The Aqua Cat is a majestic vessel that was built in 2001 and renovated in 2017. It is equipped with the latest modern features and can accommodate up to 30 guests. You will be able to go kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, island hopping, sunbathing and fishing. There are also various marine lives to explore like hammerheads, tiger, bull and blacktip sharks. The itinerary will take you to great destinations and you will also the blue hole in the lush waters of Exumas.
Our Overall Review
Things we like:
A couple of people noted that the crew was informative and made the liveaboard homely
Many people were happy with the accommodation and spacious cabins
Divers said they enjoyed the drift and deep wall dives
Some people said the guests on the liveaboard became live long friends
Things we don't like:
A couple of divers said they would have preferred the night dive before dinner
Some people stated that the wind was rough and caused difficult diving conditions
Diving on the Aqua Cat in the Bahamas
Aqua Cat liveaboard
The Aqua Cat will blow you away with all of its amenities from the moment you step onboard. The newly renovated catamaran liveaboard is 31 meters/102 feet long and is always buzzing with activity. The Bahamas are filled with pristine reefs and colorful walls that are beaming with big and small fish species. You will also have the chance to experience various activities throughout your stay on the liveaboard. The Aqua Cat will take you to the various dive sites at a cruise speed of 14 knots.
Interior of the Aqua Cat liveaboard
The inside of this liveaboard is just as amazing as the outside. There are 11 cabins situated throughout the decks that can accommodate between 22-30 guests. The cabins are intelligently designed to create ample space for passengers to move. All of the cabins have to air-condition and are fitted with US 120 volts/15 amps outlets. The cabins have en-suite bathrooms and have oversized beds for added comfort. The twin cabins 1-4 can be converted to house an extra two guests to accommodate more people on the cruise.
The dining area is spacious and fitted with long tables that can seat all of the guests at dinner time. Most of the meals will be served here throughout the day. There is also a salon where you can spend your free time. The salon on the Aqua Cat has a projector and comfortable sofas where you can sit and relax with fellow guests. There is also an entertainment system and video editing system for all the footage you get throughout the trip.
Getting to the outside is just as amazing as the inside with an alfresco deck where you can grab a quick snack. The ocean breeze will keep you refreshed with a lot of seating to make yourself comfortable. There is also a BBQ area where the chef will present delicious food with a cocktail or two. Speaking of cocktails the best place to have them is on the sundeck under the stars after a long day of diving.
Dive deck on the liveaboard
The dive deck is where most of your time will be spent. It has enough room for all your diving equipment with individual containers for your gear and other equipment. The dive deck is fully equipped with all the essentials like dive deck showers, bathrooms, rinse tanks and dive ladders. There is also space to store, charge, and set up your cameras. Nitrox is also available on the liveaboard and there are over 200 dive sites to explore.
Food on the Aqua Cat
The menu on the Aqua Cat is diverse and full of great dishes prepared by an expert chef. You will get treated at breakfast to French toast, fruit platters, eggs, pancakes, waffles, bacon, sausages, toast, and cereals. In the afternoon for lunch, you will be served buffet style and things on the menu include delicious soup, chicken breast, pasta, and salads. In the evenings’ dinner gets prepared by the chef and plated in the dining room. Delights include crusted pork, garden salad, mashed potatoes, and delicious desserts.
With the Aqua Cat, you will get to explore the best dive sites in the Bahamas. The Aqua Cat liveaboard will take you to places like Exumas. If you are lucky you will get to see the lobster migration between October-November at Pig Bach. The itineraries will last eight days and 7 nights.