The world‘s finest diving

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The 37-meter (120-foot) BVI (British Virgin Islands) Aggressor sleeps 20 guests.  Her scuba diving itineraries include the walls, pinnacles & ship wrecks of the British Virgin Islands.

A word from Dom: “The Cayman Aggressor V is moving to the British Virgin Islands, adding a new dimension to the Aggressor Fleet’s Caribbean diving. The BVI Aggressor, big, roomy contemporary, has extremely popular since introduced & she’s an ideal choice for those interested in diving BVI.”  ….. Dominick Macan

  
ON BOARD BVI AGGRESSOR

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SIT BACK, RELAX …. AND DIVE

This built-for-purpose vessel has everything a Caribbean diver could want.  The huge top sun deck features lounging and deck chairs.  There’s also a wet bar & grill, stereo and CD player (which has an IPod plug-in) and a hot tub … and tables & chairs can be set up here for alfresco dining. One level down, the upper deck has an enormous restaurant & covered exterior lounge deck at the aft with plenty of comfy seating, a great place to enjoy after-dive cocktails.

The large interior lounge on the main deck has plenty of room to settle in, watch movies, listen to music or work with your digital photography.  A complete photo center with a digital video and still photo editing computer is available. This deck also houses the huge dive deck & camera tables plus 2 large suites, each with its own balcony.

The menu features a variety of American cuisine, barbecues and local cuisine. Breakfast is cooked to order, there’s a buffet lunch and dinner with tableside service … plus, you’ll have fresh mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks. 

LAYOUT & SPECS

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DECK PLAN

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SPECIFICATIONS

Port: George Town, Grand BVI
The BVI Aggressor is built and maintained to the specifications of the local regulatory agencies and the regulations of the country of the flag.

Length: 120 ft. Beam: 25
Passengers: 20
Staff: 7
Saturday to Saturday trips  Boarding: Saturday 3 p.m.  Check out: Saturday 8 a.m.

The BVI Islands has been an Aggressor destination since 1984.

PROFESSIONAL CREWS

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.

MACHINERY

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

NAVIGATION

Radar
Magnetic Compass
Depth sounders
Global Positioning Systems (GPS)

COMMUNICATIONS

Multiple VHF radios
Long Range Single Side Band Radio
Satellite Phone (where necessary)
Satellite Email (where necessary)

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

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
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BELIZE aggressor uwITINERARIES

BVI Aggressor will take you on 7 or 10-day itineraries which include the highlights of BVI diving featuring some great topography.  {slider Itinerary map with diving summary  …. open|dest|closed}  British Virgin Islands

Norman Island : at the southern tip of the British Virgin Islands archipelago & reputed to be the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s pirate novel Treasure Island.

Rocky pinnacles, a 15-foot tunnel, canyons, ridges and an underwater cavern provide interesting underwater terrain. Scores of colorful fish, plus barracuda, turtles, eagle rays, southern stingrays, lobsters and nurse sharks filter through a rainbow of gorgonians.  Look also for angel fish, sea horses, shrimps, blennies and yellowhead jawfish. Lovely Spyglass Wall is covered in sea fans, golden tube sponges, purple tube sponges and hosts a variety of marine life including fairy basslets, damselfish, blue tangs, tobacco fish, anthias, tarpons, Atlantic spadefish.

Peter Island :  Legend says Deadman’s Bay on this island is named for pirates who were marooned on neighboring Dead Chest Island and subsequently drowned swimming to Peter Island.

Open-water pinnacles, canyons & a cave will bring you angelfish, butterflyfish, fairy basslets, lobsters, sea turtles, nurse sharks and moray eels. Add in two wrecks (The Fearless is believed to be the sister ship of Cousteau’s Calypso) with black coral trees & French grunts, plus “Painted Walls” a site offering yellow, red, orange, and purple corals & plenty of macro life, to top off the diving at this island.

Salt Island :  Named after its salt ponds, which were once an important resource for islanders.

You’ll dive a steamship wreck from 1867 which was filmed in the 1977 Hollywood thriller, The Deep and which contains some interesting remaining artifacts. . Nearly every surface is covered in a kaleidoscope of corals while inside you’ll find coral gardens, cleaning stations and nurseries. Schools of yellowtail snapper, jacks, grunts, and tarpon swirl around … and macro life includes arrow crabs, shrimp and damsel fish. In addition, you’ll most likely dive Wreck Alley, with four additional wrecks plus a huge pinnacle with a good selection of the Caribbean’s cast of characters. You’ll also find an open water site not far away with a chance of spotting some pelagics and plenty of fish

Ginger Island : One of the last undeveloped privately held islands in the territory. It is the location of two of the more popular dive sites in the British Virgin Islands: “Alice in Wonderland” and “Ginger Steps”.

Ginger Steps is a plunging three-step wall that descends 90 feet. Good visibility and bright white sand between the rocky drop offs make this a great site for underwater photography.  Pompano, octopus, lobsters, anthias, barracuda, dolphins, eagle rays and turtles can be found here. Alice in Wonderland offers narrow channels, sandy canyons and rocky ridges plus hard and soft corals, great viz and lovely fish life.  Watch for African pompano, angelfish, parrot fish, moray eels, shrimp, gobies, file fish, scuttling crabs, cleaner shrimp, wrasses flitting through colorful gorgonians and elkhorn corals.

Virgin Gorda: Christopher Columbus is said to have named the island “the Fat Virgin”, because the island’s profile on the horizon looks like a fat woman lying on her side.

Marked by big granite boulders, tiny caves, ledges, canyons, an awesome tunnel white sand beaches, this is a popular island for diving. Grunts, parrot fish, angelfish, squirrelfish, butterflyfish, lizardfish, tarpons, jacks, barracuda, garden eels, lobsters and stingrays are all common … with occasional pelagic action possible. Another wreck awaits you here … the Kodiak Queen, a US Navy World War II fuel barge which sports a strange sculpture added by Richard Branson..

Sample itineraries and maps are for illustrative purposes only. The exact route and sites visited are subject to change based on local regulations, guest experience, weather and logistics, and is at the Captain’s discretion.

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TRAVEL & CRUISE LOGISTICS


The British Virgin Islands’ international airport (EIS), officially the Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport (also known as Beef Island airport), is located on Beef Island, which connects to Tortola via the Queen Elizabeth II bridge.  The yacht departs from Roadtown, Tortola.  Guests must be onboard Saturday by 5 pm

You will fly through San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU).  Most major airlines have direct flights; jetBlue, Southwest Airlines, Azul Airlines, American Airlines, Spirit Airlines, and Frontier Airlines, United, Delta.  We do recommend booking flights as soon as possible as flight to Tortola tend to fill quickly.

We recommend arriving 1 – 2 days early to enjoy the beautiful island of Tortola & make sure you avoid being stressed due to delayed flights or missing bags.

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