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Dive Review of AquaCat Cruises in
Bahamas/Exumas

August, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Kent Bonde, FL, USA
Report Number 2711
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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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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  
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

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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