Belize Aggressor III
In October 1997, the 18-passenger Belize Aggressor
III ushered in a new era for Caribbean dive yachts. Spacious staterooms
with en suite baths, TV/VCRs and individual climate controls are
just a few of the personal amenities this floating dive resort offers.
Every week this 120-foot yacht speeds 30-60 miles offshore, far
out of day operators' reach, exploring the world's second largest
If you arrive on Saturday, a crew member will
greet you at the Belize City airport and drive you to the boat.
Guests may board the Belize Aggressor III Saturday afternoon after
2:00 p.m., then unpack, relax and enjoy a delicious dinner served
by the onboard chef. Sunday morning the Aggressor moves to the first
of many excellent dives sites. Divers are awakened by the smells
of coffee and a home-cooked breakfast. After a dive briefing, the
pool is open-no boat rides, no hassles.
Throughout the week, the Belize Aggressor
III explores the reefs and walls along Turneffe Islands, Lighthouse
Reef and the Blue Hole. Some of the marine life divers may encounter
include eagle rays, nurse sharks, grouper, stingrays, eels and tarpon-especially
on the night dives. You may want to capture some of Belize's colorful
sponges, gorgonian or macro critters on film with one of the onboard
rental cameras. There is a full line of rental camera equipment
and dive gear available throughout the week, as well as certification
and specialty courses. With the on board E-6 photo lab, divers may
view their slides just hours after they were shot. Weather permitting,
guests are shuttled ashore to Half Moon Caye for a walk on the beach
and a hike through the bird sanctuary.
Friday afternoon, the Belize Aggressor III
returns to Belize City. Guests may take a tour of the Belize Zoo,
explore Mayan ruins or just relax onboard until the evening cocktail
party hosted by the crew. (The tours are not included in the charter
price.) After the party, everyone will dine at a local restaurant.
This is the only meal not included in the charter. Check-out is
8:00 a.m. Saturday morning. If you are flying out Saturday morning,
the crew will arrange your transportation to the Belize City airport.
The Belize Aggressor III is a 120-foot, all
aluminum yacht built and powered for comfort, safety and stability.
She is diesel-powered, cruises at 15 knots and has 110-volt power
on board. Accommodations include 9 double staterooms, 7 of which
have a double and single berths and one cabin (Cabin #1) with 2
single berths. All staterooms, except Cabin #9, are located on lower
level. Cabin #9, or the "Honeymoon Suite," is on the upper
level and it has one double bed. All staterooms offer private heads
and showers, individual climate controls and TV/VCRs.
The dive deck, salon, galley and dining room
are on the main level. The air-conditioned salon is attractively
furnished and designed for comfort and relaxation. It includes an
entertainment center with TV, VCR and stereo with compact disc player.
A slide projector, screen and built-in light table make slide view
easy. Meals are prepared by a trained chef and served on the buffet
counter in the galley. The dining room is in the bow of the boat.
There is a TV and VCR so guests may watch a movie or video while
Exiting the salon and traveling toward the
stern of the boat, guests enter the large dive deck. This is the
area where divers suit up and prepare their gear. Each diver has
his own personal dive station complete with seat and locker. All
tanks are filled in place with either air or nitrox. There are several
80-cubic-foot cylinders on board and two 60-cubic-foot cylinders.
After donning their gear, divers take a few steps down the ladders
to the dive platform. Entries are made easily with a giant stride
and exiting is simple with the aid of two ladders extending underwater.
Two freshwater rinse showers and a fin rack are conveniently located
on the dive platform. A dive briefing area, three-tiered camera
table with low-pressure air hoses, camera rinse tank, head and E-6
photo lab are all part of the roomy dive deck.
A few steps up from the dive deck is everyone's
favorite spot, the sun deck. This partially shaded deck features
a wet bar, gas grill, hot tub, chaise lounges and deck chairs. Lunches
and between-dive snacks are often served on the sun deck. But, there's
even more to the Belize Aggressor III! A stairway near the wet bar
leads to the fourth level, the fly bridge. Guests may sun bath up
here or just relax and take in the beautiful panoramic view.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is included in the charter?
Accommodations aboard the vessel, diving, compressed
air tanks, weights and weight belts, airport transfers on day of
arrival and departure, meals and snacks, non-alcoholic and local
alcoholic beverages are include in the charter rate.
How many days is the charter and how
many dives can I make?
The Belize Aggressor III charter is seven days,
Saturday afternoon to Saturday morning with five and one-half days
of diving. Most guests make up to 5 dives a day. Diving begins on
Sunday morning and finishes about midday on Friday when we return
to the dock.
When should I arrive in Belize City?
You should plan to arrive in Belize City on
the day of your charter, Saturday.
Are there any taxes or fees
not included in the charter price?
Yes, each guest must pay a $45.00 US port fee
which includes the Government cruising tax, the Half Moon Caye park
fee and the recompression chamber fee. The port fee is collected
at the end of the week when you settle your tab. A departure tax
of $20.00 US will be collected at the airport. *These fees are levied
by the Belize Government and are subject to change without notice.*
Do I need a passport?
U.S. citizens are required to have a valid
passport for entry into Belize. Non-U.S. citizens must have a valid
U.S. visa for traversing the United States via Miami, New Orleans
How do I meet the Belize Aggressor
III on the day of departure?
If you arrive in Belize City on the day of
your charter, you will be met at the airport by a uniformed crew
member and taken to the boat. If you are already in Belize, you
will need to make your way to the boat anytime after 2:00 p.m.
Where does the Belize Aggressor III
The Belize Aggressor III docks at the Radisson
Fort George Hotel in Belize City.
there dinghy diving?
No, most of the diving is done directly from
the dive platform of the Belize Aggressor III. We have a dinghy,
but seldom use it for diving.
Is there night diving?
Absolutely. The night diving is terrific.
What is planned for Friday afternoon
and evening after we return to port?
This your opportunity to tour a Mayan Ruin,
visit the Belize Zoo or just relax on board. (The tours are not
included in the charter price.) The Belize Aggressor III crew hosts
a farewell sunset cocktail party Friday evening. Dinner is not served
on board. The crew can recommend a local restaurant and arrange
transportation. This meal is not included in the charter price.
When is check-out time on the vessel?
Check-out is between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m. on
17. Where is the nearest recompression chamber? The nearest recompression
chamber is on Ambergris Caye, Belize.
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