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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84 reviews

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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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$2,695
Deposit: $500
Double occupancy, Cabin 11 skylight
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$2,095
Deposit: $500
Triple occupancy, Ocean View cabin
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$2,295
Deposit: $500
Quad occupancy, Ocean View cabin
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$2,095
Deposit: $500
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Blue Planet is a different kind of scuba diving organization — aimed at providing the best education and experiences to divers in the Washington, DC area and beyond, while harnessing the excitement and adventure of scuba diving to help protect our fragile oceans.

Reviews

Fantastic trip, amazing diving at a lovely resort with experienced dive masters and crew, attentive staff and great food. Jonas and Heather provided excellent support. I did 34 dives, including five night dives and two trips to Apo Island. Saw astonishing critters, including blue ring octopus, wonderpus, minuscule frog fish, sea turtles, nudibranchs of every color, a large pufferfish trapped inside an anemone, mating mandarin fish, so much.
By yvonne t for Philippines: Critter Diving in Paradise on 18 Jun, 2022
Thanks so much, Yvonne! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the trip. It truly is critter paradise, isn't it?!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 21 Jun, 2022
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Another amazing trip with Blue Planet! Heather & Jonas were great at coordinating pre-travel logistics. Atlantis Resort was amazing and the staff were accommodating to all of our needs. This was my first time muck diving and our dive master Junar help us spot all of the tiny sea critters. I was amazed at the diversity of coral and sea life both in Dumaguete and on our Apo Island day trips. Looking forward to my next Blue Planet adventure!
By Meryl G for Philippines: Critter Diving in Paradise on 16 Jun, 2022
Yay! We're so glad you enjoyed the trip, Meryl! It's such a unique destination. It was a pleasure diving with you as always. Can't wait until the next trip!!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 16 Jun, 2022
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The trip to Atlantis Dive Resort in the Philippines with Blue Planet was outstanding thanks to Heather, Jonas and the wonderful folks at Atlantis. It's a lovely place. Great diving, critters, food and fellow travelers. Travel and trip details were managed seamlessly taking the stress out of travel in challenging times. No small feat. Thanks!
By Kristy K for Philippines: Critter Diving in Paradise on 09 Jun, 2022
Thank you so much, Kristy! We're so glad you enjoyed Atlantis as much as we do, We're looking forward to our next trip with you!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 09 Jun, 2022
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JW
The trip was amazing! Heather and Jonas outdid theirselves as usual.
By Joe W for Philippines: Critter Diving in Paradise on 09 Jun, 2022
Thanks, Joe! We're so glad you could join us for such an epic trip. Can't wait for the next adventure with you!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 09 Jun, 2022
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JG
Jen and Ryan were the utmost hosts of this trip. The diving, camaraderie, and organization was great! I even extended a couple extra days so I could ferry over to Saba and try the diving over there.
By Joseph G for Weekend Getaway to St Maarten on 24 May, 2022
We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the trip, Joe! So glad you could make it!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 09 Jun, 2022
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