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CAYMAN AGGRESSOR, the world-renowned luxury Cayman liveaboard.
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The CAYMAN ISLANDS / AGGRESSOR FLEET

CAYMAN AGGRESSOR IV

Exploring Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Cayman Brac in 4-star live-aboard luxury !



[Cayman live-aboard prices for 2014. All prices subject to possible changes. Air tickets are extra.]

Deluxe Stateroom = $2,795 per diver.  
Master Stateroom = $2,995 per diver.  
Twin Stateroom = $2,595 per diver.



[Cayman live-aboard prices for 2015. All prices subject to possible changes. Air tickets are extra.]

Deluxe Stateroom = $2,795 per diver.  
Master Stateroom = $2,995 per diver.  
Twin Stateroom = $2,595 per diver.



[Cayman live-aboard prices for 2016. All prices subject to possible changes. Air tickets are extra.]

Deluxe Stateroom = $2,895 per diver.  
Master Stateroom = $3,095 per diver.  
Twin Stateroom = $2,695 per diver.



All CAYMAN AGGRESSOR cruises are Saturday to Saturday
with 5.5 days of unlimited diving, within safe PADI tables.
For reservations or information please call: 952-953-4124.

NITROX available, at extra cost, for all certified Nitrox divers.

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Diving deck on CAYMAN AGGRESSOR.

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Dining salon on CAYMAN AGGRESSOR.




ALL AGGRESSOR FLEET CHARTERS INCLUDE:

Expert divemaster guides, highly trained in their island locales.

Luxury stateroom accommodations aboard the vessel.

Unlimited diving (within safe PADI tables) + compressed air tanks + weights.

Airport transfers on days of arrival & departure (except Okeanos).

All meals & snacks, soft-drinks & local alcoholic beverages.

All prices subject to change & periodic seasonal discounts.

The vessel chef is always glad to accommodate special dietary requests.





AGGRESSOR FLEET CHARTERS DO NOT INCLUDE:

International airfare nor "island hopper" commuter air tickets.

Travel cancellation insurance, which is strongly advised for all cruises.

Equipment rentals, whether scuba, photo or video.

Nitrox refills. You must pay extra for these custom tank fills.

Premium imported alcoholic drinks, such as vintage wines.

Scuba certification or specialty courses.

Hotel stays or day rooms, for those vessels that require arrivals 1 day early.

Dinner on final evening of the cruise. (Guests eat on island as a team.)

Crew tips. We recommend tipping at least 10-15%, where apropos'.

Government taxes or park fees (when applicable) & nominal USDT tariffs.





SEE if YOU QUALIFY for SPECIAL CLIENT BENEFITS:

SUPER-SAVER SPECIALS 12 MONTHS a YEAR with U.S. DIVE TRAVEL -- for BOTH AGGRESSOR FLEET & DANCER FLEET YACHTS!!

Active-Duty or Retired Military Personnel, with proper ID card, receive a full 10% discount.

$100 discount for Teachers with proper school district ID (active or retired).

$100 discount for High School/College Students with student ID (age 22 and younger).

$100 discount for Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters & EMS pros with proper ID.

$100 discount for Senior Citizens 65 & over with passport or driver's license ID.

$100 discount for Airline Pilots & Flight Attendants with flight pro ID.

$200 discount for Non-Divers.

$200 discount for Consecutive Charters (within 30 days on either fleet).

$100 discount for 2nd trip within 12 months.

$200 discount for 3rd trip within 12 months.

Kids ages 5-10 receive 25% off on 'Family Weeks'.

On Family Weeks, children ages 5-10 must stay in a cabin with a parent. On regular charters, the minimum age is 10 years. No discount applies.

Money-saving specials cannot be used in conjunction with discounted charters.

When multiple discounts apply, only the most generous (one) can be applied to the charter rate. Please notify your U.S. DIVE TRAVEL agent of any discounts or vouchers at the time of booking. In all cases, notification after final payment will result in forfeiture of discount.





( The following texts, photos & art objects were edited by U.S. DIVE TRAVEL
& appear courtesy of our longtime friends & partners, the Aggressor Fleet, Ltd. )


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Buoyant crew of CAYMAN AGGRESSOR.

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Starboard sleekness: CAYMAN AGGRESSOR.

OVERVIEW of the CAYMAN AGGRESSOR --
The Cayman Aggressor is the most sought-after vessel amongst the Caribbean Aggressors, no doubt; & this is one of the 3 most popular scuba diving live-aboards in the Caribbean region, year after year.  We are normally required to get our clients deposits in 6-10 months early to secure space, because the vessel has become a little more avidly popular than we expected.  Heres what you have in store on this wonderful & fully renovated vessel. You'll explore Grand Cayman's famous North & South Vertical Walls, exciting Stingray City, & Little Cayman's well-known dropoffs into the Big Deep.  There will be wrecks (though none are named Oedipus Wrecks); plus you'll be treated to riotous fish havens of all sorts from shallow coral beds to deep tunnels to mysterious caverns.  Your expert guides will show you time-honored diving classics such as Babylon & Julie's Delight.

There will be a videographer to capture you cavorting with the horde of tame rays at Stingray City, on Grand Cayman's northern flanks.  This is reputed to be one of world's most action-packed 15-foot dives.  You can linger for an hour & a half on one tank, easily, playing with these gorgeous creatures that fly through the water like living B2 Stealth bombers with tails.  They are as friendly as puppies, assuming you aren't daft enough to grab their tail.  That, mon, might wreck a perfectly lovely day in da Caymans.

Some folks think the highlight of the cruise is the beautiful 5-hour leg from Grand Cayman -- you depart initially from Georgetown -- over to the famous Bloody Bay Wall off Little Cayman.  Talk about a dramatic dropoff & some hefty pelagic action. Cayman live-aboards can't get any more exciting than this, funseekers!

This comfortable & well-appointed craft does 15 knots, which is fairly well aquatic flying when you consider her size & weight.  (Kind of reminds you of some of those new linebackers in the NFL.)

We have a fair bit of good news at this time.  First of all, the Cayman Aggressor III was just renovated recently. It's now the pride of Wayne Hasson's fleet, & is called the Cayman Aggressor IV.  The best improvement is that all cabins now have sparkling new private heads & showers.  The interior has been spruced up to be really comfortable now, from salon to galley to photo lab to decks.  It's a pretty spectacular boat. She rules the Caymans, pure & simple. Elegant 2 D Max.

The itinerary includes Little Cayman & Cayman & Cayman Brac, & weather permitting all the classic sites from Bloody Bay Wall to the Doc Polson wreck & the Russian destroyer.  There are at least 5.5 days of unlimited day diving + one night dive each day weather permitting.  Our clients seem to love this trip & their letters to us confirm the choice was a good one.

When it comes to Aggressor Fleet top 4-star vessel in the Caribbean, the Cayman Aggressor IV, we often find that client demand for their flagship requires very early bookings.  We recommend that you secure your berths well in advance of what most live-aboards normally require.  A good rule of thumb is at least 6 months out on this special vessel, in most normal years.

Here's a thumbnail summary of the Aggressor Fleet's 12 vessels.  All these live-aboard packages include 3 fine & filling meals per day + all the diving your heart desires for at least 5.5 days on a 7-night cruise (free tanks & weights included) + clean, spacious cabins + roomy salons & sundecks.  All Aggressor Fleet vessels carry full safety gear, high-tech navigation equipment, powerful radios, hot freshwater showers, entertainment centers, plus personal gear lockers on board.

These Aggressor Fleet yachts also offer large diving decks & wide ladders for easy entries & exits.  No pile-ups here; so you'll spend your time underwater not topside, tapping your fin impatiently.  These wonderfully tuned-to-the-divers Aggressors offer some of the world's best service & substantial bargains, in every country where their shining prows slice the Briny Blue.  Thousands & thousands of utterly satisfied clients must be saying something about the well-managed Aggressors.

Their safety record is top-notch; their commitment to quality on-board amenities & their courteous staff are outstanding, as well.  These folks know their business; you'll love diving with them.  We bet you'll want to go back soon to the Aggressor Fleet, primo option among all Cayman live-aboards.

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Cayman Aggressor
sundeck.

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Salon on Cayman
Aggressor.

TYPICAL SAILING SCHEDULE of the CAYMAN AGGRESSOR IV:
Now for the goods on the pride of Cayman live-aboards. First the ocean ambience. The water is delightfully warm. Visibility is 150 feet plus. You just swam past a barrel sponge so large you could hide inside. This sounds like a dream dive, but if you are in the Cayman Islands, it's actually pretty typical. Cayman offers some of the most spectacular wall & wreck dives in the Caribbean. The best way to experience Cayman's underwater beauty to the fullest is through a dive vacation aboard the new Cayman Aggressor IV. Completed in October 1998, the 110-foot, 18-passenger floating dive resort offers her guests the finest on- board accommodations & service in the Cayman Islands.  With features such as spacious staterooms with en-suite baths, an on board computer station with internet access, & a sprawling sun deck with hot tub, the Cayman Aggressor IV just may be the finest live-aboard afloat. And, after a week aboard you will agree.

If you arrive on Saturday, a crew member will greet you at the Georgetown airport & drive you to the boat. Guests may board the Cayman Aggressor IV Saturday afternoon after 2:00 p.m., unpack, relax & enjoy a delicious dinner served by the onboard chef. Sunday morning the Aggressor moves to the first of many excellent dives sites.

Throughout the week, the Cayman Aggressor IV explores Grand Cayman's best dive sites including the wreck of the Oro Verde, Bonnie's Arch & Babylon. Weather permitting, the Aggressor makes an overnight journey to Little Cayman. Here guests dive famous Bloody Wall, a magnificent, sheer wall starting in only 16 feet of water! Man, this Bloody Bay Wall is a Bloody Bay ball! You will be talking about Bloody Bay Walls for years to come, believe us. After a day or two at Little Cayman, weather permitting, the Aggressor speeds to Cayman Brac for one of the most thrilling wreck dives in the Caribbean, the Capt. Keith Tibbetts, a 330-foot Russian Destroyer. The week culminates with dives at Grand Cayman's Tarpon Alley & world-famous Stingray City. What can we say about Stingray City that has not been said in the National Geographic cover story, & scores of dive magazine articles since the earth cooled? " Stingray City, Stingray City, Stingray City, " doesn't it remind you of some fun woody + guarachis Beach Boys ditty from the mid-60s? This is one of the best single scuba diving adventure on the itinerary, folks.

Some of the marine life aficionados may encounter throughout the week include barracuda, turtles, eagle rays, reef sharks, grouper, stingrays, eels & tarpon. You may want to capture some of Cayman's splendor on film with one of the onboard rental cameras. There is a full line of rental underwater camera equipment & dive gear available throughout the week, as well as certification & specialty courses.

Friday afternoon, the Cayman Aggressor IV returns to Georgetown Harbor. Guests may spend the afternoon sight seeing or just relaxing onboard until the evening cocktail party hosted by the crew. After the party, everyone will dine at a local restaurant. This is the only meal not included in the charter. Check-out is 8:00 a.m Saturday morning. If you are flying out Saturday morning, the crew will arrange your transportation to the Grand Cayman airport.

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Room layouts of all three decks on the Cayman Aggressor IV.


VESSEL SPECS & TECHNICAL DETAILS:
The Cayman Aggressor IV is a 110-foot, 18-passenger dive yacht built & powered for comfort, safety & stability.  She is diesel-powered, cruises at 15 knots & has 110-volt power on board. Nine luxurious, air-conditioned staterooms are located on the lower level. Each carpeted stateroom features a vanity with lavatory, individual climate control & a TV/VCR. Six cabins have double & single berths & a private head & shower. Two additional cabins, Cabins #8 & #9, each with two single berths, share a head & shower. The "Master Suite," Cabin #1, has one double berth & a private head & shower. A port window in each room offers great views & plenty of natural light. These well-appointed staterooms are just steps away from the main salon & dive deck.

The dive deck, salon, galley & the computer station are on the main level. The air-conditioned salon is attractively furnished & designed for comfort & relaxation. It includes an entertainment center with TV, VCR, Nintendo 64 & stereo with compact disc player.  A personal computer station, also in the salon, offers guests the ability to send & receive e-mails while at sea!  A slide scanner is also available. A slide projector, screen & built-in light table make slide view easy. The salon's comfortable seating arrangement & presentation equipment make it a great room for lectures & meetings. An ice machine & buffet counter for serving are in the fore section of the salon.

Exiting the salon & traveling toward the stern of the Cayman Aggressor IV, guests enter the large dive deck. This is the area where divers suit up & prepare their gear. Each diver has his own personal dive station complete with seat & locker. All tanks are filled in place with either air or nitrox. There are several 80-cubic-foot cylinders on board & two 60-cubic foot cylinders. After donning their gear, divers take a few steps down the ladders to the dive platform. Entries are made easily with a giant stride & exiting is simple with the aid of two ladders extending underwater. Two warm, 100°F freshwater rinse showers & a fin rack are conveniently located on the dive platform. A dive briefing area, three-tiered camera table with low-pressure air hoses, camera rinse tank & head are all part of the roomy dive deck.

A few steps up from the dive deck is everyone's favorite spot on the Cayman Aggressor, the sun deck. Deck chairs, chaise lounges, wet bar with soda dispenser, ice maker, a shaded area & a soothing hot tub are all located on this level. Cayman's own Sting Ray draft beer is served on tap. Booths, tables & bar side stools are available for topside dining & gatherings. The cook will tempt you with mouth-watering dishes grilled on the two large gas grills located in the aft section of the deck.
 

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Map of the dive sites visited by Cayman Aggressor IV.


CLASSIC DIVE SITES VISITED by the CAYMAN AGGRESSOR IV:
Near GRAND CAYMAN --

Oro Verde:
The 184-foot ship lies in 50 feet of water against an abundant reef. Many grouper, jacks, snapper, eels & juvenile fish around & inside the wreck. One of many Cayman diving classics.

Trinity Caves:
Trinity is comprised of 4 narrow coral canyons starting at 40 feet meandering out to 90 feet where they spill out over the edge of the wall. You'll find black coral trees, black gorgonians, & colorful sponges.

Spanish Anchor:
The main attraction here is an eight foot anchor resting at 40 feet. Grey & French angel fish will guide you to the anchor.

Big Tunnels:
An impressive drop-off that has a giant coral arch 30-40 feet in diameter. The archway is covered with sponges & black gorgonian fans. Another fun Cayman diving classic.

Bonnie's Arch:
A sandy ravine from the mooring line will lead you to this
beautiful, fragile arch. Several huge barrel sponges, some 8 feet in diameter, are located in this area. Find the crocodile statue beneath the wall. Tarpon, file fish, angel fish & trigger fish reside near the arch.

Stingray City:
A swarm of friendly Southern Stingrays will beg for food like trained pets in this famous diving spectacle. The dive master attracts the rays with a piece of squid & the tame rays do the rest. This comical dive takes place in 12 feet of water. This wonderful dive is the great grandaddy of Cayman diving classics, bar none!

Balboa:
The crew of the Cayman Aggressor IV claim this wreck is the best night dive in the Caribbean. After the dive, you'll probably agree. Dynamited apart & sunk in 30 feet of water in 1932, the Balboa's remains have collected an array of marine life. Search for orange ball anemones, eels, spider crabs, octopus, sleeping parrot fish & even flaming scallops.

Eagle Ray Rock:
It is noted for eagle rays that roam the sandy flats in between the huge coral formations on the vertical wall which has beautiful elephant ear sponges, gorgonians, & black coral trees. Oh my, yet another Cayman diving gem, folks!

Lighthouse Reef:
There are many caves that open up on this vertical wall. Large turtles are seen cruising along the wall. Part of the wall is undercut with tunnels going through it. How can this be, yet another Cayman diving mundo-classico, baby!

Ironshore Garden:
This shallow dive offers hundreds of coral caverns for exploration. Silver sides & lots of reef dwellers. It is also famous for the elk horn coral that rises up from the depths to the surface. Cayman diving gets better & better by the day, sunseekers!

Near LITTLE CAYMAN ISLAND  (weather permitting) --

Nancy's Cup of Tea:
This is a group of large coral heads clinging to the wall.
Look for a huge pinnacle jutting up from the top of the wall. Keep an eye out for
an occasional shark in the lower depths.

Eagle Ray Roundup:
The sandy sea floor is at 30 feet & 40 feet near the wall. Coral heads rise up to 15 feet. A mini wall is full of marine life for non-divers. Look for garden eels on the west side & eagle rays in the open water. What a Cayman diving jewel this is!

3 Fathom Wall:
The wall is very steep & full of narrow canyons & coral. The wall lip lies at 18 feet & then disappears into the blue. The sand plain on top of the wall is teeming with fish-schools of yellowtail snapper, horse-eye jacks, barracuda, yellow-headed jaw fish & a bright yellow coney or two. A large sand chute splits the wall. On the east side of the chute there are canyons & a cave which leads up to the sandy plain. The coral is magnificent, yellow & orange tubes, red cup sponges, red finger sponges, orange elephant ear sponges & more. Now here's a Cayman diving challenge of lovely proportions.

Marilyn's Cut:
Facing the lip of the wall you will see a mushroom shaped pinnacle. Two canyons are on each side of the pinnacle & a nice cave is off the eastern side of the pinnacle. You'll find barracuda, parrot fish, triggers, & "Freddie" a friendly Nassau grouper.

Randy's Gazebo:
Behind a pinnacle there is a wide opening to a vertical chimney. The chimney exit is at a depth of 80 feet. Swimming east across the base of the wall you'll discover a deep canyon with a beautiful coral arch. The arch is covered with sea feathers, basket sponges, yellowtube sponges & more.

Lea Lea's Lookout:
Giant coral tunnels spiral through the wall exit at about 110 feet in a sea of plate coral & black coral.

Near CAYMAN BRAC (weather permitting) --

Russian Destroyer:
The 356, now renamed Capt. Keith Tibbets, is a scuttled 330' Russian Brigadier Frigate. (The Cayman Aggressor actually held her in place as the hull filled with water.) The fore & aft cannons, machine gun turrets & missile launcher all remain intact. Snorkelers can easily view the wreck because the command tower lies only 18 feet beneath the surface. The wreck lies on a sandy bottom a short distance from the shore. Barracuda, French angels, yellowtail snapper & juvenile fish call the wreck home.  But it's kind of hard to understand fish speaking, so you have to take our word for this. The Russian Destroyer is another must-see Cayman diving classic, amigos!

(All dive sites are selected by the Captain & may vary due to weather conditions & logistics.)


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ANSWERS to the MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED
QUESTIONS about the CAYMAN AGGRESSOR IV:

1. Where are the Cayman Islands?
  The Cayman Islands are located in the western Caribbean, approximately 480 miles south of Miami, Florida. Cuba lies directly to the north, & Jamaica is less than 200 miles to the southeast.

2. What is included in the charter? 
Accommodations aboard the vessel, diving, compressed air tanks, weights & weight belts, airport transfers on day of arrival & departure, meals & snacks, non-alcoholic & local alcoholic beverages are included in the charter rate.

3. How many days is the charter & how many dives can I make? 
The Cayman Aggressor IV charter is seven days, Saturday afternoon to Saturday morning with five & one-half days of diving. Most guests make up to 5 dives a day. Diving begins on Sunday morning & ends about midday on Friday when we return to the dock.

4. When should I arrive in Grand Cayman? 
You should plan to arrive in Grand Cayman on the day of your charter, Saturday.

5. Are there any taxes or fees not included in the charter price?  
Only the USDT tariff, a nominal service fee.  Effective February 1999, the Cayman Islands departure tax is included in the cost of your airline ticket.  This is subject to change without notice, so please check with your travel agent before traveling.

6. Do I need a passport? 
U.S. citizens are required to have a certified birth certificate & pictured identification. Non-U.S. citizens should check with the appropriate consulate.

7. How do I meet the Cayman Aggressor IV on the day of departure? 
If you arrive in Grand Cayman on the day of your charter, you will be met at the airport by a uniformed crew member. Cayman taxi regulations do not allow the crew to transfer passengers to the boat, however, they will meet you & assist you with your luggage. At the end of you charter you will be reimbursed for the taxi fare. If you are already in Grand Cayman you will need to make your way to the boat anytime after 2:00 p.m.. The Cayman Aggressor IV docks at the Georgetown Tourist Dock.

8. Where does the Cayman Aggressor IV dock? 
Cayman Aggressor IV docks at the Georgetown Tourist Dock, however, during winter months she docks at the North Sound Estates Dock in Newlands, located off Rackels Road on Faye Street.

9. What is special about the diving in the Caymans? 
Darn near everything. The Cayman Islands are well-known for their warm, clear waters, beautiful vertical walls including Bloody Bay Wall in Little Cayman, world famous Stingray City, friendly fish-life & exciting shipwrecks.

10. What is the water temperature? Will I need a wet suit? 
The water averages 80F, rising to a high of 82 - 84F in July, August & September, & dropping to a low of 76F for a few weeks in December & January. A 3mm (1/8") wet suit or heavy lycra suit (Polartec) is recommended apart from the warmer months of summer, but even then, at least a thin lycra suit is suggested, as divers often make four or more dives a day & can develop a chill.

11. What is the best time of year for diving? 
Diving is superb year-round. Like many islands in the Caribbean, there is always a leeward or sheltered side where winds are less & waters are calmer. May to November is an excellent time for diving, as conditions usually allow nearly unlimited access to Little Cayman & the north side of Grand Cayman. December through April still offers great diving, but conditions may not allow diving in Little Cayman or along Grand Cayman's North Wall. In this case, the Cayman Aggressor IV will move to the south side of Grand Cayman which features some of the most exotic virgin diving in the area.

12. What type of topside topography can I expect to see in the Caymans? 
All three Cayman Islands are flat, low-lying islands, but regular rainfall keeps them green. White sand beaches & an unusual limestone rock formation called "Ironshore" ring the islands.

13. Is there dinghy diving? 
No, most of the diving is done directly from the dive platform of the Cayman Aggressor IV. We have a dinghy, but seldom use it for diving.

14. Is there night diving? 
Absolutely. The night diving is terrific. The skipper & divemasters will determine if nocturnal currents & weather are safe.

15. What is planned for Friday afternoon & evening after we return to port? 
This is your opportunity to sight-see, shop, visit the Turtle Farm & just relax. The Cayman Aggressor IV hosts a farewell sunset cocktail party Friday evening. Dinner is not served on board. The crew can recommend a local restaurant & arrange transportation. This meal is not included in the charter price.

16. When is check-out time on the vessel? 
Check-out is between 7:00 & 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

17. Where is the nearest recompression chamber? 
The nearest recompression chamber is in Georgetown, Grand Cayman. Thank the Good Lord, none of our clients ever have needed it, not in 23 years.



Along with the 3 required USDT Network forms for all clients, an Aggressor Fleet Application/Liability Waiver must be received

by our agents at the USDT Minnesota office at least 75 days prior to travel. Passengers who fail to air-mail this set of signed

Application / Waivers will be denied boarding, pure & simple. Thank you, in advance, for your gracious thoughtfulness in

helping us comply with our contract requirements.

 

Check these SUPER-SAVER SPECIALS for all AGGRESSOR FLEET VESSELS !!

 

$100 discount for Seniors 65 and over

$200 discount for non-divers

$200 discount for consecutive charters*

Free berths with group bookings

Dive the World Club Discounts including "Gold Weeks"

Kids ages 5-10 receive 25% off on "Family Weeks" **

Active and retired Military personnel, Veterans, active Airline employees & active Dive Instructors receive a 10% discount.

You need formal IDs for these discounts.

 

*Consecutive charters and Dive the World Club discounts cannot be applied to discounted charters.

 

**On Family Weeks, children ages 5-10 must stay in a cabin with a parent.

On regular charters, the age limit is 10 years old and no discount applies.

 

When multiple discounts apply, only the most generous can be applied to the charter rate.

Please notify the agent of any discounts or vouchers at the time of booking. Notification

after final payment will result in forfeiture of discount.

 

 

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U.S. DIVE TRAVEL is proud to present AGGRESSOR FLEET

WORLWIDE -- 12 DIVING YACHTS -- CHARTER DETAILS

( Details of taxation, tariffs & fuel charges may change seasonally. )

 

 

BELIZE AGGRESSOR 3

Belize City, Belize, Central America

 

Passengers: 18. Staterooms: 1 Master (double), 7 Deluxe (double with single), 1 Deluxe (2 singles).
Charter length / Days of diving: Saturday to Saturday, 5 1/2 days of diving (Unlimited diving).
Avg. water temp: 78 - 82F, 25.56 - 27.78C.
Diving conditions & depths: Beginner to Advanced, All dives from mothership, 30 - 110 feet, 9.14 - 33.53 meters.
Transfers: Transfer provided to boat from local airport on the day of charter . Transfer provided to local airport from boat at the end of the charter.
Recommended Hotels: Radisson Ft. George (near dock), Great House Inn, Colton House B & B-Belize City, Jaguar Paw Resort-Belize.
Taxes or Fees not included (per person): US $95 Port Fee collected on board,US $35 airport departure tax, $100 fuel surcharge.
Tours & Add-ons: Cave Tubing, Belize Zoo, Lamanai Ruins and Jungle Tour, Altun Ha Ruins, Jaguar Paw Resort offers cave tubing, canopy zipping and more-Belize, Tikal Ruins-Guatemala.
Airlines: American Airlines, Continental, Delta, US Airways and Taca.

CAYMAN AGGRESSOR 4

GeorgeTown, Grand Cayman Island, Caribbean

 

Passengers: 18. Staterooms: 1 Master (double), 6 Deluxe (double with single), 2 Twin (2 singles)*shared bathroom.
Charter length / Days of diving: Saturday to Saturday, 5 1/2 days of diving (Unlimited diving).
Avg. water temp.: 78 - 82F, 25.56 - 27.78C.
Diving conditions & depths: Beginner to Advanced, All dives from mothership, 20 - 110 feet, 6.1 - 33.53 meters.
Transfers: Guests are greeted at local airport on the afternoon of charter. Local law does not allow crew to transport guests to the boat, however, you are reimbursed for taxi fare. Transfer provided to local airport from boat at the end of charter.
Recommended Hotels: Cobalt Resort, Comfort Suites.
Taxes or Fees not included (per person): $100 fuel surcharge.
Tours & Add-ons: Turtle Farm Tour, Golfing, Snorkeling, Georgetown Museum,"Hell" Geological formation Tour, Duty-free shopping-Grand Cayman.
Airlines: American Airlines, Air Jamaica, Cayman Airways, Continental, Delta, US Airways, Northwest and Spirit.

ISLAND DANCER

Suva, Viti Levu Island, Fiji Islands, South Pacific

 

Passengers: 10. Staterooms: 1 Master (queen), 4 Deluxe (double with single)
Charter length / Days of diving: Saturday to Saturday, 5 1/2 days of diving (Unlimited diving).
Avg. water temp.: 75 - 80F, 23.89 - 26.67C, (October - April are the warmer months).
Diving conditions & depths: Beginner to Advanced, some drift diving, mild currents. Most dives from mothership, 30 - 100 feet, 9.14 - 30.48 meters.

Transfers: Transfer provided to the boat from the Nadi Airport on the day of charter. The bus ride is three hours. (The boat docks at The Tradewinds Hotel). Transfer provided to the Nadi Airport from boat at the end of charter.
Recommended Hotels: Raffles Gateway-Nadi, Royal Davui-Tokatoka, Tradewinds-Suva.
Taxes or Fees not included (per person): US $145 Cruising Tax. (The Cruising Tax may be paid with credit card), $40 Fijian Dollar (US $25) airport departure fee, $100 fuel surcharge.
Tours & Add-ons: Raymond Burr Orchid Gardens-Nadi.
Airlines: Air Pacific, Air New Zealand.


 

GALAPAGOS AGGRESSORS 1 & 2

San Cristobal Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, South America

 

Passengers: 14. Staterooms: 6 Deluxe (2 singles), 1 Deluxe (2 singles or 1 queen upon request).
Charter length / Days of diving: Thursday to Thursday, 5 1/2 days of diving (Avg. 3-4 dives per day; avg. 4 land tours per week).
Avg. water temp: 70 - 82F, 21.11 - 27.78C (December - May), 60 - 75F, 15.56 - 23.89C (June - November).
Diving conditions & depths: Intermediate to Advanced drift diving, currents, All dives from skiffs, 20 - 110 feet, 6.1 - 30.48 meters.
Transfers: Transfer provided to boat from San Cristobal airport on the day of charter. Transfer provided to San Cristobal airport from boat at the end of charter.
Recommended Hotels: *an overnight stay is required in Guayaquil prior to the trip. Hilton, Unipark-Guayaquil, Hilton, Marriot-Quito, Hotel Silberstein-Santa Cruz Is.
Taxes or Fees not included (per person): US $100 Galapagos Park Entry fee, US $25 Departure tax from Guayaquil, US $31.60 Departure tax from Quito, paid in cash, US $70 Port Fee collected on board.
Tours & Add-ons: Shopping in OTAVALO Market, City tour-Quito, "Malecon"-Guayaquil, *Quito & Guayaquil tours are recommended after the cruise.
Airlines: American Airlines & Continental into Guayaquil and Quito, AeroGal into San Cristobal, Best route: Guayaquil-San Cristobal.

KONA AGGRESSOR 2

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (The Big Island), HI

 

Passengers: 14. Staterooms: 5 Deluxe (double with single), 1 Quad (4 singles).
Charter length / Days of diving: Saturday to Saturday, 5 1/2 days of diving (Unlimited diving).
Avg. water temp: 72 - 80F, 22.22 - 26.67C.
Diving conditions & depths: Beginner to Advanced, All dives from mothership, 30 - 80 feet, 9.14 - 24.38 meters.
Transfers: Transfer provided to boat from local airport on the day of charter. Transfer provided to local airport from boat at the end of charter.
Recommended Hotels: King Kamehameha, Royal Kona Resort, Sheraton.
Taxes or Fees not included (per person): $100 fuel surcharge.
Tours & Add-ons: Golfing,Deep Sea Fishing, Mountain Biking-Kona, Helicopter Volcano Tour-Hilo or Kona.
Airlines: Hawaiian Air, Aloha Air and United fly into Kona, (Continental, United and several other major airlines fly into Honolulu).



 

OKEANOS AGGRESSOR

Puntarenas, Pacific Coast, Costa Rica, Central America

 

Passengers: 22. Staterooms: 9 Deluxe, (double with single), 1 Quad (2 doubles with 2 singles).
Charter length / Days of diving: 8-day: Sat.-Sun.; 5 days of diving. 10-day: Tue.-Fri.; 7 days of diving (Avg. 3-4 dives per day).
Avg. water temp: 72 - 82F, 22.22 - 27.78C with cooler thermoclines.
Diving conditions & depths: Intermediate, drift diving, currents, All dives from skiffs, 20 - 110 feet, 6.1 - 33.53 meters.
Transfers: Transfer provided to boat from the Alta Hotel and Marriott Courtyard in San Jose on the day of the charter. *Transfer departure time to Puntarenas depends on the ocean's tide. Please check with your agent, for a departure schedule. Transfer provided to the Alta Hotel, Marriott Courtyard or San Jose Airport from boat at the end of charter.
Recommended Hotels: *an overnight stay in San Jose is required prior to the trip. Alta Hotel-San Jose, Marriott Courtyard-San Jose.
Taxes or Fees not included (per person): US $25/day Cocos Island Park Fee US $10/day Dive Tax, US $26 airport departure tax, (All fees and taxes must be paid in cash) $100 fuel surcharge.
Tours & Add-ons: Pacuare River white water rafting, Arenal Volcano & Coter Rain Forest Tour, Butterfly Farm & Sarchi Coffee Plantation Tour, Irazu Volcano National Park, Miramar Canopy Tour.
Airlines: American Airlines, Continental, Delta, Lacsa and US Airways.

PALAU AGGRESSOR 2

Koror, Republic of Belau, Micronesia, Mid-Pacific

Passengers: 18. Staterooms: 8 Deluxe (double with single), 1 Double (double with single).
Charter length / Days of diving: Sunday to Sunday, 5 1/2 days of diving (Avg. 4-5 dives per day).
Avg. water temp: 80 - 82F, 26.67 - 27.78C.
Diving conditions & depths: Intermediate, drift diving, currents, All dives from skiff, 20 - 110 feet, 6.1 - 33.53 meters.
Transfers: Transfer provided to boat from local airport on the day of charter. Transfer provided to local airport from boat at the end of charter.
Recommended Hotels: Palau Pacific Resort, Caroline's Small Resort, West Plaza Hotel.
Taxes or Fees not included (per person): US $35 Palau Cabin Tax, US $35 Dive Tax (valid for two weeks), US $20 Airport departure fee, $100 fuel surcharge.
Tours & Add-ons: US $35 Palau Cabin Tax, US $35 Dive Tax (valid for two weeks), US $20 Airport departure fee, $100 fuel surcharge.
Airlines: Continental Micronesia.

TURKS & CAICOS AGGRESSOR 2

Diving Charters: Providenciales Island, Turks & Caicos Islands, Caribbean (Mar. - Dec.)

Whale Watching Charters: Grand Turk or Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. (Jan. - Mar.) *Confirm port of departure and arrival prior to making airline arrangements.

Passengers: 20. Staterooms: 1 Master (double), 5 Deluxe (double with single), 2 Twin (2 singles) *shared bathroom, 1 Quad (4 singles)**bathroom outside cabin.

PROVO SCUBA CHARTER INFORMATION:
Charter length / Days of diving: Saturday to Saturday, 5 1/2 days of diving (Unlimited diving).
Avg. water temp: 8 - 84F, 25.56 - 28.89C.
Diving conditions & depths: Beginner to Advanced, All dives from mothership, 40 - 110 feet, 12.19 - 33.53 meters.
Transfers: Transfer provided to boat from local airport on the day of charter. Transfer provided to local airport from boat at the end of charter.
Recommended Hotels: Turtle Cove Inn-Provo, Comfort Suites-Provo.
Taxes or Fees not included (per person): US $45 bed tax, $100 fuel surcharge.
Tours & Add-ons: Golfing, Iguana Farm, Conch Farm, Bone fishing, Deep sea fishing, shopping-Provo.
Airlines: American Airlines, Delta and US Airways fly into Provo.

HUMPBACK WHALE CHARTER INFORMATION:
Charter length / Days of diving: Saturday to Saturday, 3-4 whale 'runs' per day, Snorkeling only. Avg. water temp.: 8 - 84F, 25.56 - 28.89C
Snorkeling conditions & depths: Whale "runs" from skiffs, Snorkeling only.
Transfers: Transfer provided to boat from local airport on the day of charter. Transfer provided to local airport from boat at the end of charter.
Recommended Hotels: Salt Raker Inn-Grand Turk, Hilton-Puerto Plata, D.R.
Taxes or Fees not included (per person): US$150 Whale Sanctuary fee and port fee in Grand Turk and Puerto Plata, $100 fuel surcharge *Professional photographers and videographers must pay an additional fee.
Tours & Add-ons: Grand Turk Museum, Historic Salt Farm-Grand Turk. Airlines: Sky King flies into Grand Turk and offers other inter-island flights. American Airlines and Continental fly into Puerto Plata.


UTILA AGGRESSOR

La Ceiba Village, North Coast, Honduras, Central America

 

Passengers: 14. Staterooms: 5 Deluxe (double with single), 1 Quad (4 singles).

Charter length / Days of diving: Saturday to Saturday, 5 1/2 days of diving (Unlimited diving). Avg. water temp.: 78 - 82F, 25.56 - 27.78C. Diving conditions & depths: Beginner to Advanced, All dives from mothership, 30 - 110 feet, 9.14 - 33.53 meters. Transfers: Transfer provided to boat from the San Pedro Sula airport on the day of charter. Transfer provided to the San Pedro Sula airport from boat at the end of charter. Recommended Hotels: Holiday Inn-San Pedro Sula, La Quinta-La Ceiba, Laguna Beach Resort-Utila. Taxes or Fees not included (per person): US$33.00 Airport departure fee, US$95 Port Fee collected on board, 12% tax for on-board purchases, $100 fuel surcharge. Tours & Add-ons: Cuero y Salado Wildlife Refuge, Canopy Tours, Butterfly and Insect Museum, White Water Rafting, Hot Springs, Pico Bonito Tropical Forest Tour -La Ceiba. Airlines: Continental, American Airlines and Taca into San Pedro Sula. *departing flights from San Pedro Sula should be booked after 12 noon.

beyond the control of U.S. DIVE TRAVEL NETWORK.

 

is recommended for most tropical destinations, except the Galapagos, where a 6 mm - 7 mm 2-piece wetsuit or

near-equivalent is needed.

 

except Kona, Hawaii. Citizens from other countries should check with their appropriate consulate.

ALWAYS TAKE YOUR PASSPORT, everywhere, except Hawaii of course.

 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION or RESERVATIONS:

Please feel free to contact:
John Hessburg, General Manager
Susan Hessburg, Operations Manager

U.S. DIVE TRAVEL Network
PMB 307 -- Suite # 116
15050 Cedar Avenue S.
St. Paul, MN, USA 55124-7047

Voice Mail: 952-953-4124

E-mail: divetrip@bitstream.net

Website: www.usdivetravel.com

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IMPORTANT REMINDER about PRICES & TARIFFS:

All Cayman live-aboard package prices listed here are subject to possible change in this steadily evolving travel market. Lodging, side tour & diving prices are traditionally stable, as are Cayman live-aboard package prices; however air prices can fluctuate daily. Until air tickets are issued, all airlines reserve the right to change airfares without notice -- an industry standard per FAA rules. Remember please, the federal government has deregulated all U.S.-based airlines, so only they control their pricing -- not any travel professionals. Early is good when seeking the best air ticket rates for your scuba vacation on Cayman live-aboards.

Unless specifically noted, these above scuba diving packages are prices for only the live-aboard portion of your dive trip, in most cases reflecting double-occupancy rooms. On most live-aboards, there will be no triple-occupancy staterooms offered. International air tickets & commuter "island-hopper" seats are always extra above these land costs. Nominal service fees are also extra for air tickets & the dive vessel + side tour components. The baseline tariffs for all clients start at $55 per person for the vessel portion + $45 pp for the air tickets. Late-booking clients on Cayman Aggressor may receive slightly higher tariffs on the lodging + diving at many of our dive resorts. Solo clients will always pay a single supplement to secure a private stateroom -- normally 50% more than the standard double-occupancy rate for the Cayman live-aboard of your choice.

The preferred payment mode for all of our Cayman live-aboards, dive resorts, side tours & air ticket specials is by cashier's check or wire transfer in U.S. dollars. All clients living outside the USA or Canada will need to pay for their dive vacations via direct wire transfer only. No personal checks will be accepted for any reservation. Thank you for your gracious understanding. Our service level is the highest & our prices the lowest in this industry, & thus we need to preserve a reasonable margin. For published-fare air ticket bookings, USDT always accepts Visa & Mastercard. For discount wholesale air tickets, USDT accepts only cashier's checks or wire transfers, please.

Remember, all Cayman live-aboard vacation clients will be asked by local officials overseas, upon departing the airport on your final day, to pay a nominal government departure tax, usually between USD $35 - $45 per client. USDT cannot collect this tax beforehand, so you simply pay it down there, in your host country. Be sure to stash away a little cash for this final moment at the airport, so you'll get your exit visa stamped quickly with no fuss; & away you go. Best of luck with your dive travel plans. We hope your scuba diving vacation is a safe & satisfying adventure. Blessings & best wishes with ALL your Cayman live-aboard dive vacations.

Best fishes too!

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John Hessburg & Susan Hessburg, Mgrs.
U.S. Dive Travel Network.


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