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Exuma Cays on Aqua Cat | Oct. 29 to Nov. 5, 2016

Exuma Cays | Scuba Diving | Other Activities | Aqua Cat | Paul's Experience | Booking Information


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The Exuma Cays

  • Diving the Exuma Cays with Aqua Cat Cruises is truly the best of the Bahamas!
  • We've already offered 5 trips aboard the Aqua Cat and it's the most popular destination we've ever had!
  • The variety of dive sites in the Exumas is truly unique and can on be reached on a liveaboard.
  • It's just over a 3-hour flight to get there but it's a whole world apart.
  • 1 week of diving, fun activities, and all-inclusive gourmet food.
  • Up to 26 dives available in 1 week.
  • Join Water Sports on a week-long excursion to the remote Exuma Cays with Aqua Cat, the luxury liveaboard of the Bahamas! The Exumas are 365 unspoiled islands in the sapphire-blue waters of the tropical Atlantic. An exotic collection of pristine coral reefs, untouched beaches, and ultra-exclusive resorts make the Exumas an absolute paradise.

     
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    Scuba Diving

    Dive Sites | Dive Sights | Shark Dive | Midnight Dive

    Dive Sites

    Aqua Cat Cruises has moored over 250 sites throughout the Bahamas and adds more every year! They invest in the moorings so divers can enjoy the sites while protecting the reefs from anchor damage. Lots of diving is available including shark feeding dives, walls beginning as shallow as 40-ft where large pelagics are often seen, high speed drift dives, blue holes with patch reefs and huge schools of fish, and other wonderful sites.

    Visit www.aquacatcruises.com for more dive site information.
     
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    Dive Sights

    Much of the area has been protected for over 30 years, with fishing, spear fishing and collecting banned. Under this protection the reefs have flourished with coral, sponges and fish. Turtles, rays and sharks are seen regularly. Goliath grouper are gargantuan in the Exumas! You'll be amazed by the variety of fish and critters you can see:

  • Sharks
  • Eagle Rays
  • Stinagrays
  • Dolphins
  • Sea Turtles
  • Moray Eels
  • Groupers
  • Barracudas
  • Crabs and Shrimp
  • Spiny Lobsters
  • Nudibranchs
  • Tons of Coral
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    Shark Dive

    This is one of the world's best places to see sharks in the wild. Aqua Cat offers an amazing opportunity to get up close with Caribbean reef, black tip, and nurse sharks. To keep everything safe for both divers and sharks, the crew lowers a frozen "chumsicle" from the surface so divers don't get near the food. People have been diving with sharks here since 1992 without incident. This really is a dive you'll remember forever!

    Visit www.aquacatcruises.com for more shark dive information.
     
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    Midnight Dive

    Night diving is a great experience but a lot of "night" dives should actually be called "sunset" dives. During this trip we offer a unique "Midnight Dive". This gives the nocturnal creatures time to wake up so you'll see a group of creatures and behaviours that aren't visible during the day. Don't miss this rare chance to see what really comes out at night!

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    Other Activities

    Shore Excursions | Swim with Pigs | Feed Iguanas | Snorkel | Kayaking/Boarding | Halloween Party

    Shore Excursions

    Aqua Cat's specially equipped 28' launch boat, the Sea Dog, is designed to transport passengers to the remote and pristine islands of the Exumas Cays. There are hundreds of beautiful deserted beaches for you to enjoy.

     
     

    Swimming with Pigs

    It's believed that, once upon a time, sailors left some pigs on the island, thinking they'd make a good meal when they returned. However, the sailors never came back and the pigs adapted to their new island life. The pigs are very friendly and swim out to meet incoming boats... no doubt hoping they'll be given a snack for their effort.

     
     

    Feed Wild Iguanas

    Allen's Cay is home to 1000 endangered Bahamian Rock Iguanas. Iguanas were once common throughout the Bahamas but now there are less than 5000 and they're close to extinction. As we land on the beach the iguanas will rush out of the woods looking for handouts of fruit from the guests to their island.

     
     

    Snorkelling

    Snorkeling is an enjoyable activity for all passengers and there are lots of great sites we'll visit throughout the Exumas.

     
     

    Kayaking, Paddling, and Boarding

    There are 12 kayaks onboard for passengers to use. Everyone will find them easy to use. You can kayak directly from the Aqua Cat or the Sea Dog can take you and the kayaks closer to the islands.

     
     

    Halloween Party

    Our Halloween parties are so popular that we have it on every Aqua Cat trip - whether or not it's October 31st! The boat is decorated from bow to stern and all the passengers and crew gather for a party under the stars. Don't forget your costume!

     
     
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    The Aqua Cat

    Boat | Cabins | Food & Drink | Dive Facilities | Crew

    Boat

    Aqua Cat is a masterfully designed catamaran liveaboard providing luxury accommodations on 3 decks. The spacious main salon features comfortable sofas, a wet bar, entertainment centre, and dining room. The outdoor Alfresco Deck and Sun Deck provide plenty of space to lounge in the sun. Her ability to cruise at a speed of 14-knots will get you to dive sites quickly.

     
     

    Cabins

    The large and bright passenger cabins, some of the largest of any liveaboard, include a private ensuite washroom and shower, individually-controlled air conditioning, and a mini fridge.

     
     

    Food & Drink

    The food aboard Aqua Cat is phenomenal and it never seems to end. The all-inclusive culinary highlights include gourmet North American favourites and local specialties, fresh fruit, delicious desserts, wine, tropical cocktails, rum drinks and local draught beer. You can also look forward to freshly baked muffins, cookies, and fresh fruit snacks waiting for you when you surface.

     
     

    Dive Facilities

    The very spacious dive deck features two dive platforms and ladders, two fresh water rinse tanks, and rinse hoses with hot and cold water. Photographers will love the photo station with its large work area and battery charging station. Two enclosed showers and a toilet are also conveniently located on the dive deck.

     
     

    Crew

    The Aqua Cat has assembled a top-notch team to meet your every need during the week. They have a dynamic team of talented individuals whose goal is to make your trip one that you'll never forget! Their outgoing and friendly attitudes will make you feel like family in no time. It comes as no surprise that the Aqua Cat has been rated #1 by the readers of Scuba Diving magazine for BEST CREW!

     
     
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    Paul's Experience

    "I've already spent 7 weeks on Aqua Cat but I'm still really excited to go back for one more!

    "Diving in the Exuma Cays is unlike any other diving I've done in the Bahamas. Every day I dive on a beautiful wall, explore new swim-throughs, and spot a species fish I've rarely, if ever, seen before. And the shark dive is the best I've ever done!

    "The boat is also great... and spacious! I've never seen a bigger dive deck and there's tons of space to hang out before, between, and after dives. The crew is awesome and will always go out of their way to make sure you're having a great time!

    "Another favourite thing for me on Aqua Cat is the food. There's always lots of delicious choice and always plenty to go around. I look forward to the food almost as much as the diving!

    "Aqua Cat goes out every week but there are some benefits to making sure you go with Water Sports. You get $150 DISCOUNT for going with Water Sports and you get FREE NITROX that's worth another $150! I'm also a technician for all of our scuba brands and I bring my tools so I can help with repairs if needed.

    "Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, but if I'm not around our whole crew is ready to help. We look forward to hearing from you!"

    - Paul Pelletier, Owner of Water Sports

    Visit us at 2082 Yonge Street paul@watersportsscuba.com Join this trip on Facebook
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    Booking Information

    October 29 to November 5, 2016

    The regular 2016 rate for a week aboard the Aqua Cat is $2595, but you can go with Water Sports for $2445!

    Included:
  • Accommodations (7 nights)
  • Food/Beverages
  • Scuba Diving (incl. Tanks/Weights)
  • Other Activities
  • Airport Transfers in Nassau
  • Water Sports Bonus:
  • $150 Discount
  • Free Nitrox ($150 Value)
  • Onboard Technician
  • Extra:
  • Airfare to Nassau
  • Taxes/Fees ($200)
  • Crew Gratuity
  • This trip is booked directly with Aqua Cat Cruises and flights can be arranged with Terra Travel Consultants. The rate is per person, based on double occupancy. All prices are in US Dollars.

    Aqua Cat Cruises
    3700-G Hacienda Blvd, Davis, FL 33314
    888-327-9600
    ws@aquacatcruises.com
    Terra Travel Consultants Ltd.
    1301-69 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5E 1K3
    416-362-1357
    terra@on.aibn.com
     
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