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Dive Review of Aqua Cat in
Bahamas/Exuma area

August, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Bill Shepherd, FL, USA
Contributor   (12 reports)
Report Number 641
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire, Truk, Grand Cayman, Florida, Hawaii
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
87   to 89    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
0
Water Visibility
40   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Max depth 130 ft, safety stops following ALL dives  
Liveaboard?
yes 
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
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
Dive deck camera accommodations limited.  Good rinse facilities and crew
handled camera both entering and exiting water.
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
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
 New boat, well maintained and clean boat with spacious accommodations.
Entire crew well qualified, committed to customer service, and stressed
safety at all times.  Excellent chef (Jim) who livened up meals with his
banter about just about everything.  Meals were well prepared, offered
great variety, and ample servings always available. 
Excellent wall dive sites usually populated by a variety of large and small
life.  Coral in good condition.  Installed mooring buoys helped to preserve
the anchorage sites. Shark feed dive a must that captured the attention and
interest of all aboard.  Shallow dives disappointing with little life and
drab surroundings.  Staff let you dive your own profile and respected the
abilities of experienced divers.  Excellent value for money.
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