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Dive Review of Cat Ppalu in

Cat Ppalu: "Underwelmed in the Exumas", Mar, 2016,

by Mr Donald Mease Jr, MD, US ( 1 report). Report 8862.

No photos available at this time

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 1 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 1 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 1 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 2 stars
Value for $$ 1 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 1 stars
Comments This was a group of 12 friend. Six divers, six non-divers. From the very beginning in Nassau we felt like were an annoyance more than customers. The positive was the quality and quantity of food that one young chef (Anrie)could provide from the small galley. The diving was ok, not outstanding. The sleeping accommodations were tight, but ok we're on a boat. For whatever reason the captain found it necessary to dive the same sites two and in one case with a night dive three times. Very disappointing for being on a boat. Also, we were with the impression that there would be some beach time available for the non divers. When we asked about going to where the swimming pigs were, again the captain seem visibly annoyed that he was going to have to sail there. Let me mention this stop is advertised on their website. One more incident involved one of the non-divers wanting to have an alcoholic beverage and Captain Sam told her no because she might be getting in the water later. Overall, after planning this trip a year in advance it was one of the most disappointing trips we have done. I would not waste my time doing it again and that seemed to be the opinion of the rest of the group. To many better options out there.
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Jamaica, Curacao, Bonaire, Santorini, Great Barrier Reef
Closest Airport Nassau Getting There Flight from Washington DC through Miami

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 78-80°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions none
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 2 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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