Ring in 2019 on the Aqua Cat Liveaboard

Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas

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Dec 29, 2018 - Jan 5, 2019
Group size: 20 - 28
Ring in 2019 on the Aqua Cat Liveaboard
Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas

Blue Planet Scuba
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51 reviews

Dec 29, 2018 - Jan 5, 2019
Group size: 20 - 28

About this trip

7 nights onboard the Aqua Cat + up to 5 dives per day


Join Blue Planet for the best diving in the Bahamas! This is the ultimate escape aboard your own private luxury yacht. Imagine sinking your toes into sugar sand, snorkeling or diving among the sharks and sting rays, or hiking the trails of pirates and bootleggers of years gone by. No crowds, no set itineraries, nothing to do but sit back, relax and choose from an incredible variety of activities including scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, sunbathing, and island exploring.

The Exumas

You will cruise from Nassau, Bahamas to the remote islands of the Exumas, and especially the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, the most pristine area in all the Bahamas. For over 30 years, much of the northern Exumas has been a National Underwater Park with no fishing, spearfishing or collecting allowed. Because of these laws there are miles and miles of undersea gardens.

The variety of dive sites in the Exuma Cays is truly unique and offer opportunities not available elsewhere and they can on be reached on a liveaboard. Each week we offer a great variety of diving including thrilling shark feeding dives, walls that begin as shallow as 40′ and slope over the edge where large pelagics are frequently seen, exhilarating high speed drift dives through the cuts of the cays, blue holes which are banked by patch reefs with huge schools of fish as well as other wonderful sites. You can enjoy up to 26 dives per week and will leave with a log book full of new memories and wonderful sightings.

Great for non-divers too!

For those who wish to do more than blow bubbles, eco-adventures are offered daily. There is a 28’ jet boat available to take guests to deserted islands for hours of beach combing, relaxing, and hiking trails. Kayaks, SUPS and snorkel boards are all available onboard! Unique experiences indigenous to the Bahamas are also offered – meet the endangered iguanas of Allen’s Cay, swim with pigs at Major’s Cay, watch the rare tropic seabirds nest at Camp Driftwood to name just a few of the activities you can enjoy on the Aqua Cat! All this makes the Aqua Cat perfect for your non-diving partners and family members to join you on your special diving adventure!

The Aqua Cat

The 102 ft liveaboard catamaran, Aqua Cat, offers luxury accommodations, a spacious main salon and an extremely smooth ride. Her ability to cruise at a speed of 14-knots will get you to dive sites quickly while her 35-ft beam will ensure a smooth ride. The eleven passenger cabins are some of the largest of any liveaboard in the world.Three levels of living space, private over-sized cabins with ocean view windows and full en-suite amenities make living on board feel like you are on your own floating bed and breakfast! The dive deck is over 900 square feet and there is ample room for everyone. The gourmet chef will have you salivating! The professional crew of 10 will see to all your needs on board.

Travel

You should plan to arrive in Nassau by December 29 since boarding is at 6 pm on Saturday. There will be a welcome briefing, dinner and an important safety briefing immediately afterwards. If you are arriving earlier, you may drop bags off at the boat prior to 6:00 PM. The Aqua Cat returns to Nassau Friday afternoon. You will be responsible for dinner ashore Friday evening. We require that you disembark Saturday by 9:00 AM. You may leave your bags at the boat if you have a late afternoon flight. 

Cancellation Policy

Upon cancellation of a reservation for any reason, the refund of the deposit and payments made or due will be contingent upon Blue Planet reselling the participant's reservation. Any refund may also be subject to a cancellation fee and payment of any non-refundable fees imposed by the tour company, dive operator or any other contractor associated with the trip. 


Dive accident insurance is required for all divers on this trip. We strongly recommend travel insurance to protect your vacation investment. Contact us if you need more information. 

What’s included

  • 7 nights accommodations
    Ocean View cabins, double occupancy unless otherwise noted
  • Up to 5 dives a day
  • All meals and beverages
  • Airport transfers
    Round trip transfers from Nassau airport
  • Port fees ($210)
  • Enriched Air/Nitrox
    for Nitrox certified divers
  • Flights
    international flights to Nassau
  • Scuba equipment
    Only tanks and weights included; rental gear available
  • Tips
    Tips for the boat's excellent crew

Available Packages

Double occupancy, Ocean View cabin
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$2695
Deposit: $500
Double occupancy, Cabin 11 skylight
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$2095
Deposit: $500
Triple occupancy, Ocean View cabin
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$2295
Deposit: $500
Quad occupancy, Ocean View cabin
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$2095
Deposit: $500

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Amazing diving albeit chilly at times as expected. Guides knew exactly where to go and were extremely adept at spotting wildlife. Service was wonderful and organization was impeccable. Definitely a successful bucket-list dive trip. We’d highly recommend it to any keen and experienced divers.
By Martin W for Explore the Galapagos on 27 Mar, 2021
Thank you so much for the review, Martin! We are so glad you enjoyed the trip and decided to check this one off your bucket-list with us. We hope to see you underwater again sometime soon!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 27 Mar, 2021
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An absolutely amazing archipelago like no other in the world, both top side and under water. Words and pictures will never do justice to this incredible bucket list destination. Heather and Jonas were fantastic leaders; caring, knowldegeable, always up beat, always thinking ahead, always putting the guests priorities ahead of their own...could not ask for more. Aggressor personnel were top notch. Overall an incredible experience from A to Z.
By David E for Explore the Galapagos on 23 Mar, 2021
We are so happy you enjoyed the trip, David! On top of all of the incredible marine life we were able to see, it was fantastic to learn more about the islands' volcanic origins from you. We feel incredibly lucky that you joined us! :-) We can't wait to dive with you again!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 27 Mar, 2021
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This is my third Blue Planet trip, and I look forward to many more. Traveling during Covid involves changing restrictions and requirements- Blue Planet kept us updated and helped us manage our anxiety. The resort and dive operator were incredible. This is a regular feature of Blue Planet trips.
By Andy M for St Lucia! February 2021 on 01 Mar, 2021
Thank you, Andy! We're thrilled you enjoyed the trip despite the challenges getting there. We can't wait until our next trip together!!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 01 Mar, 2021
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COVID-safe responsible travel is now possible and quite enjoyable! Blue Planet guided us through the enhanced testing, paperwork, and travel restrictions that protect both travelers and hosts, allowing us to support island communities and dive spectacular reefs. I have been reluctant to travel since March 2020 but as we all enter the “new normal” of covid and economic recovery, I am pleased to experience and highly recommend *responsible travel done safely* with Blue Planet.
By Heidi K for St Lucia! February 2021 on 22 Feb, 2021
We are so happy you could join us, Heidi! We are thrilled that everyone felt safe and enjoyed the trip. We're looking forward to many more dive adventures with you in the future!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 23 Feb, 2021
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Well organized, including from a CV19 safety perspective. Fun! I wasn't getting certified, but we had loads of wonderful dives. Turtles, Sharks, Scorpion Fish, all the tropicals, a wreck. It was wonderful to be diving again and have such splendid camaraderie after so many months of being dry at home. Plus, the Cenotes were breathtaking.
By Ren G for Certification Weekend in Mexico on 29 Jan, 2021
Hi Ren! We are so glad you had a wonderful time. It is always a pleasure to have you join us on trips. We are also incredibly happy that you felt safe and were very comfortable with our Covid-19 safety protocols. We hope to see you underwater again soon!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 30 Jan, 2021
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