Utila Aggressor

Overview:

Divers aboard the 18-passenger Utila Aggressor II will explore the sheer walls and wrecks surrounding Utila as well as offshore sea mounts. These pristine sea mounts, or banks, are a Caribbean frontier that has yet to be explored by divers. Utila is world-famous for whale sharks and Aggressor guests may have the opportunity to swim with these migrating mammoths. If you think you’ve seen everything the Caribbean has to offer, well think again and reserve your spot abourd a Utila Aggressor II adventure.

Accommodations:

The Utila Aggressor II is a 120-foot yacht built and powered for comfort, safety and stability. She sleeps 18 guests in privacy and comfort. Accommodations include 8 air-conditioned stateooms offering full and single berths and ensuite baths with hot freshwater showers, hair dryer, TV/DVD and port windows. The ninth cabin, known as the “Master”, has a double berth and a private head/shower.

She features a roomy air-conditioned salon and dining area, sun deck complete with hot tub, lounge and deck chairs, stereo and CD player, shaded wet bar and a grill, a complete photo center with a digital video and still photo editing computer. Diving amenities include Nitrox, individual dive lockers, camera table and two hot, fresh water showers. The Utila Aggressor II has a safe onboard to store valuables such as passports, cash, credit cards or anything else you would like to store.

  • 5 “Deluxe” staterooms with double and single berths, lavatory, and private head and shower.
  • 1 “Quad” stateroom with four single berths, and private head and shower.
  • Salon with entertainment center, personal computer station and e-mail service.
  • Partially covered sun deck with wet bar, hot tub, ice machine, bar-b-que grill, and chaise lounges.
  • Full service galley with freezer and refrigerator storage.

Dining:

The menu onboard is varied and plentiful, with a variety of International feasts, barbeues and local cuisine. if you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know as soon as possible so the boat can be adequately prepared to meet your needs. You will wake up to fresh fruits, hot entrees, cereals and juices. Lunches are buffet-styl, featuring hot soups homemade breads, salads and sandwiches and/or entrees. Dinners are served each eveneing and include salads, vegetables, seafood, beef or chicken with a fresh homemade dessert.

Sample Itinerary:

  • Saturday afternoon: Any guests arriving prior to Saturday should make their own way to the Utila Water Sports dock. Boarding time is anytime after 2:00 p..m. At 3:00 p.m., guests are met at the San Pedro Sula Airport and transferred to the Utila charter flight planes for a scenic, 30 minute flight to Utila. Guests arriving on the charter flights from San Pedro Sula are greeted at the Utila Airport and transferred to the yacht. Saturday evening, the chef will serve a delicious dinner followed by a welcom briefing, which outlines the week’s exciting schedule.
  • Sunday: Dive briefing! The Captain begins the week with fabulous diving near Blackish Point and Old House. All dives are conveniently made from the swim platform of the mothership. A skiff is available for any shore excursions. Most guests enjoy up to five dives each day- only stopping for one of the many scrumptious meals or between-dive snacks served aboard the mothership. Night dives are offered every evening.
  • Monday & Tuesday: The journey contines north with a stop at the remote Coco’s Sea Mounts, where the ocean floor rises from hundreds of feet to only 40 feet from the surface. These sea mounts are far from Utila and Roatan, therefore, they are rarely visited by day boat divers. After exploring Coco’s, Utila Aggressor divers sample Roatan’s southwest and west end sites.
  • Wednesday & Thursday: After diving Roatan’s Taviana, Dolphin Caves and Wreck of the Aguila, the Aggressor heads west to Utila.
  • Friday: The final dives of the week are Friday morning at Cannary Bank. After lunch on the Aggressor, it is time to rinse and pack dive gear and download photos. Any onboard charges, such as gear rental, dive courses, boutique purchases are settled on Friday. At 1:00 p.m., the boat docks at Utila Water Sports. Later that evening, the crew hots a 5:30 p.m. cocktail party. The crew will assist you with your dinner reservations and arrange transportation to a local Utila restaurant. The Friday night meal is not included in the charter.
  • Saturday morning check-out: At 8:00 a.m., guests are transferred to the Utila Airport for the charter flight to San Pedro Sula.

The Diving:

You will be diving in water that averages 82 F in the summer months and apporximately 78 F in the winter months. Most guests make as many as 5 dives each day, so some sort of protection is needed. A 1-3mm wet suit or shorty is recommended year round. All diving is from the mother ship.

             
Remote sea mounts, which are thriving underwater cities, wrecks covered in brilliantly colored corals and sheer, plunging walls are just the highlights of your discovery during a Utila Aggressor adventure.
Dive Sites Include:
  • Coco’s Sean Mounts- Coco’s beauty is in the mix of coral and good visibility that divers always enjoy.
  • Mary’s Place- One of the most famous dive sites off of the south side of Roatan, Mary’s Place has a lush reef with crevasses and tunnels running through it that provide great phot opportunities.
  • Taviana’s Wall- Lots of turtles are here and this site makes a great night dive with octopus, crabs and lobsters.
  • Wreck of the Aquila- This 8-year-old wreck is home to 15-20 large Groupers and a big blue Parrot Fish, as well as a big green Moray Eel that is always willing to come out and play.
  • Black Hills- A favorite among all divers, you can count on seeing schools of Creole Wrasse, Atlantic Spadefish, Horse-eye Jack and southern Sennets at this seamount, along with Scorpionfish, Toadfish and the rare Frog Fish. A resident turtle appears unafraid of divers, as do the Barracuda. Large pelagic fish can be spotted here, such as Manta Rays, Marlin and sharks including the big boy himself, the Whale Shark!
  • Duppy Waters- A coral garden begins beneath the boat at 20 feet, with walls sloping off into the blue. Eagle Rays, stingrays, octopus and schools of Creole Wrasse and Blue Tang are in abundance.
  • CJ’s Drop-off- This is one for the deep dive enthusiast. Spiny Caribbean Lobster, Golden Tail Moray and schools of Jack are plentiful.
  • Raggedy Cay- This popular site begins at 30 feet and falls away to 140 feet, with Majestic Eagle Rays swooping by and Hawksbill Turtles munching away on soft corals. Octopus can be found around the sand channels along the coral garden as well as Spotted Morays.
  • Old Bank- This is a very nice shallow dive site, where the rare Elkhorn Coral flourishes and smaller critters, like the Fringed Filefish and Caribbean Reef Squid, can be seen along the walls. In the sandy areas, the allusive Yellowhead Jawfish can be spotted peering out of its hole.
  • Cannery Bank- Here’s a prime opportunity to witness large pelagic fish that roam the open waters. There are logs of vibrant color on the mounts, beginning at 25 feet and sloping to 110 feet.
  • Jack neil Point- Sand, walls and individual coral heads make this a must dive. Long snout Seahorse, Large-eye Toadfish, Flying Gurnards, and octopus make this one of the area’s best night dives.
  • Halliburton Wreck- Sunk in 1998, this artificial reef begins at 65 feet witht he wheelhouse and continues down to the vessel bottom at 100 feet. Green Morays, Spotted Drum, Yellowline Arrow Crabs, Channel Clinging Crabs and Bearded Fire Worms are usually seen on this exceptional deep dive, as well as the occasional Porcupine Fish and Pipefish.
  • Hawksbill Bank- The Utila Aggressor is the only visitor to this seamount beginning at 40 feet and sloping down to 80 feet. Bluebell tunicates are in abundance, and the rare Fingerprints can also be found. A resident Hawksbill turtle gives the site its name.
Getting There:
Major carriers such as Continental, American Airlines, Delta, Spirit, US Airways and Taca offer regular flights into San Pedro Sula (SAP), which is on mainland Honduras. Guests fly into San Pedro Sula then board a comfortable charter flight for a scenic 30 minute flight to Utila. Guests are met at the Utila airport and transferred to the dive yacht. The following Saturday, the flight departs Utila at 8:00 a.m.

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