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Dive Review of Aquacat in

June, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Ronald Johnson, TX, United States
Report Number 1798
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Everywhere in the Caribbean, Bonaire, Truk, Hawaii and several bad fresh
water lakes.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, noCurrents  
Water Temp
79   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
None.  Use your head and don't be stupid.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Like so many UW sites, if you know where and when to look, you will find
something there.   Aquascapes were beautiful, fish OK, macro stuff was
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
4 stars    
We've never been on a liveaboard where the crew bent over backwards and
anticipated our needs as well as this group did.  1 crew member for every 2
guests.  They were ALL spectacular.  The best in the Caribbean.
Unfortunately the lettuce algae is taking over the Exumas.  It is
smothering the coral and needs to be pulled up or more sea urchins need to
be introduced.  The Aquacat group is do just that.
Several were disappointed in the visibility and lack of fish.  I was busy
with my eye to my camera and it was great for me!
Cabin 11 is small, cramped, and should come with a significant price
We were on the Aquacat in September of 03 and the fish were much more
plentiful!  However, the crew has maintained the ship and it's as good now
as then.  More kudos to the Captain and their crew.
The Captain asked to see my log book and made sure to take us places that
we had not visited in 2003.  We made it all the way to Little San Salvador.
 Be sure to ask the Captain's to take you out there.
Be sure to ask to dive "The Washing Machine".  What a spectacular
I've seen several shark dives but this Aquacat dive was the best!  8-10
foot sharks who know their place in the food chain.  Well orchestrated and
very safe dive.  Be sure to make this one.
The Aggressor Fleet needs to take some lessons from Bruce Purdy and his
group aboard The Aquacat. 
Regarding the Aquacat:  If there is nothing better, one just has to settle
for First Class.  Dive cheerfully!
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