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Dive Review of Aqua Cat Cruises in
Bahamas/Exhumas

September, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Lisa Vitale, TX, US
Sr. Reviewer   (11 reports)
"Aqua Cat, September 2015"
Report Number 8368
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Mexico, Belize, Cayman, Roatan, Turks and Caicos, Sea of Cortez, Galapagos,
Hawaii, Flower Gardens, Maldives, Palau, Fiji, Philippines, Lembeh Strait,
Raja Ampat, Papau New Guinea, Australia
Closest Airport
Nassau
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
86   to    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
30   to 60    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
None.  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
Area was a little small if more than about 5 or 6 photographers.
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
3 stars
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
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Beginners
5 stars   
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Comments  
This was the second time I had been on the Aqua Cat and I did have a much
better experience than the first time I was on it. However, there are a lot
of thing that could be improved to match the competition. 

Dive Schedule:  The first dive not until after 9am every day and there were
times it was closer to 9:30/9:45, which left no more than a 30 to 45 minute
surface interval before the scheduled 11am dive. The times when we were
doing two deep dives in a row that I took my time getting ready for the
second morning dive to give myself a longer surface interval. Most of the
time we were not even on the dive site when we were told to get ready for
the dive, and we would be waiting anywhere from 10 to 25 minutes all geared
up before we actually could dive. After a few times of this I waited until
we were in the process of mooring up before I got ready. I have been on
over 20 liveaboards and this is the only one I have ever been on that does
it this way. Afternoon dives were scheduled at around 2:30 and somewhere
between 4:45 and 5:30, night dive after dinner. On the last afternoon dive,
you hardly had time to get out of the water before dinner, which was
scheduled at 6:30 on most days. Because of the la
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