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dive liveaboard specialists .... the world's finest diving
The lovely Aqua Cat, a 102-foot diving catamaran, offers comfy accommodation. Her itineraries include the best diving sites of the Bahamas including Exumas, Eleuthera & the Lost Blue Hole.
A word from Dom: "This spacious & comfy liveaboard is ideal for divers and non-divers alike. She offers a holiday ambience plus opportunities to dive, snorkel and visit lovely, remote Bahamian islands." ... Dominick Macan
4 main deck TWIN / DOUBLE cabins
2 twins or 1 king bed & view windows
4 main deck TWIN / DOUBLE / TRIPLE
2 cabins with 1 queen bed + 1 twin & view windows
2 cabins with 2 twin beds + 1 pull-down bunk & view windows
2 main deck TWIN / TRIPLE / QUAD cabins
two twins + 2 pull-down bunks ... with windows
1 main deck TWIN cabin
twin bunk beds and a skylight instead of windows
All cabins have individually controlled air-conditioning, mini refrigerators & hair dryer
up to five dives per day
full certification lessons available
nitrox is available - 32%
(request DIN adapter in advance)
9L, 12L and 15L tanks available
(limited 15L - please request in advance - no extra charge)
accommodation & diving
meals, snacks & coffee, tea, soda
rum drinks, vodka, beer & wine
compressed air, tanks, weights & weight belts
all shore excursions on the itinerary
transfers to & from the airport
dive & snorkel gear (available for rent)
port tax, fuel surcharge
Friday night dinner onshore
This spacious catamaran can cruise comfortably at the speed of 14-knots. Due to her breadth, she accommodates divers in extra-large cabins, some of which can accommodate a 3rd or 4th passenger, making her a good choice for family groups. All cabins are located on the main deck. For your relaxation hours you find a comfy lounge with TV and DVD player plus video editing area. The interior dining area with two large tables with seating for 24, beverage dispensers with soft drinks and beer, plus icemaker. Three outdoor tables offer seating for 12 and here you also find the BBQ grill and griddle, hammocks and 10 sun loungers.
The bar area offers soft drink and beer on tap, two ice makers and bar stools. There are three different beers from a Bahamian micro brewery on tap. The crew also mixes up frozen rum drinks for those who have finished diving for the day. At meal time there is an informal atmosphere and a chance to get to know your fellow guests. Dinners have a choice of main entrees with a variety of meat and vegetarian options. The chef will accommodate special menus such as vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free with prior request.
LAYOUT & SPECS
Itinerary for Aqua Cat. You’ll explore the northern Exumas and south end of Eleuthera most weeks. On a daily basis, you can enjoy up to 5 dives per day and / or activities including snorkeling, kayaking, hiking and stand up paddle boarding. ...
Sample Itinerary, Itineraries are weather dependent and tailored to best diving available each trip.
Saturday: 6:00pm board. Check in, dinner, unpack, orientation and safety briefing
Sunday: Depart before first light; offering 4 daytime dives and 1 night dive today.
Monday through Wednesday: 4 daytime dives and 1 night dive per day/night in the Exuma Cays and/or Eleuthera. Shore excursions are offered daily.
Thursday: 4 daytime dives Captain’s Dinner with photo and video presentations; awards presented during dessert.
Friday: 2 daytime dives.... Return to Nassau 2:00-5:00pm depending on weather and travel distance. 6:00pm Farewell Cocktail Party.
Port night in Nassau! Dinner on your own. The evening is yours to enjoy in Nassau.
Saturday: Disembark vessel by 9:00am.
NAS is the airport code for Nassau’s Lynden Pindling International Airport. All the major carriers fly into Nassau, most of them with very competitive fares. On Saturdays, the day of departure & return, Aqua Cat provides complimentary ground transfers to/from the airport. On arrival, you will be met just outside the airport (by the railing) and your driver will be holding a sign with the boat name on it. If you're making your own way to the boat, after a visit to the island, the boat is docked at Hurricane Hole Marina on Paradise Island and you need to be on board no later than 6pm Saturday.
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