07/31/2021 - 08/07/2021

Bahamas

All aboard the Aqua Cat

 

Where we are diving

While diving in the Bahamas, you’ll enjoy warm water temps around 85 degrees and light to no current with crystal clear views and a choice of over 200 dive sites. You might even get the chance to meet Charlie, the Nassau Grouper, that hangs out with divers on the weekly shark dive.

Diving from the Aqua Cat takes place from the spacious dive deck, which is fully equipped with bathrooms & showers, rinse tanks, dive ladders and camera storage, setup area, and charging station. Plus, multiple shore excursions, including the famous Pig Beach, offered daily for non-divers or divers looking to relax in the sun with a cocktail. Join a 5-star award-winning crew and trip leader Jim Hayes, aboard the Aqua-Cat!

                                                                                              

Trips like this sell out fast!
Registration closes on March 15, 2021

Jim Hayes, Trip Leader

I spent the first 34 years of my life living by the ocean. As a result, I’ve always loved being in, on, and around the water. Several years ago, I made the decision to transition from a snorkeler to a diver. My only regret in making that decision was that I didn’t do it earlier. My passion for diving led me to join Diventures as a retail associate and to become a dive pro. I have also been blessed to be a Diventures trip leader. I love getting to know people who travel with us and I’m excited to meet new people as we continue to visit exciting dive locations. I’m a Divemaster and a level 5 diver. And, if I’m not underwater, you may find me riding around town on my Honda Goldwing.

Resort Details

Where we are staying

The luxury 102 ft Aqua Cat Liveaboard is the perfect way to explore the amazing underwater world of the Exuma Cays, Bahamas in comfort and style. Each cabin has individually controlled AC, a private bathroom with shower, and oversized beds for extra comfort. Dining aboard Aqua Cat takes place in the spacious restaurant. Special dietary menus, such as vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free can be accommodated with prior request.

For relaxation, Aqua Cat offers guests a large salon area with an entertainment system, the Alfresco deck with hammocks and BBQ, or the sun deck which is the perfect place to catch some rays in between dives or to enjoy a Rum Punch at the end of the day.

Learn more about the accommodations from the resort liveaboard.

Trip Details

Price

  • All locations: $3,570

Deposit and payments

  • $500 deposit due upon sign up
  • $500 due October 15, 2020
  • $500 due December 1, 2020
  • $500 due February 1, 2021
  • Full payment due March 15, 2021

Other info

  • Prices are based upon double occupancy
  • All payments are non-refundable
  • Prices are subject to change due to events outside of our control

What’s included

  • 7 nights on the Aqua Cat
  • All meals and beverages
  • Daily shore excursions
  • Up to 26 dives

What’s not included

Recommended courses

  • Boat Diving
  • Photo and Video
  • Enriched Air Nitrox

Recommended equipment

  • Surface marker buoy and reel
  • SeaLife Micro 3.0 camera

What prior travelers say

“Aqua Cat is my top liveaboard to dive from and the service you receive on this boat is second to none. With a spacious dive deck, alfresco deck, dining room, and large rooms including your en suite bathrooms and closet there isn’t much left to be desired. Diving the Exumas never ceases to amaze me with beautiful walls, shallow reefs, drift diving with up to 5 dives a day. Dive as much or as little as you’d like. When you are not diving the islands have so much to offer from Pig Island, feeding the iguanas, snorkeling grottos, stand up paddleboard, the Bahamas truly is your oyster. I can’t wait to be back to my second home next July”

– Jim H

Important Details

Know before you go

Currency
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. Aqua Cat accepts VISA, MasterCard, and Discover.

Water
Technically, tap water is drinkable throughout the Bahamas. Still, we suggest opting for the bottled water when off-board the Aqua Cat. Bottled water is available at stores and supermarkets, and tastes better than that from a tap. On many of the Out Islands, rainfall is the main source of water — so be sure to drink bottled water there. 

Electricity
All guest cabins, main salon and photo table on the dive deck have US outlets for 120 volts/ 15 amps.

Wifi
The Aqua Cat does not offer connectivity onboard. Your smart device may be able to connect to the internet when you are within range of the two cell towers in the central Bahamas. Otherwise, you are disconnected. Breathe, it’ll be okay! Be sure your cell provider has international service with the Bahamas before you go.

Etiquette & Customs 
The atmosphere onboard the Aqua Cat 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, a hat, reef-safe sunscreen, and sunglasses.

Taxes
Because the Bahamas is so much like America in their hospitality standards, you should also tip like you would in the States. The standard 15%-20% tip should be used, especially in touristy areas and at resorts. Note: Some places automatically add in a 15% gratuity to the total of the bill. Make sure to confirm if the tip has been added automatically to your bill before you shell out more money for a tip.

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