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Info on the Belize Aggressor IV from this past week.

Discussion in 'Aggressor Adventures' started by Uber Dave, Feb 7, 2021.

  1. Uber Dave

    Uber Dave Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: South Eastern, CT
    Hi Everyone, just looking for info from this past week on the Aggressor IV Belize. I'm heading out next Saturday and was wondering how the Covid test worked out prior to leaving Belize back to the States.
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  2. js1221

    js1221 Registered

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Texas
    I'm on the BA III, heading out on Saturday, so I'm curious too.
  3. Starzz

    Starzz Registered

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Oklahoma
    I just returned from Roatan. Assuming that all the Aggressor's may have the same protocol in progress, it was easier to test than in the US. The lab tech came to the boat within an hour after docking on Friday. Conducted the test on the dive deck. While waiting for results we continued rinsing gear, packing, etc. Test results were verbally given within the next hour. I'm guessing it was emailed to the Aggressor because we received a hard copy that evening. Had to have it at airport to get ticket. Although we were sure we were all negative, there still was that apprehension of even a false-positive screwing up your return. I wonder if all LOB are doing that. The Aqua Cat is tested at the dock, too.
    I envision a positive test will result in being tied up, mouth duct taped, burlap bag over your head and thrown into an unmarked van. Never to be seen from again. Make sure your credit card has enough room just in case you have to be quarantined. Don't know how long after a false-positive can be corrected but even a couple of days will take a huge chunk out of your planned budget.
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  4. Uber Dave

    Uber Dave Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: South Eastern, CT
    Thanks Starzz, getting the exit test was my main concern so I can totally understand the apprehension. I really appreciate the information. I called Aggressor on Monday and was told there was no problems with the onboard testing which is also good news. Thanks Again.
  5. Diverlady13

    Diverlady13 Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
    Hi! I hope it's appropriate to ask my questions here. Since you've just been on the Aggressor IV recently, wondering if the covid testing went as smoothly as others indicated? My husband and I will be on the April 24 departure, so I'm hoping things are still running smoothly.

    Also, I have a couple of (probably silly) questions. This will be our first liveaboard trip and I've read different info for different vessels.

    First, I have heavy duty plastic-coated mesh bags that we use to carry our gear to and from the dive boats/locations. Can I leave these at home or will I need these to store our gear overnight? (I guess what I'm asking is will the crew expect me to hand them a bag of gear for storage or is there a place where we store our own gear...or does it just stay set up the whole time. I'm trying to minimize what I pack.)

    Second, do I need to pack towels? I see that some liveaboards provide deck/after-dive towels and others do not.

    Hope you had a great trip!
  6. gbf

    gbf ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    Here's a link to some photos I took of the interior of the boat. Inside are links to DrRich2's trip reports and research. Be sure to read them - he writes the best and most complete reports out there.

    Belize Sun Dancer 2016 Pictures | ScubaBoard

    (BA IV was re-named from Sun Dancer and painted white.)
  7. Damselfish

    Damselfish ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Boston
    You don’t need your mesh bags, gear stays set up the whole trip. You’ll have your own private bin of some sort to store your small stuff under your seat. There will be places with hangers to hang your suit to dry. Often the very first thing you will do when stepping on the boat is set up gear. Occasionally bags are useful, say to collect gear you have drying on the top deck on the last day, but definitely not necessary.

    No need to bring towels.
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  8. Diverlady13

    Diverlady13 Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
    Thank you! I'll take a look.
  9. Diverlady13

    Diverlady13 Contributor

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
    Thanks so much. That's very helpful. I might pick up some lighter weight mesh bags then. Ours are quite bulky...great for shore or boat day excursions. I'd like to limit the amount of luggage we take.
  10. donhealy

    donhealy Contributor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: San Diego
    Just bring a good attitude and your gear. The crew will take care of everything else. There is a Know Before You Go document that you should read. It will lay everything out for you.

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