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Dive Review of Aqua Cat in

July, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Bill Shepherd, FL, USA
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Report Number 1882
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
San Salvador, The Bahamas; Palau; Truk Lagoon; Yap; Hawaii; Belieze;
Honduras; Bonaire; Grand Cayman
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
81   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
After initial shallow dive, permitted to dive own profiles.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Roomy tables on dive deck to accommodate divers' cameras and accessories. 
Charging stations also available on dive deck.  Knowledgeable staff to
assist and do E6 processing on request.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
Second trip on the Aqua Cat and positively impressed by the quality of
service, facilities, and crew.  Deserves rating as one of the best live
aboards regardless of location.  Dove the Exumas and Eleuthera so sites
were not "over dived" and fish and critters plentiful.  Able to
do 5 dives per day, including night dives. Good selection of wall dives
offering variety at depth as well as a more leisure pace atop the wall.
Favorite dive sites included a shark feed dive and several "high
speed" drift dives. Crew maintains a positive attitude, places an
emphasis on diver safety, and treats divers as responsible guests. Boat
well maintained and cabins roomy and clean.  Large salon and dining area
able to easily accommodate all divers at one seating. Lots of hot water and
adjustable AC thermostats in each cabin. Deserving of special mention is
Chef Kirk who does an outstanding job of preparing and presenting tasty
meals and snacks. Overall, excellent value for money!   
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