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Latin America - Liveaboards


Central and South America offers a wonderful variety of spectacular scuba diving and diving holiday options. Visit the mystical Blue Hole in Belize and the 185 mile long reef second only to the Great Barrier Reef in Austalia. Experience Whale Shark encounters off Utila in the Honduras or dive with the Giant Mantas and Hammerheads off Cocos Islands. The perfect locations for a world class dive holiday.

To get the best out of diving in Latin America we offer a range of Aggressor liveaboard boats. Providing the highest standards of service, equipment and comfort, you can enjoy carefully planned itineraries. All the yachts are built and powered for comfort, safety and stability with air-conditioned ensuite single and double cabins and luxury facilities including hot tubs, satellite linked media centres and computers. Diving schedules ensure you visit the best diving in each destination with time to explore the cultural sights in the programme.


Belize Aggressor III - Belize, Latin America

The Belize luxury liveaboard the Aggressor III is a luxury Caribbean Liveaboard which is a 120ft aluminum yacht built and powered for comfort, safety and stabiility whilst being ideal for diving the best dive sites in Belize. Belize is known as a wall diver's paradise with huge crimson gorgonian and giant ear sponges plus morays, spiny lobsters and tiny crabs hiding in every crack, crevice, cave and tunnels of these beautiful coral formations.

Location
The Belize Aggressor III casts off from the Radisson Ft. George dock in Belize City.

Accommodation 
Nine deluxe staterooms, each with double and single berths, private toilet and shower, individual climate control, port light and TV/DVD.

Facilities
Air-conditioned salon with entertainment centre, galley, dining room, sun deck with wet bar, hot tub and deck chairs. Computer with email access via satellite. Onboard safety equipment including defibrillator and D.A.N. oxygen system. Photo lab.

Diving
Large well designed dive deck with divers own personal dive station with seat and locker. Air/nitrox fills.
 

Liveaboard (1 + 7 nights) Sample Itinerary:

Friday
Depart London for Miami. Overnight Miami International Airport Hotel (no meals).

Saturday
Depart Miami to Belize City. Transfer to the Belize Aggressor. At approx 18:00hrs the vessel departs for its first anchorage while the onboard chef serves a delicious dinner. Afterwards, the Captain gives a detailed welcome aboard and safety briefing.

Sunday
Dive briefing. Guests may enjoy up to five dives each day. All dives are conveniently made from the mothership. Excellent snorkeling is available for non-diving passengers. While you are diving, the chef prepares delicious snacks and scrumptious meals, served on schedule. Night dives are offered throughout the week, conditions permitting.

Monday - Thursday
Diving continues at favorite locations like The Elbow, Quebrada, Long Caye Ridge, Painted Wall, Elk Horn Forest, The Blue Hole and Cathedral. Lighthouse Reef: The crew will shuttle you to Half Moon Caye for a walk on the beach and a tour of the bird sanctuary, weather permitting. Here you can observe red-footed booby and frigate birds. The lighthouse was built in 1848. This shore excursion is conducted mid-week.

Friday
Diving ends at approx 13:00hrs. The Belize Aggressor returns to Belize City. Exciting tours such as Cave Tubing, Belize Zoo or Mayan Ruin explorations can be arranged locally. The Captain and crew host an evening cocktail party at 18:00hrs. Since dinner is not served onboard this evening, the crew will arrange transportation to a local restaurant.

Saturday
 Checkout time is 08:00hrs. Transfer to Belize City airport for flight to Miami. Connect with overnight London flight.

Sunday Arrive London.

Itinerary may vary due to weather conditions.

 A non-refundable deposit of  is required at the time of booking. Final balance due 15 weeks prior to departure.Note. Belize airport departure tax from US$35 and Port fee of US$95 payable locally.


Fact File

Diving Conditions

Liveaboard Wreck Diving

Suitability:

Beginners 

Intermediates 

Advanced 

Technical 

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Best Time: Year round (Aug - Oct hurricane season).

Average Air temps: 23-27°C (74-80°F) Oct-Mar,  25-35°C (78-95°F)  Sept-Apr

Average Water temps: 26°C (80°F)

Visibility: 20-30m (up to 60m on outer atols).

Top Dive Sites: The Blue Hole (300m diameter), Lighthouse Reef, Turneffe and Glover coral rings, The Elbow drop off (Turneffe Atoll), Gadden Spit (feeding Whale Shark), Wrecks - Myron L & HMS Advice.

Great Reasons to Dive in Belize

  • 185m long Barrier Reef with 7 world heritage reserves
  • Sheer walls & blue holes
  • Submerged caves & deep diving
  • World Class coral reef rings
  • Tarpon, massive grouper, barracuda, turtles & schooling jacks
  • Rays, sharks, dolphins and Orca Whales.
  • Photographer - critters, seagrass & mangroves.
  • Mayan Culture.

 

 

Dive Holidays Sportif

Sportif Dive is a specialist tour operator offering a wide range of diving holidays all over the world. Our choice of destinations is extensive from established locations in the Red Sea, Maldives, Caribbean and the Far East to the exotic and unusual such as Rodrigues Island in the Indian Ocean, Wakatobi, Truk, Palau, South America & the Pacific. Whether you are looking to for a Learn to Dive course, group expedition or trip of a lifetime we can help. With over 30 years experience and a personal approach, we can advise on the ideal location to suit your needs, at a price to suit your budget.

Our extensive knowledge of the destinations means we can recommend the right location for you. Our diving centres are selected for their excellent standards of service and safety. Whatever your priority, whether starting out or wishing to dive a technically challenging site we can recommend a range of options offering the best diving for when you wish to travel. We can organise all your travel arrangements for you, pre-book equipment and diving packages in advance to maximise your time when you get there.

As an independent tour operator, we select only the hotels, liveaboards and diving centres that offer the best standards and quality of service but at the right price. Without the overheads of a large mass market operator, we can offer the best value diving holidays often with great discounts and special offers.

Our consultants have many years experience in travel and are divers. They are able to closely match your needs and take time to recommend from a carefully selected range of accommodation and diving packages. With first hand knowledge, they are passionate about diving and travel and providing the perfect holiday for you.

Sportif also have a specialist multisport division offering instruction and rental packages for windsurfing, kitesurfing and surfing. Our specialist centres are located in some of our diving resorts, often minutes from the Dive Centre for easy coordination of activities. Packages offered included taster and learn to right through to intensive coaching weeks up to expert level. Children can start from 8 years.

Sportif Dive are an ATOL bonded operator which means that every element of your holiday is secure. With the worry of disruption to your holiday plans from weather disruption or airline failure you can be sure that we will be there to help every step of the way.