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Dive Review of Belize Aggressor III in

Belize Aggressor III: "Coming back "home"", Nov, 2016,

by Joel E Jakubson, CA, US ( 2 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 9357.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 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 Do you know how some divers always want to go somewhere new, and others keep coming back to the same place again and again? Well, I am somewhere in between, but the place I keep coming back to is the Belize Aggressor III.

This marked my eighth trip on a Belize Aggressor, starting in 1990 (it might have been the BA I)and continuing on the BA III in 2004, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, and now 2016.

Why do I keep coming back? It is a combination of the people and the diving. I knew 4 of the 7 crew from previous trips, including the Captain Chris(who I met in 2004), Engineer Fermin (20094 or 2009), chef Yanis (2004?) and steward Randy (2009 or 2011). I consider these people my friends, and I hope they feel likewise. Even the staff at the Radisson (where I stay the night before the trip) recognized me. As a solo traveler, it is nice to see familiar faces on a dive trip.

The diving, to me, seems to have some of the best variety that the Caribbean has to offer. Sheer walls, 30 ft shallows (important for off-gassing on a five dives per day schedule), great soft corals and sponges, lots of nudibranchs, s ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Bahamas, Bonaire, Bali, Belize, Caymans, Turks & Caicos, Akumal, Hawaii, Palau, Fiji, Great Barrier Reef, New England, New Jersey, California
Closest Airport Belize City Getting There United connecting in Houston for me. Also American through Dallas, and Delta through Atlanta.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 77 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Boat requests 120ft max (I think, or it could be 110 ft) except for Blue Hole. Blue Hole is the only guided dive, except for drift dives.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Large camera table and rinse tanks on dive deck. Rental/loaner policy - if you do not have a came ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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