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Encompassing three islands in the western Caribbean Sea, the crystal clear waters of the Cayman Islands have made it one of the world’s top scuba diving destinations. The Cayman Islands Aggressor liveaboard offers 7 and 10-night itineraries which explore the vibrant reefs, walls and wrecks around Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac.
In addition to five daily dives throughout this underwater playground, itineraries also include excursions ashore to explore the picture-perfect beaches and Caribbean charms of the archipelago, and an outstanding dining menu. The Cayman Islands Aggressor is a 110 foot diesel-powered yacht, built for comfort, safety and stability, with added touches of luxury like a hot tub on the deck.
The Cayman Islands Aggressor offers nine guests rooms, all of which come with individual climate control, closets and monitors with media players, as well as hairdryers.
The Cayman Islands Aggressor has one spacious Master Stateroom, equipped with a Queen bed and private en-suite bathroom.
There are six Deluxe Staterooms onboard, with a lower double bed and upper, bunk-style twin bed to accommodate either couples or dive buddies traveling together.
There are also two Twin Share Staterooms with two, bunk-style single beds. They are connected via a shared en-suite bathroom and both offer port windows.
The Cayman Islands Aggressor offers a delicious and plentiful onboard menu, combining both American-style feasts, barbecues and local cuisine. Start the day with a cooked-to-order breakfast, including fresh fruits, hot entrees, cereals and juices. Lunches are served buffet-style and feature hot soups, homemade breads, salads, sandwiches and entree dishes.
Dinners are more formal affairs, prepared by the expert chefs of the Cayman Island Aggressor. Salads, vegetables, seafood, beef and chicken all feature on the daily menus, with delicious homemade desserts to complete your meal. Mid-afternoon snacks are also available each day to ensure you never go hungry between dives, and some special dietary requirements can be accommodated with advance notification.
Soft drinks, fruit juices, iced water, tea and coffee are complimentary while onboard, together with a limited selection of local beer and wine. Because of the high duty prices charged on liquor, guests are requested to bring their own liquor with them, while keeping in mind that drinking and diving are not an advisable combination.
The Cayman Islands Aggressor features a spacious, air-conditioned salon area for guests to socialize in, together with a dining room where meals are served. There is a sun deck with lounge and deck chairs to relax on between dives, together with an indulgent hot tub. There is also a stereo and CD player, complete with an iPod plug-in for guests to select their own music, as well as a TV and DVD player where the onboard selection of movies can be viewed (or guests are welcome to bring their own). The library features a range of novels and fish identification books which guests are encouraged to borrow while onboard.
There is also a safe on the Cayman Islands Aggressor where guests can store their passports, cash and credit cards.
The Cayman Islands Aggressor aims to cruise the waters of all three of the islands, with itineraries dependent on the winds and weather. The reefs here are renowned for their abundance of marine life, including sharks, turtles, eagle rays and lobster. Highlights of the liveaboard trips include exploring the Russian Destroyer wreck in Cayman Brac and the Bloody Bay Wall of Little Cayman.
The crew of the Cayman Islands Aggressor have all been selected for their unique talents, service and dive skills. Guests can either select a buddy to dive with throughout the duration of the itinerary, or opt to be led by one of the highly experienced crew.
There are up to five dives are offered each day (two on the last day), including night dives. Dives are always carefully planned within no decompression limits and divers must stay within the safety standards of their certification.
Dives are all made from the mothership, with a spacious dive platform and boarding ladders designed for convenience. There are individual dive lockers for guests to store their equipment and two hot, freshwater showers to rinse off when you return from dives.
The Cayman Islands Aggressor offers 80 cubic ft. tanks with DIN/yoke adaptable valves, as well as weight belts and weights included in the package. Other gear can be rented for the duration of your trip (with dive computers mandatory) and Nitrox is available for an extra charge on all itineraries.
A range of specialty diving courses are available onboard the Cayman Islands Aggressor, which include basic Open Water courses as well as, Nitrox and Underwater Photography. There’s a complete digital photography facility onboard which includes a PC for downloading images, together with a strobe charging station and large camera table. For those interested in improving their underwater photography skills, the onboard camera pro will be more than happy to assist.
Depending on the itinerary and time of year, the water temperatures of the Cayman Islands range from 82°F (25°C) to around 82°F (28°C). Due to the high number of daily dives, a 3mm wetsuit is recommended in summer, and some guests prefer a 5mm during January/February. Visibility in the Cayman Islands is generally very good, with no mountains or rivers causing sediment run-off. It ranges anywhere from 80-200 feet (24-60 meters), meaning that you are almost guaranteed good visibility, no matter which dive site you visit.