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Dive Review of Aqua Cat in
Bahamas/Exumas

Aqua Cat, May, 2006,

by Ralph Asher, Co, USA . Report 2645.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Roatan, St Lucia, Belize, Bonaire, Jamaica and Bahamas
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 78 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 60 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Only the usual restrictions for using nitrox
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments There was ample room and many outlets for rechargable battery packs. It was the best set up I had ever encountered

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 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments This was the perfect live-aboard in every way. I was able to do 25 dives without any feeling of over-exertion. The dives were varied and included two wonderful fun drift dives. I saw my first hammerhead in the wild as well as the many nurse and reef sharks. They allowed us to board as soon as we arrived in the morning and didn't force us to wait until 8 PM like Nekton does. The galley was beautiful, and the food was gourmet and varied. The number of divers was limited to 18 and the dive deck was spacious, and included two enclosed showers and a spacious head. My roommate and I never had to use our cabin shower as we just used these two instead. The two shore trips were interesting and fun. The evenings that we arrive and prior to departure were exciting as we could visit the casino in Nassau for gambling and entertainment. That they had two places with sodas and beer on tap as well as rum drinks as part of the package also added to the fun. And Nitrox was only $100 for the trip.

I can't say enough about the trip and would highly recommend the boat to anyone interested in a really great diving experience.
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