Really enjoyed the crew - all very engaging and gregarious people who love what they're doing.

Celeste Sheppard

Experience Cat Ppalu

Dive Sites

By focusing on dive spots in the Exuma Cays – otherwise only accessible to liveaboards – we are able to bring you to a wide variety of experiences. Where else can you take a high-speed drift dive, explore a blue hole, reef, walls and wrecks in one trip? We pack in a total of up to 19 daytime and night dives.

Eco Adventures

Planning family or group vacations where there’s something for everyone can sometimes be challenging. Yes, we are primarily a dive vacation, however, we’ve designed our trips with water based adventure activities, plus shore excursions, too. Do as much or as little as they like.

On Board

Cat Ppalu is both a diving and sailing adventure. Our captain and crew are here to serve you by bringing you to the best dive sites, preparing meals, teaching you eco-adventure skills or answering questions. Should you like to help hoist the sail, we’d be happy to oblige.

 

Dive Sites

The Exuma Cays are where we drop anchor for our diving adventures. Because visitors to this part of the Bahamas are limited to dive liveaboards, you’ll find the marine life abundant and this area pristine. 

Many of our divers come for the rare chance to swim with the sharks. Still others are fascinated by the coral gardens, delicate fans or interesting colors and shapes of sponges.

Get ready to have up close and personal encounters with fish of all sizes from trevallies to Goliath grouper.

Bring your camera to snap a photo of an eel, a long-legged lobster or bashful crab.

The Bahamas are a special place. We believe that your group will log this as a trip of a lifetime filled with great memories.

Eco Adventures

Beyond 19 dives, we’ve got tons of fun planned – both on land and above the waterline.

Land ho:

  • Hiking in Exuma Land & Sea Park
  • Shelling on uninhabited cays
  • Taking guided nature tours
  • Discovering native sea and shorebirds, iguanas
  • Swimming with pigs
  • Hanging out or sunbathing on a secluded beach

Get wet:

  • Kayaking amid mangroves and near the shore
  • Paddleboarding – What’s SUP
  • Fishing for dinner

Ask our staff for assistance if you’re new to any of this recreational or sporting activities, we’ll be happy to introduce you to Water Fun 101.

Dining

Breakfast:  Scrambled Eggs, Sausage, Assorted Fruit, Toast and Bagels, Cereal and Yogurt

Morning Snack:  Fruit Platter

Lunch:  Sweet and Sour Pork, Chicken Stir-Fry, Potstickers, Rice, Mixed Salad

Afternoon Snack:  Cookies, Banana Bread

Dinner:  Chicken, Orzo, Creamy Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Mixed Salad, Bread

Dessert:  Sticky Toffee Pudding

Dive Equipment Rental

Cat Ppalu’s dive deck is where equipment is stored throughout your trip. 

Provided:

  • Dive tanks – 80s and 63s (limited supply) and weightbelts

Available for rent:

  • Regulator – $50.00 per week
  • Dive computer – $50.00 per week
  • Dive light (torch) – $30.00 per week
  • Wetsuit – full – 3mm – $35.00 per week
  • Buoyancy compensator – various sizes available – $50.00 per week

How it works:
The Trip Application form is where you’ll order rental dive equipment. Payment will be made on board. 

Dive Instruction

Our dive crew is here to help you. You can complete your certification course on board and/or advance your certification level with our instructor.

Available courses:

  • Open Water Checkouts – $60.00 ($15.00/dive)
  • Discover Scuba – $125.00
  • Advanced Open Water – $150.00
  • U/W (Underwater) Naturalist – $125.00
  • Deep Diver – $125.00
  • Night Diver – $125.00

Ask the instructor upon boarding if they have any other specialty courses they can offer you. 

How it works:
On the Trip Application, indicate if you’d like dive instruction. Pricing is detailed on the Dive Instruction page and payment is made while on the boat.