7 nights onboard the Belize Aggressor IV + up to 27 dives
Join Blue Planet for the best diving in Belize! A liveaboard is the ideal way to visit Lighthouse Reef, Half Moon Cay, Turneffe Reef and of course, the world-famous Blue Hole. With up to 5 dives a day, there is ample opportunity to explore the beautiful walls and reefs the country is known for. And a trip to this Central American paradise isn’t complete without a visit to Mayan ruins, a cave tubing ride through the jungle or a canopy tour through the tree tops. Sign up today!
Belize has become a destination for adventure-seekers of all kinds. On land, you can hike, canoe, kayak, cave, bird and explore ruins. At sea, the diving steals the show. The Belize Barrier Reef, part of the second largest barrier reef system in the world, is home to hundreds of species of fish and corals. This is the perfect destination for new or experienced divers!
Minimum dive certification/experience: PADI Open Water Diver can be completed on trip. PADI Enriched Air/Nitrox certification strongly recommended. Deep Diver recommended for Blue Hole dive.
Belize is a wall diver's paradise. Sheer walls like Painted Wall, Half Moon Caye Wall and Quebrada are adorned with huge crimson gorgonians and giant orange elephant ear sponges. Moray eels, spiny lobsters and tiny arrow crabs hide in every crack, crevice, cave and tunnels of these beautiful coral formations. The mystical Blue Hole, a collapsed freshwater cave system is approximately 1000 feet across and over 400 feet deep. The Blue Hole was made famous by ocean pioneer Jacques-Yves Cousteau who declared it one of the Top Ten Dive Sites in the World.
Every Saturday at 6 pm, the boat casts off from the Radisson Ft. George dock, located in the heart of downtown Belize City for a week of hassle-free diving. Diving begins Sunday morning and ends Friday before lunch when we return to port. Sunday through Thursday there is unlimited diving throughout the day and a night dive each evening. Friday a half day of diving is offered.
Water temperature averages around 80 F degrees, so a 3mm wetsuit is recommended. All dives are from the yacht although a 15 ft tender is available to take guests for optional shore excursions (1-2) during the week.
The Belize Aggressor IV is a 138’ yacht with a wide 26’ beam which sleeps 20 guests. Built and powered for comfort, safety and stability, she is diesel-powered, cruises at 12 knots and has 110-volt power onboard. Accommodations include 8 Deluxe staterooms with two twin beds or one king bed and 2 Master staterooms with one queen bed.
She features a roomy, air conditioned salon and dining area, sun deck complete with a lounge and deck chairs, stereo and CD player, shaded wet bar and grill, a complete photo center with a digital video and still photo editing computer. The dive deck has individual dive lockers, a camera table with low-pressure air hoses and two hot, fresh water showers.
All staterooms are air-conditioned and fitted with a private toilet, shower, sink, hair dryer and robes. Breakfast (cooked to order), buffet lunch and an elegant meal at dinner with tableside service are served in addition to fresh mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks. Beverages, soft drinks, local beer and wine are complimentary while onboard.
Most major airlines fly into Belize City (BZE): 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 on Saturday, December 28th and transferred to the yacht. Guests may board 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 Belize Aggressor IV returns back to the Radisson Ft. George dock in Belize City Friday afternoon after lunch. Check-out is Saturday morning at 8 am. Transportation is provided back to the Belize City International Airport Saturday morning, January 4th.
A trip to this Central American paradise isn’t complete without a visit to Belize’s Mayan ruins, a cave tubing ride through the jungle, or a canopy tour through the tree tops. Tours are offered on Friday afternoon, but an extended stay is recommended to fully enjoy the wonders of Belize. Guests may enjoy the Radisson Ft. George Hotel pool facility and bar area on Saturday free of charge.
Upon cancellation of a reservation for any reason, the refund of the deposit and payments made or due will be contingent upon Blue Planet reselling the participant's reservation. Any refund may also be subject to a cancellation fee and payment of any non-refundable fees imposed by the tour company, dive operator or any other contractor associated with the trip.
Dive accident insurance is required for all divers on this trip. We strongly recommend travel insurance to protect your vacation investment. Contact us if you need more information.
Each cabin includes two twin beds or one king bed, private full bathroom, picture window or portlight view, monitor with media player, mirrored cabinet, wardrobe, bathrobes, hairdryer, toiletries, fresh towels daily, independent air-conditioning and volume controls.
Each cabin includes a aueen bed, private full bathroom, picture window views, monitor with media player, mirrored cabinet, wardrobe, bathrobes, hairdryer, toiletries, fresh towels daily, independent air-conditioning and volume controls.
Fly into the Belize International Airport (BZE) on or before Saturday. If you arrive on Friday, you can overnight at Radisson Ft. George (within walking distance of the yacht).
We'll board the boat Saturday afternoon between 3 PM-6 PM. At 6 PM, the yacht departs for its night anchorage to prepare for diving Sunday morning.