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Dive Review of AquaCat Cruises in
Bahamas/Exumas

AquaCat Cruises, Aug, 2006,

by Kent Bonde, FL, USA . Report 2711.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Pacific, Mediterranean, Coral Sea, Caribbean, North and South Atlantic Ocean
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 60 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Divers are allowed to dive their own profiles within their respective level of training. No limits were imposed other than no drinking until after the last dive.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Roomy camera table with three padded shelves for storagage and mutliple locations to plug in chargers. E-6 processing available as well as multi-media capabilities to download digital pics.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The Australian designed and built AquaCat measures 31 meters or 91 feet in length and sports a 10 meter or 30 foot beam, providing for spacious guest rooms, a huge salon and plenty of room to accomodate 22 passengers without the feel of a cattle boat. Departing from Nassau, AquaCat's itinerary takes you to the north end of the Exumas, Eleuthra, Little San Salvador and the East end of New Providence (Nassau). The diving includes a good combination of walls, shallow reefs and probably one of the best in-your-face shark dives. Overall, the diving was somewhat disappointing due to a noticeable lack of marine life. The best diving was in the Exumas Land and Sea Park, which had healthy corals, abundant marine life and was also where the shark dive was conducted. Divers are allowed the discretion of diving their own profiles and nitrox is available. The quality of the crew, the level of service and the comfort of the accomodations on board were unparalled compared to many other live-aboards opertions, which merits a return trips.
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