Belize International is around 11 hours flying time, however flights usually require an overnight stop en route.
Lighthouse reef, Half Moon Cay and Turneffe Reef are the main diving focal points. The lavish reefs are home to all manner of macro life. Belize is really all about wall diving, and the famous Blue Hole is a must do dive. Bigger fish cruise along the walls.
Covid Travel Information
Belize has opened its border for international tourism
Belize is at the moment not exempt from the FCO advice against all non-essential international travel. This is based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.
Download Belize Health App and complete required information within 72hrs of arriving in Belize. You will then receive a unique ID to travel within the Tourism Safe Corridor.
Take a PCR test within 72 hours of boarding your flight. A negative result will provide a ‘fast track’ arrival process. Residents and Tourists that arrive with their negative PCR test or test negative at the airport, no longer need to quarantine for 10 days.
You may be randomly selected for secondary testing. You should not use the NHS testing service to get a test in order to facilitate your travel to another country. You should arrange to take a private test. If you are unable to take a test prior to travel, you must take a test on arrival at your own expense for US$50.
If you receive a positive test result you will be put into mandatory quarantine for a minimum of 14 days at an approved quarantine hotel at your own expense.
Book your stay at an approved Gold Standard hotel
The Safe Corridor for tourists has been expanded to include all Gold Standard and Certified entities including hotels, tour operators, restaurants, tourism sites, gift shops, car rentals and taxis.
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.
Weather and Climate
Belize is a sub tropical country. Humidity can be high, but out at sea you enjoy a cool breeze. It's a comfortable 29 for most of the year. The dry season has slightly less rain from Feb - May. The rest of the year rain tends to be in short, sharp bursts, predominately in the afternoons.
Flights to Belize are usually via the States, and often require a night en route in at least 1 direction. You must have a valid ESTA before travel or to 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 Belize International, 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.
As you are transiting through the States, we are able to arrange a stop over en route. The most popular options are Miami or New York
Arrange before you go
UK passport holders are able to obtain a visa on entry to Belize. You must have a valid ESTA before travel or to 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
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
Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here
Preparing to fly
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.
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.
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.
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.
What happens when I arrive?
Belize Aggressor IV operates out of Belize City. Guests arriving at the international airport by a crew member in uniform who will have a Belize Aggressor IV sign. Our representative will be just outside at the international arrivals area. Baggage handlers may offer to help for a fee. It can take over an hour for everyone to clear customs.
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.
There are two complimentary transfers provided by the Belize Aggressor IV from the airport to Belize City at approximate 12:00 and 16:30, which may vary based on the flight arrival times. Most flights arrive around the same time. G uests may have to wait up to one hour for the shuttle; however, they may wait in the airport lounge which has free wi-fi. If guests prefer not to wait, they may take a taxi for approximately $25 to the Radisson Fort George Hotel and wait until boarding time.
You will depart for the international Belize airport at approximately 8 a.m. If you are extending your stay in Belize other than staying at the Radisson Ft. George, taxis are available. The departure tax is US$37.50, which can be paid only in US dollars or with a credit/ debit card.
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.
The Belizean Dollar is the currency of Belize, the yacht will accept US Dollars
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.
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.
A full line of Aqualung rental gear is available aboard 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. There is an optional land tour in the Friday afternoon once you return to port.
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 yachts accept cash, traveler’s checks, 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.
Unlimited Nitrox is $100 per 7 night charter/ $150 per 10 night charter
Deposits and Balances
A typical deposit for Belize Aggressor will be £1600. 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.
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
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Repeat discounts are not cumulative and cannot be applied to special offer prices
Your liveaboard accommodation is based on a deluxe 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
International flights and any overnight stays where required are not included in your trip. Please ask your travel consultant for a quote to add these
Current port fees are $110 (7 nights) and $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.