Aqua Cat is a 102ft long floating resort yacht ideal for scuba diving adventures. The vessel is based in Nassau, Bahamas and does 1 week cruise liveaboard trips. So, there are 11 guest cabins and they can accommodate from 22-30 guests. They have king, queen, twin beds, and pull-down berths. Cabins have either large view windows, or a skylight. Moreover, cabins have ensuite bathrooms with showers, air conditioning, and hair dryers. Enjoy our blog article on Diving the Bahamas with Max Gilbert.
Each week they travel to scuba diving sites from Nassau to Exumas. They leave Saturday at 6 pm and return Saturday at 9 am. This gives you 5 1/2 days of diving or up to 26 dives. You'll have a chance to dive around swim throughs, caves, reef crevices, walls, and sand banks. While onboard Aqua Cat, you may see hammerheads, lemons, grays, black tips, tigers, bulls, nurse, and whale sharks, not to mention dolphins and whales. Some of the popular sites include Periwinkle Reef, Blue Hole, Hammerhead Gulch, Pilar Wall, Up Jump the Devil, and Parrotfish Reef. Now, if the weather is good, they will cruise over to Eleuthera and dive Monolith and Jake's Hole. You may also witness a passive shark feeding at some point.
In addition to visiting all these exciting dive sites, the staff onboard Aqua Cat can teach open water divers, referral ow divers, and specialty courses such as Nitrox, deep diver, night diver, boat diver, and underwater naturalist. Oh, and Nitrox/enriched air is available as well as rental gear. So, they also have a large photo/video station and facilities for processing E-6 film. 2 dive ladders make it easy to re-board the boat and 2 zodiac tenders/dhoni are there for added safety, although they use a 28ft long excursion boat to take you on land tours.
When it comes to drinks and food, Aqua Cat is all inclusive. Breakfast and lunch are buffet style and dinner is casual sit down. The meals are American or Caribbean cuisine. A few favorites include conch chowder and mahi mahi in lemon butter sauce. As for drinks, there are soft drinks and bottled water. After a day of diving you may enjoy cocktails, rum drinks, and local craft beer on tap. you can enjoy your meals in the main salon/ dining area, or dine alfresco out on the outer covered deck. After meals and diving you may wish to warm up on the sun deck on one of the loungers.
So, between dives you may wish to snorkel, go kayaking, fishing, or explore a nearby island. While on some islands, you can try stand up paddle boards, water tubeing, water skiing, or tree like swinging over and into the water. No matter what you choose to do, there are no crowds and no set itineraries, just good times.