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Dive Review of Aquacat in
Bahamas

September, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Captain Jim Davis, FRlorida, USA (2 reports)
Report Number 2791
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Through out the  Bahamas and Carribbean[Unspecified]
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
81   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
50   to 80    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Recreational limits.[Unspecified]  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
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
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
We  have been  on  12  live-a-board trips and this one  by  far  was the 
best.  Second  best  was the  last time  we were on  the Aquacat 3  years
ago.  Captain  Mark  and  his  most  capable crew work  very  hard to  make
 the  trip to  the Exumas  memorable.  For  non-divers  the  Aquacat  has 
a  28 ft Seadog  used to  take them on  several  snorkeling and shore 
excurions. Kayaks are  also  available.  The  dive  deck  is  the  very 
best  we  have enountered on a vessel  with  a  35 ft  beem  makes  for  no
 crowding  even  with  21  divers on  board. Large  storage bin  for 
personal gear,  two fresh  water showers on  the dive deck,  rinse  tanks
for  mask and  cameras of course. Lots of space  between  divers. Briefs 
were  excellent,  assistance  with  gear  terrific,  night  dives most 
every night but, of  course,  one alcoholic drink and  your dive day  is 
over. Excellent  policy. As a dive safety  officer with  a state recognized
reef research team in Nortehest Florida I am very  safety  oriented and  in
all  categories  the Aquacat passes with  flying  colors from having a
safety  stop bar with two hookah regulators, two night dive strobes beneath
the  vessel, NITROX, crew on  the  dive deck, in  and out tag system, no 
divng until  the  safety Zodiac is in  the  water,  mostly  moored dives
with  very  little  current. The  Captain  would  select dive sites were 
current  and  wind conditons  were  favorable  for  diving, and nearly  as 
important  eating  the  most  delious  meals  prepared  by Iron Chef Kirk 
we  have  had. Roomy  staterooms and  salon / dining  area inside.  Easy to
 get to Nassau  where they  make  transfer  arrangements  coming and 
going.    I  recommend  my  new  divers  put  the Aquacat on  their  list
for their first  live-aboard.  They  will not  be  disappointed.     [None]
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