Phoenix Liveaboard

 

Destination: Bahamas

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration (6 Nights) | From $250++/night

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Phoenix is a dream yacht, Lagoon 450 built in 2012 by world-class French manufacturer. The yacht was completely renovated in 2018 to meet guest's sailing and diving needs.

 

Why You'll Like the Phoenix

  • Fullboard accommodation
  • Dedicated camera room with table and charging point
  • Shark encounters: oceanic whitetips, dusky, lemon, tiger and silky sharks
  • Perfect for small groups
 

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Location

The Phoenix embarks from Nassau Yacht Heaven. When arranging transportation to the vessel please use the destination of Harbour Central Marina 671, E Bay St, Nassau, Bahamas.

 

Dive Overview

The Exumas is a beautiful Caribbean island puzzle piece consisting of more than 350 small islands and cays. Renowned for the abundance of sharks the area is seasoned with a fine flavor of wrecks, cave, and blue holes.

[See: Bahamas Dive Travel Guide]

 

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Accommodations

Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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Phoenix Accommodation Overview

The Phoenix accommodates 8 passengers in 4 double cabins with private washrooms and showers.

 

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General Facilities

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Phoenix Boat Features

  • Air-conditioned saloon
  • Sundeck
  • Camera room
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Stocked kitchen and toiletries on board, with regular cleaning by the crew

 

Phoenix Dive Facilities

  • Dive compressor and tanks on board to refill tanks between dives.
  • Din/Int adapters
  • Rental equipment available
  • Dive dinghy 

 

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Phoenix Liveaboard Deck Plan

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Schedule & Rates

Phoenix Liveaboard 2019 - 2020 Schedule & Rates

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Phoenix Liveaboard Schedule & Rates

All prices quoted are per person in USD.

 

2020 SCHEDULE & RATES 

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Nights

Itinerary

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4-Jan-2020

10-Jan-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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11-Jan-2020

17-Jan-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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18-Jan-2020

24-Jan-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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25-Jan-2020

31-Jan-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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1-Feb-2020

7-Feb-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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8-Feb-2020

14-Feb-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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15-Feb-2020

21-Feb-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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22-Feb-2020

28-Feb-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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29-Feb-2020

6-Mar-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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7-Mar-2020

13-Mar-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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14-Mar-2020

20-Mar-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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21-Mar-2020

27-Mar-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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28-Mar-2020

3-Apr-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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4-Apr-2020

10-Apr-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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11-Apr-2020

17-Apr-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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18-Apr-2020

24-Apr-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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25-Apr-2020

1-May-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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2-May-2020

8-May-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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9-May-2020

15-May-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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16-May-2020

22-May-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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23-May-2020

29-May-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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30-May-2020

5-Jun-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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6-Jun-2020

12-Jun-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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13-Jun-2020

19-Jun-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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20-Jun-2020

26-Jun-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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27-Jun-2020

3-Jul-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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4-Jul-2020

10-Jul-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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11-Jul-2020

17-Jul-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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18-Jul-2020

24-Jul-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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25-Jul-2020

31-Jul-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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1-Aug-2020

7-Aug-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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8-Aug-2020

14-Aug-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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15-Aug-2020

21-Aug-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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22-Aug-2020

28-Aug-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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29-Aug-2020

4-Sep-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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5-Sep-2020

11-Sep-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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12-Sep-2020

18-Sep-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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19-Sep-2020

25-Sep-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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26-Sep-2020

2-Oct-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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3-Oct-2020

9-Oct-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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10-Oct-2020

16-Oct-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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17-Oct-2020

23-Oct-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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24-Oct-2020

30-Oct-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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31-Oct-2020

6-Nov-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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7-Nov-2020

13-Nov-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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14-Nov-2020

20-Nov-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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21-Nov-2020

27-Nov-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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28-Nov-2020

4-Dec-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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5-Dec-2020

11-Dec-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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12-Dec-2020

18-Dec-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,600

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19-Dec-2020

25-Dec-2020

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,700

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26-Dec-2020

1-Jan-2021

6

Exuma & Eleuthera Exploration

$1,700

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Inclusions

  • VAT
  • Food, snacks, coffee, tea, juice
  • Skipper & mariner on board
  • Cleaning & toiletries
  • Divemaster on board
  • Dives (no extra charge for dives per day)
  • Tanks, weights, and belts

 

Exclusions

  • Flights
  • Gratuities
  • Transfers
  • Park fee 135 USD per person
  • Rental Equipment

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Other Dates & Availability

For more information on other departure dates that are not listed above and on availability email us at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us at 310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

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Dive Information & Destinations

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Exuma Leuthera Map

 

The Bahamas Dive Overview

Starts every Saturday 08.00-11.00. Debarkation is on Friday 09.00.

  • Periwinkle Reef
  • This is a shallow patch reef that is teaming with fish. The local Nassau operators feed fish here, so sergeant majors and angelfish will approach scuba divers looking for a handout.
  • Lost Blue Hole
  • The rim of this large blue hole lies in 40′ of water surrounded by coral heads, stingrays and many schools of fish. There is a lobster filled crevice at 80′. In the sand surrounding the hole, divers will find many small fish such as banded jawfish, Seminole gobies, and tobacco fish. There are usually 1 or 2 nurse sharks here and during the late spring/early summer a large school of blacknose sharks inhabits the bottom of the 200′ hole. This site is normally visited on the way to or from the Exumas. This is the location of the Caribbean’s first lionfish sighting
  • Amberjack Reef
  • A 50′ patch reef that has a prolific fish life. You will see reef sharks and large grouper. This dive also has many interesting small critters such as pirate blennies and garden eels. Back on the hang bar scuba divers will be surrounded by a school of 100+ horse-eye jacks that hang out underneath the Phoenix.
  • Austin Smith Wreck
  • A 90′ Bahamian Defense Force Cutter that sank in 1995 while being towed to San Salvador to be sunk there as a dive site. Their misfortune was our gain. This intact wreck lies in 60′ of water.
  • Cathedral 
  • This site is part of the Dog Rocks Reef. This reef starts at 35′ and slopes off to 50′ before dropping straight down into the Exuma Sound. The Cathedral is a large swim-thru where the light filters down from above reflecting off the thousands of silversides that occupy the swim-thru. This swim thru has many grouper and jacks that come to feed on the silversides. If you like to identify fish, you will marvel at the large variety of fish. The wall has large stands of black coral and orange elephant ear and tube sponges. Pelagic, eagle rays and sharks are frequently seen off the wall.
  • Jeep Reef
  • This is one of the prettiest reefs you will ever see. The strong current that
  • sweeps through this cut keeps the reef’s corals very healthy. This dive can only be done at slack tide because of the strong currents. It is in the middle of the Exumas Land & Sea Park, so you will find a very healthy population of fish. This dive site gets its name from a coral encrusted jeep that sits near the mooring.
  • Pillar Wall 
  • One of many excellent wall dives. It starts at 30′ and slopes to 50′ before dropping 5,000′ to the bottom. There are many caves and crevices. There is a large colony of yellow-head jawfish in the rubble inside the reef.
  • The Washing Machine
  • The strong incoming tide of up to 6 mph takes scuba divers thru a narrow cut where water drops off a ledge and then makes a sharp bend to the left. This causes the water to swirl like the water in a washing machine. This swirling water will toss scuba divers head over heels. Scuba divers who wish to avoid being tossed around can stay to the right where you will have a smooth fast trip through the cut. After passing through the cut you will then glide over a large patch reef. Enjoy the ride!
  • Whale Tail Wall
  • A great wall just south of Wax Cut. Large parrotfish roam the sand inside the reef while sharks & eagle rays are frequently seen off the wall. We have had some very unusual sightings here like a Caribbean torpedo, one of only 4 sighting of this very rare ray.
  • Hole in the Wall
  • The walls in Southwest Eleuthera are some of the most abrupt & beautiful anywhere, literally going straight down. At this site, there is a hole just inside the edge of the wall that drops 15′ with a swim-thru that heads west before popping out of the wall.
  • Jake’s Hole
  • This tidal blue hole lies in 20′ of water. The highlight of this dive is the vibrant corals surrounding the hole. Because it is very tidal, scuba divers aren’t permitted to enter the hole.
  • Monolith        
  • Large mounds of coral rise out of the sand at the edge of the wall. They start at 100′ and rise to 55′. There is a colony of Garden Eels in the sand next to the mounds.

 

 

[See: Bahamas Dive Travel Guide]

 

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Boat Specifications

  • Year: 2012
  • Overall length: 13,96 m
  • Beam: 7,87 m
  • Draft: 1,30 m
  • Displacement: 15,1 t
  • Mainsail: 79 m²
  • Genoa: 51 m²
  • Engines (Diesel): 2 x 57 PS
  • Diesel: 2 x 520 l
  • Water: 700 l
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Cabins/berths: 4+2/8+2
  • Max. persons: 12

 

Practical Information

  • Time Zone: UTC-4
  • Local Currency: Bahamian Dollar (BSD)
  • Language Spoken: English and Spanish
  • Electricity:  110/60Hz
  • Payment Onboard: Cash

 

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Reviews (1)

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I took this trip in June 2019 as a solo diver. Overall my experience was the following:

The sites visited were superb and plenty of marine life from large to small. I've dived all over the world and The Bahamas is top-notch given the amount of marine life one can see on a single dive + clarity of water + temperature of water + low currents. The dives were varied (reefs, shipwrecks, deep dives and blue holes).

The boat can accommodate 8 guests in total. On my trip, there were 4 of us and that was perfect. It felt like a private scuba diving trip! I think more than 6 would be crowded on the boat given its size and layout. The boat was in good condition, however the crew could have done better job in doing a daily clean of the common areas. The two divermasters themselves were good - experienced, friendly and happy to have a good conversation. The captain on the other hand was disappointing - he was often frustrated, angry and just seemed to not enjoy what he was doing. Never a good morning or happy face. His cooking was average too - meals were good but wouldn't say memorable.

Overall I would recommend this trip for those looking for a superb diving experience aboard a boat which felt safe, and almost like a private boat given the small amount of guests. We had perfect weather and conditions for the most part so were lucky.

Visited on 06/2019 - Submitted on 04/16/2020

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