The world‘s finest diving

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Photo Tour … Belize Aggressor IV
May 21 – 28, 2022
(SAVE UP TO 25%)


Belize diving probably offers the greatest marine variety of any Caribbean destination.  From massive sponges to mangrove forests, from juvy fish to large pelagics, from seagrass beds to the intriguing Great Blue Hole … which, on this special expedition, you’ll have extra time to explore !


BELIZE


The luscious little country of Belize offers Caribbean dream beaches, dense jungle & rainforests harboring exotic jaguars, ocelots, tapirs, toucans & macaws, intriguing caves to explore … plus deep insights into Mayan culture. If you have the time, we highly recommend organizing both land and sea options.

But, top on the list for most of you is the marine world. Belize diving encompasses a wide system of reefs which, together, make up the second largest barrier reef in the world which remains largely untouched by tourism.

Enormous crimson gorgonians, large baffel sponges, giant deep water sea fans, long, lilac rope sponges, giant elephant ear sponges, yellow tube sponges and azure vase sponges, lettuce leaf coral and elkhorn coral and black coral trees all contribute to the incredible color of Belize’s waters.   You can also expect big black groupers, horse-eyed jacks, angel fish, parrot fish, queen trigger fish, yellow tailed snappers, Creole wrasses … jawfish, blennies, scorpion fish, several varieties of …. eagle rays, stingrays and hawksbill or green sea turtles … and more.

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WHAT MAKES THIS TRIP UNIQUE ?


A special itinerary allows extra time at the fascinating Blue Hole, an ancient, collapsed freshwater cave, made world famous in the 1960’s by Jacques Cousteau. You’ll have the opportunity for FOUR dives in the Blue Hole on this voyage, giving you time to explore its myriad of wonders.

The Great Blue Hole, located in Lighthouse Reef, is roughly circular, 300 meters wide and up to 125 meters deep. As a part of the Belize Barrier Reef, it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hole provides access to an entire, immense cave system (never fully explored) and is filled with life and subterranean marvels.  One gallery has stalactites up to eight meters long and almost two meters in diameter, a photographer’s dream. 

Around the edge of the blue hole is a healthy reef which is home to an abundance of juvenile sea life, as well as larger fish and even sharks. These shallows are great for both diving or snorkeling.


ACCOMMODATION … BELIZE AGGRESSOR IV


The 138-foot Belize Aggressor IV is a spacious & inviting liveaboard with 10 cabins for 20 guests.  The immense sun deck, complete with wet bar, CD equipment and a hot tub & a grill for barbecue meals. is always a hit with divers in the warm, enticing Caribbean climate. 

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The interior of the boat offers a lovely lounge with plenty of room for watching movies, listening to music, working your photos or just hanging with your fellow divers to review the day’s events.  You’ll enjoy delicious meals in the adjoining dining area.  On the stern on this deck is another large covered lounging area.   Staterooms are located on the main deck and feature large picture windows … all except for Cabin 1, an extra spacious deluxe twin or king, which is is located on the lower deck.

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.  For photographers, a complete photo center with a digital video and still photo editing computer is available.  Belize Aggressor IV details


RATES, DATES, GETTING THERE & AWAY, WHAT’S INCLUDED, WHAT’S EXTRA


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DATES:
May 21 – 28, 2022

RATES IN EUROS  (per person, double occupancy) at 18% – 25% savings: 
2,790 €
  queen master suite  (regular rate 3,395 €)
2,590 € king deluxe (regular rate 3,195 €)
2,390 €  king standard  (regular rate 3,195 €)

GETTING THERE:

Belize, Central America is located on the Yucatan Peninsula approximately 250 miles south of Cancun. It borders Mexico to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the east and Guatemala to the west and south.  Most major airlines fly into Belize City (BZE) International Airport.  It’s a quick transfer into the city.  Your cruise will depart from the Radisson Ft. George dock.

We always recommend arriving at least one full day in advance (in case of flight delays, lost luggage or other travel issues) but it’s possible to arrive on the day of departure as long as you can arrive at the liveaboard by 3pm for boarding.  

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May 21, 2022
As our best advice is to arrive a minimum of one day early, you can enjoy a leisurely morning on the 21st before getting ready to board… lazing around your hotel or exploreing Belize City.  You

You can walk to the pier where the M.Y. Belize Aggressor IV is docked and boarding starts at 3:00 p.m. You should be away from port no later than 6:00 p.m.heading into the labyrinth of islands and cays which will captivate you for the next week.

May 22-27, 2022

You will dive the best of Turneffe Reef as well as Lighthouse Reef.  Much of Belize’s original isolation has been preserved. and the biodiversity and the underwater landscapes will inspire you.  Prepare to encounter wide-ranging marine life … from the smallest nudibranch to larger fish such as tarpons … plus numerous shark species. Groupers and rays are common and the colorful steep walls often sport meter-high tube sponges with schools of fish, lobsters and tiny critters.

 Encounters with reef sharks is almost certain, but also sightings of bull sharks and hammerhead sharks are always possible here.   Frosting on the cake is that whale sharks hit the waters around Belize at this time of year … so, keep your eyes peeled (although, they’re hard to miss!)

May 28 & 29, 2022
After a final night on board, t

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