• Floating IDC Bahamas Liveaboard

Floating IDC Bahamas Liveaboard

Feb 17-24, 2024. Join Blue Crew Divers on the inaugural PADI Instructor Development Liveaboard in the Bahamas. You and the other instructor candidates will be on the Bahamas Aggressor for 7 days (February 17-24, 2024) completing the Instructor Development Course. Upon disembarking, you will be at the destination for your Instructor Exam.

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Join Blue Crew as we travel to Nassau, Bahamas for a 7-day liveaboard on the Bahamas Aggressor yacht from February 17-24, 2024.


Begin your Liveaboard IDC with online learning, then spend 3 days at Blue Crew Divers in Frazer, Pa.  On saturday February 17th jet away to Nassau to board the Bahamas Aggressor.  Over the next 7 days you'll conduct IDC and Specialty Instructor dives within the gorgeous backdrop of bahamian waters. 

On friday February 23rd your PADI Instructor Examination Orinetation will begin right in Nassau.  Over the course of the next two days you will present your skills to a PADI Examiner as you cruise to succes and celebrate your new Open Water Scuba Instructor Status! 

All the while smiling for the sharks, rays and typpical bahamian marine life.  

This IDC is like no other ever held.

This program is for anyone enrolling in their IDC, Specialty Instructor Program, IDC Staff Instructor or looking to make Master Instructor.  

The journey begins in the Greater Philadelphia area at Blue Crew Divers Dive Center of February 14 for the initial part of the Instructor Development Course. Then we will travel to Nassau, Bahamas to join the liveaboard on February 17.

ARRIVAL (Saturday to Saturday)
The Bahamas Aggressor operates out of Nassau, Bahamas. Guests arriving in Nassau on Saturday will clear customs and proceed to the taxi stand located outside the terminal building. A fixed fare taxi can be secured to take you to the Pointe Marina in downtown Nassau.

Guests may board the boat starting at 4 pm and all guests must be onboard by 6 pm. 

Throughout the week you will dive several times each day within the Instructor Development Course. There will be special dives focusing on PADI Specialty Courses throughout the trip. There will be no more than three training dives each day. At other times when diving is scheduled you will be free to choose to dive or relax onboard.

The Bahamas Aggressor will cruise through the Exuma Cays bringing easy access to remote yet premier dive spots. The Exumas consist of an array of more than 350 small islands and cays. The crystal-clear tropical Atlantic pours over the deep cuts between the cays and constantly shifting sand bars. Waters are thick with coral reefs that are alive with every imaginable ocean critter from the living jewels - angelfish and butterfly fish - to the charismatic food-chain toppers like grouper and barracuda - right down to the tiniest living invertebrates. Night diving allows guests to experience an entirely different group of critters and a bevy of behaviors not visible during the day.
Throughout the week there will be opportunities to go ashore for swimming, snorkeling, and beach combing.

To ensure the timely arrival of your luggage into Nassau, we recommend re-checking it at the ticket counter before your international departure to Nassau.
We recommend you travel with a carry-on bag with a change of clothes, bathing suit, medication and toiletries. In any case whereas your dive equipment is delayed, you will be provided with a ‘Free’ set of loaner equipment. Having these few items with you can make an unexpected luggage delay more bearable.

FEES & TAXES (per person)
Each diver must pay a $160 port fee and fuel surcharge of $150 at the end of the charter when settling your bill. These may be paid by Visa, MC, or US cash. Travelers checks are not accepted onboard.

All staterooms are air-conditioned and fitted with a private toilet, shower, sink, hair dryer and robes. Breakfast (cooked to order), lunch and an elegant meal at dinner with tableside service are served in addition to fresh mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks. Beverages, soft drinks, local beer and wine are complimentary while onboard. Linens are changed mid-week and fresh towels are placed in each stateroom as needed. Filled tanks, weights and weight belts are included. Each stateroom is equipped with a TV and digital media player utilizing USB inputs. Feel free to bring your preferred programming to watch or ask the staff to show you how to use the provided thumb drive for in-room viewing.

Visitors must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond your period of stay, adequate funds to support themselves, and a return airline ticket to travel from Belize. It is the travelers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper documentation to travel into each country on his or her itinerary as well as for re-entry and return to their country.

Remember to bring your c-card or proof of certification. The divemaster requires proof of certification before the first dive.

The Bahamas Aggressor is a 100’ yacht with a wide beam. Built and powered for comfort, safety and stability, she is diesel-powered, cruises at 12 knots and has 110-volt power onboard. All staterooms have climate controls and are equipped with a TV and digital media player utilizing USB inputs. The Bahamas Aggressor sleeps 14 guests in privacy and comfort. She features a roomy, air-conditioned salon and dining area, sun deck complete with a hot tub, lounge and deck chairs, outdoor music system, and shaded cocktail deck. The Bahamas Aggressor has a safe aboard to store valuables such as passports, cash, credit cards or anything else you would like to store. 

Diving amenities include Nitrox (unlimited Nitrox is $100 per week), individual dive lockers, camera table with low-pressure air hoses, and two hot, freshwater showers. We highly recommend extreme caution and care be taken if you plan to travel onboard with electronic equipment. This equipment should always be stowed after use to avoid the risk of damage. The yacht is not responsible for lost, damaged or stolen items.

The menu onboard is varied and plentiful, with a variety of American feasts, barbecues and local cuisine. If you have any special dietary requirements, please be sure these are noted when completing the trip application. You will awaken to fresh fruits, hot entrees, cereals and juices. Lunches feature hot soups, homemade breads, salads and sandwiches and/or entrees. Dinners are served each evening and include salads, vegetables, seafood, beef or chicken with a fresh homemade dessert. Once onboard, please speak to the chef about any special needs. Certain special dietary and beverage requests may not be available due to the remote nature of this location.

The beverage selection includes fruit juices, soft drinks, iced water, iced tea, coffee, and a limited selection of local beer and wine, which are complimentary. 

Our tour leader has personal experience in the Caribbean Sea with over 500+ logged dives there. We will be able to offer a number of different specialty courses.

The initial deposit of $1000 is non-refundable.
$500 - June 15, 2023
$500 - September 15, 2023
Balance - December 15, 2023

What is not included:

  • Airfare
  • travel insurance
  • port fees
  • marine park fees
  • tips
  • PADI IDC, IE, and Application fees.

trip is non refundable

All divers must have current DAN diving insurance and some form of travel insurance. We recommend travel insurance through DAN (Divers Alert Network).
DAN Trip Insurance     https://dan.org/partner/2963667/trip  
DAN Diver Insurance  https://dan.org/partner/2963667  

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