Turks and Caicos Aggressor II Liveaboard - Bluewater Dive Travel

Turks and Caicos Aggressor II

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Destination: Turks and Caicos Islands

Itineraries: Providenciales, West Caicos and French Cay & Silver Bank - Snorkel with Humpback Whales (6-10 Nights) | From $414++/night

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Turks & Caicos Aggressor II Quick Pitch

Guests aboard the Turks & Caicos Aggressor are given the opportunity to explore the vibrant walls of Providenciales, West Caicos, and French Cay, creating a thrilling scuba vacation.

 

Dive Overview

Offering the best of Caribbean wall diving, Turks and Caicos hosts a thriving underwater ecosystem and turquoise waters.

[See: Turks & Caicos Dive Travel Guide]

 

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Accommodations

Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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Turks & Caicos Aggressor II Accommodation Overview

Accommodations include six Deluxe staterooms, each having a double and single berth with ensuite bath and flat screen TV and DVD player, two Single-Share staterooms each with two single berths that share a bathroom/head between the two staterooms with flat screen TV & DVD player and one master suite for couples that has one large double bed with ensuite bath and a flat-screen TV and DVD player.

 

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Master (LEFT) and Deluxe (RIGHT) Staterooms

 

Turks & Caicos Aggressor II Cabin Details

  • Master Stateroom (#1)
  • Queen bed with a private head and shower, closet, port window, individual climate control, monitor with media player and hairdryer.
  • Deluxe Stateroom (#2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7)
  • Double bed (lower) and twin bed (upper) bunk-style, private head and shower, individual climate control, monitor with media player and hairdryer.
  • Twin-Share Stateroom (#8, 9)
  • Two single beds (bunk-style) with head and shower (shared between two staterooms), closet, port window, individual climate control, monitor with media player and hairdryer.

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General Facilities

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Indoor Dining (LEFT) and Sun Deck (RIGHT) 

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Computer Station (LEFT) and Dive Deck (RIGHT) 

 

Turks & Caicos Aggressor II Boat Features

  • Air-conditioned salon and dining area
  • Sundeck complete with a hot tub
  • Lounge and deck chairs
  • Stereo and CD player (has an iPod plug-in)
  • Shaded wet bar and grill
  • AC
  • En-suite bathrooms and showers
  • Boutique
  • Entertainment center

 

Turks & Caicos Aggressor II Dive Facilities

  • Complete photo center with a digital video and still photo editing computer
  • Nitrox (unlimited Nitrox is $100 per week)
  • Individual dive lockers
  • Camera table with low-pressure air hoses
  • Two hot, fresh water showers
  • As many as 5 dives each day
  • Full line of Aqualung rental gear including regulators, BCs, dive computers, and nightlights
  • Diving specialty courses 

 

Food & Drinks Aboard Turks & Caicos Aggressor II

The menu onboard is varied and plentiful, with a variety of American feasts, barbecues and local cuisine. The Aggressor’s selection includes fruit juices, soft drinks, iced water, iced tea, coffee, and a limited selection of local beer and wine, which are complimentary. Due to the high duty charged on liquor, we suggest you bring your special brand from the U.S.

 

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Turks & Caicos Aggressor II Liveaboard Deck Plan

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Schedule, Rates & Availability

Turks & Caicos Aggressor II Schedule & Rates

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Prices are in USD, per person and are based on the lowest priced cabin. Bed tax is not included.

[See also: Inclusions & Exclusions and Full Rates by Cabin Type]

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Turks & Caicos Aggressor II Rates

Date

Twin

Deluxe

Master

January 2, 2021 - January 1, 2022

$2,995

$3,195

$3,495

January 1, 2022 - January 7, 2023

$3,095

$3,295

$3,595

January 7, 2023 - January 6, 2024

$3,095

$3,295

$3,595

April 20, 2024 - January 4, 2025

$3,095

$3,295

$3,595

 

Humpback Whale - Dominican Republic Rates (Snorkeling only)

Date

Twin

Deluxe

Master

January 22, 2022 - April 9, 2022

$4,295

$4,495

$4,795

January 21, 2023 - April 15, 2023

$4,295

$4,495

$4,795

January 20, 2024 - April 6, 2024

$4,295

$4,495

$4,795

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Inclusions

  • Accommodations aboard the yacht
  • All meals and snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, local beer and wine
  • Diving
  • Compressed air tanks, weights & belts
  • Airport transfers are included in the charter rate on the charter start and end dates.

 

Exclusions

  • Airfare (international and domestic)
  • Insurance
  • Equipment rentals
  • Nitrox fills
  • Certification or specialty courses
  • Hotel stays/day rooms
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Crew gratuity
  • Mandatory: A $110  bed tax for 7-night charters and $158 for 10-nights is to be paid onboard

 

RATES & AVAILABILITY

For more information on other departure dates, rates, and on availability email us at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us at +1-310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

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Dive Information & Destinations

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Turks & Caicos Dive Overview

  • Sheer walls with healthy corals, Orange Elephant Ear Sponges, Gray Reef Sharks, Angelfish, Eagle Rays, Horse-eye Jacks, Lobster, Snapper, Garden Eels, Nurse Sharks and lots of macro life
  • All dives are made from the mothership
  • Water temperature: 78 - 84F, 25 - 29C
  • 3mm wetsuit recommended
  • 7-night charters: up to 27 dives 
  • 10-night charters: up to 42 dives

 

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Turks & Caicos Itinerary Overview

The Turks & Caicos Aggressor II departs from Providenciales or better known as ‘Provo’. Throughout the week guests will visit Providenciales, West Caicos and French Cay. The sheer walls of Providenciales begin at 40 feet, plunging into the deep blue abyss and include crevasses and ledges that are decorated with huge orange Elephant Ear sponges, Gorgonians and Crimson Rope Sponges. The April through December itinerary departs from Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands and is completely dependent on the winds and weather. With all dives from the mothership, unlimited diving is offered. On the standard 7-night itinerary, diving begins Sunday morning and ends Friday around noon when the Aggressor returns to port. The crew hosts a sunset cocktail party at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner ashore (within walking distance). Saturday morning guests are transferred to the airport or a local hotel (in the vicinity of the yacht). Throughout the week there will be opportunities to go ashore for swimming, snorkeling and beach combing.

 

    

[See: Turks & Caicos Dive Travel Guide]

 

Turks & Caicos Aggressor II

 

Humpback Whale Snorkel Adventures Itinerary Overview

The beautiful Turks & Caicos Aggressor II offers an exciting itinerary from January - April to the Dominican Republic to snorkel with Humpback Whales at the Silver Bank. This area, twenty square miles in size, is located north of the Dominican Republic and approximately the same distance from the Turks & Caicos Islands. Water temperature is 78 - 80F. 3mm wetsuit and full foot fins for free diving are recommended.

 

 

Humpback Whale Snorkel Adventures Sample Itinerary

  • SATURDAY: Boarding is at 4 p.m. with a 9:30 pm departure to Silver Bank.
  • SUNDAY: Arrival in Silver Bank is around 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Sunday weather permitting. Brunch/late breakfast while crew prepares mooring and assembly of the tenders. The first tender runs begin at 2:00 p.m. (2 tenders running). Afternoon tender runs to the yacht at approximately 5:00 p.m.
  • MONDAY - WEDNESDAY: First tender runs will commence immediately after breakfast. Whale runs are throughout the day. “Sundowner” cocktail parties on the sun deck every afternoon following whale runs. Nightly presentation and video will be after dinner.
  • THURSDAY: Two tender runs will be offered prior to departure from the Silver Bank.
  • FRIDAY: The yacht returns to the Ocean World Marina in Puerto Plata late Friday afternoon. Friday night, dinner is not served onboard; however, the crew will recommend a restaurant in the marina.
  • SATURDAY: Check out is between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m
 

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Boat Specifications

  • Length: 120 feet (36.5 meters)
  • Beam: 22 feet (6.7 meters) 
  • Cruising speed: 10 knots (12 knots max)
  • Engines: Twin Caterpillar 400hp
  • Generators: Twin John Deere 65 KWA
  • Tenders: 2 x dive zodiacs
  • Fuel capacity: 3,000 litres
  • Water capacity: 3,000 litres
  • Watermaker: 380 litres per hour
  • Maximum guests: 18
  • Number of cabins: 9
  • Number of bathrooms: 10 
  • Number of crews: 6

 

Practical Information

  • Time Zone: UTC-4
  • Local Currency: USD (US dollar)
  • Language Spoken: English
  • Electricity: 110volt
  • Payment Onboard: Cash, traveler’s checks, Visa, & MasterCard

 

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Reviews (4)

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We were fortunate to be able to dive with the Turks & Caicos Aggressor II twice in 2020, the 10-day trip in September and a 7-day trip in December. The crew is outstanding and the boat is immaculate. We saw lots of sharks, at least one on almost every dive. The marine life is healthy and plentiful. The divemasters are able to point out the tiny things that are often overlooked. Their enthusiasm for the animals is contagious and everyone was trying to find the tiny critters by the end of both trips. The food, especially on the second trip, was excellent, even for vegetarians. Our every whim was catered to and we felt very safe and welcome.

Visited on 09/2021 - Submitted on 04/13/2021
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Loved the T&C Aggressor II. The boat was excellent, the crew was fantastic, and the food was PHENOMENAL. Chef Kevin made incredible meals every day and did a wonderful job of accommodating my dietary restriction (wheat allergy). The diving was great -- beautiful walls and sharks on every dive. Lots of octopuses, too!

The only negative is how the trip began. There was no one waiting for us at the airport (contrary to the know-before-you-go documentation). We waited over an hour before a driver showed up. We were dropped off...and there was no boat! There was someone in an office nearby (who did not work for Aggressor) who said the boat was out and they'd come back for us in a chase boat; we found out later that the Aggressor had to leave before boarding time due to low tides in the harbor. The chase boat ride was an hour long in choppy seas. We waited for the chase boat to do two more pickups over the next four hours, and we sat rocking in the open waters. I was violently seasick, and others got fairly sick as well.

With all that said, still 4-5 stars. I would like to think the start of my trip was not a typical experience, and the boat/crew/food were great overall. I would recommend confirming boat departure time with the T&C Aggressor II prior to the trip; had we known about the early departure time and the chase boat experience, we would have booked an earlier flight to avoid that.

Visited on 12/2020 - Submitted on 03/18/2021
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The positives:
The crew was top notch. Amanda runs a tight ship. The chef Kevin provided the best food I've ever had on a liveaboard. Typical Aggressor charter focused on maximizing diving and getting to the best destinations. The T&C walls are amazing, some of the best if not the best in the Caribbean. Shark action on nearly every dive. The most consistent shark action I've seen.

The negatives:
The ship is moored in a shallow harbor, it needs to depart and disembark well before low tide. Thus the ship might not be there when you arrive requiring an inflatable boat transfer from dock to ship. In our case that took an hour in 2-3' seas, everything was wet (luggage, electronics, etc.) and people were seasick. I would highly suggest checking the tide tables and arriving before the mother ship departs.
The toilets are in the shower stalls. So once you use the shower you track water into your cabin when using the toilet. Not a big deal, we just showered on the dive platform after the last dive (or any dive).
The shallow reefs are algae covered, similar to Florida and areas of the Bahamas. Luckily the walls are lush and fantastic, and there still plenty of fish action in the shallows.

Visited on 12/2020 - Submitted on 03/15/2021
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I have travelled on a lot of live aboard dive yachts in the last 15 years, including the Peter Hughes (Aggressor & Dancer fleets) in Indonesia (Komodo), Belize, Turks & Caicos), as well as the Mike Ball boat in Australia, and the Explorer Ventures boats in Saba/St. Maarten/St. Kitts. We dove on the Turks and Caicos Aggressor in November 2009, and honestly, it was our favorite boat of them all.

Travel Coordination:

The Aggressor crew were at the airport, ready to take our bags and whisk us over to the boat, and similarly had shuttles ready to take us back to the airport (very sadly) on our return.

Accommodations / Food:

Rooms on live aboard dive yachts are always a bit tight (bring folding/soft-sided luggage!), but our rooms were very comfortable, with adequate storag efor all of our "stuff". The meals on the yacht were fantastic! As a really nice added bonus, when we came up from our night dives, the crew was waiting for us with hot cocoa. That was such a nice touch!

Diving:

Like any good live aboard, the Aggressor makes the diving easy. Your gear awaits on the back of the boat, and you can just roll into the water -- up to 5 dives a day. That's why liveaboards cost more, but for ease and logging a lot of dives, it is a good deal.

What makes the Turks & Caicos Aggressor really special was the crew, led by Captain Amanda (she is still there at time of this posting, and we plan to go back within the next year). To date, all of my experiences on the Peter Hughes boats have been really positive, but I think Captain Amanda was our favorite – she was great in making us feel so welcome on the boat, and in guiding us to some really nice dive sites

Turks and Caicos is my personal favorite for diving in the Caribbean. The waters are particularly clear, the reefs are lush, there are some really nice walls, and a great variety of both large creatures (sharks, rays, grouper, moray eels, barracuda) and small creatures (nudibranchs, garden eels, Christmas tree worms…you get the idea).

One particularly fun dive by the crew involved the “pyramid of love” – a perforated metal pyramid shaped box (about the size of a breadbox), which is filled with frozen fish, and place on the reef. The crew brings it down on one of the dives, to draw sharks – it never fails. Ordinarily, I object to feeding wild animals, but in this case, it was kind of fun, and it wasn't feeding them from our hands. There were a couple of reef sharks cruising around, drawn by the scent of thawing fish, along with a large moray eel, a grouper (named Gulley, who was well known to the crew), and a little nurse shark. The nurse shark won, he flipped on his back, swam under the pyramid and basically sucked all the fish out. It was quite comical to watch! You have to admire his creativity!

Visited on 11/2009 - Submitted on 02/28/2014

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