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World Renowned National Geographic Photographer to Judge Bimini Shark Showdown

(DiverWire) Internationally famous underwater and wildlife photographer David Doubliet and his partner Jennifer Hayes have signed on to judge and run workshops at the 2014 Bimini Shark Showdown Photography Competition held at the Bimini Sands Resort & Marina. Since his first National Geographic assignment in 1971, David has journeyed around the world to tell the story of the ocean’s most remarkable creatures from under the ice to diving with sharks, dolphins and whales.

DavidbiopicCountless awards and honors have been bestowed up this incredibly talented artist and storyteller.  Through his lens David conveys his ever-present goal of connecting people with the raw and wild beauty of the ocean.

David will host a workshop as well as diving each day with guests before judging the competition at the end of a shark filled week. The Shark Showdown will offer divers the opportunity to experience the incredible underwater world of Bimini including wild dolphins, stingrays and great hammerheads on daily dive excursions aboard Neal Watson’s Dive God, returning each night to the comfort of their luxury condo. Prizes include an all-inclusive week long vacation at Bimini Sands with diving and flights from Fort Lauderdale, scuba equipment from Oceanic, Pelican Cases, artwork from Pascale Painter of the Blue and Shark Armor.

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About Bimini Sands
Located just 50 miles from Miami on the Bahamas gateway island of South Bimini, this year-round resort features luxury one- and two-plus-bedroom villas with beach or marina views; a full-service “Shark-Free” marina accommodating boats up to 115 feet; three freshwater swimming pools, including an Infinity Pool overlooking the Gulf Stream; upscale dining—along with the island’s only sushi bar—and a full suite of eco-adventure water-sports activities. Minutes from Bimini International Airport with service to the U.S. East Coast and Nassau, its idyllic location offers spectacular views of Bimini’s luminous blue waters, sunsets over the Gulf Stream, coral reefs and a secluded ocean beach just steps from your door. Family-owned and operated for more than 15 years, Bimini Sands Resort & Marina is one of the Bahamas’ best-rated family vacation destinations. For more information, visit and