- Approx. 24 – 25 dives
- Level required: Open Water with 20 log dives recommended
- Belize is a wall diver's paradise. With more than 400 islands, white sandy beaches, the longest unbroken barrier reef in the western hemisphere and 298 kilometers/185 miles of coastline, Belize is a world-class scuba diving destination.
- Diving begins Sunday morning and ends Friday before lunch when the yacht returns to port. With all dives from the mother ship, up to five dives a day are possible. Throughout the week there will be opportunities to go ashore for swimming, snorkeling and beach combing.
- You will dive at Turneffe and Lighthouse Reef. Sheer walls like Painted Wall, Half Moon Caye Wall and Quebrada are adorned with huge crimson gorgonians and wandering, lilac rope sponges. Weather permitting; divers explore the mystical Blue Hole, a collapsed freshwater cave system
- Transfer to boat from Airport
- Check in from 3pm
- Meet the crew, Welcome briefing, Assign cabins, Prepare equipment
- Departure around 6 pm
DAY 2 - 6
- Diving the best dive sites in Belize
- Enjoy your full board liveaboard cruise.
- Last day diving, 2 or 3 dives
- Arrival at port around 4 pm
- On this night, the crew hosts a sunset cocktail party at 5:30 pm followed by dinner ashore
- Check out last day morning at 8:00 am
- Guests are transferred to the Belize Airport or a local hotel.
Angel Fish Wall - Many friendly Grey angel fish give this site its name. The top of the wall teems with small fish. Eagle rays and an occasional shark cruise the wall. Aquarium A sheer drop-off begins around 30’, with an abundance of fish life at the top. Comical groupings of spotted truck fish are often seen on top of the wall, and the very corner of this reef is a very good place to see reef sharks, big black groupers, swirling schools of horse eyed jacks and hawksbill or green sea turtles.
Black Beauty - Known for sightings of turtles and eagle rays, this area features long mounds of coral with sandy bottom channels.
Blue Hole - The world’s largest blue hole, it was made famous by Jacques Cousteau in the 1970’s. The first shelf of this collapsed underground cavern begins at 33 m. Here stalactites descend from the ceiling. A healthy reef exists around the edge of the blue hole and is home to an abundance of sea life.
Cathedral - Colorful formations resembling cathedral steeples with sandy cuts in between signify this site. This site is home to many black groupers and jacks, as well as three species of angel fish, scorpion fish, several varieties of eels and silver sides. Spanish dancers are sometimes sighted on the night dives.
Eagle Ray Wall - More arrow blennies that you will probably see anywhere else, plus loads of decorator crabs.
Elbow - This advanced dive boasts one of the best opportunities to see large pelagics such as eagle rays and reef and hammerhead sharks. Strong currents are often present.
Elk Horn Forest - Located on the east side of Long Caye, the shallows grow large mounds of lettuce leaf coral that projects towards the depths. In the shallows are elk horn corals inhabited by numerous species of juvenile fish.
Grand Bogue - This site is home to the elusive white spotted, white lined and large-eyed toadfish.
Half Moon Caye - Weather Permitting, the Belize Aggressor III anchors just off the caye. Guests are shuttled to the island and enjoy a relaxing walk along the beach to the bird sanctuary. Here you can observe red footed booby birds and frigate birds from observation deck built at the canopy level. Located on the east end of the island is an historic light house built in 1848, which by the way is the lighthouse for which the atoll is named. The guests may have the opportunity to snorkel with several nurse sharks around the docks of this tropical island.
Half Moon Caye Wall - Marked by tunnels and grooves which slope down toward the open water, several different species of grouper and snapper can be seen in the tunnels. Just off the wall, one can spot eagle rays, sharks and turtles.
Long Caye Wall - Named for a protruding ridge of reefs and numerous swim throughs with grooves which cut the wall running directly to the open sea.
Painted Wall - There are many clusters of small painted tunicates. These walls have shallows inhabited by species of parrot fish, black durgeon, queen trigger fish, and many more.
Que Brada - Named for a cut in the reef (the wall and shallows), this is an extremely sheer and active stretch of wall. Because it projects out into the current, the extra flow of plankton around it supports an incredibly rich diversity of marine animals.
Silver Caves - The large swim through is frequently inhabited by thousands of silver sides, lots of big black groupers collect under the boat, as do the ubiquitous school of horse-eyed jacks, yellow tailed snappers, and Creole wrasses.
Tarpon Caves - This vertical wall is covered with huge yellow tube sponges, black coral trees and monster barrel sponges projecting from the many small ledges. This dive site features several tunnels and chimneys in which tarpon and grouper like to hide.
Triple Anchor - Look for big Barrel Sponges, Eagle Rays and a cleaning station.
West Point 1 & 2 - The visibility at these sites is highly dependent upon winds and tides, but the labyrinth of reef buttresses makes this site great even when visibility is down.
Wreck of the Sayonara - Remains of a 50’ boat with coral growth around the wreck and numerous barrel sponges, along with many other sponge varieties.