Scuba World ADVENTURE Dive Trips

Ready to do your checkout dives? Need to get wet? Want to get away? Join the Scuba World Crew on one of our dive trips. We do local diving at the quarries in Pennsylvania. We also lead adventure dive trips around the world! We travel to the Florida Keys, the Carribbean, the Pacific…Whereever we go, we always find the ADVENTURE! We’d love for you to join us as often as you can! Come blow bubbles with Scuba World!

Interested in a real Scuba World adventure?  Join us to explore Raja Ampat in June of 2025 or even the Philippines in April of 2027.  Grab your dive gear, an adventure hat, and get ready for anything.  We want to go explore the world with you!

Lake Allure

Lake Allure is the location where Scuba World does most of the open water training for its students.

How much does it cost?

  • Scuba Diving: $65 per person/day
  • No camping
  • No Air Fills Available
  • Reservations must be made and paid for 3 weeks in advance

Lake Hydra

(previously known as Dutch Springs Quarry) is where we do some dive training.

How much does it cost?

  • Scuba Diving: $75 per person/day
  • No Air Fills Available
  • Reservations must be made and paid for 3 weeks in advance

Scuba World Dives the Florida Keys

(SPEARFISHING AND LOBSTERING PERMITED)

How much does it cost? Diver – $1190 | Non-Diver – $700
What’s Included?
Seven days and six nights at Ocean Pointe Resort in Tavernier, Florida. Surround yourself with sixty acres of tropical elegance in the fabulous Florida Keys. Four persons per condo based on quadruple occupancy. Accommodations include:

  • Two private bedrooms (king/2 twin)
  • 2 private baths
  • Heated pool
  • Central air conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Private Beach
  • Full Kitchen
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Tennis Courts
  • Dining/Living Room
  • Canoe / Kayak Rentals
  • Parking: 1 car per bedroom, 2 per condo

Five boat trips (2 tanks per trip) Monday through Friday with Islamorada Dive Center (IDC).  While we know it’s all about the dive, Scuba World-IDC diving is a comprehensive experience. Your adventure begins the minute you walk through the doors. The friendly and experienced staff handles all the details of our trips, from making sure you have all the gear that’s right for you to setting it up on the boat to spraying it down for you at the end of the day. Everything will be taken care of when you’re on a Scuba World-IDC dive. Air fills, Captain’s and Mate’s tips and Florida State Tax are all included in the package price.  Certification dives for students can be arranged.

Are you and your buddy uncomfortable with navigating yourselves back to the boat? When you dive with Scuba World, you can follow one of our instructors who will help you navigate! Equipment malfunctions on the boat are no fun, but with Scuba World’s experienced staff and multitude of tools and parts aboard the ship, we can fix most problems and keep you diving. We come extra prepared for all those common small problems. You will learn a lot from our staff just from being around us and diving with us. Plus, it is always more fun to dive with the Scuba World gang!

This trip includes everything except:

  • Transportation to and from Florida

  • Scuba Gear (BC, Regulator, and 2 aluminum tanks) – can be rented at Scuba World for $155 for the week

  • Transportation for scuba gear to and from Florida

  • Meals – (approximately $150 – $200 per person)

Extras:

  • Extra Dives: $95 for a two tank dive

  • Night Dive: $95 for a one tank dive

  • Bubble Watcher: $55 per boat trip

  • Snorkel: $55 per boat trip

  • Advanced Open Water Certification Course: $300

  • Specialty Certification Courses: $200

 

San Pedro, Belize  “La Isla Bonita”

September 28 – October 5, 2024
2024 Rates
8-day/7-night package price $ 1,650.00 per person — based on double occupancy
$ 3,300.00 per 2-diver couple
$ 1,150.00 per non-diver
$ 500.00 Single Supplement
Single Shares are only available upon request based on availability
Room upgrades are available upon request based on availability ($700pp to upgrade to Beachfront King, $500pp to upgrade to Seaside Deluxe)

Air travel not included. Gratuities NOT included.
Transfers from Belize International Airport to San Pedro (round trip) have been included.
Nitrox and Rental not included. Lunch and dinner not included. Alcohol not included.

Ramon’s Village Resort is the host hotel for government dignitaries, entertainment personalities, entrepreneurs, authors, songwriters, artists, dive professionals, amateur dive enthusiasts, photographers, fishermen, beauty queens, fashion models, vacationers and the person who just wants to get away for a few days. We can only accommodate a few guests at any one time and we fill up pretty quickly, so if you want to make some great memories and a bunch of new friends, make your reservations early and come stay with us!
Combine the lush vegetation, Mayan influence, Tahitian elements, delicious food, wonderful people, excellent service, great amenities, comfortable accommodations, superb location and the wide variety of entertainment options, and it’s no wonder Ramon’s Village Resort in San Pedro on the island of Ambergris Caye has been the first choice of travelers to Belize since 1987. Styled after the Tahitian cottages on the Polynesian island of Bora Bora, our cabanas are built from native materials by craftsmen utilizing the same skill and techniques the islanders used in the days of the great sailing ships. We’re not a concrete condo encompassed by concrete parking lots. Ramon’s Village is a sanctuary nestled in a tropical garden of Royal Palms, bougainvillea, lilies, hibiscus and dozens of other types of tropical flora. Surrounded by the plant life are Mayan sculptures that provide a glimpse of the civilization that preceded us in this Caribbean paradise. Once inside our enchanted village, you’ll be in a world of your own choosing.

When God created the heavens and earth He was exceptionally generous with the tiny nation later to be known as Belize. Blessed with both the World’s Second Largest Barrier Reef, at 186 miles, and three of the four living atolls in the Western Hemisphere, Belize is a Scuba Diver’s Paradise. Because of its spectacular dive sites, Belize attracts divers from around the world and the Ramon’s Village Divers’ dock is the perfect launching point for any underwater excursion. Ramon’s Village Divers is the oldest and most respected dive shop in all of Belize.

From exploring Jacques Cousteau’s world-famous Blue Hole to the enjoyment of the undersea wonders of Lighthouse Reef Atoll and the Turneffe Atoll, to the incredible beauty of Hol Chan Marine Reserve and the unforgettable heart-pounding adventure of “swimming with the sharks” at Shark Ray Alley, you’ll never see anything like this again. We truly do have an extraordinary collection of God’s spectacular trophies in His underwater showcase of wonderful things.

Ramon’s Village Divers maintains a fleet of four skiffs ranging in size from twenty-eight feet to thirty-four feet. These boats are used for dives along the Belize Barrier Reef in the vicinity of Ambergris Caye and carry up to eight divers plus crew. The close proximity of the Barrier Reef, just over a quarter mile offshore, allows us to choose from thirty or forty named sites within a five to fifteen minute boat ride from our dock. Ramon’s Village Divers offer daily trips at 9:00am, 11:30am and 2:00pm to dive sites along the Belize Barrier Reef adjacent to Ambergris Caye.

Since the dive sites are within minutes of our dock, we return to our dock between dives to exchange scuba tanks and fulfill your surface interval requirement. This allows our divers to choose any combination of dives each day. Ramon’s Village Divers also offers its guests double or triple tank dives along the Belize Barrier Reef. Our dive sites offer both the novice and experienced diver incredible dive opportunities. Our dive masters and dive guides will customize your dive based upon your skill level. The Miss Gina, our Pro forty-two foot dive boat, carries up to sixteen divers plus crew making it an excellent choice for dive groups and can also be used for dive trips to the Turneffe Atoll. The Lady Grace, our Newton forty-six foot dive boat, can accommodate up to twenty-four divers plus crew and provides a comfortable outing for those wanting to dive Jacques Couteau’s Blue Hole.

How many dives to I get? This package includes one 2-tank boat trip per day for 6 days. Upgrades are available. There are no refunds for any missed boat trips.
Upgrade to Blue Hole Boat Trip $195 + park fee
Upgrade to Turneffe North Boat Trip $110 + park fee
Upgrade to Triple Tank Boat Trip $30
Scuba rates include boat trip, guide, tanks, weights, and park fees. Equipment rentals are additional and can be rented from Scuba World or Ramon’s Village.

What is included? Accommodation in a Steve and Becky’s room, tax, breakfast daily, and 6 days of double tank dives. Transfers from Belize International Airport to San Pedro (round trip) have been included. Gratuities for included diving and breakfast are NOT included.

Are drinks included? Breakfast plan includes choice of any entrée on breakfast menu with coffee and juice. Outside of breakfast, no meals or beverages have been included in this package. Alcoholic beverages are not included.

Gratuities: How much should I tip? Recommended MINIMUM gratuities are as follows: $5 per person per breakfast. $10 per diver per dive. On longer trips (like Blue Hole and Turneffe) $50 per day per diver is recommended. So, for example, if a diver did all of the included dives only, that would be 12 dives, so a minimum of $120 per diver. Gratuities are expected in cash and can be given to your divemaster on a daily basis or at the end of the trip.

Can I take advanced certification or specialty courses? Our Scuba World instructors are available for further training on this trip, including Open Water checkout dives. Advanced Open Water certification is required on some dives. Prior arrangements recommended. Instructional materials and course fees not included. Medical release required. Please contact Scuba World for more information.

What airport should I fly into? Southwest flies direct from Baltimore to Belize City International.

Average Temperatures Water Temp 85F, Air Temp 85F. Shorty, Full Wetsuit 3mm, or Full 5mm. Wetsuit needs vary from individual to individual. These are approximates.

Deposits/Payments A $250.00 per person deposit is due when the reservation is made with Scuba World. The balance of the trip must be paid by June 1, 2024 or you forfeit your spot and all deposits.

Cancellation Policy* THERE ARE NO REFUNDS. Only after October 1, 2024 and only if we can fill your spot(s), we will refund payments minus any non-refundable fees.
Insurance TRAVEL INSURANCE: We urge you to consider purchasing travel & dive insurance for your trip. In order to maintain our reasonable cost & high level of service, we do not automatically insure your trip against the adverse effects of weather, covid or other factors beyond our control. Your holiday represents a very large investment, and unforeseen circumstances such as injury or sickness, airline issues, and family emergencies can easily affect your ability to travel. It is recommended that all passengers purchase travel protection to help protect you and your trip investment. It is also recommended that all divers have diving accident insurance. Covid insurance is also recommended.

Method of Payment: MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover, cash, personal check, money order and Venmo are all accepted at Scuba World.

    Roatan Aggressor, Roatan, Utila, Cayos Cochinos

    November 9-16, 2024
    2024 Rates

    8-day/7-night trip (5 1/2 dive days)                 $3,345 per person based on double occupancy

    This price is the charter only.  Does not include airfare, insurance, equipment rentals,

    Nitrox fills, certifications or specialty courses, hotel stays/day rooms, dinner on Friday night,

    Gratuities, port/park fees, taxes, or fuel surcharge if applicable.

    Fees: Collected onboard in cash (USD)      Port/park Fees approx. $145 pp       Fuel Surcharge approx.. $150 pp

    Boarding is at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, and disembarking by 8:00 a.m. on Saturday.

    Arrival/Departure – Roatan’s International Airport (RTB), officially, Juan Manuel Gálvez International Airport. Upon arrival after you clear customs, all Saturday flight arrivals are met by a transportation service who will have a representative with a Roatan Aggressor sign at the arrival terminal. Guests will then be transported to the Roatan Yacht Club located in French Harbor, Roatan with their luggage (where the yacht docks) for $15 USD cash per person paid to the driver. On Saturday at the end of the charter, transportation is provided back to the airport at 8 am for $15 USD cash per person paid to the driver. As with any airport, it is best to keep track of your luggage and personal items.

    BOARDING: Guests may board on Saturday (7-night trips) from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm. If you arrive prior to this time, you relax at the beautiful Roatan Yacht Club. All guests should be onboard no later than 4:30 pm.

    DEPARTURE: Saturday morning, check out is at 8 am. Guests will be served a continental breakfast then the staff can arrange a taxi (not included) from the yacht to the airport or a hotel if you are extending your stay.

    FEES & TAXES: A port/park fee of USD $145 and $150 pp fuel surcharge must be paid onboard and in CASH. All onboard purchases including courses, boutique, etc. will incur a 19% VAT tax. The yacht accepts MC/Visa and cash.

    EXTRA TIME IN ROATAN: Roatan and the Bay Islands is a beautiful and scenic year-round destination. If you would like to extend your stay, please contact our Aggressor Detours Travel Department, or visit www.aggressor.com to see some of the properties we recommend. We high recommending going in a few days early and staying at the beautiful Roatan Yacht Club.

    ROATAN AGGRESSOR INCLUDES: All staterooms are air-conditioned and fitted with private bathrooms and showers. Breakfast (cooked to order), lunch and an elegant meal at dinner with tableside service are served in addition to fresh mid- morning and mid-afternoon snacks. Beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are complimentary while onboard. The yacht is equipped with 110 volt/USB outlets and hairdryers in each stateroom. Linens are changed mid-week and fresh towels are placed in each stateroom as needed. Filled tanks, weights and weight belts are included.

    ITINERARY: Guests should fly in and out of Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras (Airport Code RTB). Throughout the week you will be diving many beautiful sites located on the second largest barrier reef in the world including Roatan’s West End walls, the south and north side shallow reefs and drop offs, wreck of the El Aguila, reef gardens of Cayos Cochinos, shallow peaked Seamounts off the southeast end of Utila, and north and south sides of Utila. The itinerary is completely dependent on the winds and weather. With all dives from the mother ship, unlimited diving is offered. Diving begins Sunday morning and ends Friday around noon when the Roatan Aggressor returns to dock in French Harbor. The Roatan Aggressor hosts a sunset cocktail party Friday evening at 6 p.m. Dinner is not served onboard which is the only meal not provided with the cruise. The Roatan Yacht Club has a beautiful restaurant located where the yacht docks Fri/Sat and is an island favorite. Throughout the week there will be opportunities to go ashore for swimming, snorkeling and beach combing.

    WELCOME: In the event of an emergency, family and friends may contact you at the above numbers. There is a satellite phone onboard; however, it does not have a recorder. We recommend you pack a swimsuit, change of clothes, medication and toiletries in your carry-on bag. Having these few items with you can make an unexpected luggage delay more bearable.

    PASSPORTS & DOCUMENTATION: Visitors must have a current passport, adequate funds to support themselves, and a return airline ticket to travel to Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras. Travelers must have a passport that is valid for 6 months from the end date of your travels back home. It is the travelers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper documentation to travel into each country on his or her itinerary as well as for re-entry and return to their country. Please check with the appropriate consulate to ensure you have the proper documentation. Always check your passport and visa requirements. US citizens may go to the US Department of State website at www.travel.state.gov for more information. The website also has information for consulates by country to assist with requirements. There are special requirements for children leaving the US and many countries have adopted requirements for the protection of children. Since regulations vary by country, contact your consulate or embassy of your country for the requirement. Aggressor Liveaboards nor Scuba World Inc cannot assume responsibility for passengers not having correct documentation.

    C-CARDS: Remember to bring your c-card or proof of certification. The divemaster requires proof of certification before the first dive. If you are a repeat guest, you are automatically enrolled in the Travel the World Club and will receive onboard discounts. Your membership is indicated on the Captain’s rooming list. 3 GIS: The Reservations office and the Roatan Aggressor require each guest to complete an Application and Waiver prior to departure and boarding through the online

    GIS (Guest Information System): If you have not received a link to complete the online Guest Information System (GIS), please call an Aggressor Liveaboards agent. Passengers who fail to complete it will be denied boarding. Many Aggressor destinations require passenger information for itinerary approval in advance.

    TELEPHONE/INTERNET SERVICE/EMAIL: There is a computer station and satellite phone onboard. It is likely your cell phone/email will work depending on your service provider; however, we suggest you check with your provider prior to traveling. If you need to send an email, you may use the boats email account. Web browsing is not available.

    INSURANCE: We strongly recommend each guest purchase a CFAR (cancel for any reason) insurance policy and LiveAboard Rider. To learn more about these policies, visit www.aggressor.com and go to ‘Insurance’.

    HEALTH: The Roatan Aggressor has a first aid kit onboard, including oxygen and an AED. You may want to bring motion sickness medication if you feel you will need it. We suggest you bring over-the-counter motion sickness medication or consult your doctor about prescription brands, such as the trans-dermal patch or Scopace tablets. Currents and winds may cause moderate movement of the yacht at times. We recommend a complete physical before your trip. The recompression chamber is located on the island of Roatan. Aggressor Liveaboards and their staff are unable to accept any medication brought onboard for safe keeping including those that require refrigeration. Should a guest have a medication requiring temperature control, they will need to travel with a travel cooling case or small storage cooler with several blue ice packets. The staff will be happy to store and recharge the blue ice but are unable to accept possession of or responsibility for the proper care and storage of medication. This should be kept in your stateroom. There is NO smoking allowed inside the yacht or on the dive deck. Smoking is only permitted on the rear of the sun deck.

    FOOD & BEVERAGES: The menu onboard is varied and plentiful, with fresh local fruits and veggies, island seafood, and local grown meats serving Caribbean and American feasts, barbecues and local cuisine. If you have any special dietary restrictions, please be sure these are noted when completing the GIS. You will awaken to fresh fruits, local specialties, hot entrees, cereals and juices. Lunches feature hot soups, homemade breads, salads and sandwiches and/or entrees. Chef prepared dinners are seated and served each evening including: salads, vegetables, fresh local seafood, beef or chicken with fresh homemade desserts. Once onboard, please speak to the chef about any special needs. Certain special dietary and beverage requests may not be available due to the remote nature of this location. Beverages include fruit juices, soft drinks, iced water, iced tea, coffee, and a limited selection of local beer and wine, which are complimentary. Due to the high duty charged on liquor, we suggest you bring your special brand from the U.S. or last duty-free port. Due to local regulations; the bar will be closed while the boat is in port. Drinking and diving do not mix. Once you consume alcohol, you become a sunbather until the next day.

    PACKING: Clothing should be lightweight, comfortable sportswear; sunscreen and swimsuits are a must. A light sweater or jacket is ideal for evenings. Dress is always casual and informal. Additional items you may want to bring are sunglasses and walking shoes for you time on shore. For an extensive packing list, please visit www.aggressor.com.

    ENTERTAINMENT: There is a variety of nightly entertainment, including diving, fish identification presentations, movies, games and more. If you have a favorite movie, digital presentation or a video to share, we encourage you to bring it along.

    DIVING CONDITIONS: You will be diving in water that averages 82°F in the summer months and approximately 78°F in the winter months. Most guests make as many as 5 dives each day, so some sort of protection is needed. A 1-3mm wetsuit or shorty is recommended year-round, however some people prefer a 5mm in January/February. All diving is from the mother ship.

    DIVING: The staff of the Roatan Aggressor, with their unique combination of talents, offers the ultimate service. The yacht offers up to five dives per day (2 on the last day) including night dives. There is ample storage space for your diving equipment in your personal locker. The Roatan Aggressor provides 80 cubic ft. tanks, weight belts and weights. The stern and platform area is very spacious. The boarding ladders were designed for convenience to allow divers easy entries and exits. Enjoy freshwater showers on the back deck after your dives and dry off with a warm towel. All diving onboard the Roatan Aggressor should be within the limits and standards of the training agency that certified you. All dives should be planned no decompression dives. 100 cubic foot tanks can be requested on your GIS application for an extra fee.

    DIVING SUPERVISION: You’ve chosen a liveaboard vacation for the diving freedom that it offers. While in the water, you and your buddy are in charge. Every dive starts with a dive briefing from the yacht staff. However, as a certified diver, you and your buddy are responsible for planning and conducting your own dives within the limitations set forth by the briefing. The staff will be on the dive deck providing surface support for divers. They will also have staff in the water offering support, u/w photography and videography, and critter spotting services as well. On some dive sites a staff member will offer to lead a group and assist them in locating specific points of interest. However, the yacht does not offer direct supervision of dives. If you start out with a group, as long as you and your buddy remain in contact with each other and are ok – you may follow your own dive plan. Dive buddies who are not comfortable following their own dive plan can take one of the many advanced courses available during the charter. 

    DIVE GEAR SUGGESTIONS: We suggest you pack the following: mask, fins, snorkel, regulator with pressure gauge, depth gauge, buoyancy compensator, dive computer, dive light, mirror, safety sausage, Dive Alert and/or other safety devices. Dive computers are mandatory for each guest. Each piece of gear should be marked with waterproof paint or tape. 

    CONSERVATION LAWS: The yacht does not allow spear fishing or collecting of any kind. 

    RENTAL DIVE EQUIPMENT: A full line of Aqualung rental gear is available aboard including regulators, BCs, dive computers, and night-lights (wetsuit rentals are not available). If any of your dive equipment fails while onboard, the staff will loan you equipment free of charge. 

    CERTIFICATION & SPECIALTY COURSES: Several diving specialty courses are offered onboard including Nitrox, Advanced Open Water, UW Photography, and more. Open Water Certification Courses & Check-Out Dives are offered as well. A list of available courses and prices are available on www.aggressor.com. 

    PHOTO/VIDEO: The Roatan Aggressor offers a photo pro who is available for free coaching. The Roatan Aggressor has a strobe charging station and a large camera table available for your camera and video equipment. The Video Professional can capture your diving adventure onboard the Roatan Aggressor to share with family and friends for $65. Please visit www.aggressor.com for information on rental dive equipment. 

    SHIPS BOUTIQUE & CREDIT CARDS: There is a boutique onboard the yacht, which sells a selection of logo clothing including t-shirts, caps, and miscellaneous items. One day during the week, the staff will have a ‘boutique day’. Onboard sales will be subjected to a 19% sales tax. The Roatan Aggressor accepts cash, Visa, & MasterCard. Sorry, no personal checks, travelers’ checks, AMEX or Discover Cards. 

    FRIDAY: Friday morning the Captain or assistant will collect payment for onboard purchases made throughout the week. After 2 dives, the Roatan Aggressor will return back to port to provision and fuel for the following week. This is your opportunity to enjoy one of the many local attractions or go island sightseeing. The Roatan Aggressor hosts a sunset cocktail party Friday evening at 6 p.m. Dinner is not served onboard which is the only meal not provided with the cruise. The Roatan Yacht Club restaurant which is where the yacht docks is an island favorite. 

    GRATUITIES: Staff gratuities are not included. We believe gratuities should be voluntary and based upon the quality of service the staff has provided. When settling your account Friday morning, the Captain will have an envelope for gratuities that will be divided equally among the staff. Payment can be made by cash, MC or Visa credit card. 

    CHECKOUT: Check out is Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. A local continental breakfast will be offered prior to departing. The staff will assist with arranging transportation to the airport (not included) or to the host hotel (complimentary). Guests with an afternoon flight may enjoy the services of the host hotel and arrange a taxi to the airport from there. 

    ADVENTURE LOGS: Each week Aggressor posts the Adventure log of the previous charter on the website and Facebook. Please feel free to visit www.aggressor.com and go to the Adventure log to find out water temperature, visibility, and sightings. 

    PAYMENTS: To hold your spot, you must place a NON-REFUNDABLE $250 pp deposit at the time of booking.  By the end of 2023, a $1,250 cumulative non-refundable deposit must be made.  By April 1, 2024, half of the total balance must be paid.  Final payment is due on July 1, 2024.  Payments can be made at Scuba World using cash, check, Venmo, Synchrony, Visa or Mastercard.

      Aquacat  Liveaboard

      February 15-22, 2025
      Exumas, Bahamas

      2025 Rates
      8-day/7-night trip (5 1/2 dive days) $3,395 per person — based on double occupancy
      Cabin #11 (forward, skylight) $2,895 per person
      Fees: $360 per person

      Tip for crew not included. Nitrox and Rental not included. Airport transfers and dinner on Friday not included.
      Boarding is at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday February 15 and disembarking by 8:00 a.m. on Saturday February 22.

      What is a small ship cruise like? Small ship cruising is an appealing alternative to conventional land tours and larger cruise ships. We offer a richer travel experience – one that goes beyond the typical tourist sites. Imagine sinking your toes into sugar sand, snorkeling/diving among the lemon sharks and sting rays, or hiking the trails of pirates and bootleggers of years gone by. The ideal way to explore the world is on a small ship, enjoying access to places of natural beauty not possible any other way. Small ship cruising appeals to travelers who prefer a relaxed, comfortable travel style with the emphasis on the destination. Aqua Cat takes you beyond the confines of conventional tourism for meaningful experiences with people and places.

      What is our itinerary? You will have a great time exploring the 365 mostly uninhabited islands of the Exumas with their many beautiful beaches. In addition to the incredible scuba diving and snorkeling, you can beachcomb, kayak, explore the islands, or take advantage of all the great photo opportunities like feeding the iguanas on Allan’s Cay. While in Nassau and Paradise Island, you can enjoy shopping, casinos, and nightlife.

      What are the meals like? We serve 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 beverages is always on hand, from soft drinks, juices and lemonade, to beer, wine and rum drinks. Dinner is ashore Friday evening and is not included in the price of the trip.

      What type of adventures can I look forward to experiencing on my cruise? Eco-adventurers enjoy the many opportunities offered aboard the Aqua Cat and the Sea Dog. The Sea Dog is our 28’ launch that can take you to isolated beaches where you can sunbathe, explore, kayak, snorkel or fish. You will enjoy feeding and photographing the iguanas on Allan’s Cay. You can visit the headquarters of the Exumas Land & Sea Park on Warderick Wells and explore the many trails. Be sure to check out the whale bones on the island. Don’t miss the blow hole! You can also kayak the creeks that meander through Shroud Cay. These creeks are nurseries for many varieties of fish and sharks. For those interested in bird watching, the Exumas are a nesting area for many species of seabirds including White-Tailed Tropicbirds, Audubon Shearwaters, Brown Noddies, and Bridled and Sooty Terns. The possibilities are endless!

      Do I need any special gear for the eco-adventures? The Exuma Cays offers many opportunities to go ashore and explore and enjoy the uninhabited beaches. For these occasions, we highly recommend proper footwear for these eco adventures. Flip flops are not suitable. We suggest water shoes or TEVA type sandals. Sneakers are fine but they might get wet!

      How is the snorkeling? The reefs are perfect for snorkeling with gin clear waters and lots of fish, both small and large! You can snorkel anytime the boat is anchored! We offer a variety of snorkeling adventures- drift Wax Cut, mangrove nurseries, feed the sting rays and swim with Lemon sharks at the Land and Sea Park! You need to bring mask, fins and snorkel. If you don’t have them, we have some available for rent. If you have not snorkeled before, the crew will be happy to instruct you.

      Can I go fishing? Yes, as long as you aren’t in the Exumas Land & Sea Park. We have the Sea Dog, our 28’ launch that is used for trolling, or taking fisherman to shores or coves. We furnish all of the fishing gear.

      Can I scuba dive? Yes, if you are a certified diver. If not, you may take a full certification course (prior arrangement required) or a Discover Scuba Diving course. The minimum age is 10 years old for scuba courses. We have Snuba gear for the younger set too. Medical release required.

      What is a Discover Scuba Diving course? For a fee, our dive instructor will teach you the skills to safely enjoy shallow scuba dives. You will then be able to scuba dives with your instructor on the Aqua Cat. (This course does not make you a certified diver). Medical release required.

      Will I see sharks? Yes! Many of our sites are frequented by Caribbean Reef Sharks and Nurse Sharks. We normally offer one shark feed on each trip. This is the perfect time to see sharks up close and in action!

      What is the diving like? While the Northern Exumas are only 30 miles from Nassau, there are no daily dive operators in this area. You can experience truly virgin diving. The Exumas have walls starting at 40′, as well as drift, reef, and shark dives. There is a large Blue Hole between Nassau and the Exumas. For over 30 years, much of the northern Exumas has been a National Underwater Park with no fishing, spear fishing or collecting allowed. Because of these laws, there are miles of undersea gardens in which coral, sponges and fish abound. Turtles, rays and sharks are seen regularly on most dive sites. Goliath grouper truly are gargantuan in the Exumas!

      How many dives per day? Divers will have the opportunity to log up to 5 dives each day Sunday through Wednesday. Thursday, 4 day dives are offered and that evening is the Captain’s dinner with presentations. Two dives will be offered on Friday. Up to 26 dives per week maximum.

      Is Nitrox available? Yes. Nitrox is available on board for $150 per week per diver. Nitrox is 32%. Get Nitrox certified on board!

      Can I do open water checkouts? Yes. You can complete your open water checkout dives with our instructor.

      Can I take advanced certification or specialty courses on board? Our instructors are available for further training in SCUBA. Prior arrangements recommended. Instructional materials not included. Medical release required.

      What dive gear do I need to bring? Certified scuba divers need snorkel, fins, mask, and regulator with pressure gauge, buoyancy compensator, u/w watch, and depth gauge. For night dives, a dive light and cyalume stick (or substitute) is required. We provide tanks, weights and weight belts. Between fall and spring, a wetsuit is recommended. See, “Do I need a wetsuit” below.

      Can I rent dive gear? If you do not have your own equipment, we have “top of the line” BCs, wetsuits, dive lights and regulators with octopus and gauges available for rent. All rentals must be arranged prior to departure.

      Rental Rates
      Regulator with octopus and gauges $50, Buoyancy Compensator $50, 3mm wetsuit $35, Dive computer $50, Mask, fins & snorkel $35, Dive light $30, Chemical light sticks are required for night divers (cost $3 each)

      What are the $250 fees? This covers Bahamian Port Taxes and Land and Sea park fees.

      Do I need a wetsuit? Between fall and spring, a wetsuit is recommended. The chart below will give you a general idea of the water temperatures and what weight wetsuit you will need. When deciding which wetsuit works for you, consider that you will have the opportunity to dive as many as five times a day and it takes your body a while to warm up. Wetsuit needs are different for everyone. A general guideline follows.

      Average Temperatures Water Temp 72-75F, Air Temp 72-80F, Full Wetsuit 5mm Wetsuit needs vary from individual to individual. These are approximates.

      What should I bring? The atmosphere on board the Aqua Cat is always relaxed and casual. You’ll spend your days in bathing suits and casual wear. Bring shorts or jeans, T-shirts and a windbreaker. Also bring a pair of sandals, hat, suntan lotion (non-oil) and sunglasses. In winter, a sweatshirt or sweater is advisable. The ship’s boutique offers everything you need for your cruise (swimsuits, t-shirts, shorts, sundresses, hats and toiletries).

      Do you have a DVD and VCR on board? Yes, we have both VCR and DVD players with U.S. and European formats. We have a collection of movies on board. Feel free to bring your favorites.

      Is electricity available? All guest cabins, main salon and photo table on the dive deck have US outlets for 120 volts/ 15 amps. Passengers joining us from abroad should bring adaptors and/or converters depending on country of residence to transform power to 220 volts.

      Where do we spend our port nights? The first and last night will be spent in Nassau/Paradise Island. Dinner the first night is a casual BBQ on the alfresco deck followed by introductions and ship’s orientation. You are free to explore the island that evening. Enjoy shopping, casinos, and nightlife in Paradise Island and Nassau! We shove off for the Exumas very early…around 4 AM on Sunday morning! Once we leave port, you’ll escape the hustle and bustle of the city to the pristine Exumas! Enjoy incredible sunsets and breathtaking scenery. We return to Nassau on Friday afternoon. The Captain’s Farewell Cocktail party is at 6 PM. Dinner on Friday evening is your responsibility ashore. Go play or stay aboard. Dinner reservations and recommendations can be made by the crew.

      Deposits/Payments A $250.00 per person non-refundable and non-transferable deposit is due when the reservation is made with Scuba World. Half ($1,820) must be paid by May 1, 2024. The balance of the trip must be paid by September 1, 2024. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

      Cancellation Policy* There are no refunds. Only after departure and if the trip departs full, we will refund payments minus any non-refundable fees.

      Insurance TRAVEL INSURANCE: We urge you to consider purchasing travel & dive insurance for your trip. In order to maintain our reasonable cost & high level of service, we do not automatically insure your trip against the adverse affects of weather or other factors beyond our control. Your holiday represents a very large investment, and unforeseen circumstances such as injury or sickness, airline issues, and family emergencies can easily affect your ability to travel.

      Method of Payment MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover, cash, personal check, money order, Synchrony, and Venmo are all accepted at Scuba World.

      What travel documents are needed? All travelers to the Bahamas need a passport that is valid 6 months after travel is complete. Immigration and Customs clearance is at the airport since you must fly into Nassau to board. Be sure your plane ticket matches your documentation. If any visa or covid testing is necessary, Scuba World will inform you as we get closer to departure.

      How do I get to the docks? With prior arrangements, we provide transfers to/from the boat and the Nassau International Airport on Saturdays at a cost of $40 per person. We have contracted with Island Escape Tours to provide this service. Local contact for IET is 242-449-7862 You will find your Island Escape Tour ride outside the airport and across the 2 lanes(there will be a median between the two lanes). Turn right and you will find Mr Wright near the covered bench stop. There is a sign with the boat name on it right there. Be sure to double check that you are on the right bus/van! No credit for missed transfers.

      What time can we board? For flight planning, boarding is at 6 pm on Saturday. We offer a welcome briefing, dinner and an important safety briefing immediately afterwards. It is important that you are there for this informative meeting! Please plan your flights accordingly. 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 8:00 AM. You may leave your bags at the boat if you have a late afternoon flight.

      How much spending money do I need? You will need enough for the crew gratuity (10-15% recommended), spending money for an evening ashore (shopping, drinks, souvenirs), and dinner ashore Friday evening. The Bahamas currency is Bahamian dollars, which are equivalent to the U.S. dollar and are interchangeable. If you have US dollars, there is no need to exchange currency. You can charge your specialty classes, boutique purchases, and crew gratuity to your cabin account. Aqua Cat accepts VISA, MasterCard and Discover.

      What is the recommended gratuity? The live-aboard business is a service industry, and although the general public is seldom aware of it, gratuities are a major part of a crewmember’s salary. Few other recreational activities rely so heavily upon the professionals in charge for your enjoyment and safety. 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.

      What if I need to be contacted in an emergency? If someone needs to get in contact with you because of a true emergency, they may contact our office and we will relay the message.

      What is the minimum age for passengers on the Aqua Cat? If you charter the full boat, there is no minimum age but keep in mind that water savvy children will most enjoy this type of vacation. Children under the age of 15 must be under the supervision of a parent or guardian at ALL times. Our crew is most gracious and good with all ages however, the crew will not provide child care services or supervision at ANY time. Families that wish to join us are welcome. It is recommended that children be divers or snorkelers to fully enjoy the activities on board.

      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 different sites quickly while her 35-ft beam will ensure a smooth ride. The eleven passenger cabins are some of the largest of any live aboard in the world. Each cabin has:
      · Private bathroom with shower and hair dryer
      · Oversized beds in twin, queen or king
      · Individually controlled air-conditioners
      · Port and starboard cabins have two large picture windows with shades. Cabin 11 has a skylight with a shade.