Aboard the Cat Ppalu
Where we are diving
Dive through tunnels, caverns, and shipwrecks, with the chance to encounter Caribbean reef sharks on almost every dive. Explore the ocean floor that is bursting with colorful coral and sponges. The crystal-clear waters and calm currents offer a crisp view of the underwater world around you.
Diving in the Bahamas is unlike any other diving you’ll experience. The diverse marine life and variety of narrow passages and tunnels give divers the chance to be completely surrounded by its beauty. Marine life that has been spotted includes Nassau groupers, porcupine fish, and snappers. The Bahamas is also known for its amazing shark-feeding dives. Grab your camera and get ready to be amazed.
The Cat Ppalu is the ultimate charter yacht. Sailing with an experienced captain and crew, the Cat Ppalu takes you through the Exuma Cays to remote walls, wrecks, and high-speed drift dives. Because visitors to this part of the Bahamas are limited to dive liveaboards, you’ll find pristine waters and abundant marine life. The variety of dive sites is unmatched in the Caribbean.
Registration closes soon!
Dan Stalder, Store Manager and Instructor Trainer
Born and raised in Nebraska, I had no thoughts, dreams, or bucket lists that included scuba diving or the underwater world. I became a certified Open Water Scuba Diver in August 2006. My only regret is that I did not start much earlier in my life! I instantly had a new passion in life, and now I am blessed to have the privilege of introducing others to the incredible world of diving.
I have been a scuba Store Manager since February of 2012, and am currently an SSI Instructor Trainer with the Platinum Pro 1000 recognition. When I am not diving, there is still a good chance you will find me outdoors. I enjoy motorcycles, forestry, hunting, horses, campfires, antiques, cooking, and working on my acreage.
Where we are staying
The 65-foot crewed sailing charter yacht serves as your home. The Cat Ppalu is a schooner-rigged sailing catamaran with space for 12 passengers in 6 cabins. Its low draft enables it to anchor close to uninhabited islands for further exploring. While onboard you can also enjoy many water sports like fishing, snorkeling, and kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding. Since this is your charter, you can choose what you want to do. There are no crowds and no set itineraries. You can sit back, relax, and choose your own adventure.
- $2,390 Double Diver Cabin
- $4,330 Single Diver Cabin
Deposit and payments
- 1st deposit: $500 due at sign up
- Full Balance: Due February 1, 2022
- Prices are based upon double occupancy
- All payments are non-refundable
- Prices are subject to change due to events outside of our control
- SMB and Reel
- Sealife camera phone case
- Sea Dragon camera light
- 6 nights aboard the Cat Ppalu
- Meals and beverages (alcohol- beer on tap, wine, vodka, rum)
- Up to 19 dives
- Port fees
- Round trip transfers
What’s not included
- Airfare- Divetures will assist
- Crew gratuity $240-$360 recommended
- Overnight hotel in Nassau- Diventures will assist
- Dive insurance (required)
- Travel insurance (highly recommended)
- Boat Diving
- Shark Ecology
What prior travelers say
“Love the Cat Ppalu!!! This will be my fifth time on her, and I think I am looking forward to it as much now as I did the first time some 8 years ago.”
The average daily high is 88°F with lows around 74°F. The average water temperature is 80°F.
U.S. standard outlets for 120 volts/ 15 amps.
Please ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your return to your country of origin.
Etiquette & Customs
The atmosphere on board the Cat Ppalu is always relaxed and casual. You’ll spend your days in bathing suits and casual wear. Bring shorts or jeans, T-shirts and a windbreaker. Also bring a pair of sandals, hat, suntan lotion (non-oil), reef-safe sunscreen, and sunglasses.
The Bahamas currency is Bahamian dollars, which are equivalent to the U.S. dollar and are interchangeable. If you have US dollars, there is no need to exchange currency on the boat or on land! You can charge your specialty classes, boutique purchases, and crew gratuity to your cabin account. Cat Ppalu accepts VISA, MasterCard, and Discover.
English is the primary language spoken.