Turks and Caicos Aggressor | Diving Holiday | Scuba Travel

Turks and Caicos Aggressor | Diving Holiday - Caribbean

  • Guests 18
  • Rooms 9 (twin shares & Delux State rooms)
  • Restaurants Onboard main deck restaurant
  • Food and Drinks American feasts, barbecues & local cuisine
  • Facilities36m yacht, designed for comfort, safety & stability.
  • Diving 27C in the summer, 25C in the winter 5 dives/day
  • Diving Extras Ask about rental gear and courses on booking
  • Internet Access Available in port

Turks and Caicos Aggressor | Diving Holiday

Looking for a special kind of diving holiday in the Caribbean? Then why not take a closer look at Turks & Caicos. Turks & Caicos are made up of 40 islands lying to the west of the Caribbean but as only 8 are inhabited, there are some magnificent dive sites waiting to be explored far from the madding crowd. With such a glorious range of dive sites to visit, surely the only way to travel is on board our luxurious liveaboard the Turks & Caicos Aggressor. Sail between the endless cay's and islands in complete comfort, breaking up your day only to dive. Diving in Turks & Caicos is one of the Caribbean's best kept secrets - visit it before the secret gets out!

The Turks & Caicos Aggressor sleeps 18 guests in a range of well appointed cabins. There are 2 twin rooms with a bunk arrangement in the lower deck. There are then 6 deluxe cabins which have a lower double bed with a single bunk above. If you fancy a bit more space then why not book the master cabin which has a queen double bed. All cabins have their own en suite bathrooms, individual AC and a hair dryer. Please do remember to ask at the time of booking if you have a specific cabin request.

As you would expect from an Aggressor boat, no creature comfort has been forgotten. The saloon is large with all the entertainment kit you could need. A computer station is onboard for emails (local charge) and checking your photos. At the end of the day put your feet up with a sundowner at the wet bar. The food is served up in the dining area and freshly made each day on board. The sun deck has shady and sunny spots so everyone can relax in peace between dives. The dive deck is well laid out, giving everyone the space they need. The camera table has stowage and space to sort out your rig before splashing off the boat into a watery wonderland.

Master stateroom

There is 1 master cabin on the lower deck: queen bed with a private head and shower, closet, port window, individual climate control, monitor with media player and hair dryer.

Deluxe stateroom

There are 6 deluxe cabins on the lower deck: Double bed (lower) and twin bed (upper) bunk-style, private head and shower, individual climate control, monitor with media player and hair dryer.

Twin stateroom

There are 2 twin staterooms which share a bathroom: two single beds (bunk-style), port window, individual climate control, monitor with media player and hair dryer.

Boat layout

All cabins have their own en suite bathrooms, individual AC and a hair dryer. Please do remember to ask at the time of booking if you have a specific cabin request.

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

Helen Wright

2014-04-07 14:11:39

Just wanted to let you know what a fantastic week I had onboard the Aggressor last week. A total bucket list journey, with some lovely people, and some utterly amazing memories. Very very humbling to be in the water with these spectacular animals.

Stuart Patterson

2013-07-22 15:23:29

T&C Aggressor II has an amazing crew and it’s a lovely vessel catering for every divers needs. The diving is suitable for divers of all experience levels and if you want to get up close and personal with sharks – this itinerary is perfect. The sharks come thick and fast between 10-20m, so you don’t even need to go deep. An action packed week - Highly recommended.

Bob

2012-11-27 11:51:08

Just had a fantastic week on the aggressor 2,The dives were excellent(if you are fearful of sharks don't go, they are everywhere, and they get up close). Top class boat with a top class crew and top class chef.I will be going again.

Tessa & Andrew

2012-01-13 13:43:12

Turks and Caicos was just amazing and the diving was awesome. A few days r and r at the end was just what we needed.

Covid Information for Turks and Caicos Aggressor

INFORMATION PROVIDED BY AGGRESSOR FLEET

Last Updated: 19APR 2022

Each of our destinations that are open stringently follow the local Covid-19 requirements and protocols for our adventures. We also build on these with Clean, Refresh and Sanitize programs. All of our staff undergo frequent temperature checks and health monitoring. While we encourage all of our staff to get a vaccination against Covid-19 when available, it is a very personal choice that we respect. This same standard is applied to our guests that are travelling with us since our first destination reopened in July of 2020.
CEO Wayne Brown
Chairman & CEO


Protocols for a Suspected Case of COVID-19

Each Aggressor Adventure destination has established a local professional medical support team to advise them should a staff member or guest become ill and develop a fever or other symptoms. Temperatures of staff are taken twice daily. Once onboard, we instruct guests to self-monitor and report to the Captain if they develop a fever or other symptoms. We ask you to be honest and tell us if there have been any changes that could compromise your health or others If fever or other symptoms are detected on board, the destination will contact their local medical support team for a consultation. If possible, transportation is arranged for the patient to visit the medical facility for evaluation. While awaiting transport to be organized, the guest will be asked to self-isolate in their stateroom. If the yacht is further offshore, medical support provides a remote consultation, and the guest will be instructed to self-isolate in their stateroom for the remainder of their trip or until the evacuation is possible. If appropriate, the roommate will move to alternate accommodations. Meals will be brought to the patient's room. Linens are cleaned (in isolation) daily, along with cleaning and sterilizing the room.
The guest will absorb the costs of evacuation and land accommodations and medical services. We highly recommend that you review your travel / medical insurance for coronavirus coverage should this occur. Keep in mind that fever alone is not a suspected Covid-19 case.

An in-depth look at Aggressor Adventure's Clean, Refresh & Sanitise program.

Below is a summary of steps that are being taken:
Utilizing sanitizing and disinfecting products that are approved by the Center for Disease Control (CDC, USA) or European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC, EU)
The product with the broadest availability worldwide is Sodium Hypochlorite (the active ingredient), otherwise known to everyone as household bleach. This product is effective against viruses, including Covid-19, with proper dilution. Based on availability in each destination, other products may be used to enhance the disinfecting and sterilization process.
As supply becomes available, several destinations will be introducing electrostatic sprayers that will be used to disinfect all rooms and public areas.
As supply becomes available, some destinations are also introducing handheld UV Light sterilization for use on high contact areas, computer equipment, phones, tv remotes, etc.


There will be an increased frequency in cleaning / sanitizing tables, chairs, and hard surfaces in restaurants and salons. You may see some of this occurring during the day, and at other times it is performed by the night safety watch.
Throughout the day and night, staff will regularly sanitize hand-touched surfaces in all public areas, including handrails, doorknobs, handles, etc.
All guest rooms are serviced twice daily. Bathrooms and other frequently touched surfaces will receive extra attention.
Instructions are posted for proper 20-second hand washing techniques at all washbasins. Frequent hand washing remains the most effective way to prevent the spread of germs. Hand sanitizer will also be provided in all common areas.
Upgraded procedures for preparing a room for guest arrival are in place at all destinations. All soft goods are removed and washed in hot water and detergent. All hard surfaces are cleaned and sterilized. High-touch surfaces receive additional disinfecting attention.


Social Distancing: It simply is not realistic in all areas on yachts or the safari adventures we offer. Every effort will be made to utilize all inside and outside space available. Guests are (and have always been) welcome to take meals outside in areas such as cocktail decks or upper decks for more privacy and distancing.

Aggressor Adventures will not require the use of masks. If a guest chooses to wear a mask, they are welcome to do so. However, each guest should have a "mask management" plan that includes bringing a non-porous container to store masks in and keeping their box in a private space away from public areas. If local regulations require using a mask, it will be followed as closely as possible.

What is staying the same:
Our core fundamentals of "Eat-Sleep-Dive" and "Eat-Sleep-Adventure" remain. We will continue to offer incredible adventures of a lifetime in the most amazing destinations on the planet. Our staff will continue to provide service excellence, while our culinary teams will create great dining delights. Our corporate team will be out in the field, visiting destinations to ensure quality and consistency.

These are the areas that may look different:
Self-service buffets are gone. However, the infrastructure in place may be used to present family-style dishes while a staff member prepares your plate according to your desire.
Mask and gear rinse buckets on dive liveaboards will no longer be utilized. Freshwater hoses will be available for rinsing.
Camera rinse buckets remain camera only. Equipment is to be dipped and then placed on the camera tables.
Staff will be utilizing more outdoor spaces for meals and briefings. Open-air and sunlight (UV) are effective deterrents


We have also developed new procedures for wellness.
All guests will undergo temperature checks before entering. Those with temperatures of 100.4F / 38.0C will be denied check-in and referred to local medical professionals for follow-up.
All staff will undergo morning and evening temperature checks.
Each destination has its designated quarantine procedures if someone develops symptoms. Note: A fever is not definitively COVID-19. In addition, each destination has enhanced cleaning and sterilization procedures to implement if someone does develop an illness.
Each destination is establishing medical referrals for anyone who becomes ill. This includes arranging transport to a shore-based facility for evaluation or remote support and evaluation when further away from facilities.


Dive Deck Procedures
Staff will minimize contact with guests gear and only handle second stages by the hoses and not by grasping onto the second stage itself.
Mask rinse will be done via a freshwater hose or saltwater dunking, as communal mask rinse buckets will no longer be available.
Briefings are to be done with spacing in mind, and guests will need to avoid crowding the dive site map area during dive briefings.
Remind divers not to share equipment.
Encourage divers to maintain at least 6 ft of distance when clearing their nose, sinuses, or throat at the surface or after a dive.
Encourage divers only to handle their own equipment.


Safari & Antiquity Tours Procedures:
Orientations and talks presented while on a safari or tour will be done with spacing in mind. Guests should try to avoid crowding the area around the guide.
All company-provided vehicle transportation will be cleaned and disinfected before guests board each day.
Hand sanitizer will be available on all company-provided vehicles.
When using taxis or other public vehicles, hand sanitizer will be available from the guide boarding.
When using taxis or other public transport vehicles, drivers will have their temperatures checked by the guide before allowing guests to enter.
During the safari and antiquity tours - avoid touching anything unnecessarily and avoid touching your face as much as possible.
Guests should only bring with them on safaris and tours equipment they can comfortably carry and handle themselves to minimize contact by others.
Snacks provided during safaris and tours will be pre-packaged goods rather than community service (such as cut fruit, snack platters, etc.)
Guests who choose to wear a mask need to have a management plan for handling the mask when not worn. This includes putting masks not in use into a non-porous container that can be stored on your person when on safari or tour.

Country Covid Travel Information

View entry requirements here

All travellers to the Turks and Caicos Islands will be required to visit the TCI Assured Travel Authorization Portal

As of 14JAN 2022, 2021
All visitors, aged 16 years of age and above, must be "fully vaccinated". Fully vaccinated means that the person has received 2 doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine and 14 days has elapsed since the second dose.
All visitors, regardless of vaccination status, will still be required to take a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen are acceptable) no more than 3 days prior to arrival in the islands.
You must have travel insurance which covers COVID-19 medical costs and full hospitalization, doctor visits, prescriptions, and air ambulance.

All visitors will be required to wear masks on arrival to the Turks and Caicos Islands.

All travelers will be subject to screening and temperature checks upon arrival.

From 18th March, when you travel to England from abroad you:
do not need to take any COVID-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive
do not need to fill in a UK passenger locator form
do not need to quarantine when you arrive
This applies whether you are vaccinated or not.

It includes people who are transiting through England.
Updated 213APR 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

Location

Providenciales, Turks & Caicos is around 12 hours flying time via Antigua and departs twice a week (Thurs & Sun) Showered with blazing sunshine all year-round, the Turks and Caicos lure divers to come and experience this world class dive destination for themselves. Thrilling wall diving and pelagics are what await here. There are even historic shipwrecks at Molasses Reef.

Covid Travel Information

View entry requirements here

All travellers to the Turks and Caicos Islands will be required to visit the TCI Assured Travel Authorization Portal

As of 14JAN 2022, 2021
All visitors, aged 16 years of age and above, must be "fully vaccinated". Fully vaccinated means that the person has received 2 doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine and 14 days has elapsed since the second dose.
All visitors, regardless of vaccination status, will still be required to take a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen are acceptable) no more than 3 days prior to arrival in the islands.
You must have travel insurance which covers COVID-19 medical costs and full hospitalization, doctor visits, prescriptions, and air ambulance.

All visitors will be required to wear masks on arrival to the Turks and Caicos Islands.

All travelers will be subject to screening and temperature checks upon arrival.

From 18th March, when you travel to England from abroad you:
do not need to take any COVID-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive
do not need to fill in a UK passenger locator form
do not need to quarantine when you arrive
This applies whether you are vaccinated or not.

It includes people who are transiting through England.
Updated 213APR 2022

Weather and Climate

The average temperature on the Turks and Caicos ranges between 29°-32°C between June and October. Late summer month can be even warmer. Between November and May the air temperature is cooler, averaging 27°-29°C. There's a fairly constant trade wind, keeping conditions comfortable and cool. Water temps in the winter months are between 23-26, increasing to 27-29 in the summer.

Travel

Flight options

For the 2020 winter season (Oct onwards) flights will route from London to Antigua and onto Turks & Caicos twice a week (Thurs & Sun). We are not offering transit via the USA for the winter 2020/21 season. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Providenciales, 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

As our preferred flight routing stops in Antigua, you can partner your Turks & Caicos holiday with a stay at Sandals Grande Antigua (min stay 7 nights). Talk to your travel consultant for more info. We are not offering transit via the USA for the winter 2020/21 season.

Arrange before you go

Visa requirements

UK passport holders are able to obtain a 90 day visa on entry. to Turks & Caicos 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

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

Your covid proof of vaccination must match your passport name and flight ticket name. Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on updating your NHS details or for other 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?

Guests arriving at Provo international airport by a staff member in uniform who will have a 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.

Transfers

Airport transfers are always included in your holiday package. A representatives will advise where to find your transfer outside of the airport. If you have made your own flight arrangements to land in Provo, please confirm at the time of booking if airport transfers are included or available at an additional cost

Departures

You will depart for the Provo airport in the morning. The departure tax is approx US$20, which can be paid only in US dollars or with a credit/ debit card.

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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 official currency of the country is the Dominican Peso (DOP). However the boat do accept US dollars.

Phone coverage

Mobile phone service is available when diving North West Point which is usually the first and last day of the charter.

Plugs and electricity

Electrical outlets onboard are standard US 110 volt.

Extras

Hire equipment

A full line of Aqualung rental gear is available aboard, please book before departure

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. Please contact our sales team for more information.

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’.

Nitrox/Gas

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

Payments

Deposits and Balances

A typical deposit for your Aggressor liveaboard package will be 50% of the trip cost. Your final balance will be due 100 days before travel.

Ways to pay

We accept mastercard and visa debit or credit cards. If you would like a pay by link to complete check out via email please let us know and it can be set up for you. All non sterling card payments and UK business debit cards will be subject to the 3% surcharge. We do not take AMEX. Alternatively, you are welcome to pay via bank transfer. Overseas bank transfers must add £6 to the sterling total to cover international handling fees. We are not able to accept PayPal transactions or personal cheques.

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 twin (bunk) 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

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

Excluded are the departure tax, bed tax ($110 or $158 10 nights) and a $150 pp fuel surcharge (7-nights) or $215 (10-nights)

Nitrox for 7 nights is $100 on all Aggressor charters, kit rental, souvenirs or private guiding services are paid for on board. A 3% service charge is levied on all on board credit card payments


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