Scuba Travel Holiday Details | TRP 41689

Holiday Reference: TRP 41689

Holiday information

  • Ever popular liveaboard scuba diving & snorkeling in the Bahamas
  • Hugely experienced crew
  • Gourmet cuisine on board
  • Alfresco deck with hammock and BBQ grill
  • You have 7 nights in an ocean view double (twin/double) - triple and quad cabin available for a reduced cost. Full board includes meals, snacks, all soft drinks and a selection of local beers, wine and rum drinks.
  • Up to 26 dives 12lt tanks, air fills and weights.
  • Inclusive of shore excursions during your cruise
  • Airport transfers are prebooked and included
  • This holiday excludes international flights to Nassau NAS. Ask your travel consultant for a competitive quote to add to your holiday.
  • To pay locally are nitrox $150, additional kit hire and any on board souvenirs and departure tax. There is currently a $215 government port fee 2019 ($225 2020)
  • Dinner on the final night ashore is not included in your meal plan
  • A gratuity of 15% is customary, but many leave more when they feel the service was outstanding. If you are disappointed with the service, you should inform the Captain of your feelings right away so he may rectify the situation. Leave no more gratuity than you feel is right.

Liveaboard Details

Scuba divers in the know holiday in the Bahamas and one look at this alluring island reveals just what makes it such a popular Caribbean dive destination. Where else can you dive a Blue Hole one moment only to be followed by an adrenalin pumping sha ...

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Scuba divers in the know holiday in the Bahamas and one look at this alluring island reveals just what makes it such a popular Caribbean dive destination. Where else can you dive a Blue Hole one moment only to be followed by an adrenalin pumping shark dive or pristine reef dive next! Or perhaps it is the promise of pirates, treasure and refreshing rum cocktails that brings you to these dazzling blue shores. Scuba Travel have teamed up with Aquacat for a your diving satisfaction. As your liveaboard home for the week, you can not only escape the island tourists but journey into the Exumas national park, where no other daily divers venture. See for yourself a side of the Bahamas that few other scuba divers will experience on a liveaboard holiday in the Caribbean that is head and shoulders above the rest.

Aquatcat was built for your cruising comfort. Her steel hull and wide beam makes light work of the journies between dive sites. She sleeps 22 divers across 11 cabins, all with air con, en suite and hair dryer. Cabins are large by any liveaboard standards. 4 cabins are standard twin beds but can also accommodate a third person with a fold down bed (ideal for families with a younger member!) 4 further cabins can be arranged as either twin beds or 1 king bed. 2 cabins have a queen double bed with a separate single bed. And the final cabin has two twin beds with a skylight instead of porthole. Please do specify at the time of booking your preference.

Prefer a single cabin? For bookings made until April 2021, single occupancy cabins will be offered at a reduced cost of only £450 (based on ocean view cabin - other cabin grade available)

The cabins are not the only area with ample space for relaxing - the salon has plenty of seating for everyone, TV, DVD, a video editing area and photo light table. The dining area is always a hub point, with freshly prepared international and Bahamian dishes served up daily. The al fresco deck is where your first night's welcome BBQ takes place and a great place to relax with fellow divers during your trip. Between dives hop up to the sun deck to catch some rays or relax with a drink at the end of the day. Aquacat even has an on board micro brewery with 3 local beers to try! But it is the dive deck where the real action takes place and there is room to gear up without worrying about elbows! A photo station will suit photographers and videographers alike.

Want to know more about Aquacat?

Aquacat contains all the detailed information you need, pictures, videos, reviews, and other practical information. Or call one of our diving holiday experts on 0800 072 8221 or +44(0)1483 411590.

Itinerary Details

The Bahamas Discovery itinerary really gets away from the range of day divers into the pristine Exumas national park in the Bahamas where pristine and high paced Caribbean diving awaits.

Bahamas Discovery Description

The Bahamas Discovery itinerary really gets away from the ranges of day divers into the pristine Exumas national park in the Bahamas. If you have yet to discover what draws divers each year to this part of the Caribbean, then this make this your next scuba diving holiday! The diving is diverse with thrilling drop offs and blue holes, fast drifts and pelagic encounters to scenic dives around the myriad of cays and coral blocks. Fall in love with the Bahamas as you sail between the hundreds of islands and cays, soaking up the atmosphere under an endless blue sky. White sands await on the uninhabited beaches. Or just sit back and enjoy the tales of pirates and treasure that sailed the waters before you.

No two weeks are ever quite the same on the Bahamas Discovery - there are over 365 islands around Nassau and Exumas so there is always somewhere fresh and exciting to dive. The Exumas national park is an unmissable gem though and as a protected area, the marine life and coral growth is second to none. Reef sharks, lemon sharks and even hammerheads are found on the wall dives. And what drop offs they are! Eagle rays can often be seen, swooshing off along a sponge drenched wall. Blue Holes are quite special to dive and there are few thrills underwater that can compare to hovering over a seemingly bottomless abyss. Around the coral gardens and blocks you will find enormous grouper, waiting patiently to be cleaned next to a great barrel sponge or elephant ear. Huge swathes of angel fish, sergeant majors and jacks cloud the water whilst jawfish and garden eels hide on the sandy slopes. No matter where you dive, the colours are vibrant and warm water beckons you in.

The Bahamas Discovery will suit anyone looking to escape from the world. Relax on aboard as you take in the beauty of this Caribbean paradise. New divers or old will love the range of dives. Although some sites do experience strong currents, the majority of the diving will suit all experience levels. Looking for a thrill? Then jump in on one of the weekly shark dives for an experience you will never forget. Non divers are also welcome with plenty of opportunities to snorkel. In between dives you can go ashore to walk the sun drenched beaches or grab a kayak to explore. The pirates may be long gone, but there is still plenty of adventure to find on your own Bahamas Discovery.

Want to know more about Bahamas Discovery?

Bahamas Discovery contains all the detailed information you need, a full day by day itinerary, pictures, videos, reviews, and other practical information. Or call one of our diving holiday experts on 0800 072 8221 or +44(0)1483 411590.

 


Your holiday details

Save £500 PLUS SINGLE OCCUPANCY OCEAN VIEW CABIN ONLY £450. SAVE £1000 (usually £1450). The Bahamas and the remote Exumas are the ideal Caribbean dive holiday for all levels of diver and on Aquacat you are certain to be spoilt. There are up to 5 dives a day (excluding first and last) plus several shore excursions on each trip. You have 7 nights on board on a full board basis in an ocean view double (twin/double share cabin) - triple and quad cabin available for a reduced cost. Full board includes meals, snacks, all soft drinks and a selection of local beers, wine and rum drinks. All trips are fully guided with expert guides, 12lt tanks, air fills and weights. Make sure you bring proper shoes to explore some of the islands too! To pay on board are the local park fees, government tax and VAT, currently $230 for 2021, nitrox $150 for the week, additional kit hire, any on board souvenirs and the departure tax leaving the Bahamas (approx $30). Dinner on the Friday night in not included. Return airport transfers are included.

This holiday excludes international flights to Nassau international airport NAS. We are able to add flights with a wide range of airlines, including regional departures. Please ask your consultant for competitive quote for any flight option.

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking


 

Your Personal Information


Please DO NOT book any connecting flights, insurance, or additional parts to this holiday as your trip is subject to availability and will NOT be confirmed until you have spoken with our operators. If you have any requests beyond our normal itineraries please note them in the comments and we will discuss these with you when we call to arrange your holiday.

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