The 110-foot Belize Aggressor III takes 18 divers to the best of Belize scuba diving: Lighthouse Reef, Half Moon Cay, Turneffe Reef & if the weather is right, the mysterious & exotic Blue Hole.
A word from Dom .... "Belize Aggressor III is a well-appointed liveaboard with plenty of built-in comforts & a classic style. Her crew knows the delightful reefs & walls of Belize from long experience and the boat has consistently been a crowd pleaser. " ... Dominick Macan
1 upper deck DOUBLE stateroom double bed, closet & port window 7 lower deck TWIN / DOUBLE cabins double bed (lower) and twin bed (upper) bunk-style & port window 1 lower deck TWIN cabin two bunk-style single beds, no window
All are air-conditioned, with private bathrooms and TV/DVD
up to 5 dives per day dive from large platform on the main vessel
80 cubic ft. tanks
aqualung gear rental available (request in advance)
nitrox available for an extra charge Water temperature: 78 - 82F, 25 - 28C - 3mm wetsuit recommended
accommodation & diving meals, snacks non-alcoholic beverages local beer & wine served with dinner compressed air, tanks, weights and weight belts
airfare nitrox Aqualung rental gear (please request in advance) port fees & airport transfers final night's dinner ashore
DESIGNED FOR THE IDEAL CARIBBEAN DIVE HOLIDAY
For your leisure time between dives, you can get sun on the partially covered sundeck which also features a wet bar, CD equipment, a hot tub & a grill for barbecue meals. Also on this deck, you'll find the master cabin. On the main deck, the spacious lounge has plenty of room where you can comfortably watch movies, listen to music, work with your digital photography or just hang out. There's a separate dining area in the forward area of this deck. The stern half of the boat is devoted to an enormous dive deck. 8 cabins are located on the lower deck.
For your scuba diving convenience, the dive deck has personal gear lockers with in-place air and nitrox fill stations, rinse tanks and a camera table with low-pressure air hoses. The large dive platform has two warm freshwater showers and two water exit ladders giving you easy access to the water. For underwater photographers, a complete photo center with a digital video and still photo editing computer is available.
You'll have cooked-to-order breakfast, a buffet lunch and dinner with table side service. As well as the main meals there are fresh mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks. Beverages such as tea, coffee and fruit juices are always available and both local beer and wines are complimentary, but in limited quantities. For special dietary requirements please give us advance notice when booking.
Also onboard are kayaks and a dinghy for shore excursions ... And, the Aggressor offers a safe for your valuables.
LAYOUT & SPECS
Deck & cabin layout, yacht specifications and equipment & safety features included ....open
The Belize Aggressor III is built and maintained to the specifications of the local regulatory agencies and the regulations of the country of the flag.
Port: Belize City, Belize Length: 110 ft. Beam: 22 Passengers: 18 Crew: 6
Belize has been an Aggressor destination since 1987.
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 divemasters 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 Watermaker with ample storage Support dinghies with outboard motors for shore excursions and scuba diving
Radar Magnetic Compass Depth sounders 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 Emergency flares
Belize Aggressor III offers an itinerary focused on the best of Belize diving.
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The following are a few of the most popular sites on this itinerary.
Aquarium: A sheer drop-off begins around 30’ and at bout 40’-60’ deep along the wall are large baffel sponges, giant deep water sea fans, and the richest collection of deep water gorgonians almost anywhere in the world
Blue Hole: The world’s largest blue hole was made famous by Jacques Cousteau in the 1970’s. The first shelf of this collapsed underground cavern begins at 110’. Here stalactites descend from the ceiling. A healthy reef exists around the edge of the blue hole and is home to an abundance of juvenile sea life, as well as schools of parrot fish, squid, flaming scallops and several varieties of angel fish.
Cathedral: Colorful formations resembling cathedral steeples with sandy cuts in between signify this site.
Elbow: This advanced dive boasts one of the best opportunities to see large pelagics such as eagle rays and reef and hammerhead sharks. Strong currents are often present.
Que Brada: Named for a cut in the reef (the wall and shallows), this is an extremely sheer and active stretch of wall. Because it projects out into the current, the extra flow of plankton around it supports an incredibly rich diversity of marine animals. Green moray eels, spotted drum, lobster, crabs, and tarpon are seen on the night dives.
Most major airlines fly into Belize City: American, Continental, Delta, US Airways, United and Taca. There are many direct flights from the US and several connecting flights for the UK and Canada. Guests will be met by a crew member in uniform at the Belize City (BZE) International Airport and transferred to the yacht. You may board Saturday between 3 pm & 6 pm. At 6 pm the yacht departs for its night anchorage to prepare for diving Sunday morning.
Friday afternoon after lunch, after a full week of diving, the Belize Aggressor III returns back to the Radisson Ft. George dock in Belize City. Check-out is Saturday morning at 8 am. Transportation is provided back to the Belize City International Airport Saturday morning.