Join us on a liveaboard dive safari around Belize’s incredible barrier reef followed by a 3 day overland tour featuring rainforest and cultural highlights. The Belize Barrier reef starts just a few hundred yards off Belize’s coastline and runs for over five hundred miles and plays host to an array of marine life large and small. The reef starts right at the surface and in most cases gradually slopes down to an eventual wall. Currents are very mild to non-existent and the water is usually that shade of blue unique to the Caribbean. The corals are truly fantastic with a mixture of hard corals, neon-colored sponges, and layers upon layers of sea fans. Marine life is in abundance with everything from lobster colonies and schools of snappers, to groups of spotted eagle rays and nurse sharks cruising over the reef.
We will be based around the Lighthouse Reef and Turneffe Atoll whilst also having some time to dive the famous Blue Hole. After a week on the Liveaboard we’ll then move to spend some time on land exploring ancient ruins and visiting wildlife sanctuaries.
The tour starts in Belize City where we will meet the Belize Aggressor IV, our private yacht for the entire week. The ship has large indoor and outdoor dining areas, a full entertainment center including a computer for you to edit your photos on, and a shaded wet bar featuring local beer on tap, a selection of sodas, and wine. On the main deck there’s a huge area for gearing up and plenty of space for storing and maintaining underwater camera gear as well as private dive gear lockers. You can set your equipment up in your area and then leave it there for the duration of the trip. The large charging station offers lots of space and several plugs for battery charging.
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Upon arrival in Belize City, transfer to the Radisson Fort George Hotel and relax until 3pm, when we can board the Aggressor- our home for the coming week. We will have a boat orientation and safety briefing before setting off from shore.
Each morning we start the day with a continental breakfast (for the early risers- available from 6am), and then a hot breakfast made to order from 7am.
We then have a dive site briefing followed by a dive. All dives will be accompanied by in-water local dive guides and your tour leader/photo pro. The small tender boat will also be around. If we should need a ride to the entry point we will hop onto the tender and be dropped where necessary. Most dives will be done directly off the platform on the back of the live-aboard though.
Upon exiting the water, you can use the on-deck hot shower, and your own designated towel, before enjoying a freshly baked treat and beverage. The boat’s large gear-up area also features plenty of camera rinse tanks and a camera table with ample space to fiddle with your camera equipment.
After hot snack and adequate surface interval, we’ll have another briefing and enter the water for the second dive of the morning. These surface intervals are a great time to get some solid feedback on your photos from the photo pro so you can correct improve with every dive.
After the second morning dive, we dry off and go inside for lunch- which is usually buffet style and features various classic dishes from all over the world. The food is plentiful and delicious.
Again we have a little relaxation time before being briefed for dive 3 of the day. Once again, the photo pro is always available for some photography discussions and this is a great time to get some one-on-one time with them.
Upon exiting the water and drying off, hot snacks are served along with beverages.
Some days we will have a second-afternoon dive, other days night diving will be offered. Sometimes both! (An average of 27 dives are offered on this trip).
Dinner is a three-course affair, usually plated and served at the table. Sodas, beers, and wines are included and served with the evening meal.
Each day may vary a little but this is what one can generally expect.
Depending on the day and what that afternoon/evening schedule is the Dive Safari Asia photo pro will regularly host a photo workshop or discussion either before or after dinner. These workshops will take place in the large saloon with full presentations displayed on the vessel’s entertainment center. The presentations will cover a whole array of topics and are usually tailored to the trip with regards to what people seem to be struggling with the most and what to expect on the upcoming dives.
The Friday schedule is a little different from the previous days onboard.
We wake up a little earlier than normal for a light breakfast followed by 1 or 2 dives (time and site-dependent) before drying off for lunch onboard.
The boat starts moving back towards Belize City while we eat, usually arriving at the pier around 1pm.
Upon arrival, we will be met by our local guide who will take us to the largest Mayan Ruin site in Belize- Altun Ha. The site is an hour northward of Belize City, along quaint country roads, secondary rainforest, Creole villages, and isolated farms. The ruins are surrounded by lush greenery, a inspiring site. Royal priests ruled this site for many centuries and traded with other Mayan centers in Meso America. Some 50+ years ago, Dr. David Pendergast of the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada, along with his excavation team, discovered a tomb of a priest in the Temple of the Masonry Altars, and in it, a nine and three quarter pound jade carving of the Sun God, Kinich Ahau – a world-famous event!
We will return to the boat by 5 pm for a farewell cocktail party with the crew, before heading into town to a local restaurant for our final dinner together.
We return to the Aggressor to sleep.
After an early continental breakfast, we disembark and bid farewell to the Belize Aggressor IV crew. We will then jump into a few large air-conditioned vans and embark on an exciting wildlife excursion with the Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary and the Community Baboon Sanctuary. Lunch will be prepared for us while we are on the excursion.
We will finish the day at the Cahal Pech Village Resort which is perched upon a hill in western Belize. Here is where we’ll have some time to relax and soak up the stunning view of the town San Ignacio, as well a nice group dinner.
After breakfast at the resort we will be picked up by our comfortable transport vans which will transfer over the Belize-Guatamala border and into the ancient Mayan Citadel known as Tikal. These well-preserved ruins seem to explode out of the dense jungle and were the tallest pre-Colombian structures in the Americas. We’ll have the afternoon to wander around these stunning structures and learn about the history of it all from our local guide.
We will be taken back to our hotel in San Ignacio Belize after the tour.
After breakfast at the resort we will once again load into the transport vans and taken to Belmopan where we will enjoy a very unique experience, cave tubing. Our expert guides will provide us with a thorough briefing and all the necessary gear for an afternoon spent meandering through an extensive underground river system where stalactites and natural windows open up to the dense jungle above.
After our tubing session, we’ll be given a tour of the beautiful city of Belmopan where we will enjoy a nice lunch together. We will then be taken back to the Cahal Pech Village Resort.
After breakfast at the resort we will be transferred to the Belize International Airport for our outbound flights. Tour ends!
The Belize Aggressor IV is a 138’ yacht with a wide 26’ beam. Built and powered for comfort, safety and stability, she is diesel-powered, cruises at 12 knots and has 110-volt power onboard. Accommodations include 8 Deluxe staterooms with two twin beds or one king bed and 2 Master staterooms with one queen bed. All staterooms have climate controls.
The onboard menu features chef- prepared international and Creole inspired cuisine catering for all dietary requirements (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free etc), as well as offering complimentary soft drinks, beer and wine. All guests are welcome to bring a bottle of their favorite liquor if they chose to.
As well as a spacious lounge, the ship has a large sun deck, bar, grill and internet service available through the satellite system. At night presentations will be hosted in the lounge, as well as the opportunity for night snorkeling, movies and games. A small library of books for exchange is also maintained onboard.
Please note that the cabins are fairly small compared to a resort’s accommodation so please get in touch with us if you have claustrophobic tendencies, and we can discuss if this tour is appropriate for you and how guests with similar concerns have previously coped.
The ship comes complete with a crew of 6 on hand to ensure comfort and satisfaction for all guests. Most of our dives are made from the deck at the rear of the yacht and the equipped tender is available for easy pickups from dive sites when needed. The tour will also be fully escorted and hosted by a member of our team.
Mastercard and Visa are both accepted onboard.
Cahal Pech Village Resort
Located in San Ingnacio Belize, this trendy rustic-style resort features spectacular views of the Belize River Valley and offers guests a comfortable place to relax and reflect upon that day’s land excursions over a cold beverage and delicious meal. Each room at this property is totally air-conditioned and comes with a cable TV, a wardrobe, and a balcony. The private bathrooms feature a hot shower and toilet. Local cuisine is served at the on-site restaurant, as well as the outdoor swimming pool. Massages and other spa services can also be arranged.
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March 12-19 2022 US $4145 / £3070 per person (Twin/Double Share)
Master Cabin Upgrade: US $____ per person
How to book your place?
Initial deposit to secure your booking $400 per person
12 Months before departure interim payment of $600 per person
6 Months before departure interim payment of $1000 per person
Balance due 3 months before departure
- Return airport transfers
- 7 nights’ accommodation and full board (all meals and snacks)
- Complimentary beer, wine and soft drinks onboard the Belize Aggressor IV
- Services of dive guides and boat skiff for multiple dive excursions each day
- Accompanied by a member of the Dive Safari Asia team
- International/Domestic flights
- Dive equipment
- Travel insurance
- Port and Park Fees (US$110 per person)
- Optional Land Tours – Pricing on Request