The Turks & Caicos Aggressor II is a 119ft (36m) mono-hulled Caribbean liveaboard that runs 7 night diving trips, Saturday to Saturday out of Providencia. Cruising at 10 knots, you will be transported quickly around the best dive sites of Providencia, West Caicos and French Cay, the western islands of Turks and Caicos. All dives will be made from the mothership (not from a tender).
Most guests hang out in the large air-conditioned saloon/dining area. Here you can enjoy the entertainment facilities: TV, DVD and music player. There is a satellite email service available. There is also a complete photo center with photo editing computer and digital video. Or for chilling out in the fresh tropical breezes after dives, you can enjoy the sun deck, in the sun or in the shade, with loungers and hot tub.
Some guests choose to dine in the liveaboard's shaded outdoor area with the ever-changing Caribbean views. Dining gets underway with a breakfast of hot dishes, juices, cereal and fruits. There then follows a lunch buffet and an evening meal with waiter service which often consists of salads, seafood, vegetable and chicken and chef-made desserts. Alcoholic and soft drinks are complimentary during trips. On the final evening you can enjoy a crew-hosted cocktail party followed by dinner in a restaurant on land.
So for a week of scuba diving among Caribbean splendor from a comfortable liveaboard boat where you are pampered with personal service, a trip to the Turks & Caicos Islands with the Aggressor fleet could be just the ticket.
Dive experience: Certified divers are requred to dive within the limits of their certification. There is no direct in-water supervision of divers.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, alcoholic drinks, transfers to the boat from the airport/hotel/port, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (max 18 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Restaurant meal on final evening, scuba equipment rental (US$ 175 per week), dive insurance, bed tax: 7 nights: (US$ 110 per person) 10 nights: (US$ 158 per person). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).
Optional extras: Nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 100 per person per trip), torches, dive computer. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: US Airways, American, Spirit and Delta are the main airlines that fly into Providenciales International Airport. Located 575 miles (925 km) south east of Miami, the Turks and Caicos islands are a British territory.
Arrival/Boarding/Departure: You should aim to arrive here on Saturday. You will be greeted at the airport by a uniformed crew member and transferred to the port for boarding between 15:00 and 18:00 hrs. The liveaboard departs that evening and anchors in readiness for scuba diving to begin Sunday morning. The Turks-Caicos Aggressor II returns to Turtle Cove Marina after lunchtime on Friday. On that evening the crew host a cocktail party followed by dinner in a restaurant ashore. You can check out at 08:00 on Saturday morning and be transferred to the airport.
The last dive of the tour will be at around 12:00 noon on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: None.
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 8 guests and 1 extra person can join the cruise in a Twin bed stateroom free of charge (total 9 guests).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Full boat charter equivalent to: Pay for 16 guests and 2 extra persons can join the cruise in a Twin bed stateroom free of charge (total 18 guests).
There are 9 staterooms on the lower deck. There is 1 Master stateroom with a queen bed. The 6 Deluxe double/twin staterooms have a lower double bed and an upper single bed. The 2 Twin staterooms with single bunk beds. All have air-conditioning, TV and DVD and en-suite bathrooms except Twin staterooms which share a bathroom.
All the liveaboard staterooms have:
Individually controlled air conditioning
Private bathroom with toilet and hot water shower (except Twin staterooms)
Hand basin, towels, toiletries and hair dryer
Cabinet and mirror
Mains outlet 110 volts (US standard) - 24 hours per day