At the time of writing this Bahamas Aqua Cat Liveaboard Review, this Caribbean catamaran dive boat had a customer review rating of 9.2 out of 10 and was rated Superb by 32 verified reviews. The Bahamas Aqua Cat Liveaboard schedules year-round diving around the Bahamas Islands for scuba diver singles and solo divers and couples in double cabins.
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The Bahamas Aqua Cat Liveaboard is a 31 metre (102 feet) catamaran dive boat custom built for up to 30 scuba divers. With paid Nitrox onboard so you can extend your dive times. Meals cater for all dietary requirements. 11 en-suite aircon cabins for couples, singles and families.
Bahamas Aqua Cat Liveaboard overview
In this Bahamas Aqua Cat Liveaboard review I take a look at what this dive boat offers for scuba divers. In the above image you’ll notice there have been 32 verified customer reviews. This has resulted in an overall review rating of 9.2 out of 10 and 4.5 stars. That’s a good review by any one’s standards and a great start for any scuba diver.
Here’s an example customer review of the Bahamas Aqua Cat Liveaboard:
“Nicest live aboard I’ve been on by far!!!!! Great dive sites Awesome shore excursions The staff where soo fun to be around, kind and very attentive!!!!!” Recommended for: The staff, the boat, the food!!!!Bahamas Aqua Cat Liveaboard Review by Greg S from United States
Here is a list of what the Bahamas Aqua Cat Liveaboard offers to scuba divers and why you should choose this liveaboard to enjoy your Caribbean/Bahamas scuba diving trip.
Bahamas Aqua Cat Liveaboard Features Table
|Feature||Advantage to You|
|Flexible booking||You can book with confidence knowing that this liveaboard offers a free trip reschedule within 24 months if you are unable to travel due to Covid-19 related restrictions.|
|Paid nitrox available||Nitrox onboard means you'll benefit from the many advantages of nitrox diving, including extended bottom times. Especially important when you enjoy diving and you want to spend as long as possible underwater.|
|Nitrox Course||If you are not already Nitrox trained, you can take advantage of the onboard Nitrox course to benefit from Nitrox diving (an extra charge).|
|Dietary restrictions catered for||Relax knowing that whatever your dietary requirements, you can enjoy the food onboard, as the Bahamas Aqua Cat Liveaboard will cater for any specific dietary requirement you have.|
|En-suite cabins (All 6 cabins)||You benefit from your own private en-suite bathroom so you can shower and get ready in comfort.|
|Aircon cabins (All 6 cabins)||You benefit from being able to choose the temperature of your cabin for complete comfort and a good night’s sleep.|
|Scuba gear rental||The benefit to you is you can travel light and simply rent all your scuba equipment onboard.|
|Includes The Best of the Bahamas diving||You benefit from the best of the Bahamas diving, including Lost Blue Hole, Austin Smith Wreck, Cathedral, Blacktip Wall, Jeep Reef and The Washing Machine.|
|Sun deck||An advantage to those sun-lovers to relax and sun bathe between dives.|
|Leisure Deck||Relax and unwind on the leisure deck with the onboard jacuzzi/hot tub.|
|Separate Rinse for u/w Camera||Underwater photography enthusiasts benefit from being able to easily rinse down their underwater cameras.|
|Scuba diving courses||You benefit from being able to advance your diving skills with onboard scuba diving courses. These courses are an extra charge.|
|Available for charter||If you charter the Bahamas Aqua Cat Liveaboard you have more flexibility over the diving and diver numbers (subject to max. diver numbers).|
|Din adaptors||If you have DIN regulators you don't have to worry, as they have DIN to Yoke regulator adaptors onboard.|
|Family cabins||You can relax and enjoy a family scuba diving holiday.|
|Kayaks||Enjoy other activities in between dives, especially good for families with children to enjoy.|
What are the pros and cons of the Bahamas Aqua Cat Liveaboard?
As with any scuba diving holiday booking, there are always pros and cons to take into consideration. Let’s take a look at the Bahamas Aqua Cat Liveaboard pros and cons.
Pros of the Bahamas Aqua Cat Liveaboard
- Flexible booking terms.
- Lower budget cost Bahamas liveaboard.
- Paid nitrox is available so you benefit from longer dive times.
- The Bahamas Aqua Cat Liveaboard cost (see below) includes your drinking water, soft drinks, tea & coffee, full-board meal plan, snacks, diving package, extra dives, beach towels, cabin towels, complimentary toiletries and deck towels.
- Extra fun activities for in between dives include fishing, kayaks, land excursions, naturalist guide, stand up paddleboards and wakeboarding.
- Alcoholic beverages are included in your trip cost, which includes wine with dinner and welcome cocktails.
- 7 night diving package includes up to 26 dives in total.
- The meal package includes western and local food that caters for vegan and vegetarian meals and includes fine cuisine.
- Specific dietary requirements are catered for, but you need to add this when you book your trip.
- The Bahamas Aqua Cat liveaboard offers diving courses at an extra charge.
- Warm water outside showers to rinse after scuba diving and snorkeling.
- Cabins are all en-suite and have aircon.
Cons of the Bahamas Aqua Cat Liveaboard
- The Nitrox is paid for.
- Only 7-night trip itineraries to book.
- No WIFI and internet onboard.
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Why should you book the Bahamas Aqua Cat Liveaboard?
The Bahamas Aqua Cat is a custom-built dive boat that ‘s great for scuba divers. So if you’re not looking to scuba dive the Islands of the Bahamas, the Bahamas Aqua Cat is not for you.
You can scuba dive the Bahamas from a land-based resort. But the disadvantage of this is you won’t be able to dive as much as you can on a liveaboard dive boat. This is another reason to book the Bahamas Aqua Cat catamaran liveaboard for a scuba diving trip of a lifetime.
One dive site the Aqua Cat doesn’t dive is Tiger Beach to dive with tiger sharks. But if you would prefer to include this dive site in your itinerary, take a read of this article about the Bahamas Tiger Shark Liveaboards. But that doesn’t mean you won’t see tiger sharks on some of your dives.
Bahamas Aqua Cat Liveaboard cost
To book a trip on the Bahamas Aqua Cat Liveaboard, prices begin at £170 ($231/€190)* per person per day – cost right at the time of writing this article.
The cost of booking the Bahamas Aqua Cat isn’t the cheapest Caribbean liveaboard, but then it’s also not the most expensive either.
But it has been rated high on the luxury rating score on this article about luxury Caribbean diving liveaboards. If you want to book the cheapest or the most expensive liveaboards or look at other options, please take a read of this article that includes a Caribbean liveaboard comparison chart.
The Bahamas Aqua Cat liveaboard cost to book includes the following:
- Drinking water, tea & coffee and soft drinks.
- Alcoholic beverages and wine with dinner and welcome cocktails.
- Full-board meal plan, which includes specific dietary requirements (but this must be requested at the time of booking) and snacks.
- All your diving on the 7-night diving package includes up to 26 dives in total.
- Complimentary toiletries, cabin and deck towels.
- Extra activities in between dives include fishing, kayaks, land excursions, naturalist guide, stand up paddleboard and wakeboarding.
The Bahamas Aqua Cat liveaboard cost to book excludes the following:
- Dive Insurance.
- Travel Insurance.
- Port fees.
- Airport transfers.
- Hotel transfers.
- Optional gratuities.
- Scuba rental gear.
- Scuba diving courses, including the nitrox course.
- WIFI internet.
- Snorkel gear and snorkel guide.
- Private dive guide.
Bahamas Aqua Cat Liveaboard discount code
If you are searching for a Bahamas Aqua Cat Liveaboard discount code you are best to look out for the discounts Liveaboard.com offer on certain trips.
Also, take a read of this article about how to book a last minute Galapagos liveaboard cruise, as this shows you how the discounts show up when you come to book.
Table of Bahamas liveaboards
This list of Bahamas liveaboards is in descending customer rating order, followed by Scuba Diving Luxury Rating (SDE Lux Rating, see below), so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating and the best SDE lux rating will be at the top of the list. If you want to change the list order, use the “Sort by” dropdown below.
|Discover Liveaboard||Customer Review (Max 10)||SDE Lux Rating %||Flexible Booking||Dive Courses||Dietary Requirements||Nitrox||Gear Rental|
|Review Link: Cat Ppalu; Booking Link: Cat Ppalu||9.9||50%||YES||YES||YES||NO||YES|
|Review Link: MY Aqua Cat; Booking Link: MY Aqua Cat||9.3||81%||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review Link: Blackbeards Sea Explorer; Booking Link: Blackbeards Sea Explorer||9.3||48%||YES||NO||YES||NO||YES|
|Review Link: MV Bahamas Master; Booking Link: MV Bahamas Master||9.2||73%||YES||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review Link: Blackbeards Morning Star; Booking Link: Blackbeards Morning Star||9.1||52%||YES||YES||YES||NO||YES|
|Review Link: MV Bahamas Aggressor; Booking Link: MV Bahamas Aggressor||8.6||67%||NO||YES||YES||YES||YES|
|Review Link: Phoenix; Booking Link: Phoenix||0||60%||YES||YES||YES||NO||YES|
The Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rating (SDE Lux Rating) is explained on each liveaboard review when you click the “Discover Liveaboard” link, and is my own Liveaboard Luxury Rating I’ve assigned to all liveaboards. Choosing between liveaboards is helped by customer scores, and if you get stuck choosing between two or three liveaboards, where each one has a high customer score out of 10, you can use the SDE Luxury Rating to help narrow down your choice.
Think about it like using Booking.com when searching for the best hotel. Booking.com also use a customer score where each customer rates hotels out of 10. This is similar to the liveaboard customer rating, which is also rated out of 10. But let’s say you only like to stay in hotels rated 8 and above on Booking.com, but you also want the hotel to have WIFI or parking, or to have a swimming pool etc. The features each hotel has is usually secondary to the score out of 10.
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