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Dive Review of Aqua Cat Cruises in
Bahamas/Exhumas

Aqua Cat Cruises: "Aqua Cat, September 2015", Sep, 2015,

by Lisa Vitale, TX, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports). Report 8368.

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
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Area was a little small if more than about 5 or 6 photographers. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
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 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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