Cat Ppalu Bahamas Caribbean Liveaboard Diving Review

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Liveaboard Quick Review The Cat Ppalu Liveaboard is a 20m (66f) Bahamas Caribbean diving safari boat for up to 12 guests accommodated across 6 cabins and 2 bathrooms. This Bahamas liveaboard has a customer review rating of 9.9 out of 10, is rated 'Exceptional', and scores 50% on the Scuba Diving Earth luxury rate.
Liveaboard Review Tips If you are looking for an exceptional Bahamas diving safari, an excellent choice is the Cat Ppalu diving liveaboard. Take a read of these 7 quick review tips about why you might like to book this Bahamas diving liveaboard boat, before fully immersing yourself into the detailed review below, which includes videos and customer reviews:
1. Customer Rating The Cat Ppalu liveaboard has a customer review rating of 9.9 out of 10.
2. Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rating Summary Diver Benefits: 67%, Liveaboard Design: 44%, Cabin Luxury: 43%, Onboard Comfort: 14%, Food Luxury: 64%, Drink Luxury: 56%. This makes an average Total Lux Rating of 50% (see below under "Liveaboard Luxury Features Review" for more details).
3. Cost Per Day The Caribbean Cat Ppalu Liveaboard costs from £196 per day ($261/€235)* .
4. Pros A quick list of the main pros of the Cat Ppalu Liveaboard include: aircon cabins, available for charter, caters for dietary requirements, flexible booking, diving courses, scuba gear rental.
5. Cons A quick list of the main cons of the Cat Ppalu Liveaboard include: no Ensuite Cabins, no internet, no nitrox.
6. Liveaboard Capacity The Cat Ppalu liveaboard is 20 metres (66 feet) long, has 6 cabins and 2 bathrooms, which means it can accommodate up to 12 guests/divers.
7. Booking Itineraries The booking itineraries for the Cat Ppalu Liveaboard include: 7 Days/6 Nights. (But it's worth checking if more diving itineraries have been added or you can book by click here: Cat Ppalu).
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* Note The above cost per day was correct at the time of producing this article. Also, the exchange rate used for GBP to USD is 1.33 and for GBP to Euro is 1.2. For an up-to-date cost for the Cat Ppalu Liveaboard, please visit this link: Cat Ppalu.
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    Liveaboard Review Highlights

    Diving Liveaboard Review Bahamas Cat Ppalu Caribbean liveaboard review in detail.
    Liveaboard Video Highlight
    Video Title Cat Ppalu November 2019 - trip to the Exuma Cays in the Bahamas
    Flexible Booking This liveaboard has flexible booking terms, which means you can book with confidence knowing that this dive boat offers a free trip reschedule within 24 months if you are unable to travel due to Covid19 related restrictions (T & Cs apply).
    Nitrox Diving This liveaboard does not have nitrox available.
    Dietary Requirements Catered For The onboard chefs will cater for any specific dietary requirement you have. This means you can relax in the knowledge that you can enjoy the food onboard this liveaboard. (You are advised to add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form, and to limit any requests to religious beliefs or food allergies).
    Diving Courses This liveaboard offers diving courses, which means you benefit from being able to advance your diving skills. These training courses are an extra charge.
    Scuba Gear Rental You can rent scuba gear on this dive boat so you benefit from being able travel light and simply rent all your scuba equipment once onboard.
    Internet There is no internet available on this liveaboard.
    Ensuite Cabins This liveaboard does not have ensuite cabins, which means you have to share facilities.
    Aircon Cabins Each cabin has air-conditioning, which means you can choose your own cabin temperature for personal comfort and a good nights sleep.
    Private Charter This liveaboard is available for private charter. If you charter this dive boat you have more flexibility over the choice of dive sites, type of diving and diver numbers (Subject to the maximum number of guests onboard - see below).
    DIN Adapters If you have DIN regulators do not worry as this liveaboard has DIN to Yoke regulator adaptors onboard.
    Relaxing between dives
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    Liveaboard Luxury Features Review

    Liveaboard Luxury Features The 'Liveaboard Luxury Rating' concept is to help you choose the right diving liveaboard for your Bahamas dive trip. This means you can compare this liveaboard with other liveaboards on a like-for-like basis, and makes choosing the right liveaboard much easier. The maximum rating for any liveaboard is 100%, and this rating is split between the features listed below. When choosing your liveaboard trip, I suggest you don't just consider the total 'Luxury Rating' in isolation, which for the Cat Ppalu is 50%, I recommend you also review each of the features the Caribbean Cat Ppalu liveaboard has or doesn't have that are important to you.
    SDE Luxury Rating Total (Max 52) 50% total Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rate (Lux Rate); The Cat Ppalu Liveaboard has 26 out of a total of 52 (i.e. 50%) possible benefits and features. This total percentage is an average of the following benefits and features:
    Diver Benefits (Max 9) 67% Diver Benefits Lux Rate; The Cat Ppalu liveaboard has 6 out of 9 (i.e. 67%) 'Diver Benefits': DIN Adapters: YES; Dive Courses: YES; Dive Deck: YES: Gear Rental: YES; Nitrox Onboard: NO; Private Dive Guide: YES; Rinse Hoses: YES; Shaded Dive Area: NO; Tenders For Diving: NO.
    Liveaboard Design (Max 9) 44% Liveaboard Design Lux Rate; The Cat Ppalu liveaboard has 4 out of 9 (i.e. 44%) 'Boat Design Features': Airconditioned Saloon: YES; Charging Stations: NO; Custom Built For Diving: NO; Indoor Saloon: YES; Leisure Deck: NO; Observation Deck: NO; Outside Showers: YES; Sun Deck: YES; Warm Showers: NO.
    Cabin Luxury (Max 7) 43% Cabin Lux Rate; The Cat Ppalu liveaboard has 3 out of 7 (i.e. 43%) 'Cabin Features': Air-Conditioned Cabins: YES; Cabin Balconies: NO; Daily Housekeeping: NO; Ensuite cabins: NO; Non-smoking Cabins: YES; Seaview cabins available: YES; TV In Cabin: NO.
    Onboard Comfort (Max 7) 14% Onboard Comfort Lux Rate; The Cat Ppalu liveaboard has 1 out of 7 (i.e. 14%) 'Onboard Comfort' features: Beach Towels: NO, Cabin Towels: YES; Complimentary Toiletries: NO; Deck Towels: NO; Internet: NO; Laundry Service: NO; Nearly 1 to 1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio: NO.
    Food Luxury (Max 11) 64% Food Lux Rate; The Cat Ppalu liveaboard has 7 out of 11 (i.e. 64%) 'Food Features': BBQ Area: NO; Beach BBQ: NO; Buffet Style: YES; Dietary Requirements Catered For: YES; Fine Cuisine: NO; Local Food: YES; Outdoor Dining: NO; Snacks All Day: YES; Vegan Options: YES; Vegetarian Options: YES; Western Style Food: YES; (Meal options include: Full-board Option).
    Drink Luxury (Max 9) 56% Drink Lux Rate; The Cat Ppalu liveaboard has 5 out of 9 (i.e. 56%) 'Drink Features': Bar: NO; Beer Available: YES; Drinking Water: YES; Fine Wines: NO; Free Soft Drinks: YES; Free Wine With Dinner: NO; Soft Drinks: YES; Tea And Coffee: YES; Wine Available: NO.
    Example of Cabins
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    Customer Reviews of Liveaboard

    Customer Reviews The Cat Ppalu liveaboard customer reviews listed here have been chosen for you to get a feel for the scuba diving experience you'll get.
    Customer Review

    The best crew, Diving, food and experience all rolled into one. Double washing machine dives, 100 sharks at the blue hole, amazing crew, outstanding food cooked by Tibo. James working the weather and putting us on great dive sites. Martyna keeping the A/C and the boat working. Chelle guiding our dives and pointing out things we missed. Couldn’t have asked for a better trip.” Recommended for: Dive sites, crew, food.

    Customer Review By Nick R, from: United States scored the Cat Ppalu 10 out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: Cat Ppalu.
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    Best memories ever made! Snorkeling in the cave, paddle boarding through the mangroves, watching my daughter learn to scuba, arriving to amazing private beaches everyday, the FOOD, sitting on the front of the boat with friends and family watching sunsets every night.” Recommended for: The places we saw. The crew, they made everything was so easy. Every day was full of new fun things.

    Customer Review By Nicole W, from: Mauritania scored the Cat Ppalu 10 out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: Cat Ppalu.

    Liveaboard Itinerary

    Itinerary and videos The itineraries below for the Cat Ppalu liveaboard don't necessarily tie in with the videos directly below the itinerary heading. The itineraries are examples of dive trips offered by this liveaboard, and the videos are examples of videos taken when diving from the Cat Ppalu dive boat.
    Itinerary Option 1 Dive the Bahamas (Nassau - Nassau)
    Itinerary Option 1 Detail
    Itinerary 1 Title Action Sports and Travel - Cat Ppalu Bahamas Liveaboard
    Itinerary Option 2 Charter only - Dive the Bahamas (Nassau - Nassau)
    Itinerary Option 2 Detail
    Itinerary 2 Video
    Itinerary 2 Title Bahamas Live Aboard 'Cat Ppalu' Scuba Diving
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    Dives and Scuba Diver Experience

    Number of Dives On Trip You will be able to dive up to 19 times in total on the Cat Ppalu liveaboard diving trips. The number of times you dive will depend on the itinerary you select.
    Your Diver Certification Level If you choose the Cat Ppalu liveaboard for your scuba diving trip to The Bahamas, make sure you select the right itinerary for your diver certification level. Different itineraries include the following alternative PADI certification levels (or equivalent): Open Water Diver: YES; Advanced Open Water Diver: NO.
    Your Logged Dives When choosing the Cat Ppalu liveaboard for your dive trip to Bahamas, make sure you select the right itinerary for how many logged dives you've done. Itineraries on the Cat Ppalu liveaboard include the following alternatives: No minimum logged dives: YES; 10 logged dives: YES; 20 logged dives: NO; 30 logged dives: NO; 40 logged dives: NO; 50 logged dives or more: NO.
    Your Diver experience If you choose the Cat Ppalu liveaboard for your dive trip to Bahamas, make sure you select the right itinerary for your level of diver experience. Itineraries on the Cat Ppalu liveaboard include the following alternatives: Beginner/Novice (up to 9 logged dives): YES; Advanced Beginner (10-19 dives): YES; Intermediate Diver (20 to 29 logged dives): NO; Advanced Intermediate (30 to 39 logged dives): NO; Proficient Diver (40 to 49 logged dives): NO; Advanced Diver (more than 50 logged dives): NO.
    Type of Diving The type of diving experienced from the Cat Ppalu Liveaboard includes: Coral Gardens, Deep Dives, Drift Diving, Marine Life, Night Dives, Wall Diving, Warm Water Diving, Wreck Diving, Swim-Through's and Caverns.
    Underwater Scooters Onboard Underwater scooters onboard: NO.

    Marine Life Reviewed

    Marine Life Species You may see the following marine life when scuba diving from the Cat Ppalu Liveaboard in the Bahamas:
    Sharks You may see the following sharks species: Blacktip Reef Sharks, Bull Sharks, Caribbean Reef Shark, Great Hammerhead Sharks, Lemon Sharks, Nurse Sharks, Oceanic Whitetip Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Whale Sharks.
    Ray Species You may see the following rays species: Manta Rays, Spotted Eagle Rays, Sting Rays.
    Fish Species You may also see the following fish species: Barracudas, Clownfish (Anemonefish), Frogfish, Flounder, Garden Eels, Giant (Great) Barracuda, Glassfish, Groupers, Lionfish, Marlin, Moray Eels, Parrot Fish, Porcupine Fish, Reef Fish, Sea Horses, Trigger Fish, Yellowfin Tuna
    Other Marine Life Species You may also see the following marine life: Barrel Sponges, Crabs, Hard Corals, Jellyfish, Lobsters, Mantis Shrimp, Octopus, Soft Corals, Squid, Starfish, Turtles.
    Marine Mammal Species You might encounter the following mammals: Beaked Whales, Dolphins, Manatees, Pilot Whales, Sperm Whales.
    Marine Life Video
    Video Title The Incredible Marine Life of The Bahamas
    Another Marine Life Video
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    Liveaboard Cost and Booking

    Included In The Price The price of booking the Cat Ppalu liveaboard includes: Alcoholic Beverages, Cabin Towels, Diving Package, Drinking Water, Fishing, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Kayaks, Land Excursions, Snacks, Soft Drinks, Stand-up Paddle Boards, Tea & Coffee.
    Paid For Optional Extras The following are optional extras when you book the Cat Ppalu liveaboard: Airport Transfer, Gratuities, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses.
    Paid For Required Extras The following are required extras when you book the Cat Ppalu liveaboard: Port Fees.

    Boat Capacity

    Boat Length 20 metres (66 feet).
    Maximum Guests 12
    Cabins and Bathrooms The Cat Ppalu dive boat has 6 cabins and 2 bathrooms.
    Cabin Types The Cat Ppalu has the following cabin types: double cabins, twin cabins.
    Family cabins onboard Family cabins onboard: NO.

    Advanced Divers

    Advanced Diver Benefits (Max 3) The Cat Ppalu liveaboard has 0 out of 3 (i.e. 0%) 'Advanced Diver Benefits', which include: Rebreather Support: NO; Sidemount Diving NO; Tech Diving: NO.

    Underwater Photographers

    Underwater Photographer Benefits (Max 3) The Cat Ppalu liveaboard has 1 out of 3 (i.e. 33%) 'Underwater Photographer Benefits', which include: Camera Room: NO; Camera Station: NO; Separate Rinse For U/W Cameras: YES.

    Non-Diver Activities

    Non-Diving Activities (Max 17) The Cat Ppalu liveaboard has 6 out of 17 (i.e. 35%) 'Non-Diving Activities', which include: Fishing: YES; Glass Bottom Boat: NO; Jacuzzi/Hot Tub: NO; Jet Skiing: NO; Kayaks: YES; Land Excursions: YES; Massage: NO; Naturalist Itineraries: [naturalist_Itineraries]; Naturalist Guide: NO; Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly: YES, Sauna: NO; Snorkel Equipment: YES; Spa: NO; Stand Up Paddle Boards: YES; Wakeboarding: NO; Water Skiing: NO; Yoga: NO.
    Onboard Entertainment (Max 2) The Cat Ppalu liveaboard has 0 out of 2 (i.e. 0%) 'Entertainment Features': Audio And Entertainment: NO; Library: NO.

    Traveller Benefits

    Travel Benefits (Max 6) The Cat Ppalu liveaboard has 3 out of 6 (i.e. 50%) 'Traveller Benefits', which include: Airport Transfer: YES; Available For Charter: YES, Budget Friendly: NO, Dedicated Local & International Crew: YES; Hotel Transfer: NO; Welcome Cocktails; NO.
    Languages Spoken Onboard The crew onboard the Cat Ppalu liveaboard are able to speak the following languages: English.

    Liveaboard Summary

    Conclusion The Cat Ppalu Caribbean liveaboard has a customer review rating of 9.9, is rated 'Exceptional', and scores 50% on the Scuba Diving Earth luxury rate. This Bahamas liveaboard is a 20 metre (66 feet) dive boat for up to 12 guests across 6 cabins (inc. double cabins, twin cabins), and has 2 bathrooms. The Cat Ppalu Liveaboard has aircon cabins, available for charter, caters for dietary requirements, flexible booking, diving courses, scuba gear rental. To book: Cat Ppalu Liveaboard prices start at £196 per day ($261/€235)*.
    More Information To discover more about the Cat Ppalu diving liveaboard or to check availability for your dive trip to Bahamas you can do this here: Cat Ppalu. But if you want to compare this Bahamas liveaboard with one of the other liveaboards from Bahamas, please take a look at the table below. If you are only interested in Bahamas liveaboards, select "Country" from the list of searchable options from first dropdown menu and type "Bahamas" in the search box:
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    * Note The above cost per day was correct at the time of producing this article. Also, the exchange rate used for GBP to USD is 1.33 and for GBP to Euro is 1.2. For an up-to-date cost for the Cat Ppalu Liveaboard, please visit this link: Cat Ppalu.

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    Cat Ppalu Bahamas Caribbean Liveaboard Diving Review

    Article written by Russell Bowyer who has been a scuba diver since diving on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia in 1989. After his first dive he trained as a BSAC diver in the UK. He attained his Diver Leader certification with BSAC. He then went on to become a scuba diving instructor, teaching others how to dive and was voted as Diving Officer and Treasurer for the Saffron Walden BSAC club too. Russell has dived all over the world, including the UK, on liveaboards in the Red Sea, the Caribbean, South Africa and the USA. Russell is experienced in all dive types, including drift diving, deep dives that involved decompression stops and recreational dives too.

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