Notes: On Aqua Cat, divers are free to plan their own dives in buddy pairs or more. There will always be at least 1 guide in the water on each dive.
Dive experience: All Open Water-certified divers may join these Bahamas liveaboard trips. Open Water Diver students are also welcome, and introduction/try dives are available.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, alcoholic drinks, dives (as detailed in the safaris above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (max 15 divers to 1 DM), tanks (including some 15 liter tanks), weights and weightbelts, shore excursions, transfer to the boat from the airport on scheduled departure days, all taxes.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment rental (US$ 160 per week), dive computer (US$ 50 per week), diving insurance, port and park fees (US$ 245) to be paid in advance, fuel surcharge (US$ 100 per week, payable in advance), restaurant meal on final evening. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).
Optional extras: Transfers to the boat from the airport/hotel/port other than described above (US$ 18 per person per transfer), alcoholic drinks, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 150 per person per cruise), torch. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Elizabeth on Bay Marina in downtown Nassau is the main departure port for the Aqua Cat, which is nearby Nassau International Airport. Return flights from Nassau/Freeport to the USA are treated as domestic flights, which makes life easier for your onward journey as you can make "domestic" rather than "international" connections. For more information see our Bahamas travel information section.
Arrival/Boarding/Departure: You should aim to arrive Nassau/Freeport on Saturday. Boarding the Aqua Cat is at 18:00 hrs on Saturday for an early morning departure to the site of the first dives on Sunday morning. Return to port is after lunch on Friday afternoon. Occasional trips start/end at in Georgetown at the Exuma Docking Services marina. Dinner will be in a restaurant on land on Friday evening. Check-out at 09:00 hrs on Saturday morning. The crew will transfer you to the airport or nearby hotels. The last dive of the trip will be at around 12.00 noon on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: There is no discount for non-divers.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travelers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 65% of the normal published price for a double bed cabin.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 8 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise in an Oceanview cabin quad share free of charge (total 9+ guests). Pay for 16 guests and 2 additional people can join the cruise in an Oceanview cabin quad share free of charge (total 18+ guests). Pay for 24 guests and 3 additional people can join the cruise in an Oceanview cabin quad share free of charge (total 27+ guests).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 27 guests and 3 additional people can join the cruise in an Oceanview cabin quad share free of charge.
Operator website: All Star Liveaboards