting pro-tips from the Master Shark Shooter is a definite
plus. If this isn't already on your list, it should be.
Terry Goss, California
Our trip to Socorro Island was our first trip with Andy. I
highly recommend to consider Big Fish Expeditions as your
partner for your next dive trip.
We had so much fun, we already booked our next trip with Big
Fish and it won\'t be the last one.
Robert Flach, Victoria,
OF THE PROCEEDS FROM BIG FISH EXPEDITIONS FUNDS
THE PREDATORS IN
Andy Murch is an accomplished
photojournalist specializing in big animals.
Andy's images and editorials have
appeared in hundreds of books and magazines around the world from titles
as varied as the Journal of Zoology to Digital Photography Magazine.
Andy is the Creator of the ever
Shark and Ray Field Guide.
When not running expeditions or on
photographic assignments Andy lives and dives on Vancouver Island,
Andy is also the driving force behind
PREDATORS IN PERIL which
shines a spotlight on many endangered species of sharks that are
overlooked by mainstream conservation groups. Predators In Peril is
entirely funded by Big Fish Expeditions.
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