Ring in 2024 on a Liveaboard in the Bahamas!

      Nassau, The Bahamas

      Blue Planet Scuba
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      Dec 30, 2023 - Jan 6, 2024
      Group size: 9 - 20
      Ring in 2024 on a Liveaboard in the Bahamas!
      Nassau, The Bahamas

      Blue Planet Scuba
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      113 reviews

      Dec 30, 2023 - Jan 6, 2024
      Group size: 9 - 20

      About this trip

      What better way to start the new year than with some of the best diving in the Bahamas?! Join Blue Planet for an epic New Year's trip on the Aqua Cat. 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

      Experience exceptional scuba diving like no other place in the Atlantic Ocean or Caribbean. The variety of dive sites in the Exuma Cays is truly unique. Because it can only be reached on a dive liveaboard, this underwater world is pristine and filled with an abundance of colorful fish, macro-critters, corals, sponges, fans, lobster and  sharks. 

      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 Diving

      Minimum dive certification/experience:  Perfect for beginners and experienced divers. A great spot to complete your Advanced Open Water Diver and more. 

      The Aqua Cat offers a great variety of diving including passive 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. 

      The Aqua Cat

      The 102 ft liveaboard catamaran, Aqua Cat, offers luxury accommodations, a spacious main salon and an extremely smooth ride. The tri-level Aqua Cat offers 11 passenger cabins – some of the largest in the dive liveaboard world, a spacious dive deck, a main salon for dining and relaxing, a sundeck with a panoramic view, and an alfresco bar. The vessel cruises at a speed of 14-knots allowing us to travel quickly between dive sites while her 35-ft. beam ensures a smooth ride. The Aqua Cat provides divers a luxury experience, but with a comfortable and casual vibe. Plus Aqua Cat has been rated #1 by the readers of Scuba Diving magazine for BEST CREW! 


       You should plan to arrive in Nassau by December 30 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. 


      Interested in extending your trip? Let us know! 

      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 of $250 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
        Sharing a cabin on the main deck.
      • All meals and beverages
        Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily plus plenty of snacks.
      • Up to 26 dives
        All dives are from the yacht.
      • Daily shore excursions
        Hike, paddle, snorkel and visit the local wildlife.
      • Port fees
        $340 port fees
      • Flights
        International flights to Nassau
      • Ground transfers
        From the Nassau airport to the marina.
      • Scuba equipment
        Only tanks and weights included. Rental gear available
      • Tips
        Tips for the boat's excellent crew.
      • Dive Insurance
        All divers need to have their own policy. We recommend DAN.
      • Travel Insurance
        Highly, highly recommended!

      Available Packages

      Double Occupancy
      17 left

      Double occupancy in an air-conditioned main deck cabin with 1 king or queen bed or 2 twin beds and private en-suite bathroom. 

      Deposit: $1,000
      Double Occupancy in Cabin 11
      only 1 left

      Double occupancy in a smaller air-conditioned main deck cabin with 2 twin bunk beds, a private en-suite bathroom and a skylight instead of Ocean View windows. 

      Deposit: $1,000


      Arrival in Nassau

      Arrive in Nassau and head over to the marina. We will board the Aqua Cat at 6 PM and check in, have dinner, unpack, and receive an orientation and safety briefing. If you arrive early, kick back at the marina's bar and restaurant next to the boat.

      Your Organizer

      Blue Planet Scuba
      113 reviews
      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.


      Thank you so much to Jen and Ryan, plus the entire team at Scubaqua Dive Center, for working with me to complete my Advanced Open Water and a handful of other specialities. The accommodations at the Old Gin House were beautiful and the diving was spectacular - a wonderful array of reefs and wrecks. Statia is definitely on my list of places I'd love to dive again. Thanks again for everything!
      By Kristin D for Escape to St Eustatius on 20 Feb, 2023
      Hi Kristin, thank you so much for coming with us. We had an absolute blast. Keep up the fishy identification. There are always more fish to find! Try those stationary dives, too!
      By Blue Planet Scuba on 21 Feb, 2023
      Wonderful trip! Everyone at the dive shop in Belize was super nice. Met a lot of really wonderful people and hope to keep in touch with them. Really nice to have a trip that didn't require being out of office an entire week.
      By Elizabeth K for Weekend Getaway to Belize on 02 Feb, 2023
      We're thrilled to hear you had a great time on the trip, Elizabeth! And connected with a whole new group of dive buddies. We look forward to the next adventure with you!
      By Blue Planet Scuba on 02 Feb, 2023
      We had a wonderful trip! It was thoughtfully organized and well executed. The accommodations were great, the dive shop was really professional, and we ended up having perfect weather. We look forward to another Blue Planet trip in the future!
      By Alan W for Weekend Getaway to Belize on 27 Jan, 2023
      Thanks so much, Alan! We're so happy to hear you had a great time. We look forward to diving with you again in the future too!!
      By Blue Planet Scuba on 28 Jan, 2023
      I had an amazing time! Great people, awesome experience and most importantly I am a newly certified diver. Already booked the next trip with Blue Planet and counting down.
      By Marie T for Weekend Getaway to Belize on 24 Jan, 2023
      YAY!!! We're so glad you had a great time, Marie! And congratulations on completing your certification! We can't wait to dive with you again!
      By Blue Planet Scuba on 24 Jan, 2023
      This was a short, but densely packed trip. The trip was well organized, the leader did a good job communicating with everyone and organizing the various meetups. The dive shop selected was nice (not fantastic), and I thought the accommodations selected were very nice (above expectations). We stayed at a small hotel, so get togethers happened organically and were organized by the group as well. Really appreciated how travel arrangements and transfers were handled as well. I definitely plan to travel with this group again.
      By Adam H for Weekend Getaway to Belize on 21 Jan, 2023
      We're so happy to hear you enjoyed the trip, Adam! Thank you so much for your review. We can't wait to dive with you again!!
      By Blue Planet Scuba on 21 Jan, 2023
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