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Dive Review of Belize Aggressor III in
Belize

Belize Aggressor III: "Diving Belize after a 10 year hiatus", Nov, 2014,

by Peggy Goldberg, FL, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8255.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments This was our third trip on the Aggressor to Belize- last trip was 2005.
It is easy diving, the boat has always been good with attentive crew, good food, and the ability to dive your own profile with your buddy. They do 5 dives a day- even though the dive times are specified, if you want to just do one dive in the morning or afternoon- you can go in when you want, just plan on being back for lunch or when they plan to move to the next mooring.
We have been seeing huge degradation to the reefs all over the world - it is getting to the point where it is not worth going back to some places- but Belize pleasantly surprised us in some ways, and saddened us in others. We still got to see the sponges and sea fans on the walls, but to a lesser degree, and the beautiful fans and staghorn/elkhorn coral around the top of the Blue Hole have been replaced with sand and few fish. The visibility in the Hole, was terrible- looking at my photos from'05 shows the dramatic difference. The numbers of fish were way down, and the groupers were not as big- but not as many lionfish were sighted as expected. (That's good!)
We always enjoy the trip to Half Moon Cay to photograph the Frigates and Boobies.
We always come into Belize a day early, and stay at the Ft George Hotel, where the Aggressor is docked- makes it very convenient, and gives our luggage a chance to catch up. After the trip, we usually stay a few days to explore Mayan ruins, cave tube and zip line, and go to the Zoo. Belize City is still not safe to wander around, so hiring a guide is recommended.
Websites Belize Aggressor III   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, Solomons, Fiji, Hawaii, Socorro, Cocos, Everywhere in the Caribbean, Bahamas, and Florida reefs and caves.
Closest Airport Belize City Getting There We get a direct flight from Charlotte, NC

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 78-82°F / 26-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-80 Ft/ 12-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions On Nitrox, you are limited to 110'
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Boats have large camera tables, charging stations. Crew available for assistance, they handle cameras well- big dip tank.
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