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Dive Review of Aqua Cat in
Bahamas/Exumas & Eleuthra

Aqua Cat, Jul, 2006,

by Bill Shepherd, FL, USA (Contributor Contributor 12 reports). Report 2580.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Truk, Palau, Yap, Hawaii, Bonaire, Aruba, Cayman, Florida, Honduras
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales >2
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Excellent support facilities to include E6 processing, slide viewing tables, computers for digital and videos, superb photo area on dive deck for assembling and maintaining cameras. Staff extremely knowledgeable and supportive of UWPs.

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 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The Aqua Cat ranks as one of the best overall liveaboard dive boats in the world. Berthed in Nassau, it's easy to reach and sails to sites seldomed visited in the Exumas and Eleuthra chains. Variety of sites to include walls, swim throughs, blue holes, and drift dives. Up to 5 dives a day at various sites gives divers of all skill levels multiple opportunities. Fish life varies from sharks, rays, turtles to nudibranchs and tiny shrimp. Boat is configured specifically for divers with ample sized suites, individual bathrooms, plenty of hot water, daily maid service, individually controlled A/C in each room. Dive deck is laid out to ensure each diver has ample space for all their gear and is convenient for enterng and exiting the water. Salon and eating area are spacious and meals varied and tasty. Chef caters to individual requests and needs and fresh between meals snacks are available. Entire crew is customer oriented and capable of helping in any situation.
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