July 15, 2023 -
 July 22, 2023

Bahamas

Aboard the Aqua Cat

 

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 include Nassau groupers, porcupine fish, snappers, and bottlenose dolphins. The Bahamas is also known for its amazing shark-feeding dives. Grab your camera and get ready to be amazed.

All activities start from the Aqua Cat. Its spacious dive deck is equipped with showers, rinse tanks, diver ladders, camera storage, and set-up area. This liveaboard allows you access to dive spots that cannot be reached otherwise. That means the waters around it are pristine and crawling with marine life.

 

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Trip Leaders

Tori Motteler, Open Water Diver Instructor

Tori became a diver in 2013 and an Instructor in 2018. Tori loves to travel and help others explore the underwater world for the first time.

“The Bahamas on the Aqua Cat is a must do trip. It never ceases to amaze me how much fun and comradery we have on this trip. There is everything from diving, relaxing, beach time, tons of shore excursions, amazing chef on board, huge dive deck and spacious rooms. Plus, you cannot beat the number of sharks you will encounter. There is nothing left out on this trip! I love the diving, the staff, the adventures and all the memories you make! I can’t wait to be back.”

Melissa Langridge, Open Water Diver Instructor

Melissa has always loved the water and the marine life that call it home. She became certified in 2017 and became an instructor in 2019. She loves to teach in the pool, lakes, quarries and oceans. Meliss can teach 24 specialties, so if there is a specialty anyone would like to become certified in please let us know! It makes Melissa happy to see students grow into comfortable divers. She has been fortunate to have gone diving in Belize, Bonaire, Cozumel and Hawaii to name a few. Melissa is excited to lead a trip where divers can learn about reef conservation and can join in on spearing the invasive lionfish. “Let’s save the reefs together!”

Top 5 reasons you should travel with us on the Aqua Cat!

 

1. Shark diving! The most common type of sharks encountered on dives is the Caribbean reef shark and the nurse shark which usually rests on the sandy bottoms.

2. Spacious boat and rooms. Perfect for those looking for a luxury dive adventure.

3. Aqua Cat staff! Aqua Cat has been rated #1 by the readers of Scuba Diving magazine for BEST CREW!

4. Beach bonfires. Fun island bonfires with all your new dive buddies!

5. Swim with pigs! Do we need to say more?

Liveaboard Details

Where we are staying

Diving on the Aqua Cat liveaboard is the perfect way to explore the underwater world of the Exuma Cays. Built for a smooth ride, the luxury 102 ft liveaboard offers divers a comfortable and enjoyable experience. The Aqua Cat offers 11 large cabins, individually controlled AC, and private bathrooms and showers. This unique experience cannot be matched. Living on board allows you more quality time to bond with your fellow divers. Start your trip as strangers and leave with life-long friends.

Want to relax after a day of diving? Aqua Cat has a large salon area with an entertainment system, an alfresco deck with hammocks, and a sun deck with a hot tub. Perfect for soaking in the sun, sipping on cocktails, or creating memories with the other divers on board. There are also multiple shore excursions offered daily for non-divers or those wishing to take a break from the water.

Dunbar Scuba group

Learn more about the accommodations from the liveaboard website.

Trip Details

 

Price

Ground only:

  • Double diver: $3,750
  • Single diver: $7,500

Deposit and payments

  • 1st deposit: $500 due upon sign up
  • 2nd deposit: $1,000 due December 9, 2022
  • Full Balance: Due March 10, 2023
  • Pre-Trip meeting: June 11, 2023

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

Recommended courses

  • Boat Diving
  • Photography
  • Nitrox
  • Deep Diving
  • Night Diving

What’s included

  • 7 nights aboard the Aqua Cat
  • All meals and beverages
  • Kayaks and paddle boards
  • Daily shore excursions
  • Up to 26 dives
  • Roundtrip transfers
  • Port fees
  • Fuel surcharge

What’s not included

Recommended equipment

  • Surface Marker Buoy
  • SeaLife ReefMaster Camera

What prior travelers say

“If anyone is into diving or thinking about getting into diving, Diventures is the absolute best! They make learning and travel so enjoyable! Can’t wait for my next trip with Diventures!”

 

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