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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Alex

Alex

        Captain/Engineer/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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Benny

                                          Engineer/Dive Instructor

Benny Joins us from the Pacific Northwest where he saturated his brain for 4 years on an applied physics degree before becoming a scuba instructor, and running a dive center in California. The Best Worst decision of his life. On a trip on one of our mighty sailing vessels, he decided to abandon land and extend his vacation, becoming part of the Pirate Crew. Who needs a flight home when you can stay another week? After spending his spare time over the past ten years breaking and attempting to fix cars and motorcycles, he decided boats would be a nice change of pace. Tinkering at sea is his new favorite thing to do above the teal blue waters of the Bahamas. Fun fact about Benny: he is actually a qualified physicist. His specialty is Graphene field effect transistors. He was the best at making them go boom. Hence Engineering!

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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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