Captain Manny 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 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

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

Meet Our Crew

James

Engineer/Dive Instructor

Born and raised in Chatham Ontario with my three sisters and brother. I moved to Toronto when I turned 19. There I spent nearly a decade playing music and occasionally touring as a drum technician. I met my wife Martyna who was an avid diver and she got me doing the same. Diving eventually took over my life and in June 2016 I got my PADI instructor certification. Two months later I started at Blackbeard’s and after four months on the sloops I moved to the Cat Ppalu.

Music is back to being my main hobby now that diving is part of my job. I like to spend my breaks back home in Toronto with my wife and band Chagall, who are all so patient with me being here. Martyna visits me often and has now started as a fill in Divemaster until she can commit to a full-time position.

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Martyna

Dive Instructor

Martyna is from Poland, but moved to Canada in 2011. She started diving at the age of 17 and has since worked her way up to PADI Staff Instructor and Equipment Technician. She enjoys diving shipwrecks and tech diving in the cool Canadian waters.

Martyna originally studied new media art but decided the pirate life was best for her. She loves cute kitties and rock and roll. She fears no mosh pit when catching a metal show with her husband and fellow pirate James.

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Dan

                     Chef

Chef Dan comes from Northern Ontario, Canada, and was born in Red Deer, Alberta. He grew up in a military family which allowed him to move to many different places within Canada. Dan loves traveling, playing all kinds of sports such as football, basketball and volleyball and pretty much anything outdoors. On his free time, he loves to snowmobile, ice fish, snowboard and hang out with friends and family around bonfires. He has always had a passion for being on the water. Dan has had many different jobs such as framing houses, working in the Canadian oil fields, instructing snowboarding and his all-time love, cooking in restaurants. Something people don’t know about Dan is that the Abba Gold soundtrack is his favorite to jam out to.

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Jenn

                       Cook

Affectionately known as Jenn on board, she hails from Ontario, Canada, where she earned her bachelor degree in Social Development Studies. She enjoys diving, freediving, hunting, fishing, and basically anything outdoors. She got hooked on diving when she was 8 while on vacation. She was certified alongside her dad when she was 14! Something nobody knows – she is a diehard Star Wars fan. May the force be with you.

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