civilization is going to invade the waters of the
then let it be first of all, to carry a message of
respect for all Life."- Jacques
Yoga Synthesis in association with
Aqua Cat Cruises is very pleased to sponsor The Synthesis Of
Yoga & Scuba Diving!
program will focus on: deepening your diving experience
through knowledge and awareness; understanding the
oceanic ecosystem- a magnificent sanctuary for peace and
natural beauty; relating and communicating with the
aquatic life; revitalizing the mind, body and spirit for
assurance to having the best
Our program is successfully based
upon a synthesis of the five key points of yoga, as
applied to scuba diving.
Connects the body to the solar
plexus, where tremendous potential energy is stored. Through
specific breathing techniques this energy is released for physical
and mental rejuvenation. We will learn how to increase our lung
capacity and slow our breathing rhythm improving our breathing
Acts as a lubricating routine for joints and muscles and
other parts of the body by increasing circulation and flexibility to
loosen tense, stressed muscles from overuse. Helps to
A vital part of keeping the
body and mind healthy and calm especially when faced with diving
challenges. Reduces worry and fatigue and acts as a tonic for
the whole being. Attracts fish!
We will be serving food which has
the most positive effect on the body and mind and the least negative
effect on the environment. The all natural vegetarian diet is based
on fresh, light, non-processed nutritional foods such as fruit,
grains and vegetables,
helping to reduce nitrogen in our
systems from diving.
and replenishes energy. Meditation makes the mind calm and
steady, improves concentration and clarity to further enhance your
Aqua Cat offers this weeklong liveaboard yoga/diving and
adventure cruise to the exotic out islands of the
Bahamas. Enjoy the pristine diving in the Exuma Cays, a chain
of mostly uninhabited islands that include the Land and Sea Park
Marine Sanctuary. Dive the walls of the Exuma Sound, the
reefs along the way and enjoy the thrill of a shark feed! Relax and
renew while enjoying the magnificent natrural scenery while dining
on first class vegetarian gourmet fare!
Meals are served in our dining and salon area. Our gourmet chef
and crew will meet the needs of the most discerning guests. No
amenity is overlooked onboard! Our crew's personal approach is
partly what makes the experience aboard the Aqua Cat so special.
They will be happy to assist in any way possible to enhance your
The Aqua Cat is a 102' power catamaran. We offer a richer
travel experience - one that goes far beyond the typical tourist
sites and into pure nature. Imagine sinking your toes into sugar
sand, snorkeling among the lemon sharks and sting rays, or hiking
the trails of uninhabited islands. The ideal way to explore the
world is on a small ship, enjoying access to places of natural
beauty not possible any other way. A relaxed, comfortable travel
style with emphasis on the overall quality of the essential
Our accommodations are top notch! All cabins
are totally ensuite and very spacious! Large picture windows bring
the outdoors in so you can always enjoy the view. The Aqua Cat
boasts 11 private cabins. Enjoy sunrise each day, the most amazing
shades of azure seas, and sunsets each day while you cruise the many
islands of the Exumas. Our spacious sundeck is perfect for our yoga
instruction in sunny weather while the main salon is also large
enough to accommodate an inside class. Of course, nature make the
best classroom setting- as pristene clear waters wash ashore to
caress white sand beaches....
The Aqua Cat offers many activities
and eco adventures. Aqua Cat has a 28’ launch that can take
you to isolated beaches where you can meditate, sunbathe,
hike, explore, kayak, snorkel. You will enjoy feeding and
photographing the iguanas on Allan’s Cay. Visit the headquarters of
the Exumas Land & Sea Park on Warderick Wells and explore the
many trails. 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.
Snorkeling is an easy
and enjoyable activity for all passengers. Instructors are available
to assist and instruct those who are unfamiliar with snorkeling. All
you need are mask, fins and snorkels. If you don’t have your own,
the Aqua Cat has them available for rent. We provide snorkel vests.
The Aqua Cat has a specially equipped 28-foot launch, the Sea Dog,
designed for transporting passengers to the remote and pristine
islands of the Exumas Cays where they can snorkel from the beach in
shallow waters. There are a variety of different sites to
On most trips to this beach, we encounter stingrays that venture
close to snorkelers in the hopes of a hand fed tidbit. There are
also a number of small coral heads located at one end of the beach
with many juvenile fish to observe.
Warderick Wells Park Hdqtrs
There is a beautiful beach right next to the park headquarters.
While there aren’t a lot of fish right off the beach,
swim or wade around to the headquarters’ dock where schools of
grunts, jacks and snapper swarm. A resident lemon shark also appears
provide haven for marine nurseries for the juveniles of many fish
spiecies including gray snapper, barracuda and grunts. During a
recent snorkel in the mangroves on Ship’s Channel Cay, we saw over
100 small barracuda! The creeks of Shroud Cay are another great area
to snorkel among the mangroves.
Close Mon Reef
This is a
beautiful shallow reef with a depth that ranges from 2’ to 10’.
There are large schools of snapper and grunts to be seen here. You
will also see trumpetfish, puffers, filefish, angelfish, and
butterflyfish. There isn’t a beach to snorkel from, but the Sea Dog
can anchor above the reef to give snorkelers immediate access to the
reef. Many of our scuba sites are also excellent for snorkeling. The
wall dives that run along the Exuma Sound begin shallow and slope
gently until gradually falling over the edge. These sites are
conducive to awesome diving and snorkeling simultaneously! Sites
like Parrotfish Reef or Flat Rock Reef have a depth of 5’ to 10’
near the islands. While our shark dive is done in 50’ of water, the
chumsicle floats 25’ above the bottom, which gives snorkelers a
great view of the sharks feeding.
The Aqua Cat has 12 kayaks
onboard for passengers to use. There are both single and double
kayaks available. Everyone will find them easy to use. The Sea Dog
is available to transport you and the kayaks close to the islands or
you can kayak directly from the Aqua Cat. There are over 100 islands
in the Northern Exumas, many with beautiful deserted beaches.
Explore the creeks on Shroud Cay or Ship’s Channel Cay. Visit
Pirate’s Lair where pirates hid 250 years ago to avoid
Allan’s Cay is one of the
last homes of the rare Bahamas rock iguanas. They were once common
on most Bahamian Islands, but early settlers nearly hunted them into
extinction. As you approach the beach, watch for iguanas
crawling out of the woods. They are looking for handouts of bread or
fruit from the guests to their island.
There are over 100
islands in the Northern Exumas, many with beautiful deserted beaches
for you to enjoy!
Make your reservations today! Call 718-296-8543.