Notes: The dives offered on Cat Ppalu are unescorted. The instructor on board will give you a detailed briefing. A guide will be in the water for the check dive, first night dive, all drift dives and the shark feed! If required crew members can act as guides if available.
Dive experience: All Open Water-certified divers may join these Bahamas liveaboard trips.
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 12 divers to 1 DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, shore excursions, all taxes.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment rental (US$ 135 per week), dive computer (US$ 50 per week), dive insurance, port and park fees (2022: US$ 155, 2023: US$ 175 ) to be paid in advance, fuel surcharge (US$ 50 per week, payable in advance). 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 (US$ 18 per person per transfer), torch. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Nassau Harbour Club Marina on East Bay Street is the main departure port for Cat Ppalu. This is 30-40 minutes from 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.
Arrival/Boarding/Departure: You should aim to arrive Nassau either on Friday or on Saturday morning. Boarding at Nassau Harbour Club Marina is at 12:00 hrs on Saturday for an early afternoon departure to the site of the first dives. Return to port is on Thursday and you will dine on board in port. Check out is on Friday morning at 09:00 hrs. The crew can help you with transfers you to the airport or nearby hotels, if booked in advance. The last dive of the trip will be at around 14.00 hrs on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
For more information see our Bahamas travel information section.
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: See whole boat charter section below.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): 2021: (US$ 17,950 per week). Equivalent to: Pay for 10 guests and 2 additional person can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 12 guests).