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Turks & Caicos Aggressor II is a 120 foot yacht accommodating 18 guests. She transports divers to the lovely wall-diving along the coasts of Providenciales, West Caicos and French Caye.
A word from Dom .... "The T&C Aggressor spends most of the year diving Turks & Caicos but takes a break, from January to April, to offer spellbinding trips to the Silver Bank, Dominican Republic, swimming with humpback whales. Beamy & stable, she provides a good platform for either option." ... Dominick Macan
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)
taxes & port fees
Take a look at the size of that upper-deck deck. If you love the sun ... Turks & Caicos Aggressor II offers you a perfect place to hang out. But, no worries. For those who prefer the shade, you can spend your time in the covered alfresco dining area. And, everyone can enjoy the stereo and CD player, the BBQ and the Jacuzzi.
The main deck features a roomy, air conditioned, combination salon & indoor dining area plus a photo center with a digital video and still photo editing computer. All 9 cabins are located on the lower deck.
The dive deck, situated at the aft of the main deck, has personal gear lockers with in-place air and nitrox fill stations, rinse tanks and a camera table with low-pressure air hoses and the large swim platform has two warm freshwater showers and two water exit ladders.
The menu onboard offers a variety of American and local cuisine plus barbecues. Breakfast includes fresh fruits, hot entrees, cereals and juices. Lunches are buffet-style and evening meals are chef-prepared and served tableside. If you have any special dietary requirements, please be sure these are noted when you book.
The Turks & Caicos Aggressor II is built and maintained to the specifications of the local regulatory agencies and the regulations of the country of the flag.
2 Different Itineraries:
Port: Providenciales, Turks & Caicos
Port: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (January - April)
Built to Lloyd’s Registry and American Bureau of Shipping Standards
Length: 120 ft.
The Turks & Caicos has been an Aggressor destination since 1992.
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.
Generator(s) 110-208 ac voltage capable of supplying the yachts needs
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
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
Turks & Caicos: The Turks & Caicos Islands consist of 40 islands and cays, eight of which are inhabited. Aggressor will take you to the best of the diving there. Between January & April, the vessel "switches gears" to carry guests to the Silver Bank in the Dominican Republic to swim with humpback whales.
Turks & Caicos: You'll experience wall diving along the coasts of Providenciales, West Caicos and French Caye. The sheer walls of Providenciales begin at 40 feet, plunging into the deep blue abyss and include crevasses and ledges that are decorated with huge orange elephant ear sponges, gorgonians, crimson rope sponges and abundant macro life. Watch for black corals, pillar corals, great swim throughs, friendly turtles and schools of fish.
Dominican Republic: Between January & April Turks & Caicos Aggressor visits the Silver Bank in Dominican Republic for swimming with whales. You'll see them spin and play, hear their haunting songs resonating through the water and sense the power and grace of some of the most intelligent mammals on earth. All snorkelling activity is from the chase boats. Most guests make 2 whale runs each day which last 1 1/2 - 3 hours each depending on the proximity of whale activity and time of day.
TURKS & CAICOS
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - SILVER BANK (Jan - Apr)
April through December Turks & Caicos diving: depart from Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands. You will want to arrange your international flight to Providenciales (PLS) International Airport where you will be met by a crew member and transferred to the yacht. Boarding is on Saturday between 3 pm & 6 pm. At 6 pm the yacht departs for its night anchorage to prepare for diving Sunday morning. After a full week of diving, the yacht returns to Turtle Cove Marina on Friday after lunch. Friday evening the yacht hosts a sunset cocktail party. Turtle Cove Marina has several restaurants where guests can eat. Friday night dinner is not included in the price of the charter. Check-out is Saturday morning at 8 am. Transportation is provided back to the airport Saturday morning.
January through March whale charters: depart from Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. Multiple airlines offer direct flights to Puerto Plata (POP) International Airport from a variety of USA gateways. Many flights from other parts of the world pass through the United States although a few direct flights from Europe are available. The boat docks at the Ocean World Marina in Puerto Plata and you may board Saturday at 4:00 pm with a 9:30 pm departure for the Silver Bank.The yacht returns from Dominican Republic trips to Ocean World Marina Friday at 5 pm. Friday evening after which the yacht hosts a sunset cocktail party then dinner ashore. Check-out is Saturday morning from 7 am - 8 am. Transportation is not included in the price of your trip.