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Save $100 For Being an Early Booker! Dec 10-16, 2016

Thursday, February 4th, 2016
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Divers working on skills and beach time between dives

The early planner gets the best deal when you book your December 10-16 2016 Blackbeard’s Cruise now, you can save $100 off the retail rate!

Blackbeard’s Cruises offers live-aboard scuba diving vacations to the Out Islands of the Bahamas. You won’t find a greater variety of diving- reefs, walls, swift drifts, blue holes, and shark dives! Our 65’ sloops depart Nassau each Saturday to the Exuma Cays. Colorful reefs teeming with marine life sit in depths of 15- 80 feet and our walls plunge to the depths! We offer our divers a combination of camaraderie and adventure- voted best value in the dive industry. Our all inclusive cruises are popular with outgoing individuals from all over the world! All meals, beverages, dorm style lodging and diving included.

Price $895.00

Package Validity – Start Date Dec 10th, 2016

Package Validity – End Date Dec 16th, 2016

Travel must be booked by Jun 1st, 2016


Booking Email Address

Booking Telephone 800.327.9600

Live-Aboard Diving In The Bahamas, Choose The Adventure & DEAL!

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

All Star Liveaboard Diving in the Bahamas

Aqua Cat Cruises

We offer the same great diving on all our liveaboards. We explore the Exuma Cays of the Central Bahamas, which is so pristine and well protected that other countries have modeled their marine sanctuaries after the Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park. Choose between our adventure budget experience aboard a Blackbeard’s sloop or a luxury gourmet week aboard the Aqua Cat- either way, you’ll enjoy a wide variety of diving from reefs at all depths, walls, swift drifts, blue holes, night dives and a shark feed each week!

Aqua Cat: With a professional crew of 10 to see to the needs of our guests, nothing is overlooked. It’s not just the diving that keeps you coming back, it is our amazing crew of fun loving professionals too! Divers can log up to 26 dives each week. In between dives, you can enjoy the unique out islands of the Exuma Cays. This area is untouched and protected. There is so much to see and do both above and below the water line! Treat yourself – feed your addiction with a diving holiday on the Aqua Cat! Plan now for a 2016 holiday diving trip and save $400 on the week of Dec 10-18, 2016. Don’t wait, we go full year round!

Blackbeard’s: 65-foot sloops depart Nassau each Saturday to the Exuma Cays, where colorful reefs teem with marine life and the walls plunge to the depths. Blackbeard’s offer divers a combination of camaraderie and adventure — voted best value in the dive industry — with the benefit of being all-inclusive, you won’t find a better dive deal! Includes all the diving (up to 19 per week), lodging in our dormitory-style cabins, 3 square meals a day and all the drinks too! Normally $995 per week plus $105 fees, join us the week of November 26th thru December 2nd, 2016 and go for just $895 plus fees!


Price/Rate: $895.00 – $2,195.00
Valid From: November 26, 2016
Valid To: December 18, 2016
Book By: February 15, 2016
Phone: 800.327.9600

Aboard Blackbeard Cruises: Cave Rock

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

You swim deeper into the dark-blue Caribbean waters. Your dive team circles a ring of small bommies, taking in the quiet environs. It bellies the giant slumbering on the sand below.

Before yelling to “dive!” the dive master described a massive rock formation beneath the ocean surface. Perched on the sand this cavernous hunk of earth sports two swim-throughs — a one-way tunnel and a three-way, intersecting swim-through. That’s why they call this dive Cave Rock.

The dive master teased myriad flora and fauna peppering the formation’s many nooks and crannies. Your team glides past patches of reef as an affable queen angelfish emerges from behind some coral, swimming by and making your acquaintance for quite a while. You’re ready for more.

Your dive team completes its circuit through the surrounding bommies. You spot some conch among the polyps and coral blooms. Your team swims back to the mooring, and you glance beneath the boat.

There’s Cave Rock, reaching up dozens of feet from the ocean floor. The formation is actually one massive towering coral pillar. You can see the swim-throughs criss-crossing the formation. As your team dives closer, the ocean comes alive. Peacock flounder peek around corners and meander among the crags. Rose-tinted conch make the sea floor home. You’re overjoyed.

The first swim-through comes into full view, a perfectly cut tunnel of coral and rock. You can finally enter. A school of silversides bursts from the tunnel’s opening to greet you, brushing against you as they pass. You laugh into your respirator, amazed at the aquatic marvel you nearly missed but will never forget.

For more of Blackbeard’s Cruises’ best dive experiences, check out Madison Avenue, Lobster No Lobster and The Washing Machine’s Spin.

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Aboard Blackbeard Cruises: Madison Avenue

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

You’re awestruck. Your team dives 20 feet into the ravine, through a cragged arch nearly 10 feet high, and you’re in another world.

On deck the divemaster called this site “Madison Avenue.” Now you understand why. You’re swimming down a rocky thoroughfare evoking those wide, glamorous Manhattan streets. Sandy chutes intersect the corals and run into the distance like alleyways to neighborhoods beyond.

It’s an almost picture-perfect match for New York City, and then you remember this natural wonder — not its landlocked cousin — has existed for hundreds of years, maybe more. You ponder who’s actually copying whom.

The similarities don’t end with the architecture. The reef is a melting pot of sea life. Creatures crisscross the ravine, making the daily commute. A mellow blacktip reef shark glides by. Some yellow- and blue-striped grunt school beneath jutting sea shelves.

A lone, massive crab catches your eye. It scuttles across the nearest rock ledge, appearing to drink in the ocean vista. You aren’t the only tourist on Madison Avenue today.

Your team exits the ravine and comes to rest beside some sun-soaked pillar coral. But you have one more stop on the Avenue: a narrow sea cave, its mouth 35 feet below on the ocean floor.

Your pulse quickens as you descend to the cavern — you’re almost prone now, your fins kicking up little eddies from the ground. The cave’s too tight to enter, but it’s wide enough to stick your head and dive light inside. It’s like peering into a New York City storefront: fish glimmering in your headlamp’s beam, a veritable smorgasbord of the Caribbean’s ocean life. You finally kick away and swim toward the surface, a tankful of new memories in tow.

That’s what they say about Madison Avenue: If you can make it there, you’ll take it with you everywhere.

For more of Blackbeard’s Cruises’ best dive experiences, check out Lobster No Lobster and The Washing Machine’s Spin.

Visit to learn more, check out current dive deals, or contact Blackbeard’s Cruises today to book your next trip.

Aboard Blackbeard’s Cruises: Lobster No Lobster

Monday, August 10th, 2015

You’re tickled. As your dive party rounds the next bommie like clockwork, you have to wonder: Will there be lobsters?

The divemaster teased their appearance before entry, even before counting down to “dive!” — massive creatures weighing as much as 200 pounds. Lobsters have crawled around this gorgeous reef for more than 200 years; some of them could be just as ancient.

Granted by Jacques Cousteau, Lobster No Lobster’s 1970s namesake is its reputation; crustaceans and the seasonal lack thereof, at depths of 25 to 30 feet. From April to the end of July? No lobster luck. From August to March? Lobsters prowl.

You glide over polyps and fans dolloping a narrow little island beyond the dive. Each reef bank begets another in a circular daisy chain, sprouting like bonsai branches or flower petals. You dived off a boat’s mooring and backward in time, and you’re delighted.

Each turn has yielded bounties of flatworms, brilliant nudis and other mollusks — the usual Caribbean suspects — but no lobsters. Slack tide is drawing, and this is it: your last chance for a glimpse. You bank around the last curve, and the ocean erupts with underwater life. Yellow-headed jawfish whip up tiny sand clouds from the seafloor, and you bubble with laughter as several long, silvery fish dart toward you for a play date.

There are no claw-pinching giants. Instead, a kaleidoscopic fairyland has made this last bommie its home, giving you five or six dives’ worth of creatures to relish. A school of barracuda meanders by for a peek, but you’re not afraid — they have just as much right to this spectacle. And you remember that rock ‘n’ roll chestnut: You can’t always get what you want, but you just might find, you get what you need.

For more of Blackbeard’s Cruises best dive experiences, check out The Washing Machine’s Spin.

Visit to learn more, check out current dive deals or contact Blackbeard’s Cruises today to book your next trip.