Dive experience: All open water-certified divers may join these liveaboard cruises of the British Virgin Islands.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner (excl final night), snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, local beer and wine, dives (as detailed in the safaris above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s), tanks, weights and weightbelts, all taxes.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment rental (incl dive computer: US$ 225 per week), dive insurance, port fees (US$ 95 per week). With effect from 1 April 2022, a fuel surcharge of US$ 150 per person will apply to all cruises. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).
Optional extras: Transfers to the boat from the airport/hotel/port, restaurant meal on final evening, nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 100 per week), torch (US$ 8 per night), video of the week. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: The British Virgin Islands (BVI) are a British overseas territory comprised of 4 large islands - Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Jost Van Dyke, and Anageda - and 50 smaller islands and cays. They are located in the eastern Caribbean, 100 miles (160 km) east of Puerto Rico.
Most visitors arrive via the international airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico (code: SJU). There are direct flights to North, Central and South America, and several countries in the Caribbean and Europe. From San Juan, you can board a local flight (30-40 minutes) to Terrence B. Lettsome Airport (EIS) in BVI. These flights are operated by Air Sunshine, Cape Air and Seabourne Airlines. Alternatively you can fly in to St. Thomas (code: STT) in the US Virgin Islands and then take a regular public ferry to Tortola (1 hour), or fly in via St. Croix, or St. Maarten/St. Martin.
Arrival/Boarding/Departure: BVI Aggressor guests will embark and disembark at the host property, Village Cay Hotel & Marina in Road Town, Tortola, the BVI capital and main shopping area. Guests arriving between 11:30 am - 5 pm on the Saturday will be greeted at the airport by a BVI Aggressor representative who will assist with luggage and getting a taxi at the taxi stand. BVI regulations only allow tourists to be picked up from the airport by registered taxis. It is approximately 30 minutes from the airport to the dock. All guests must be onboard by 5 pm for port departure. We highly recommend arriving the day before and staying at the host hotel.
The last dive of the trip will be at around 12.00 noon on the Friday. Disembarkation is at 8 am on the following Saturday. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Diving Environment: The turquoise waters of the British Virgin Islands are home to beautiful coral gardens, many shipwrecks, seamounts, caverns, caves, canyons and boulder formations. Divers will find barracuda, turtles. eagle rays, southern stingrays, nurse sharks. schools of jacks, African pompano, tarpon, angelfish, triggerfish, lobsters, snake and moray eels, as well as scores of colorful reef fish.
The RMS Rhone shipwreck is located at Salt Island and is known as one of the best wreck dives in the world. The Rhone was a 310 foot (95m) long, iron-hulled steamship that slammed in to a rock during a hurricane in 1867 and broke into 2 sections - the stern rests at a depth of 35 feet (10m) and the bow lies at 80 feet (25m). Nearly every surface of the ship is covered in a kaleidoscope of corals. Divers will see its massive bronze propeller, drive shaft and 100-pound wrenches. Numerous artifacts include black-and-white tiles, silver teaspoons, glass and metalworks. Coral gardens, cleaning stations and nurseries fill the ship’s holds. Schools of yellowtail snapper, jacks, grunts, and tarpon can be found here. Macro life includes arrow carbs, shrimps, lobsters and octopus. Night dives can be especially fantastic on the Rhone.
Water temperature ranges from 76-84°F (25-29°C). A 3 mm wetsuit is recommended, although some might prefer a 5 mm in January/February.
Non-diver rate: US$ 200 off the full published price (does not apply to specials).
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travelers may choose to share a stateroom, or pay a supplement of 65% of the normal published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 9 guests and 1 additional person can join the cruise in a Twin Stateroom free of charge (total 10 or more guests).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 18 guests and 2 additional people can join the cruise free of charge (total 20 guests).