2022 Belize Underwater Photo and GoPro Video Workshop

7-night trip on the Belize Aggressor IV on April 2-9, 2022

2022 Belize Underwater Photo and GoPro Video Workshop

Join us on the Belize Aggressor IV and see the amazing cayes that surround Belize, including the Blue Hole that Jacques Cousteau made famous so many years ago. Belize is a wall diver's paradise. Sheer walls like Painted Wall, Half Moon Caye Wall, and Quebrada are adorned with huge crimson gorgonians and giant orange elephant ear sponges. Moray eels, spiny lobsters and tiny arrow crabs hide in every crack, crevice, cave, and tunnels of these beautiful coral formations. These are just a few things you will see at Lighthouse Reef, Half Moon Cay, and Turneffe Reef.


April 2 - 9, 2022

Photo Instructor: Mike Chiado
Video Instructor: Todd Kortte 

7 Nights for:

Deluxe Cabin $3,195 per person

Master Cabin $3,395 per person


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Why Join this Trip? - Why Travel with Bluewater?

Dive Information - Package Details - Itinerary - Accommodations - 

Video InstructorHow to Get There - Booking & Payment - Underwater Photos

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Why Join This Trip?

 ✓ 25% off rental photo gear from Bluewater Photo 

 ✓ FREE daily photo & video workshops 

 ✓ See dolphins, tarpon, eagle rays, walls, and reefs with abundant marine life and multiple macro critters, plus the chance to see whale sharks

  ✓ Complete photo center with a digital video and still photo editing computer on the Belize Aggressor IV

 ✓ Local beer and wine included


Why Travel With Bluewater?

 ✓ We book resorts/ liveaboards that offer the best overall value

  ✓ Fun, engaged trip leaders who care about their guests' experiences

 ✓ Great support if flight/weather issues occur

 ✓ "Bluewater helped me out when I needed it most, the airline wouldn't let me board because of a Visa issue. They saved my butt" - Ray Tsusuki

Trip Overview

The Belize Aggressor IV casts off from the Radisson Ft. George dock, located in the heart of downtown Belize City for a week of hassle-free diving to the famous Blue Hole, as well as to Half-Moon Cay and Lighthouse Reef. There is something in Belize that's sure to please everyone from new divers to more seasoned ones, with plentiful and lush coral gardens, sponges, reef sharks, rays, and small reef fish.

Guests will be met by a crew member in uniform at the Belize City (BZE) International Airport (transfers are not provided from the Belize City Municipal Airport) and transferred to the yacht.

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Dive Overview

Most dives are characteristic of easy Caribbean diving, with deeper reefs at 80-100ft, and shallow reefs at 20-40ft. You'll be diving in water temperatures between 72-82ºF (25-28ºC). 

  • The Blue Hole: This UNESCO World Heritage Site is over 400ft deep and 1,000ft wide. There's not a whole lot to see at the Blue Hole, other than a large blue hole and some really cool stalactites. It requires quite a long boat ride to get to and some divers find the dive to be boring. Some people enjoy it simply because of the depth - 140ft, and they may be suffering from narcosis. In the hole you will hit a thermocline, dropping temperatures to around 75-77 degrees, but the change is so sudden that it will feel much colder. At 140ft depth, there are some undercuts, stalactites, and a few fish.

  • Half Moon Caye: You’ll likely stop here for lunch after you dive the Blue Hole. Half Moon Caye is a small tropical island home to many bird species, including the red-footed booby. Even if you are not a bird watcher, you’ll love the white sandy beaches and warm shallow water surrounding the caye. There’s even an opportunity for some great snorkeling right near the dock where the boats park.

  • Ambergris Caye: This area is close to San Pedro, encompasses the northern reefs of Belize, and is home to many resorts and good nightlife. If you want to do a lot of going out in the evening or other top-side activities, this is the area to stay. There is a lot of good diving here, and you can also do some longer full-day dive trips to the Turneffe atoll area. 

  • Turneffe Atoll: This is one of the better (if not the best) dive areas in Belize. Turneffe Atoll is a large offshore atoll reef with a wide variety of dive sites. The white-spotted toadfish, eagle rays, tarpon, green morays, groupers, nurse sharks, jacks, snappers, and reef sharks can all be seen here if you are lucky enough. The Elbow is one of the best dive sites at Turneffe Atoll, along with the Lighthouse Reef.

  • Hol Chan Marine Reserve: Hol Chan is Belize’s first and oldest marine reserve. There are four zones to the reserve - The Reef, The Mangroves, Shark Ray Alley and The Seagrass Beds. The Reef is a great site for night diving. You’ll see plenty of stingrays, spotted lobster, sleeping parrotfish, hermit crabs and tons of moray eels out hunting.

  • Placencia: Placencia is southern Belize, and offer far less crowds than the Ambergris Caye area, along with some great topside wildlife areas. It is also close to many great Mayan ruins. This is also where Gladden Spit is located, where you have a chance to see a whale shark.

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Package Details


 ✓ Daily photo & video workshops

 ✓ Accommodations aboard the yacht 

 ✓ All meals and snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, local beer, and wine

 ✓ Up to 5 dives per day  

 ✓ Tanks, weights and weight belts

 ✓ Round trip Belize International Airport (BZE) transfers at set times


 ✗ Mandatory: Each guest must pay a $110 port fee (7 nights) includes cruising tax & park fee at the end of the charter

 ✗ Airfare

 ✗ Equipment rentals 

 ✗ Nitrox 

 ✗ Dinner on the final evening 

 ✗ Crew gratuity  

 ✗ Dive insurance

 ✗ Travel Insurance: click here to learn more about our preferred plan

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Daily Photo & Video Workshops

Workshops will be given daily on topics such as wide-angle underwater photography, ambient light shots, strobe exposure, and positions, avoiding backscatter and composition.

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Sample Itinerary

Throughout the week you will dive at Turneffe and Lighthouse Reef. Sheer walls like Painted Wall, Half Moon Caye Wall, and Quebrada are adorned with huge crimson gorgonians and wandering, lilac rope sponges. Weather permitting; divers explore the mystical Blue Hole, a collapsed freshwater cave system. With all dives from the mother ship, up to five dives a day are offered except on Friday.

Diving begins Sunday morning and ends Friday before lunch when the yachts return to port. The crew hosts a sunset cocktail party at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner on board. Saturday morning at 8:00 am, guests are transferred to the Belize Airport or a local hotel. Throughout the week there will be opportunities to go ashore for swimming, snorkeling, and beachcombing. 

About the Belize Aggresor IV

The luxurious Belize Aggressor IV (formerly knowçh one queen bed. All staterooms have climate controls. The Belize Aggressor IV sleeps 20 guests in privacy and comfort.  

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Video Instructor

Todd Kortte

Todd  has won 8 Film Festival Awards. Placed 4th in the World Shootout in Germany. Is the only American to make the top 5 finalists in the World Shootout. He has published films, is a 5-time video winner of the SoCal Shootout, and has achieved over 10 million minutes of online stream time with his work. Todd has several viral videos that have been licensed out to viral video companies. He is a Team Pro Member for Kraken Sports, and participates regularly with Oceans Defenders Alliance in Southern California to remove lost fishing nets off the coast of California.  Todd is also the host and creator of Oceans Unknown YouTube channel. Contact Todd at toddkortte@gmail.com.

Photo Instructor


Mike Chiado

Mike Chiado has over four decades of experience in the entertainment post production industry. Mike is CTO of Company3 and oversees technology, workflow and image science departments for feature motion pictures, episodic and advertising businesses. Mike become a PADI Master Scuba Diver in 1991 which included the speciality of Underwater Photography (film-based, BTW!), and actively diving and photographing tropical and California waters. 

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Flight Information

From the U.S.: Luckily, there are direct flights to Belize (BZE) from major U.S. cities including Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Houston, Dallas, Atlanta, and Charlotte.  If you're coming from outside the United States, you'd likely have to make a stop in a city in the US.

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Payment & Booking

Payment Schedule

 Deposit: $400

 Payment 2: $500 - Due on April 1, 2021

 Payment 3: $500 - Due on October 15, 2021

 Final Payment - Due on January 15, 2022


Got Questions? Ready to Book?

Call Bluewater Travel at +1-310-915-6677 or email info@bluewaterdivetravel.com and let them book your dream vacation at the best price!


Underwater Images

Underwater photos and video courtesy of the Belize Aggressor III & IV

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