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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet/NA in
Belize/Lighthouse Reef/Turneffe

Aggressor Fleet/NA: "Belize Aggressor IV April 9-16, 2022", Apr, 2022,

by Craig A Wood, PA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 42 reports with 44 Helpful votes). Report 11910 has 2 Helpful votes.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments Belize on the Aggressor IV April 9-16, 2022

Reservations:

I reserved my spot ton the Belize Aggressor IV directly with Aggressor. I made my reservations during last fallís sale and got 25% off. I made my airline reservations directly with American Airlines, a flight from Philadelphia to Miami and then on to Belize City. I went to Belize two days early and did a tour of the New Belize River and Mayan ruins at Lamanai. I made these through Aggressor Detour, their travel agency. They included transfer to Lamanai, hotel nights, the tour, and then transfer to the Aggressor for boarding. I have used them previously, excursions have always worked perfectly, this one included. Well worth the extra time and money.

Travel:

Belize dropped the Covid testing requirement about a month before my visit. Full vaccination is required or testing is still needed. Belize health insurance is required, $18, online. A Covid antigen test is still required to return to the US. The test was performed on the boat, the day prior to departure and results were emailed to the boat and printed for us within a couple hours. The cost was $80, added to the final bill. Other items added to the final bill were a $130 port fee and a $150 fuel surcharge (just implemented April 1).

I used Verifly both to and back from Belize. It made check in at both airports fast and easy, no additional forms to fill out or documents to show. Plane flights were perfect. My Miami airport return was awful, as usual. Despite Global Entry and TSA Precheck, it took me an hour and a half to clear immigration, claim and recheck my one bag, get through security, and get to my departure gate. I ended up boarding just 15 minutes before my departure. My bag missed the flig ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Cayman Brac, Bonaire, Curacao, Turks & Caicos, Bahamas, Roatan, Cozumel, Key Largo, SE Florida (Boynton Beach, Jupiter, West Palm...), Maui, Oahu, Cape Ann, San Diego, Costa Rica, Panama, Cocos Island, Red Sea, Galapagos, Revillagigedos, Malpelo
Closest Airport Belize City BZE Getting There I took American Airlines to Belize City from Miami

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 80-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-60 Ft/ 12-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Loosely enforced buddy diving, hour dive time, depth 110 ft
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Crew careful with cameras. Good camera tables with compressed air, good camera rinse tank. Very good, dedicated charging area ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Gregory S Bruce in WA, US at May 10, 2022 17:48 EST  
Excellent Report!
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