An Unspoiled Paradise...
This autumn join Water Sports on a weeklong excursion to the remote Exuma Cays on board the Aqua Cat, the most luxurious liveaboard in the Caribbean.
The Exuma Cays are the most exotic of the Bahamian Out Islands, a 190-kilometer long chain where the crystal-clear tropical Atlantic pours through the deep cuts between the cays. The area is so unspoiled, its reefs and islands so pristine, that the Bahamian government set aside a 456 sq km section as the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, one of the world's most successful marine parks.
A Diver's Dream...
The phenomenally clear waters of the Exuma Cays are a diver's dream and the variety of scuba diving available from the Aqua Cat is truly unique, offering opportunities not available elsewhere.
Nothing matches a reef dive for combining relaxation, fascination and exhilaration all in one activity. The waters of the Exuma Cays are thick with coral reefs that are alive with every imaginable ocean critter from beautiful angelfish and butterfly fish, to charismatic food-chain toppers like barracuda and grouper and down to the tiniest invertebrates like miniature crabs and shrimp. And don't miss the chance to try night diving, the ultimate in reef-diving excitement when you'll see an entirely different group of creatures and behaviour not visible during the day.
Like watching Shark Week? Want to see it for real? The Exuma Cays are one of the world's top destinations for those looking for an exciting and safe opportunity to see large animals like sharks and rays in the wild.
Other exciting dives include exhilarating high speed drift dives, like the famous "Washing Machine" dive, wall dives where large pelagics are frequently seen and blue holes which are banked by patch reefs with huge schools of fish.
For those wanting a break from diving, the Aqua Cat makes regular stops at some of the 365 sparsely populated cays of the Exumas, providing one of the most beautiful settings for sea kayaking and snorkelling along the beaches and mangroves. It even offers shore excursions on its 28-ft Delta dive boat, the Sea Dog, allowing guests to explore the islands on foot, go bird watching, stroll on amazing white sand beaches or even feed wild iguanas and pigs. These excursions are so much fun that even some non-divers repeatedly rebook with Aqua Cat.
The Luxury Liveaboard of the Bahamas...
The Aqua Cat is a masterfully designed 102-ft long catamaran cruising yacht that ensures a quick and smooth ride through the cays. The Aqua Cat has three spacious decks with amenities that will spoil divers and non-divers alike. The passenger cabins are some of the largest of any liveaboard, each fully air conditioned with a private washroom, shower, and fridge. The main salon features comfortable sofas, a wet bar, entertainment centre, and dining room. The all-inclusive culinary highlights include gourmet North American favourites and local specialties, fresh fruit, delicious deserts, wine service, tropical cocktails, rum drinks and local beer on tap.
The very spacious dive deck features two dive platforms and ladders, two fresh water rinse tanks and rinse hoses with hot and cold water by each dive ladder. Photographers will love the photo station with large work area and battery charging station. Two enclosed showers and a toilet are also conveniently located on the dive deck.
Water Sports and Aqua Cat understand that divers rely on the professionals in charge for their enjoyment and safety. That's why we have a top notch crew to meet your every need on board and under the water. With their gracious ways and outgoing attitudes, it's no surprise that the Aqua Cat has been rated #1 for BEST CREW by the readers of Scuba Diving magazine!
The rate for this trip is $2,395.
✔ All meals, snacks and beverages (except Friday night).
✔ All shore excursions and kayaking.
✔ All scuba diving (unlimited number of dives).
✔ Tanks & weights.
✔ Transfers to and from airport on Saturday.
✘ Airfare to Nassau, Bahamas.
✘ Port tax (US$90), fuel surcharge (US$90), park fee (US$10).
✘ Crew gratuity (15% recommended).
✘ Nitrox (US$150 for 1 week unlimited, highly recommended).
✘ Gear rentals (tanks and weights are included).
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*Per person, double occupancy.