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Dive Review of Aggressor in
Belize

January, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Bradley Bowen, UT, USA
Reviewer   (6 reports, with 4 Helpful votes)
Report Number 3881
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Fiji, Palau, Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Roatan Honduras, Kona
HI, Monterrey CA, Catalina Island CA, Coronado Islands CA, Turks &
Caicos Islands, Florida Keys, New Providence Island Bahamas, Exumas Islands
Bahamas, Komodo and Satonda Islands, Indonesia.
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy  
Seas
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
74   to 79    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
0
Water Visibility
0   to 0    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  1 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
Dedicated table for photographers with three levels. Charging stations just
below camera table with room for storage on a shelf below that one. Table
was full, but there was enough room for everyone.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
3 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
English is the official language of Belize and is widely spoken, even in
outlying areas. Spanish and Mayan also are spoken in small towns and
outlying areas. Tap water is potable in Belize City. Aggressor
representatives were waiting for us at the airport. We waited for
passengers from another flight to arrive and after about an hour headed for
the Aggressor. It was very hot with high humidity, and several of us were
in the mood for an ice cream, which was not available at the airport. Just
asking where we could get an ice cream at the airport resulted in the crew
stopping at a supermarket where everyone was able to buy a few forgotten
items and some snacks. Very accommodating crew and fabulous service
throughout the entire week. Weather was hot and sunny upon arrival with
temps in the high 80's and low 90's, but overcast and rainy by the next
day. Weather alternated between hot and sunny or stormy all week long,
often having both weather conditions the same day. Visibility on the reefs
was great when it was calm and sunny, much poorer during storms due to sand
being stirred up by the wave action. We were pleased to see that where
possible the Aggressor had established new mooring sites a short distance
from the reef over sand.  We found most dive sites and the surrounding reef
in excellent condition about a five minute swim from the boat mooring. 
Large schools of jack and snapper congregated beneath the boat to feed on
lunch leftovers. During the week we saw typical caribbean fish, eels,
several turtles, several spotted eagle rays and a pod of dolphins which
came close to the boat. No sharks.  Water temps were in the mid to high
70's. We were comfortable wearing polarfleece lined dive skins with
polarfleece hoods on most dives. The Blue Hole is colder, as are night
dives when the wind is blowing, and we donned our 3 mil wetsuits. Most
other divers wore 3 or 5 mil wetsuits for all dives. Yogurt, bread and cold
cereal available early. Hot breakfast with fresh fruit and juice later. Hot
snack after the first dive such as muffins or fresh baked cookies. Lunch
after the second dive. Dive deck closed during lunch until 2 pm. Hot snack
such as buffalo wings or nachos after third dive. Dinner after fourth dive.
Night dive after dinner with hot chocolate after the dive. About half of
the lunches and dinners served buffet style. Good breakfast, very good
homemade soups for lunch and dinner. Entrees were ok. Cookies and chips
available 24/7.  Service was outstanding. A request to dive when the dive
deck was closed was honored. All crew pitched in to help each other and
worked as a team to create a friendly atmosphere and help where it was
needed. It was a great vacation for everyone, with many of the divers
having been on this trip multiple times. We did the zip line through the
canopy and cave tubing at Jaguar Paw Resort Friday afternoon, and the trip
to the Mayan ruins Saturday morning before catching our flight home. The
cave tubing trip was a lot of fun but too short for us. I would book a
longer trip next time--although it was great fun to do BOTH the cave tubing
and the zip line the same afternoon. The zip line tour was fabulous and had
many more safety features than the Park City, Utah zip line. The Mayan
ruins also were enjoyable.
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