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Dive Review of Aqua Cat Cruises in
Bahamas/Exuma Cays

Aqua Cat Cruises: "Easy Diving in the Bahamas", May, 2021,

by Peter Neubauer, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 11662.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments What can I say about the Aqua Cat Liveaboard that hasn't already been said? This liveaboard has a solid reputation and has won awards for being such a great dive boat/vacation.

Food, cabin and crew were fantastic. Diving was easy in clear, warm water. Marine life was plentif ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Aqua Cat Cruises   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, Fiji, Maldives, BVI, Cayman Islands - Grand, Brac and Little, Cozumel, Tulum, Honduras, Florida Keys, Mexico Sea of Cortez and Pacific, All the California Channel Islands, Hawaii, Bahamas, Okinawa Japan and lots of San Diego - So Cal diving !!!
Closest Airport Nassau Getting There Nassau has a good size airport

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, no currents
Water Temp 81-85°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Group dives always available but we pretty much dove our own profile on most dives.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Big roomy camera table in the middle of the dive deck. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Subscriber's Comments

By Ms Lynda Durfee in VA, US at Sep 25, 2021 17:15 EST  
What were the COVID precautions? A report from Nov 2020 was there were issues.
By report author: Peter Neubauer in CA, US at Sep 25, 2021 19:07 EST  
In May 2021 we had to take a COVID PCR test to get into the Bahamas and the boat had arranged a Rapid Test for us that was done in port on the boat upon returning for our flights out. We wore masks the first couple of days and then the masks kinda came off when people stated feeling more comfortable. All passengers were vaccinated and most like my wife and I were double vaccinated. Most of the crew but not all had at least one vaccination. For them it was a bit more difficult to get the vaccinations because they were based in the Bahamas but I would imagine by now they are all vaccinated. We had heard there were some issues with crew having COVID earlier in the year when the boat was running but they were isolated quickly. I have no knowledge of any passengers getting COVID from the crew. Hope that answers your question.
By Ms Lynda Durfee in VA, US at Sep 26, 2021 08:48 EST  
Peter, thanks. It's really helpful to know when you book a liveaboard trip that the crew is taking precautions; also the govt. is requiring testing before and the US requiring test before reentry. Those were the procedures when I went to Aruba in Feb & July. Caymans are still closed.
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