My wife claims it was the ‘best vacation ever!’ … And she doesn’t even dive!

Tom Springer

Dive the Bahamas Aboard the Aqua Cat

The Bahamas Dive Experts

All Star Liveaboards has more than 40 years of experience in operating dive liveaboards in the Bahamas. We offer three different dive experiences with the Aqua Cat being our premier service. We are proud to offer the best of the Bahamas – diving in the Exuma Cays and, weather permitting, Eleuthera. Won’t you join us?

The Ultimate Liveboard

For those looking for a luxury dive adventure, Aqua Cat is the answer. Our full-service floating resort, comes complete with accommodations for couples, singles and groups, scuba diving, dive equipment rental and storage, meals, snacks, bar, water sports, eco-adventures and port nights. Our award-winning captain and crew are at your service. 

Highlights

Starting from: $2,095.00

  • Departs Nassau (NAS) on Saturdays to the Exuma Cays
  • 7 nights all inclusive
  • Up to 26 dives
  • Luxury accommodations with private baths
  • Shore excursions and airport transfers included

Experience exceptional scuba diving like no other place in the Atlantic Ocean or Caribbean. The variety of dive sites in the Exuma Cays is truly unique. Because it can only be reached on a dive liveaboard, this underwater world is pristine and filled with an abundance of colorful fish, macro-critters, corals, sponges, fans, lobster and  sharks.

In addition to swimming with the sharks, enjoy:

  • Passive shark feeding dives
  • Walls that begin as shallow as 40′
  • High speed drift dives through the cuts of the cays
  • Blue holes banked by patch reefs with huge schools of fish

What Divers Have to Say

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Dive Sites

  • Lost Blue Hole
  • Periwinkle Reef 
  • Amberjack Reef 
  • Austin Smith Wreck with Goliath Grouper
  • Cathedral 
  • Jeep Reef 
  • Pillar Wall 
  • Washing Machine, a favorite among divers
  • Tail Wall
  • Hole in the Wall
  • Jakes Hole 
  • Monolith

Eco Adventures

  • Snorkeling near mangroves and beaches
  • Feed native iguanas
  • SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding)
  • Hiking at Warderick Wells Park
  • Beachcombing for shells
  • Kayaking
  • Island Exploring
  • Snorkeling at wrecks and reefs

Shark Diving

Beyond the thrill of swimming with sharks in their native habitat, we offer a passive shark feed dive each week for our liveaboard guests. The feeds allow you to closely observe the behaviors of these magnificent apex predators. We have a site in the Exumas and another in Eleuthera area – so no matter the itinerary – you can watch this event and take photos.

The Vessel

The newest member of our Bahamas fleet is the 102-foot long scuba diving liveaboard. The tri-level Aqua Cat offers 11 passenger cabins – some of the largest in the dive live aboard world, a spacious dive deck, a main salon for dining and relaxing, a sundeck with a panoramic view, and an alfresco bar.

The vessel  cruises at a speed of 14-knots allowing us to travel quickly between dive sites, while her 35-ft. beam ensures a smooth ride. The Aqua Cat provides divers a luxury experience but with a comfortable and casual vibe. 

The Crew

Aqua Cat has been rated #1 by the readers of Scuba Diving magazine for BEST CREW!

We have found very few recreational activities where the guests rely so heavily on the professionals in charge for their enjoyment and safety above and below the waterline.

We understand how valuable vacation time is and why you need to get the most out of every day. For this reason we have assembled a top-notch team to meet your every need on board!

Experience the Aqua Cat Adventure

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FAQs

For flight planning, boarding is at 6:00pm on Saturday. We offer a welcome orientation, dinner and an important safety briefing immediately afterwards. It is important that you attend this informative meeting! Please plan your flights accordingly. If you are arriving earlier in the day, you may drop bags off at the boat prior to boarding. The Aqua Cat will depart Nassau early Sunday morning for the Exuma Cays – usually before 5:00am.

The Aqua Cat returns to Nassau the following Friday afternoon. Dinner ashore in Nassau is on your own Friday evening. All passengers must disembark on Saturday by 9:00am. You may leave your bags at the boat if you have a late afternoon flight and are welcome to use the showers and restroom on the dive deck.

On Saturdays only, we provide complimentary ground transfers to/from the Aqua Cat, docked at Hurricane Hole Marina on Paradise Island, and the Nassau International Airport. We have contracted with Mr. Wright of Island Escape Tours to provide this service. You will find him just outside the airport (by the railing). He will be holding a sign with the boat name on it. If you don’t see Mr. Wright immediately, ask anyone to point him out for you or you can reach him at 242.449.7862. Be sure to double check that you are on the right bus/van! No credit for missed transfers.

Yes, Caribbean reef sharks and nurse sharks frequent many of our sites. We normally offer 1 shark feed on each trip. This is the perfect time to see sharks up close and in action!

If you do not have your own equipment, we have “top of the line” buoyancy compensators (BCs), wetsuits, computers, dive lights and regulators with octopus and gauges available for rent. All rentals must be arranged prior to departure and can be ordered on your Trip Application.

Rental Rates

Regulator with octopus and gauges               $50
Buoyancy Compensator (BC)                          $50
3mm wetsuit                                                       $35
Dive computer                                                    $50
Mask, fins & snorkel                                          $35
Dive light                                                              $30

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