Aqua Cat - Exuma Cays, Bahamas
7 Nights’ accommodations, All Meals, Snacks (Except for Friday Dinner on Shore) and Beverages Including Soda, Rum Drinks, Vodka, Beer and Wine, Up To 26 Dives and Shore Excursions (Not Included Port Fees and Government Taxes)
Travel Period: Feb. 22, 2023 - Jan. 06, 2024
Price and Room Selections:
$2695 Cabin 11 (Double Occupancy)
$3195 Ocean View (Double Occupancy)
$2795 Ocean View (Tripl...
Climate: Air Temperatures in summer range from 24 – 33°C / 75 – 91°F. June till October (summer months) is considered Hurricane Season. November till May is dry seasons with temperatures at 18 – 25°C / 65 – 77°F
Water Temperature: 24 – 31°C / 75 – 88°F
Time: UTC -5:00 (ET)
Currency: Bahamian dollar is on par with US$ and is freely interchanged. Credit cards and travelers checks are generally accepted.
Electricity: 120 volts. U.S. appliances are compatible and converters are available at most hotels.
Marriage Requirements: Please contact the local tourism board for instructions and requirements.
Abaco: Leonard Thompson Airport (MHH)
Eleuthera: Rock Sound International Airport (RSD)
Exuma: Exuma International Airport (GGT)
Grand Bahama: Grand Bahama Airport (GBIA)
Nassau: Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS)
Nassau: Lyford Caye Hospital Freeport
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700 islands, so little time! Beginners and advanced divers alike are thrilled by the Islands of the Bahamas’ world-renowned walls, blue holes (the Bahamas has the only known tidal blue holes in the world) wrecks and aquatic life. Topside, catch some much needed R&R on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.Read More
I had a great time on the Acqua Cat. It was my first Live Aboard and it set a great standard. The cabin I was assigned (#11) would have been a problem given the size of the bunk beds (which was a major turn off) and my height-6'3. Thankfully, the trip wasn't sold out and I was offered a cabin that met my needs (#4). The crew was very friendly and was a tremendous help when it came to assisting me with my gear. Due to orthopedic issues I needed assistance moving my gear around. They lugged my gear to me at the entry point and then brought it back to my spot on the dive deck. For the drift dives, when the divers had to enter the water at the same time, they brought me out in the speed boat so I could enter the water more easily. They could not have been more helpful.
The food was very good. It was well prepared and there was lots of it. I thought the menu had a lot of variety. Though I did feel guilty eating pork chops w. apples for dinner the same day we visited the island with the swimming pigs and fed then apples; funny, but a little tacky. They offered a variety of excursions; both water activities and land. I didn't do the land ones, but heard from other guests that they were very enjoyable. They brought us to a variety of different dive sites: reefs, walls, and 2 drift dives. The major event was the shark feed.
The only complaint that I had and shared with the Lead Dive Master and First Mate was the fact that the dive masters were more focused on taking pictures and videos, then leading the dives. Since I was traveling alone, I ended up doing most of the dives with out a buddy. They offered to have divers follow the two dive masters, but they were diving with the purpose of producing the pictures/video- not leading the dives. During the two drift dives they did not do the media work. I asked several of the other divers if my observations were correct and they concurred. It's the first time I've been on a dive trip where this happened on a consistent bases.
Overall I had a really great time. I would take the Acqua Cat again and would recommend the trip to others....
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