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Bahamas Aggressor | Bahamas Diving Liveaboard - Caribbean

  • Guests Only 14 divers
  • Rooms 5 deluxe (double with bunk above) staterooms plus 1 quad stateroom (2 bunks beds)
  • Restaurants Indoor saloon dining area and outside bar for snacks
  • Food and Drinks Menu is varied and plentiful, with a variety of American feasts, barbecues and local cuisine
  • FacilitiesSun deck complete with a hot tub, lounge and deck chairs and shaded wet bar and grill
  • Diving All diving from the mothership
  • Diving Extras 7-night charters: up to 27 dives or 10-night charters: up to 42 dives
  • Internet Access Please speak to your phone provider about overseas internet access - phone coverage is not universal

About Bahamas Aggressor

Scuba divers travel to the Bahamas to find three things: dramatic walls, lush coral reefs and exciting animal encounters. Especially the big fish! Picture perfect, clear waters and drop-offs close to shore make these islands a mecca for divers of all abilities. Add into the mix blue holes, caverns and even wrecks and you have a recipe for the dream diving destination. It's time to go exploring on the stable and welcoming Bahamas Aggressor.

The Bahamas Aggressor sleeps on 14 guests, with all cabins in the lower deck. There are 5 deluxe stateooms and 1 quad stateroom. All are equipped with standard US outlets and USB ports for charging electrical devices, air con and hairdryers. Between dives, relax in a roomy, air conditioned salon and dining area, or lie on the sun deck complete with a hot tub, lounge and deck chairs, stereo and CD player, shaded wet bar and grill, All diving is from the main liveaboard on Bahamas Aggressor and the dive deck is well equipped for everyone, with, individual dive lockers, camera table with low-pressure air hoses, and two hot, fresh water showers.

Our divers love the Aggressor Fleet's famous on board menus. These are famously generous with a variety of American faves, barbecues and local cuisine. Tuck into a tasty breakfast before heading diving. A buffet lunch awaits, before the the freshly prepared dinners, served in the dining area. The chefs are well known for their homemade breads and sweet treats. The drinks selection includes fruit juices, soft drinks, iced water, iced tea, coffee, and a limited choice of local beer and wine, which are complimentary. Due to the high duty charged on liquor, you are welcome to bring your own favourite sundowner tipple.

Deluxe staterooms

Cabins #2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Double bed (lower) and twin bed (upper) bunk-style. All with private head and shower, port window, individual climate control, monitor with media player and hair dryer.

Quad stateroom

Cabins #2 With two sets of twin bunk-style beds. Private head and shower, port windows, individual climate control, monitor with media player and hair dryer

Indoor dining and saloon

Boat layout

Please note these prices may not include flights. Click select for the full holiday details

Covid Information for Bahamas Aggressor

INFORMATION PROVIDED BY AGGRESSOR FLEET

Last Updated: 14AUG 2020

An in-depth look at Aggressor Adventure's Clean, Refresh & Sanitise program. Currently, our staff are hard at work getting all yachts and properties ready for the safe, healthy, and happy return of our valued guests. Our number one priority is to clean, refresh, and sanitise all our destinations. All safety checks are also being reviewed, updated, and improved including every safety drill from a stubbed toe to evacuations. Our staff continue to be fully trained in emergency response so that your next Adventure of a Lifetime is both fun and safe!

Clean refresh & sanitise Programme

Aiming to establish consistency across every destination
Restart plans reviewed at local level/protocols, each vessel's flag state regulations & internal Aggressor regulations
Operations team will visit each destination to ensure quality & consistency


Be sure to read your Aggressor liveaboard's specific covid know before you go information sheet

While boats have been out of operation:

Galley deep cleans
AC units stripped back
If a surface can be lifted, it has been lifted (carpets, matting on dive decks etc)
Re-inspection of tanks (beyond the standard quarterly tank inspections) & compressors
Preventative maintenance & stripping back of mechanical parts
Dive ladders refurbished
Window frames & windows refurbished
Better water heaters for showers
Safety kit inspection, upgrades & removal where required
Wood maintenance, painting and polishing
Carbon monoxide & smoke detectors installed (in addition to any in built fire suppressant systems a vessel may have) plus on board spares

Crew development during down time:

Staff CPR & first aid training
MOB drills
Emergency & rescue training scenarios
Evacuation training
Muster station training
Making sure staff understand PPE and covid secure requirements & protocols
Dive staff completed relevant digital SSI training and certifications

What is Aggressor going to do to protect me? How are the staff protected?

Many destinations have lower risk/infection rates than guests are travelling from

Social distancing at all times is encouraged but we recognise, more than 1m may not be not realistic at all times
Guest temperature check on boarding
Morning & evening temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for any service personnel boarding between charters
Designated quarantine procedures if someone has a fever
Medical referral for guests who become ill, with transport to a shore based facility for evaluation
Divers to bring their own PPE, masks, hand sanitiser - hand sanitiser will also be availbe on board, but do bring your own
Using outside space available as much as possible (briefings, taking meals outside on other decks etc)
Removal of self service buffets
Mask and gear rise buckets removed
Only dive crew staff will be allowed to use the camera rinse tanks for for customer cameras
Majority of on board courses can still be delivered (using digital) but some courses have been removed if they need very hands on education
New safety protocols & evacuation plans including battery charging procedures, night watch & life jackets
Emergency procedures quick reference guides produced- like an airplane seats emergency plan
Power point briefings on every boat
Transfers - steps will depend on your destination and if it is a public service (eg taxis comply with local rules) or Aggressor provide

Sanitise!

Working out what the proper products are for each type of material (CDC & EU informed)
Sanitising procedures overhauled for entire vessel, with focus on cabins, kitchens, indoor common areas, rental kit, bathrooms & salon curtains
Rental kit stored in sanitised bags - washed, second stages removed & disinfected, fresh water rinse (if required), sealed up
2 step cleaning and sanitising process, with extra focus on high contact areas
AC systems will have UV lights built in (replacement or retro fitted)
Dive deck towel service will keep all individual towels separate
Chemical washing/spraying & UV light sanitisation techniques being applied
Increased frequency of cleaning, especially throughout day, of high touch areas
Handheld UV lights for disinfection of small items (phones, tablets laptops)
Twice daily cabin cleaning, especially high touch areas & bathrooms
Enhanced cleaning if somebody develops a fever
Hand washing instructions in all cabins
Updated procedures check in/check out of cabins to allow for deep cleaning between charters

Summary of Procedures:

Last Updated: 17 JUL 2020 As of the revision date of this document, key procedures for arriving in The Bahamas are:
  • All travelers will be required to submit an electronic health visa prior to departure.
  • Each traveller will need to upload their test results and provide contact information that is crucial for contact tracing purposes.
  • Health Visa applications take up to 72 hours to process and should be completed with adequate lead time. (See Bahamas Website - click here )
    It has been reported that using an email address ending in .net causes the health visa application process to fail. Users should receive an email confirming receipt of the application within 10 minutes of submission. Formal approval may still take up to 72 hours.
  • A diagnostic molecular COVID-19 RT-PCR Negative (Swab) test must be submitted as part of the Health Visa https://www.fda.gov/media/138094/download
    Test result must be taken no more than ten (10) days prior to the date of travel.
  • Wearing face masks is required in The Bahamas.
  • For more details see this notice from Bahamas Ministry of Tourism.


  • Max 10 guests only
    Wearing face masks is required in the Bahamas
    Maintain a temperature log for the 7 days leading up to your departure
    Practice good social distancing on board
    Practice regular handwashing
    Aggressor suggests PPE to pack: One or more cloth masks (avoid paper ones as they can get wet on a boat), a buff or gator which works well as a mask and can be worn around your neck when dining, your preferred hand sanitiser (enough for the entire trip), a non-porous container to store your mask in, disposable gloves (if you desire), dry bag to store your mask and snorkel in

    Pack Your Preferred PPE:

  • One or more cloth masks. Avoid paper ones as they can get wet on a boat.
  • Pack a buff or gator which works well as a mask and can be worn around your neck when dining.
  • Your preferred hand sanitizer (enough for the entire trip)
  • A non-porous container to store your mask in.
  • Disposable gloves (if you desire).
  • A dry bag to store your mask and snorkel in.


  • Country Covid Travel Information

    The FCO now advise against all but essential travel to Bahamas, based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

    Only emergency travel to and from Bahamas is permitted as a local lockdown has been implemented by the Bahamian government.

    Travellers are required before travel to complete an electronic Health Visa at travel.gov.bs.
    Applications may take up to 72 hrs to process.

    Travellers are required to present a COVID-19 RT-PCE test with a negative result. This test must be taken no more than 10 days prior to travel.

    Face masks must be worn in all public spaces.

    A curfew is imposed from 10pm until 5am. Unless they are experiencing a health emergency, tourists are expected to stay in their hotel compound during the curfew.

    For more information please visit bahamas.com/tourism-reopening

    You have to complete this form online before you arrive in the UK from any country:
    Form to provide your journey and contact details before you travel to the UK

    You have to self-isolate when you arrive in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, when you are travelling home from Bahamas.

    Last Updated: 07AUG2020

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Location

    Nassau (NAS) is around 9 hours direct flying time from London. Indirect services take longer. From Nassau you can connect with local flights to several islands. The Bahamas is a scuba diving paradise, with breathtaking dive sites offering pristine reefs, multitudes of exciting wrecks, blue holes, spectacular walls and the chance to dive with dolphins and sharks. It's also got great life surface side, with pristine beaches, plenty of restaurants and bars and a fabulous place to while away the hours enjoying the Caribbean sunshine.

    Covid Travel Information

    The FCO now advise against all but essential travel to Bahamas, based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.

    Only emergency travel to and from Bahamas is permitted as a local lockdown has been implemented by the Bahamian government.

    Travellers are required before travel to complete an electronic Health Visa at travel.gov.bs.
    Applications may take up to 72 hrs to process.

    Travellers are required to present a COVID-19 RT-PCE test with a negative result. This test must be taken no more than 10 days prior to travel.

    Face masks must be worn in all public spaces.

    A curfew is imposed from 10pm until 5am. Unless they are experiencing a health emergency, tourists are expected to stay in their hotel compound during the curfew.

    For more information please visit bahamas.com/tourism-reopening

    You have to complete this form online before you arrive in the UK from any country:
    Form to provide your journey and contact details before you travel to the UK

    You have to self-isolate when you arrive in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, when you are travelling home from Bahamas.

    Last Updated: 07AUG2020

    Weather and Climate

    The Bahamas enjoys fairly constant trade winds, and as such, it a fabulous year round holiday. The winter air temps are between 21-24C whilst the simmer months are warmer, 27-29C, with a greater chance of rain. Water temps go from around 23C (Feb) and 29C (Aug).

    Travel

    Flight options

    There are both direct and indirect flight options to the Bahamas (Nassau). BA operate the direct flight from London. Depending on the day of departure, you may need to route via the States, usually Miami, with American Airlines. You must have a valid ESTA before travel or transit through the USA. We are able to book most major airlines. If you have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Nassau, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.

    Stopovers

    If you are routing through the USA, we are able to book a stop over en route. This is usually in Miami. You must have a valid ESTA before travel or transit through the USA.

    Arrange before you go

    Visa requirements

    UK passport holders are able to obtain a visa on entry to the Bahamas. You must have a valid ESTA before travel or transit through the USA. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here

    Insurance

    Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It's worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here

    Immunisations

    Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here

    Preparing to fly

    Seating

    You will be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.

    Check in

    As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.

    Lounge

    An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here

    Parking

    Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren't as expensive as you might think. click here

    What happens when I arrive?

    On arrival for any of our Bahamas holidays, you will be met and taken to your hotel or liveaboard. Simply make your way to through baggage reclaim and immigrations. Your transfer will be waiting for you with a board with your name, resort or liveaboard. If you have any issues at all locating your rep, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.

    Transfers

    If you are travelling onto Bimini you will need to catch a domestic flight. These can only be booked with a smaller baggage allowance than the international flights. Excess baggage is charged for locally. Domestic flights are on smaller planes, and the schedule can be affected by adverse winds. We will always try to allow time in your itinerary for any possible delays. If you have made your own flight arrangements to land in Nassau, please confirm at the time of booking if airport transfers are included or available at an additional cost

    Departures

    You will be advised locally of your transfer times at the end of your holiday. The departure tax of BS$15.00 is collected from every person 6 years and older.

    Info

    Tipping

    Crew gratuities are not included in the charter. Aggressor believe gratuities should be voluntary and based upon the quality of service the crew has provided. When settling your account on the final morning morning, the Captain will have an envelope for gratuities that will be divided equally among the crew.

    Currency

    The boat takes USD cash on board, as well as Mastercard or Visa payments (local surcharges may apply)

    Phone coverage

    There is a satellite phone onboard; however, it does not have a recorder. Phone cards can be purchased onboard to make phone calls or send/receive e-mails.

    Plugs and electricity

    Electrical outlets onboard are standard US 110 volt.

    Extras

    Hire equipment

    A full line of Aqua Lung rental gear is available onboard including regulators, BCs, dive computers, and night-lights. If any of your dive equipment fails while onboard, the crew will loan you equipment free of charge.

    Extras

    Several diving specialty courses are offered onboard including Nitrox, Advanced Open Water, UW Photography, Master Diver and more. Open Water Certification Courses & Check-Out Dives are offered as well.

    Souvenirs

    There is a mini-boutique onboard, which sells a selection of logo clothing including t-shirts, caps, CD’s and miscellaneous items. One day during the week, the crew will have a ‘boutique day’. The Bahamas Aggressor accepts cash, traveler’s checks, American Express, Visa & MasterCard. Sorry, no personal checks, or Discover Cards. Many credit card companies are charging a conversion fee. If this happens to you, please contact your credit card company.

    Nitrox/Gas

    Unlimited Nitrox is $100 per 7 night charter/ $150 per 10 night charter

    Payments

    Deposits and Balances

    A typical deposit for Bahamas Aggressor will be £1000. This will be due once your holiday has been confirmed. Your balance will then be due 90 days before travel.

    Ways to pay

    We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 2% surcharge. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions.

    Group Payments

    If you have booked as part of a group, you can still call and pay directly without needing to go via your group leader. Please have your trip reference number to hand to help us locate your holiday as quickly as possible. You will receive a transaction receipt - your group leader will forward your ATOL certificate and booking confirmation

    Discounts

    Repeat Guests

    Are you one of Scuba Travel's repeat customers?
    Over 60% of our customers trust Scuba Travel to book their next diving holiday, time after time.

    And we believe you deserve a huge thanks for your ongoing support over the years, which is what our repeater discount is all about! Travel with us again in either 12 months or 24 months and you will qualify for a discount. That's all you have to do. No forms, no numbers to remember, no fuss, just a good honest price reduction.

    5% off for repeat customers travelling with Scuba Travel within 24 months
    5% off plus £100 bonus for repeat customers travelling within 12 months

    Plus travel on a second trip in 12mths for an extra $100 discount or $200 on your third trip in 12 mths. Dive the World travellers get an extra 10% discount all yachts for rental gear, nitrox, boutique, photography equipment rentals, videos and courses and a special birthday discount to spend at the online boutique.
    Repeat discounts are not cumulative and cannot be applied to special offer prices

    Included

    Your liveaboard accommodation is based on a quad cabin on a full board basis - your last night dinner is not included in your charter package

    Soft drinks, water, tea, coffee and a limited selection of local beer and wine

    All diving, 12lt international tanks, air fills and weights are included

    Airport transfers for embarkation/disembarkation can be prebooked but are paid for locally

    Excluded

    International flights, domestic flights and any overnight stays where required are not included in your trip. Please ask your travel consultant for a quote to add these

    There is currently a $100 port fee (7 nights) or $158 (10 nights)

    Nitrox for 7 nights is $100 on all Aggressor charters, kit rental, souvenirs or private guiding services are paid for on board.


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