|Captain Eddy Anderson was 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.|
For the past 28 years Captain Eddy has transformed that passion into a career. How many people can boast that they not only make a living from what they do best, but also really enjoy what they do. Captain Eddy has been with the Aggressor since 1996. As with many of our long-term crew members, Eddy grew in his responsibilities. 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. For the last five and half years he has been a Captain. During his tenure with the company he has worked on the Bay Island Aggressor II, III & IV, Utila Aggressor I and the Belize Aggressor III™. Living (and working!) the "LiveAboard Lifestyle" is where he has learned, shared, and witnessed some of the most wonderful experience that the Ocean has to offer.
Today Captain Eddy is proud to have been entrusted as Captain on the "Queen of The Caribbean"- the BELIZE AGGRESSOR IV™, which is the largest LiveAboard in the Caribbean. Captain Eddy love's Belize and looks forward to meeting new friends and sharing his humble love and knowledge of all things above and beneath the Ocean, with his guests. He is always looking for a new adventure and knows there is still a lot of ocean to explore.
Alex Brett (Second Captain) Alex grew up on the coast of Maine, where he loved being on the water. From an early age he learned to handle boats well before he could drive a car. His passion for diving began in earnest at the College of the Atlantic, also on the Maine coast, where he helped teach scuba classes and guide trips on the local dive boat. To work his way through college, he helped run the school's research vessels to offshore islands in addition to crewing on large sailing vessels in the summer months. By the time he graduated with a degree in marine science, he was already a licensed captain and didn't waste any time becoming a dive instructor as well.
In the following years, Alex's passion for being at sea has brought him to work on vessels of all shapes and sizes in waters ranging from the Bering Sea to the South Pacific. Most recently, prior to joining the Aggressor Fleet, he spent three years on a high-end ecotourism boat in Southeast Alaska. Now onboard the BELIZE AGGRESSOR IV™, Alex is always ready to share his excitement and curiosity of the ocean's wonders that only divers can experience.
|John Garroway (First Mate) is originally from St Vincent and the Grenadines, John adopted Belize as his home in 1981. Now a true Belizean at heart John has worked on the reefs here for over 25 years and the last 17 of those years have been on Liveaboards. What John loves about being on BELIZE AGGRESSOR IV™ is the diving (of course!) and mixing with people from around the world, especially if they will discuss politics with him. His unofficial ambition is to be Mayor of Belize! In the BELIZE AGGRESSOR IV™ family John is like our favourite uncle and is affectionately known as "King Willy".|
Simon Villaneuva (Engineer) was born In Belize City and raised in Sarteneja Village, which is located on the northeast corner of Belize in the Corozal District that borders Mexico. Sarteneja Village is a fishing village where Simon was taught by his father to free dive for lobsters and conch and also to spearfish. The sea has always been his life since he was growing up and Simon has loved every moment of it. He has been diving for 11 years and has dived on the Pacific side of Costa Rica along with Roatan, Honduras and Belize. Simon feels it is an honor to be an ambassador for his native country of Belize, showing everyone underwater what Mother Nature has to offer. Simon is fond of saying, “Seaing is Belizeing and it's Unbelizeable”.
Jerry Carcamo (Head Chef) has worked for the Fleet longer than anyone else aboard. He started on Wind Dancer on the Dominican Republic humpback whale charters and then worked on other Dancer Fleet yachts for several years before finally coming home to work on BELIZE AGGRESSOR IV™, here in his home country of Belize. He is from the north of the country, from a small town called Corozal near the border with Mexico, and says that he loves working with his extended family. He also gets to meet many interesting people each week and loves to cook! Jerry learned to cook whilst working on Liveaboards and his favorite dish is Roast Duck.
|Carlos Soler (Assistant Chef) comes from the north west of Belize, he says its where the Howler Monkeys come from, which might explain why he spends five weeks from every six at sea! He has worked on Belize Liveaboards for 22 years and now puts that experience to good use with us as Chef and Galley Assistant. What Carlos loves about being on an Aggressor vessel is that there is always something new to learn. He considers the BELIZE AGGRESSOR IV™ as his home and the rest of the crew as his family and is always ready to smile and have a joke around the galley.|
William Johnson (Divemaster) was born in the beautiful country of Belize "Mother Nature's best kept secret." He was raised up on one of the atolls of Belize called Turneffe a world class diving area known for its natural beauty. William has spent almost all of his life in the water, fishing, snorkeling and free diving in the crystal blue Caribbean waters he likes to refer to as his back yard. He took his first breath underwater when he was 8 years old and fell in love with Scuba Diving that very instant. He considers scuba diving not just as a profession but also takes great passion in his job as he enjoyed showing the world the underwater creatures and their natural behaviors. William will not hesitate to show you his beautiful back yard and as a proud instructor on the BELIZE AGGRESSOR IV™ he enjoys serving, teaching and guiding our guests on each and every dive.
Barbara Anderson (Galley Assistant and Stewardess) is from the beautiful town of Orange Walk (also known as Sugar City) located in the north of the country. She has incredible experience that gives her an air of quiet confidence in her work as she has been on Belizean Liveaboards for over 27 years. She also truly loves what she does, and it shows as she sambas around the galley whilst serving dinner! Barbara can be found in the galley assisting the Chef in preparing one of the many meals or snacks that come out daily and it is usually her laughter that can be heard around the salon! She says that the favorite part of working on a liveaboard vessel is meeting new people and spending time with the rest of the crew.
Elia Daniels (Stewardess) When not aboard Belize Aggressor IV, Elia lives with her "other" family in Belize City. She has spent seven years with us this is her first, and we hope only, Liveaboard. What Elia loves about being aboard BELIZE AGGRESSOR IV™ is that there are so many reasons to smile and laugh, and when not on duty she finds time to read.