Cat Ppalu is a sailing liveaboard charter catamaran, it offers dive & cruise liveaboard trips in the Exumas land and Sea Park, it can accommodate max. 12 guests.

Shark Diver

23/08/2017

I was truly astonished at the remarkable quality of the crew: captain, engineer, chef, and dive master. Highly qualified, educated, experienced, disciplined, dedicated, hard-working, cross-trained...

Description

Boat

Cat Ppalu was originally built in 1985 as a high-speed competitive sailing catamaran, then drastically rebuilt into a scuba diving liveaboard catamaran, it measuring 19.8 meters long and 9.5 meters wide, each week it set sail from Nassau to the Northern Exumas, it is the perfect boat for family vacation or a vacation for a small groups of friends.

The main salon with TV, VCR, Stereo and DVD player provides a comfortable air conditioned area for meals, socializing or simply relaxing. There is also a large selection of movies and games on board.

The chef will provide three gourmet meals a day, snacks and fresh fruits are always available. Most meals will be a combination of Bahamian and American cuisine. A selection of complimentary beverages is always on hand: from soft drinks, juices, to beer, wine and rum drinks.

There is no set itineraries, guests can choose what kind of trip they plan to do, besides scuba diving, guests may also participate in many eco adventures including feeding iguanas, snorkeling, kayaking, SUP's (stand-up paddleboards), windsurfing, hiking nature trails, sailing and enjoying remote beaches.


Cabin

Cat Ppalu provides 6 comfortable guest cabins, it can accommodate up to 12 guests per trip :

All cabins have individually controlled air-conditioners, US outlets for 120 volts.

3 Double Cabins :
Located on the main deck, each cabin comes with one double bed, private vanity and sink, windows.

2 Twin Cabins :
Located on the main deck, each cabin comes with two single beds side by side, private vanity and sink, windows.

1 Double Cabin :
Located below main deck, this cabin comes with a double bed, private vanity and sink and porholes.

Shared Bathrooms :
There are two electric pump heads (toilet) and two fresh water showers for all guests.


Diving

  • 19 dives per week plus many eco adventures.

  • Only 2 dives will be provided on the last diving day.

  • No dive provided on the day of arrival and departure.

  • Normally, diving will NOT provide guiding service but a very in depth briefing

  • Dive master only led all drift dives and shark dives.


Other Informations

  • Nitrox:Not available at the moment
  • 15L Tanks:Available with additional charge
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available with additional charge
  • Water Sports:Fishing gear, kayak, stand up paddle board
  • Dive insurance:Divers travel aboard must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Not available at the moment
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:By cash (USD) or credit card
  • Crew Number:4, include 1 dive instructor

Itineraries

Cat Ppalu Schedule

The Cat Ppalu is available for liveaboard charter from Nassau, Bahamas. One week charters start on Saturday at 12 noon or after and return to Nassau on Thursday evening with departure from the Cat Ppalu by 9 am on Friday. The Cat Ppalu is available for longer trips. Please contact our booking agent for rates and availability.

INDIVIDUAL BOOKINGS : The Cat Ppalu is normally charter only, but a few of the groups sometimes have space that we can fill. If you have a interest in a particular date, please contact us and we will check with the boat to see the possibility.

Certified divers can enjoy 3-4 dives per day. Dive the reefs, wrecks, walls, drifts, blue holes and even a thrilling shark dive! These reefs can on be reached by scuba diving liveaboards. The Exuma Sound is an abyss that runs the length of the eastern Exumas. The coral reefs and underwater visibility is phenomenal, with swim thru's, tongue and groove coral reefs, and prolific sea life. You'll see large fish and large schools of fish! Pelagic sightings are a daily occurrence. Sea turtles, eagle rays and sharks abound in this area of the Bahamas! Charters can be tailored to meet the needs of scuba diving groups.

If you would like to take the Scuba certification course while cruising on the Cat Ppalu, it can be arranged. Advanced arrangements required. We visit dive sites that are only accessible by liveaboard boats. Experience scuba diving like no other in the Caribbean.

The variety of dive sites in the Exuma Cays is truly unique and offer opportunities not available elsewhere. Each week we offer a great variety of diving-thrilling shark 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 that can only be visited by scuba diving liveaboards. Scuba divers can enjoy up to 20 dives per week and will leave with a log book full of new memories and wonderful sightings. Many of our dive sites are in the Exumas Land & Sea Park which is protected so the marine life is both large and plentiful. This is truly the best of the Bahamas- diving the Exuma Cays with the charter sailboat Cat Ppalu!


Itinerary Example

Day 1 :
Boarding begins at noon, check in, safety briefing, lunch, set sail at approximately 3 pm. Sail to the Exuma from Nassau, dinner.

Day 2 - Day 5 :
Dive or Snorkel 3 day dives and 1 night dive in the Exumas as requested. Eco-adventures offered daily for those who wish to learn more about the Exuma Cays islands and their inhabitants. Examples are: Visit the indigenous iguanas, Kayak the mangroves, Hike BooBoo trail to the blow hole and hill, Flora and fauna tour of Warderick Wells, Swim and kayak Camp Driftwood - rare tropic birds reside here, Snorkel Rocky Dundas caves, Feed and swim with the pigs, Snorkel Thunderball Grotto - famous scene from Bond movie, Deep Sea Fishing excursions and many more.

Note : If divers wish to enjoy some of the Eco-adventures, then they might reduce some dives according to the limited timing.

Day 6 :
Dive or Snorkel 2 - 3 day dives depending upon our location in the Exumas, Eco-adventures depending on your groups’ desires, return to Nassau approximately 4 - 5 pm, Dinner at the dock is served, Guests may enjoy the evening ashore to sightsee in Nassau.

Day 7 :
Continental breakfast is served, then all guests disembark by 9 am.

More

Destinations Exuma Cays
Facilities Water Toys, Fishing gear
Languages spoken English

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
30/03/2019 to 05/04/2019 6 nights Exuma Cays Nassau - Nassau From $1,695.00 Detail
06/04/2019 to 12/04/2019 6 nights Exuma Cays Nassau - Nassau From $1,695.00 Detail
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08/06/2019 to 14/06/2019 6 nights Exuma Cays Nassau - Nassau From $1,695.00 Detail
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27/07/2019 to 02/08/2019 6 nights Exuma Cays Nassau - Nassau From $1,695.00 Detail
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05/10/2019 to 11/10/2019 6 nights Exuma Cays Nassau - Nassau From $1,695.00 Detail
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02/11/2019 to 08/11/2019 6 nights Exuma Cays Nassau - Nassau From $1,695.00 Detail
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30/11/2019 to 06/12/2019 6 nights Exuma Cays Nassau - Nassau From $1,695.00 Detail
07/12/2019 to 13/12/2019 6 nights Exuma Cays Nassau - Nassau From $1,695.00 Detail
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21/12/2019 to 27/12/2019 6 nights Exuma Cays Nassau - Nassau From $1,695.00 Detail
28/12/2019 to 03/01/2020 6 nights Exuma Cays Nassau - Nassau From $1,695.00 Detail
04/01/2020 to 10/01/2020 6 nights Exuma Cays Nassau - Nassau From $1,695.00 Detail
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25/01/2020 to 31/01/2020 6 nights Exuma Cays Nassau - Nassau From $1,695.00 Detail
01/02/2020 to 07/02/2020 6 nights Exuma Cays Nassau - Nassau From $1,695.00 Detail
08/02/2020 to 14/02/2020 6 nights Exuma Cays Nassau - Nassau From $1,695.00 Detail
15/02/2020 to 21/02/2020 6 nights Exuma Cays Nassau - Nassau From $1,695.00 Detail
22/02/2020 to 28/02/2020 6 nights Exuma Cays Nassau - Nassau From $1,695.00 Detail
29/02/2020 to 06/03/2020 6 nights Exuma Cays Nassau - Nassau From $1,695.00 Detail
07/03/2020 to 13/03/2020 6 nights Exuma Cays Nassau - Nassau From $1,695.00 Detail
14/03/2020 to 20/03/2020 6 nights Exuma Cays Nassau - Nassau From $1,695.00 Detail
21/03/2020 to 27/03/2020 6 nights Exuma Cays Nassau - Nassau From $1,695.00 Detail
28/03/2020 to 03/04/2020 6 nights Exuma Cays Nassau - Nassau From $1,695.00 Detail
04/04/2020 to 10/04/2020 6 nights Exuma Cays Nassau - Nassau From $1,695.00 Detail
11/04/2020 to 17/04/2020 6 nights Exuma Cays Nassau - Nassau From $1,695.00 Detail
18/04/2020 to 24/04/2020 6 nights Exuma Cays Nassau - Nassau From $1,695.00 Detail
25/04/2020 to 01/05/2020 6 nights Exuma Cays Nassau - Nassau From $1,695.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Exuma Cays 6 nights Standard From $1,695.00

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive guide service
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Dive courses on board
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Marine park fees/Port fees

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Diver's reviews (1)

Shark Diver, 23/08/2017

I was truly astonished at the remarkable quality of the crew: captain, engineer, chef, and dive master. Highly qualified, educated, experienced, disciplined, dedicated, hard-working, cross-trained individuals from USA, Ireland, Canada and New Zealand. The dive master, for example, was perhaps the most rigorous, careful, caring, efficient and meticulous dive master I have ever met in my 17 years of diving. However, the boat does show the age, but still the ship remains in a very solid shape, carefully maintained. Our cabin is small but sufficiently comfortable, there are storage under bed adequate for a large suitcase, and enough floor space for one person to stand. We received excellent dive briefs by the very knowledgeable dive master Hellen, Each team of two buddies can plan and execute their own dive plan and route. The dive master does not normally dive with the group. Instead dive master watches all the divers from the ship’s deck, ready to assist if any problem occurs. However, if an inexperienced diver needs assistance, the dive master does dive with that diver, as was the case on out trip on a few occasions. Also, dive master does lead all drift dives. Overall, very credible and effective safety program.

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