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Dive Review of Aqua Cat in
Bahamas

Aqua Cat, Jul, 2005,

by Bill Shepherd, FL, USA (Contributor Contributor 12 reports). Report 1882.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving San Salvador, The Bahamas; Palau; Truk Lagoon; Yap; Hawaii; Belieze; Honduras; Bonaire; Grand Cayman
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 81 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions After initial shallow dive, permitted to dive own profiles.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Roomy tables on dive deck to accommodate divers' cameras and accessories. Charging stations also available on dive deck. Knowledgeable staff to assist and do E6 processing on request.

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 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Second trip on the Aqua Cat and positively impressed by the quality of service, facilities, and crew. Deserves rating as one of the best live aboards regardless of location. Dove the Exumas and Eleuthera so sites were not "over dived" and fish and critters plentiful. Able to do 5 dives per day, including night dives. Good selection of wall dives offering variety at depth as well as a more leisure pace atop the wall. Favorite dive sites included a shark feed dive and several "high speed" drift dives. Crew maintains a positive attitude, places an emphasis on diver safety, and treats divers as responsible guests. Boat well maintained and cabins roomy and clean. Large salon and dining area able to easily accommodate all divers at one seating. Lots of hot water and adjustable AC thermostats in each cabin. Deserving of special mention is Chef Kirk who does an outstanding job of preparing and presenting tasty meals and snacks. Overall, excellent value for money!
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