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Dive Review of Aqua Cat in
Bahamas/Exumas & Eleuthra

July, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Bill Shepherd, FL, USA
Contributor   (12 reports)
Report Number 2580
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Truk, Palau, Yap, Hawaii, Bonaire, Aruba, Cayman, Florida, Honduras
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
0
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
>2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 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
Excellent support facilities to include E6 processing, slide viewing
tables, computers for digital and videos, superb photo area on dive deck
for assembling and maintaining cameras.  Staff extremely knowledgeable and
supportive of UWPs.
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
4 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
The Aqua Cat ranks as one of the best overall liveaboard dive boats in the
world.  Berthed in Nassau, it's easy to reach and sails to sites seldomed
visited in the Exumas and Eleuthra chains.  Variety of sites to include
walls, swim throughs, blue holes, and drift dives.  Up to 5 dives a day at
various sites gives divers of all skill levels multiple opportunities. 
Fish life varies from sharks, rays, turtles to nudibranchs and tiny shrimp.
 Boat is configured specifically for divers with ample sized suites,
individual bathrooms, plenty of hot water, daily maid service, individually
controlled A/C in each room.  Dive deck is laid out to ensure each diver
has ample space for all their gear and is convenient for enterng and
exiting the water.  Salon and eating area are spacious and meals varied and
tasty.  Chef caters to individual requests and needs and fresh between
meals snacks are available.  Entire crew is customer oriented and capable
of helping in any situation.
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