Charter Date: July 24 to July 31, 1999
Diving Guests: 18
Crew: 6 (Captain, Second Captain, Photo Pro, Video Pro, Chef, Stewardess - 4 of the 6 are instructors. 4 are native Belezian)
Dive Opportunities: 26 in 5.5 days
Visibility: 60' minimum to 100+
Weather: warm days (88 - 94), cool evenings (80-84), breezes all the time, partially cloudy throughout week, one line of squalls.
Crew Service: A
Daily schedule began with cold breakfast at 6am followed by hot cooked to order breakfast at 7. First dive briefing, complete with detailed maps of the site. In water not later than 8:15. Fresh Baked snacks at 9:30. Second dive at same site. Lunch at 12:30. Move to new location and repeat briefing dive snack dive sequence. Dinner at 6pm. Night dive at afternoon site. Warm water rinse down your wetsuit after night dive by crew followed by hot chocolate. Movies, slides, games, books available. Tea, Lemonade, available 24 hours, Open Bar. Hot tub.
Perks: warm towels after every dive, fresh water showers on dive platform with shampoo
and soap, fin storage on dive platform, lots of room at dive station, tanks refilled at
station, rinse tanks, camera table, buoyancy workshop, table review, assistance with any
skill for asking, ask a crew member to dive with you and you get a free lesson in
something even if you don't know you are getting it. Free airport transportation, use of
Radisson pool on Saturday am before your flight home, shore excursions arranged.
We dove four times at Turneffe Island, multiple sites at Lighthouse Reef, and, of
course, the great blue hole.
I have no problems recommending the Aggressor III for anyone diving Belize and will start now trying to get a group together to either return to Belize or take another Aggressor Fleet charter. My best vacation ever.
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