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Bahamas Aggressor is a mono-hull yacht which accommodates a maximum of 14 guests in 6 cabins and dives Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park in addition other parts of the Bahamas & her outer islands.
A word from Dom: "Bahamas Aggressor offers two distinct itineraries, to the Exuma Cays and to Tiger Beach, so you have a choice between the wild side or the mild side. She offers all the usual Aggressor amenities in a comfortable, relaxed setting." ... Dominick Macan
5 lower deck TWIN/DOUBLE cabins
double bed + single upper bunk plus port light window
1 lower deck QUAD cabin
2 upper & 2 lower berths, port light window
up to 5 dives per day from large platform on the main vessel
80 cubic ft. tanks
Water temperature: 78-84F, 25-28C summer months
75–80F, 24-27C winter months
3-5 mm wetsuit recommended
accommodation & diving
meals, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages
local beer & wine served with dinner
compressed air, tanks, weights and weight belts
Aqualung rental gear (please request in advance)
port fees, park fees, taxes
fuel surcharge (if applicable)
Bahamas Aggressor is a 100-foot yacht with a wide beam for extra stability. The top sundeck is equipped with shaded wet bar, sun loungers and a hot tub ... plus plenty of seating for everyone. The restaurant-style dining room & combination lounge is an attractive air-conditioned room with ample space for divers to view their photos and videos or to enjoy a movie on the entertainment system. On the lower deck, you'll find the cabins.
The extra-sized dive deck has individual lockers, a camera table, and an easy enter/exit platform with two showers. Photographers will find a complete photo center with a digital video and still photo editing computer.
All meals include restaurant-style table side service and the menus include a combination of American cuisine, local dishes and bbq meals. Breakfast is cooked to order, lunches are buffet-style. You'll also have are also fresh-baked post-dive snacks.
A 15 ft x 4 ft tender is used to take guests for 1 - 2 shore excursions during the week.
LAYOUT & SPECS
Built to Lloyd’s Registry and American Bureau of Shipping Standards
Length: 100 ft.
Captains and staff are professionally licensed as required by the laws of the country in which the yacht operates and complies with and the appropriate flag state regulations and/or SOLAS (International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea) standards.
All yachts are required to follow Aggressor Fleet® Standard Operations Procedures (SOP). Dive instructors and dive masters are trained and certified by international recognized certification agencies. Each receives proficiency training and annual inspections to review safety aspects.
Twin diesel engines on all steel and aluminum yachts
Two or more generators, 110-208 ac voltage, each capable of supplying the yachts needs independently
Two SCUBA air compressors with cascade storage
Nitrox membrane system with cascade storage
Water maker with ample storage
Support dinghies with outboard motors for shore excursions and scuba diving
Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
Multiple VHF radios
Long Range Single Side Band Radio
Satellite Phone (where necessary)
Satellite Email (where necessary)
Hang bar for safety stops (where necessary)
Complete First Aid Kit and medical supplies
D.A.N. Oxygen System with 100% demand regulator
Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
Fire and Smoke Detection Systems
Fire extinguishers and Fire Fighting Equipment
EPIRB – Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon
Life rafts & rescue craft
Life jackets equipped with lights and whistles for all passengers and crew
Full Complement of Safety and Rescue Equipment
West End Northern Adventure (10 night) ... a delightful combination of walls, shallow reefs, sharks, pelagic fish, a couple of good wreck dives ... and some of the smaller critters to boot. Tiger Beach (7 & 10 night) .... loads of water time with tiger sharks, lemon sharks, nurse sharks and other occasional inquisitive visitors. Please note that all shark action on the Aggressor trips is natural. Aggressor does not chum for sharks.
West End Northern Adventure (10 night) ... a delightful combination of walls, shallow reefs, sharks, pelagic fish, a couple of good wreck dives ... and some of the smaller critters to boot.
Tiger Beach (7 & 10 night) .... loads of water time with tiger sharks, lemon sharks, nurse sharks and other occasional inquisitive visitors. Please note that all shark action on the Aggressor trips is natural. Aggressor does not chum for sharks.
Exuma Cays & West End itineraries : Many major airlines fly into Nassau. The Bahamas Aggressor departs from Elizabeth-on-Bay Marina in downtown Nassau,near Nassau International Airport (NAS). All flights originating out of Nassau and arriving in the USA arrive as domestic flights which allows guests to have normal "domestic" connection times instead of extended "international" connection times.
You may board after 4 pm on Saturday and at 6 pm the yacht departs for its night anchorage to prepare for diving Sunday morning. After a week of diving, you'll return to the Elizabeth-on-Bay dock on Friday afternoon after lunch (1 dive offered Friday). Check-out is Saturday morning at 8 am. The crew will assist organizing transportation back to the Nassau International Airport Saturday morning or a local hotel if you are extending your stay.
Tiger Beach itinerary : Bahamas Aggressor departs from & returns to Old Bahama Bay Resort: Old Bahama Bay ... and guests should fly in and out of Grand Bahama International Airport, (airport code FPO). It is a 30 to 45 minute taxi ride to the dock and approximately $75. Transfers are not included. Boarding is at 4 pm and the yacht departs for its first anchorage at 6 pm so everyone must be onboard. Check out on your return is at 8 am. Dinner is not included the last night of the trip, however, there is a restaurant at Old Bahama Bay resort.
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