I have been on other liveaboards ... the crew was the best ever ... boat was superior to all others.
Designed with You in Mind
The Aqua Cat was specifically designed with scuba divers and adventure travelers in mind.
- 900-sq. ft. dive deck with individually assigned dive stations and storage
- Cabins with king, queen and twin beds and private baths
- Beds, bunks and pulldowns – flexibility for singles
- Main salon with dining/living room areas and an alfresco deck
- Upper deck with sundeck and bar
Non-divers can enjoy our land excursions and eco adventures as well as relax, read, and sunbathe. Do as much or as little as you like!
All diving is done right from the Aqua Cat
- The Sea Dog, a 28-foot jet drive boat – perfect for shore excursions and eco adventures
- 2 dinghies for diving safety
Meet Our Crew
Ron joined the fleet as a dive instructor back in the 80’s and worked his way up to Captain. When the Aqua Cat was commissioned in 2001, he earned his 200 ton license and moved up. He recently retired but fills in on occasion, especially when the weather back in Tennessee gets a little gnarly.
Manny started as a dive instructor on the Aqua Cat back in 2001 and earned his sea time and captain’s license. He spent a few years in the private yacht sector and recently returned to captain the Aqua Cat. He is from Chile and speaks multiple languages.
The First Mate
Jason offers eco adventures and excursions to our guests and pilots the Sea Dog, our 28′ launch. He hails from central Florida and enjoys his time off puttering about on his property and flying his lawn mower.
Ingrid was born in Normandy, France and moved to the Bahamas during the early parts of her childhood. Growing up in Grand Bahama, she cultivated her passion for diving among many other water sports. Ingrid decided to follow her passion and became a Dive Instructor working at a Dive Center in the Bahamas for several years and eventually joined the Aqua Cat team. Other than SCUBA diving, Ingrid also enjoys horse-riding, free-diving, and hiking. You may not believe it but being a professional Shark Feeder Ingrid faces sharks all the time but is TERRIFIED of cockroaches!
Oli grew up in several countries around the world due to his parents travels and jobs. Since living in the middle East as a young boy he has developed an ever growing passion for the underwater world, which inevitably led him to become a SCUBA diving instructor. Before joining the Aqua Cat team, Oli had previous experience working in Australia, Thailand, Mexico and Freeport in the Bahamas. He then decided to further his career in yachting and although he shows a keen interest in Cave Diving, you would never guess he is afraid for the DARK !
Yari, as she is known to everyone, comes from Panama and assists our chef with grace and speed. She loves to read and dance in her spare time. She loves to travel and has been all over the world.
Scotty was raised in Preston, Lancashire UK and holds a certificate in motor vehicle technician. He loves motorcycles, motor sports and is a gearhead. He enjoys traveling to new places, diving and cycling in his off time.
Charles join us from Jamaica and is a skilled engineer who keeps everything running in tip top shape! When not up to his elbows in grease, he enjoys writing poetry. He has traveled throughout Europe, the US and the Caribbean. He loves to sing reggae songs too!
Tom started as a dive instructor on the Aqua Cat way back when and worked his way up to captain on our Blackbeard’s fleet. He has since added engineer to his long list of accomplishments and returned to the Aqua Cat in this capacity. He has visited 6 of the 7 continents on Earth. One more to go!
Jesse is from Peru and joined the Aqua Cat team on day one! She started traveling after college and landed in the Bahamas after exploring South and Central America extensively. She is a foodie and loves anything with pasta, ceviche and Japanese food best. On her off time, you can find her playing volleyball on the beach!
Karina joins us from her homeland of Peru where she studied Psychology. She loves karaoke, reading, salsa dancing and her 2 dogs and cats. She has traveled extensively throughout South America but has settled in the Bahamas with her husband. You would never guess this, but at one time, she wanted to be a nun!
Kelly is from Peru and joined us as sous chef originally. She returned after receiving her culinary arts degree and has been the lead chef ever since. She loves to travel and explore new places.