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Dive Review of Aqua Cat Cruises in
Bahamas/Exuma & Eleuthera Islands

Aqua Cat Cruises, Nov, 2010,

by Richard Hart, TX, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 5772.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Carribean, South Pacific, Hawaii
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 76 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 6
Water Visibility 60 to 90 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No limits other than what your computer specified.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Dry bench with dedicated air hose. Charging stations available. Seperate rinse tanks for cameras.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments The weather started out rough due to hurricane Tomas passing through the general area. The ship is somewhat top heavy which doesn't help in rough water. However, by the second day, the weather cleared and the sun came out. There were 22 guests on board. Anymore and it would have been way too crowded. With 22 it worked out fine. You set your gear up when you first board and the crew takes it from there. Nitrox was available at 31%. Tanks consistantly filled to 3,000 psi. The rooms were not too bad for a live aboard. We had cabin 9 which had a queen and twin beds. The diving was so so. The lion fish have taken over and the fish population was way down. The crew was the most accomodating bunch I have experienced. Ian the head dive guide summed it up by saying "we are divers and we know how we would want to be treated". The food was excellent with multiple choices each meal. If you wanted something, you just had to ask and they would do their best to make it happen. The water was cool at 78 F, but a 5 or 6 mil kept you warm for multiple dives. There are activities available other than diving if you wanted some diversity. They would take you to shore, take you fishing, free dive for lobster and the ever present kayak. No pressure on tipping, just a subtle suggested guide of 15% if one was happy and wanted to leave a gratuity.
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By Ed Ulrich in TX, US at Jun 30, 2012 20:27 EST  
Guys I did not see a date of dive>>>>I am guessing you all went in October....Is that right??? Ed
By Richard Hart in TX, US at Jul 01, 2012 01:56 EST  
Actually, it was the first of November.
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