Aggressor Liveaboards® expects passengers to have a safe and fun dive vacation as they leave their worries at home. We understand that our guests take their vacation time seriously. A named meteorological disturbance can make the seas challenging, adversely affecting valuable dive time. This is why we developed a "StormCheck" program. This program will compensate guests who lose days of diving on an Aggressor vacation as a result of a named tropical meteorological disturbance (as recognized by NOAA).
Any guest whose diving is interrupted as a result of a named tropical storm will receive a credit voucher based on the number of days of diving missed in the form of a "StormCheck". If the entire charter week is cancelled in advance due to a storm's predicted path and landfall as forecasted, guests will automatically receive a "StormCheck" voucher for the total amount of their Aggressor charter. "StormCheck" vouchers allow guests to return to that destination within one year of the interrupted trip.
Our “StormCheck” program is not a substitute for the purchase of a comprehensive Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance policy. All guests are strongly encouraged to purchase this policy as it provides financial protections beyond the cruise portion itself and can offer financial assistance for flights, interrupted travels, and cancellations for other covered reasons as well. It is best to purchase a Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance policy immediately after confirming a reservation so that guests may maximize the time of their coverage.
Please Note: Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance cannot be purchased once a storm has been named.
“StormCheck” vouchers apply to passengers who do not receive compensation from their trip insurance carrier. The “StormCheck” program is specifically for lost days on a charter and is not issued when the guest is unable to get to the destination due to transportation issues, whether a result of a storm or any other conditions, and the yacht is not affected for the entire charter.
Aggressor Liveaboards® yachts have comprehensive storm plans. Before the start of the storm season, the franchisee partners train and test all crewmembers skill and knowledge of storm procedures using mock demonstrations to prepare them for the real thing. If weather forecasts or conditions appear threatening to the safety of the passengers and crew, the captain will make necessary arrangements to evacuate guests. The captain will order and arrange for guests to be removed from the yacht, accompanied by a crew member and taken to an inland resort/hotel or government approved shelter. The vessel will be moved to a sheltered harbor away from the storm's predicted path, prepared and secured by the remaining crew.
Aggressor Liveaboards® has established these storm plans and procedures
for the safety and comfort of our guests.