Ring in 2020 on the Belize Aggressor IV

Belize City, Belize

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Blue Planet Scuba
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Dec 28, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020
Group size: 18 - 18
Ring in 2020 on the Belize Aggressor IV
Belize City, Belize

Blue Planet Scuba
  • Facebook verified
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51 reviews

Dec 28, 2019 - Jan 4, 2020
Group size: 18 - 18

About this trip

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

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!

The Diving

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

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. 

Travel

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.  

Cancellation Policy

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. 

What’s included

  • 7 nights accommodations
    Sharing a Deluxe or Master cabin, per package selected
  • Up to 5 dives a day
    Sunday-Thursday; 2 dives Friday
  • All meals and beverages
    Excluding dinner in town Friday night
  • Airport transfers
    Only on dates of embarkation & disembarkation
  • Enriched Air/Nitrox
    $100/week, payable onboard
  • Port Fees
    $110/week, payable onboard
  • Scuba equipment
    Only tanks and weights included; rental gear available
  • Flights
    Flights to Belize City
  • Tips
    Tips for the boat's excellent crew

Available Packages

Double occupancy, Deluxe Stateroom
Sold Out

ONE MALE SHARE LEFT! 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. 

$3095
Deposit: $500
Double occupancy, Master Stateroom
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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.

$3295
Deposit: $500

Available options

Hotel + transfer (RD, CH, RL)only 1 left
$235
Hotel + transfer (MT)Sold Out
$550
Hotel + transfer (KS)Sold Out
$195
Hotel + transfer (MB)Sold Out
$390
Hotel + transfer (JB)Sold Out
$200


Itinerary

Saturday
Board the Belize Aggressor IV

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. 

Who’s interested

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Blue Planet Scuba
51 reviews
Blue Planet is a different kind of scuba diving organization — aimed at providing the best education and experiences to divers in the Washington, DC area and beyond, while harnessing the excitement and adventure of scuba diving to help protect our fragile oceans.

Reviews

Amazing diving albeit chilly at times as expected. Guides knew exactly where to go and were extremely adept at spotting wildlife. Service was wonderful and organization was impeccable. Definitely a successful bucket-list dive trip. We’d highly recommend it to any keen and experienced divers.
By Martin W for Explore the Galapagos on 27 Mar, 2021
Thank you so much for the review, Martin! We are so glad you enjoyed the trip and decided to check this one off your bucket-list with us. We hope to see you underwater again sometime soon!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 27 Mar, 2021
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An absolutely amazing archipelago like no other in the world, both top side and under water. Words and pictures will never do justice to this incredible bucket list destination. Heather and Jonas were fantastic leaders; caring, knowldegeable, always up beat, always thinking ahead, always putting the guests priorities ahead of their own...could not ask for more. Aggressor personnel were top notch. Overall an incredible experience from A to Z.
By David E for Explore the Galapagos on 23 Mar, 2021
We are so happy you enjoyed the trip, David! On top of all of the incredible marine life we were able to see, it was fantastic to learn more about the islands' volcanic origins from you. We feel incredibly lucky that you joined us! :-) We can't wait to dive with you again!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 27 Mar, 2021
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This is my third Blue Planet trip, and I look forward to many more. Traveling during Covid involves changing restrictions and requirements- Blue Planet kept us updated and helped us manage our anxiety. The resort and dive operator were incredible. This is a regular feature of Blue Planet trips.
By Andy M for St Lucia! February 2021 on 01 Mar, 2021
Thank you, Andy! We're thrilled you enjoyed the trip despite the challenges getting there. We can't wait until our next trip together!!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 01 Mar, 2021
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COVID-safe responsible travel is now possible and quite enjoyable! Blue Planet guided us through the enhanced testing, paperwork, and travel restrictions that protect both travelers and hosts, allowing us to support island communities and dive spectacular reefs. I have been reluctant to travel since March 2020 but as we all enter the “new normal” of covid and economic recovery, I am pleased to experience and highly recommend *responsible travel done safely* with Blue Planet.
By Heidi K for St Lucia! February 2021 on 22 Feb, 2021
We are so happy you could join us, Heidi! We are thrilled that everyone felt safe and enjoyed the trip. We're looking forward to many more dive adventures with you in the future!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 23 Feb, 2021
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Well organized, including from a CV19 safety perspective. Fun! I wasn't getting certified, but we had loads of wonderful dives. Turtles, Sharks, Scorpion Fish, all the tropicals, a wreck. It was wonderful to be diving again and have such splendid camaraderie after so many months of being dry at home. Plus, the Cenotes were breathtaking.
By Ren G for Certification Weekend in Mexico on 29 Jan, 2021
Hi Ren! We are so glad you had a wonderful time. It is always a pleasure to have you join us on trips. We are also incredibly happy that you felt safe and were very comfortable with our Covid-19 safety protocols. We hope to see you underwater again soon!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 30 Jan, 2021
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