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Position Requirements - Captain

Recruited Captains operate in the “Captain In Command” organization structure and are truly “Master of the Vessel”.   The Captain is entrusted to care for the safe transport of our guests, maintaining a multi-million dollar yacht, and ensuring that our guests experience the “WOW” every week.  Some yachts will also have a “2nd Captain” position where the person will serve as 1st Mate during regular weeks and Relief Captain when the primary Captain is on leave.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Minimum 200-ton captains license from a recognized agency.  500-ton or greater with GMDSS will receive first priority.
  • Experience handling sizable vessels.
  • STCW-95 certificates for maritime work and command.
  • Basic mechanical capabilities.
  • Computer experience with proficiency in email, word, excel.
  • Scuba diving experience.
  • Good staff management experience.
  • Experience and ability to work within a specified budget.
  • Strong command of the English language and ability to speak in front of groups of people.

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Dive Instructor rating.
  • Engineers certificate or advanced mechanical experience.
  • Non-smoker.
  • Prior experience as a staff member on Aggressor Liveaboards for 1st Captain positions.


 Capt. Eddy AndersonMeet Captain Eddy Anderson
Captain Eddy is the proud Captain of the Roatan Aggressor. Born and raised in the Bay Islands of Honduras, his diving story started a long time ago as a child when he received his first set of snorkeling equipment from one of his sisters. Little did she know that she was lighting a passion candle that perhaps would never burn down. Looking back, Captain Eddy realizes that this was one of the best gifts he ever received.

Captain Eddy has been with the Aggressor Liveaboards since 1996. He started as a DM/Instructor/Video Pro on the Bay Islands Aggressor II. With additional training, he was promoted to Engineer and after more coursework to First Mate. He has been a Captain since 2008. During his tenure he has worked on the Bay Islands Aggressor II, III & IV, Utila Aggressor I and the Belize Aggressor IV.  

 Meet Captain Amanda Smith
Amanda is Captain of the Turks & Caicos Aggressor II.  If you had asked Amanda where she saw herself in the future 10 years ago; Captain of the Turks & Caicos Aggressor II is not something that she would have foreseen. Still here she is and enjoying it immensely. Very different from the claims department of an insurance company, of which she was a Claim Manager for several years. 

Amanda started her journey with the fleet as a Dive Instructor.  Under the mentorship and guidance of the Turks & Caicos Aggressors founding captain she received the hands on training and experience needed to pass the comprehensive written and practical exams required to earn a Captains license.   In addition to her maritime credentials, Amanda is also a dive instructor an outstanding photographer and videographer.