Aggressor Fleet and Dancer Fleet expect passengers to have a safe and fun dive vacation as they leave their worries at home. We understand that guests take their vacation time seriously. However, a named meteorological disturbance can make the seas rough and adversely affect valuable dive time. This is why Aggressor Fleet and Dancer Fleet have developed “StormCheck”. This program will compensate guests who lose days of diving on charters as a result of a named meteorological disturbance.
Any guest whose diving is interrupted as a result of a named 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 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 protection beyond the cruise portion itself and can offer financial assistance for flights, interrupted travel and cancellations for other covered reasons as well.
“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 vouchers are not issued when the guest is unable to get to the destination due to transportation issues, whether a result of the storm or any other conditions and the yacht is not affected for the entire charter.
According to the company’s President, Wayne Hasson, “Visiting the Caribbean from June to November allows divers to encounter some of the best overall conditions with warm crystal clear water and calm seas. However, at the same time, these are also the months where tropical disturbances can occur. The same applies to the Pacific Ocean storm season and our destinations there as well. “StormCheck” helps guests relax and focus on the fun and excitement of their upcoming cruise.”
All Aggressor Fleet and Dancer Fleet yachts have comprehensive storm plans. Before the start of the storm season, yachts train and test crewmembers’ skill and knowledge of storm procedures using mock demonstrations to prepare them for the real thing. All Aggressor Fleet and Dancer Fleet yachts are required to monitor their official government weather services daily and to keep appraised of current information. 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 crewmember and taken to an inland resort/hotel or government-approved shelter. The yacht will be moved to a sheltered harbor away from the storm’s predicted path, prepared and secured by the remaining crew.
Aggressor Fleet and Dancer Fleet have established these storm plans and procedures for the safety and comfort of our Fleet guests.
As the longest operating and largest organization of liveaboard adventure cruises in the world, the combined knowledge, resources, experience, and technical expertise of Aggressor Fleet and Dancer Fleet are all focused on delivering a safe adventure you will remember for a lifetime on each and every cruise.
Email: [email protected] or call 1-800-348-2628 or 1-706-993-2531 for your booking today.