Want to learn how to dive in an exotic location? You can join us on upcoming trips and take courses during your ultimate diving holiday!

PORTSMOUTH SCUBA is excited to announce a dive trip coming up February 24th - March 1st 2024!

Come with us on the Ultimate Yacht Charter

The crewed charter yacht Cat Ppalu offers a unique experience for families, friends and groups desiring a sailing, scuba diving and snorkel vacation. Besides sailing, a side benefit for the adventure seeker is that Cat Ppalu provides plenty of opportunities to enjoy activities like fishing snorkeling, kayaking and SUPs (paddle boarding) as well as shore excursions. Explore local islands or relax and sunbathe on uninhabited islands. It is your vacation, so you can choose what you want to do.

Dive Experiences

Many of our individual trips are geared to scuba divers. Our dive destination for the week is the Exuma Cays. When the weather cooperates, we sail (versus motor) to dive sites only accessible to dive liveaboards. As such, these remote locations are more pristine than most. They offer the greatest variety of diving in the Caribbean.  Whether a seasoned diver or a novice, our staff strives to assure your dives meet your expectations. 

Cat Ppalu guests can takes full advantage of our many dives options, including learning how to dive or advancing to a new level of certification. Many children follow in their parent’s flippers and learn to dive while on board.

  • Wrecks and reefs
  • Walls in less than 40 feet of water
  • Blue hole and drift dive
  • Diving courses
  • Open water certification

We will have the ability – with advance notice – to customize our itinerary and activities. 

While daytime diving in the Bahamas is a popular activity, nighttime dives are extra special. Some marine creatures, like octopus, are active and visible only after dark.

Dive Sites


The Exumas offer the Caribbean’s greatest variety of diving, walls, blue holes, patch reefs, shark dives and high speed drift dives.

  • Lost Blue Hole
  • Periwinkle Reef 
  • Amberjack Reef 
  • Austin Smith Wreck known for its Goliath Grouper
  • Cathedral 
  • Jeep Reef 
  • Pillar Wall 
  • Washing Machine, our most popular drift dive 
  • Whaletail Wall 
  • Hole in the Wall
  • Jakes Hole 
  • Monolith Wall


Shark Diving


  • Our trips to the Exuma Cays allow Cat Ppalu divers the chance to check off a big item on their must-do list – to swim with the sharks.
  • The most common types of shark encountered on our dives are the Caribbean reef shark and the nurse shark, which usually rests on the sandy bottoms. Underwater photographers can capture many close up images.
  • If Cat Ppalu divers are lucky, the shark gods bestow appearances by hammerheads, lemon sharks, tiger sharks, bull sharks, whale sharks and the black nose shark.


$1,795.00 per person plus $225.00 per person (VAT, Bahamas taxes)
Departs Nassau (NAS) on Saturdays to the Exuma Cays

  • 6 nights all inclusive
  • Up to 19 dives
  • 6 double cabins with shared bath
  • Shore excursions included
  • The Caribbean’s greatest variety of scuba diving & snorkeling.

Sample Itinerary

Itineraries are weather dependent and tailored to best diving available each trip.
At time of final confirmation, we can adjust this itinerary to include more shore excursions and less diving based on the group’s wishes.

12:00noon board. Check in, lunch, unpack, safety briefing.
Depart* by 3:00pm for Central Bahamas. 

Sunday through Wednesday:
3 daytime dives and 1 night dive per day/night in the Exuma Cays and/or Eleuthera. 

2 daytime dives.
Return to Nassau 2:00-5:00pm depending on weather and travel distance.
Port night in Nassau! Dinner is served on board. The evening is yours to enjoy on your own in Nassau. 

Disembark vessel by 9:00am. 

*For flights to Nassau, plan to arrive before 1:00pm on Saturday.