I have been on other liveaboards ... the crew was the best ever ... boat was superior to all others.

Clara Frisch

The Vessel

Aqua Cat's deck plan.

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
  • 11 large main deck cabins with king, queen and over-sized 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

Captain Ron McCaslin of the Bahamas dive liveaboard Aqua Cat

Ron

CAPTAIN

Joined the company in 1992 when Blackbeard’s was Miami based and completed more than 700 Gulf Stream crossings on scuba charters. Ron opted for a windshield when Aqua Cat was commissioned in 2001 and ran Nassau based Exuma charters for 18 years. Recently retired after 28 years with us, Ron fills in from time to time to have some fun in the Exumas. Ron has a chemistry degree from Texas A&M, holds a 1600 ton Master’s license from the U.S. Coast Guard and is an active 38 year scuba instructor with NAUI and PADI.

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Sam

Sam

CAPTAIN/ FIRST MATE

Sam started with the company as a dive instructor and worked his way up to captain of the Cat Ppalu.  He met his wife, Emma, and they married and moved back to land to start a family.  Sam returns as first mate on the Aqua Cat.  He enjoys spending time with his family, hiking with his daughter, eating healthy and working out.  

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Aqua Cat engineer Charles. The Aqua Cat is a Bahamas dive liveaboard.

charles

                              Engineer

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!

                                 

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Karl

DIVE INSTRUCTOR

Karl, AKA Trousers, hails from Sheffield, UK and was fortunate in growing up with parents who still travelled with backpacks and definitely gave him the travelling ‘bug’. After many trips with them, he started travelling on my his own at 17, spending a month in the Philippines. Since then, he has travelled in South East Asia, the Middle East, Europe, North Africa and the Americas, visiting many countries along the way – Bahamas is number 73. One of his life goals is to be able to join ‘Travelers’ Century Club’ (100+ countries visited). At 17 had to choose between going to university or pursuing football, having been offered a couple of contracts.

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Alex

Alex

DIVE INSTRUCTOR

Alex joins us from Derby, England and has his BSC in Marine Biology. His nickname is TinTin for his tiny eyes! He has currently travelled to almost 50 countries but has worked predominantly in Honduras, Cambodia and The Bahamas. The Bahamas has been his home for the past 4 years. TinTin could spend all day surrounded by Sharks but you will never find him walking through a field of cows.

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Lauro chef

lauro

                                  CHEF

Lauro joins us freom Queretaro, Mexico where he completed culinary school prior to traveling extensively thru Mexico, South American and the North Americas. He claims to be a nerdy guy who likes to play games and work puzzles with numbers that make you think. His favorite good is a good taco and mole sauce which you may see on board!


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DIHIANA

DIHIANA

                              STEWARD

Dihiana hails from Mexico. She has traveled all around Mexico, Canada and the USA since graduating from college with a degree in business. She enjoys photography, music and surfing and when she is home, her favorite pasttime is camping with friends. Her favorite color is green and she loves pasta!

 

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JONO

JONO

DIVE INSTRUCTOR

Jono joins us from Aarhus, Denmark and has his degree in mechanical engineering. He enjoys computers, anything to do with the ocean and exploring the world. He has been to 35 countries- and still counting! He loves telling pirate jokes. You would never guess that he is from Denmark based on his accent!

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Dive instructor Ingrid on the dive liveaboard Aqua Cat

Ingrid

                   DIVE INSTRUCTOR

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!   

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KIM

                            SOUS CHEF

Kimberly, known as Kim on board, hails from Caracas, Venezuela. She loves desserts, dogs, and nice perfume! She loves both sunrises and sunsets. When not working in the kitchen, she enjoys running, swimming and hiking wherever she may be.

 

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VEE

                   DIVE INSTRUCTOR

Veronica is originally from Kirkcaldy, Scotland but has been working and traveling the world lately. Vee, as she is known on board, completed her instructor course while in Tenerife. She has since earned her Master Captain license too. She enjoys kite surfing, video games, reading and any water related sports!

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SERAPHIN

                          Dive Instructor

Serafina hails from Veracruz, Mexico. He holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and loves riding motorcycles and chilling out with friends. He has traveled thru Canada and parts of the US prior to joining us in the Bahamas.

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We are always looking for eager and adventurous individuals to join our team!  Fill out the application using the link at the bottom of this page.                          

 

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