Liveaboard At A Glance
Explore the beautiful Exumas and experience a huge variety of diving aboard the 102 ft Aqua Cat Catamaran. With 11 cabins the Aqua Cat is one of the largest liveaboards in the world and can carry up to 30 people.
As well as diving there is a range of other activities to keep you entertained including snorkeling, kayaking, fishing and island hopping or just relaxing on the sun deck and staring out to the crystal clear waters.
There are 3 levels on-board. The lower deck houses the cabins and dive deck, the middle is where the saloon, boutique and dining areas are with the top level being a sundeck and bar as well as where the bridge is located.
The Aqua Cat has 11 cabins and can house a maximum of 30 guests. Each cabin has a private bathroom/shower, hair dryer, individually controlled air conditioning and different bedding configurations depending on group size.
The dining and saloon area has 2 large tables with seating for up to 24. The bar dispenses soft drinks and beer on tap and there is an icemaker to keep all drinks chilled. There is also a TV/DVD player and video editing are.
An Alfresco Deck has a bbq grill and griddle with 3 outdoor tables and hammocks.
The dive deck features a photo station with large work area for storage and charging. There are 2 enclosed showers, a toilet and sink. There are also 2 fresh water rinse tanks and rinse hoses.
The sun deck has 10 sun loungers and a bar area with stools.
The Exumas is a protected area of outstanding natural beauty covering 176 miles and consists of more than 350 small islands and cays. Witness dramatic walls, lush coral reefs and many close encounters with sealife during the 7 night liveaboard trips with superb underwater visibility. The Cays offer a beautiful combination of shallow reefs and walls all set in the most exotic of locations imaginable.
Your adventure will include painted walls, friendly grouper, thrilling shark encounters, drift dives and mysterious blue holes with many sites frequented by Caribbean Reef Sharks and Nurse Sharks. There is usually a shark feeding dive on every 7 night trip and you can also see Lemon Sharks at the Land and Sea Park. You will experience truly virgin diving in the Exumas. For over 30 years, much of the northern Exumas has been a National Underwater Park with no fishing, spearfishing or collecting allowed. Because of these laws there are miles and miles of undersea gardens. The reefs are perfect for snorkeling with gin clear waters and lots of fish.
Divers should have the opportunity to do up to 5 dives per day from Sunday to Thursday with 2 dives on the Friday the possibility of night dives (weather dependent).
Schedule & Itinerary
The 7 night Aqua Cat trips depart throughout the year on a Saturday from Nassau and return to Nassau the following Saturday.
Aqua Cat Cruises depart from Nassau and we recommend direct flights with BA from the UK.
Morning departure from Heathrow direct to Nassau with BA, arriving in the afternoon.
Boarding begins at 6 pm followed by check in, safety briefing and BBQ dinner.
Chance to explore Nassau and Paradise Island in the evening.
Depart early morning with first dive after breakfast.
Snorkel or dive 4 times per day
Other activities include; kayaking, visiting indigenous iguanas, tropical bird sanctuary, Dundas Caves, swimming with pigs at Major's Cay, snorkel Thunderball Grotto, deep sea fishing excursions, flora and fauna tour and hiking trail.
Diving followed by Captain's dinner and slide show
2 dives then return to port between 2-4 pm
Captain's farewell cocktail party
Continental breakfast then disembark at 9 am
Either extend your stay in the Bahamas or BA depart in the late evening.
Arrive back in at Heathrow at midday.
7 nights on the Aqua Cat from £1851 per person plus £403 departure taxes, fees and carrier charges (based on twin share). If sharing a triple or quad room then the third and/or fourth passenger pays £1226 plus £403 departure taxes, fees and carrier charges.
Price includes return international flights to Nassau from the UK on BA. Aqua Cat includes 7 nights accommodation in bunk style accommodation, all meals and snacks (except dinner on Friday night). All beverages, shore excursions, diving including tanks, weights and weight belt and transfers to and from the airport.
Price doesn't include port fees ($100), diving equipment, fuel surcharge (TBC), crew gratuity, park fee ($10), dive insurance, dinner on Fri night and Nitrox ($150USD per week).