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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet in
Belize/N/A

December, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Carol D Cox, FL, US
Contributor   (14 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
"Belize Aggressor III, Dec 2014"
Report Number 8117
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Red Sea, Guam, Palau, Truk, Florida, Roatan, Cozumel
Closest Airport
Belize City
Getting There
Direct flight on Delta via
Atlanta

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy  
Seas
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
2
Water Visibility
60   to 90    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Return to boat with 500 psi.  Have a buddy.  No time limit most of the
time.  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
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Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
We had a large camera table on the dive deck.  The top level was for
cameras only, and the second level was the charging station.  They had a
number of charging  ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
5 stars
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Beginners
4 stars   
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Comments  
This was our first Aggressor liveaboard in a long time; our trip was in
early December.    Although the weather wasnt the best, the trip was a
great success due to the captain and crew, and the variety of life on the
reefs we visited.

Our first impression of Belize in the airport was not the greatest.  One of
the Customs workers asked us if we were on the dive boat, and then pointed
out a porter and said hes your guy.  We loaded up our bags only to walk
a few feet out the door and meet our real member of the Aggressor crew,
complete with an Aggressor/Sun Dancer logo on her shirt and a sign in hand.
 It was the classic rip-off to get porter tips although the service was not
needed for the few feet to our van.  But according to a sign posted
outside, we were required by law to pay $1 for each piece of luggage that
had been loaded by the porter.  Future travelers beware!

We were in good hands once on the van and underway to our dive boat.  It
was a short ride through Belize City to the pier, where the crew took over
and loaded all our bags on board, somehow separating the Aggressor bags
from the Sun Dancer bags.  We were given a quick orientation and then
allowed to set up our gear and check out our rooms.  

Our captain, Jay, decided we would be more comfortable if we stayed at the
pier overnight and headed over to the atolls early in the morning.  All
through the trip, Captain Jays good judgment insured we never missed a
dive or a chance to visit the Booby colony on Half Moon Caye.   We had some
rain and wind at times, but Captain Jay always managed to safely work our
schedule around it.

We found our fellow passengers to be an entertaining group of international
divers, travelling from Germany, Canada, Great Britain, France, and the U
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By pjbernst at Feb 04, 2015 09:11 EST  
Very good report and I enjoyed looking at your shots-what camera/lens were
you using?   peter bernstein
By ccox at Feb 04, 2015 10:16 EST  
Hi!  I'm glad you enjoyed my Undercurrent report on Belize and the photos
on my website.  I am using a compact setup-- Canon G15 in an Ikelite
housing with a single DS161 strobe.  I also use the strobe as a focus light
since it has a video light mode.  Also, I have a Subsea +10 and +5 macro
lenses for the really small stuff like the arrow blenny.  I like this setup
because I can get shots of divers when the water is clear, but can also do
close-up and macro.  My macro lenses are on an adapter that quickly flip
into place when I want to use them, also from Subsea.
By oceandiver at Apr 25, 2015 20:15 EST  
Liked your report. We just finished a trip with a stay at Itza resort on
Long Caye. I had finished a report with listing lots of fish and lost it as
I tried to add a few more things. My report now is shorter. Loved the
diving! Glad to see you feel the same way about Blue Hole diving. You were
there during lobster season. Did you get to eat any?
We saw the Aggressor several times while there. Our dive boat was much
smaller!
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