Holiday Reference: TRP 38740

Holiday information

  • Liveaboard designed for comfort and stability
  • Twin, deluxe or master cabin options
  • Includes soft drinks and alcoholic drinks onboard
  • Great on board cuisine including BBQ
  • 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
  • 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
  • The current bed tax is $110 (7 nights) and $158 (10 nights) paid on board
  • 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.
  • 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

Liveaboard Details

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 di ...

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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.

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Itinerary Details

Snorkelling with humpback whales is a mind blowing experience and in Silverbanks you can get closer than ever to these beautiful creatures in warm water

Whale Discovery Description

Snorkelling with humpback whales is a mind blowing experience - and there are only a handful of locations worldwide where you can do this. Silver Banks is one of the most famous (and warmest) locations in which humpbacks congregate each spring (Jan - May). And now with our liveaboard holiday, you too can experience the breath taking feeling of watching several tons of whale move gracefully through the water only a few metres from your eyes. As unique moments to treasure go, you will be hard pressed to find an aquatic experience that tops a liveaboard holiday dedicated to snorkelling with humpbacks in Silver Banks.

The aim of the Whale Discovery is to spend as much time as possible in Silver Banks and you can expect around 4 1/2 days taking in the majestic sights here. Silver Banks is almost equidistant from Turks & Caicos and the Dominican Republic and a magnet for humpback whales between mid January to March. The males venture here to compete for female attention and mating opportunities. The females use the shallows as a winter birthing ground and spend a few weeks here to prepare their calves for the long open water journey they will make next to their feeding ground in the north Atlantic. There are 2 main types of encounter. Stay on the boat for magnificent views of the males tail lobbing, spy hopping and slapping the water. Watch in wonder as they lift their enormous bodies clean out of the water! Or jump on one of the twice daily rib rides. These will take you closer to the action and snorkelling, you can literately come eye to eye with a humpback.

The beauty of the Whale Discovery is that you don't need to be a diver to enjoy this trip! The area of Silver Banks is a protected area and entry is strictly controlled. No scuba is permitted and the best encounters are always when you have quietly approached snorkelling. Given the time you will spend in the water you will be thankful of the gorgeous warm water temperatures. Photographers and videographers are in for a treat too as the photo opportunities come thick and fast. The blue water will enable you to get better shots than you could dream of. The Whale Discovery is unlike any other liveaboard holiday and an inspirational experience you will treasure forever.

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Your holiday details

Save £700 TWIN CABIN FEMALE SHARE ONLY. Experience the encounter of a lifetime snorkelling with humpbacks on this seasonal itinerary visiting Silver Banks. After landing in Puerto Plata you will be taken to the boat and the adventure begins. Transfers will be booked but must be paid for locally (approx $55 per way). You have 7 nights on board on a full board basis (twin/double share cabin) - cabin upgrades available. Full board includes water, tea, coffee, soft drinks and some local wine and beer. This is a snorkelling only trip with several chances through the day to get in the water with the humpbacks. All trips are fully guided. Excluded are the departure tax, $350 sanctuary fee, additional kit hire and any on board souvenirs. Please let us know if you would like to prebook any courses on board or have any dietary requirements.

This holiday excludes international flights to Puerto Plata POP. We are able to add flights with a wide range of airlines, including regional departures. Depending on the airline schedule, you may require an overnight hotel en route. Please ask your consultant for competitive quote for any flight option. Do not book any flights until your boat space is confirmed by Scuba Travel. Do be aware that if your flight routes through the USA you must have an ESTA prior to travel.

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking


 

Your Personal Information


Please DO NOT book any connecting flights, insurance, or additional parts to this holiday as your trip is subject to availability and will NOT be confirmed until you have spoken with our operators. If you have any requests beyond our normal itineraries please note them in the comments and we will discuss these with you when we call to arrange your holiday.

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