Captain James and his crew were absolutely fabulous! Super helpful, kind, caring, funny, and will go the extra mile just to make sure you’re happy & comfortable!

Janie Zimmer

The Vessel

Perfect for small groups, families and friends, the sailing catamaran Cat Ppalu was designed to create a space you can all share and still have some privacy. Private cabins can accommodate up to 12 guests in four (4) double beds and four (4) twin beds.

  • Fully air-conditioned interior with six (6) private cabins
  • Two (2) electric heads (toilets) and freshwater showers for all to share, a sink and mirror in each cabin
  • Dining table seating for the entire party perfect for conversations and games
  • Dive stations on aft deck for easy entry and exit to the water
  • Forward trampoline area great for watching the scenery along the way and starlit dance parties
  • The Cat Ppalu is a schooner rigged sailing catamaran.

Our dinghy is for diving safety and transporting guests to and from the islands and cays.

Meet Our Crew

Tammy

        Captain/Engineer/Dive Instructor

Tamlyn hails from South Africa and is both PADI and SSI certified as an instructor. She loves diving, hockey, hiking and basically all sports! She studied literature in university and is fluent in Afrikaans and English.

 

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Jennifer

Jen

Engineer & Instructor 

Jen has been all around the world. Starting off in Australia on a pirate ship operating out at the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea. She continued to see the ocean around Indonesia and Thailand where she furthered her education in the diving industry. She ended up working in a resort in the Maldives and then the Bahamas for the past four years where she did her IDC staff instructor certification. She has been a shark feeder for years and also worked for a short time in Baja California Sur, Socorro Islands before she came back to join our crew in November 2021. She has been working on our sister ship the Aqua Cat for two years and wants to further her knowledge in engineering and captaining on our Cat Ppalu. Before joining the diving industry Jen worked as a roofer in her home country Germany and she has her yacht carpentry degree. She has a massive passion for taking underwater photos and videos. The closer she comes to a shark the better!

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Meet Our Crew

Mel

                                                           Chef

Melanie is half Peruvian and half-French. She lived in England for 6 years and during that time she worked in the Hospitality Industry while working on her degree in International Hospitality and Events Management. After that, she moved to Spain to become a Dive Master. She loves cooking, trying all kinds of new cuisines, travelling, photography, sports and of course diving.

She has traveled around Europe, Lebanon, Morrocco, USA. Mel used to be claustrophobic and terrified about deep water, but now she is a Dive Master and will lives on a boat! Never say never!

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danny

Danny

 Instructor

Daniel (or Danny) comes from Spain where he grew up and obtained his degree in Biology. After, he went to the Netherlands to complete a master’s in biotechnology. He then worked in a lab in the United Kingdom for 3 years. Realizing he missed living by the sea and diving too much, he decided that a change of life was needed. He went back to Spain to work in a dive center and volunteered in a coral repopulation project. Tired of being around Europe, he decided to go and live around America for a while. Daniel loves travelling and combining it with diving experiences, he has been all around Europe, Thailand, Iceland, Mexico, and the list goes on. When he has some free time, he likes doing extreme sports, fixing electronics, gaming, and learning new things about physics and the universe.

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