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Randall S Preissig, TX, US
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Dive Destination
Dive Op/Resort
Live
Aboard?
Review
Rating
Date
Helpful
Votes
Indonesia/Raja Amphat Ondina/City SeaHorse Y   "Raja Amphat is Still the Best"
Raja Amphat is Still the BestThis was a special charter by City Sea Horse limited to 14 divers with 4 hand selected guides (twice... Full report  
5 stars  
11/2016    
Indonesia/Alor Aggressor Fleet Y   "Alor Aggressor"
Alor AggressorA dedicated crew of 18 helps make this trip go smoothly, but the wooden boat is slow (8 knots) which... Full report  
3 stars  
10/2016    
Red Sea/Port Ghalib Emperor Divers/Marina Lodge N   "Don't Be Afraid to Visit the Red Sea!"
Don't Be Afraid to Visit the Red Sea!Please see my other reports on other parts of this trip under "Africa". FIRST, DO NOT BE AFRAID TO ... Full report  
5 stars  
10/2016    
Red Sea/Egypt Emperor Divers/Three Corners Ocean View Hotel N   "Egypt and especially the Red Sea are SAFE!"
Egypt and especially the Red Sea are SAFE!FIRST, DO NOT BE AFRAID TO GO TO EGYPT, especially diving. The dive areas are far removed from the ... Full report  
5 stars  
10/2016    
Red Sea/Egypt Aggressor Y   "Best Time to Dive the Red Sea"
Best Time to Dive the Red SeaFIRST, DO NOT BE AFRAID TO GO TO EGYPT, especially diving. The dive areas are far removed from the ... Full report  
5 stars  
9/2016   1
Hawaii/Kona Aggressor Kona Aggressor II Y   "Easy Pacific Diving at a great price"
Easy Pacific Diving at a great priceThis was my seventh trip on the Kona Aggressor, so obviously I'm pleased with the location, underwat... Full report  
4 stars  
2/2016    
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel Dive Palancar/Secrets Aura Hotel N   "Very good diving, great value, convenient."
Very good diving, great value, convenient.I've been diving in Cozumel for almost 40 years. I've seen what cruise ships (not all bad) and hurri... Full report  
5 stars  
11/2015    
Mexico (Western)/Socorro Islands Rocio del Mar Y   "Mexican Galapagos"
Mexican GalapagosThe Socorro Islands compare favorably to Cocos and Galapagos, and are a LOT easier to get to--and ch... Full report  
5 stars  
3/2015    
Indonesia/From Ambon to Raja Amphat Mermaid Liveaboards Y   "Indonesia's Best Liveaboard for Divers"
Indonesia's Best Liveaboard for DiversThis was the first of back to back trips on the Mermaid 1 and 2. The boats are very similar, as are ... Full report  
5 stars  
3/2014   1
Indonesia/Raja Amphat Mermaid Liveaboards Y   "Best way to dive Raja Amphat"
Best way to dive Raja AmphatI have dived all over the world, almost always on liveaboards and can say that Raja Amphat is clea... Full report  
5 stars  
3/2014    
Mexico (Western)/Sea of Cortez, top to bottom Rocio del Mar Y   "Gulf of Cortez(California) not up to hype"
Gulf of Cortez(California) not up to hypeFirst, the good. Dora, who owns the company with her husband, is on most cruises. This undoubtedly ... Full report  
4 stars  
10/2014    
Hawaii/Kona Coast, Hawaii Kona Aggressor II Y   This was my 7th trip on the KA II. Why? Excellent Pacific diving with "guaranteed" Mantas and a we... Full report  
5 stars  
1/2014    
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel Dive Palancar/Occidental Grand N   The Occidental Grand Cozumel has been sold to a German company and Dive Palancar will be replaced by... Full report  
4 stars  
11/2013    
Galapagos Islands/Includes Wolfe/Darwin Galapagos Aggressor II Y   First, let me emphasize that this is fantastic diving, but it is VERY COLD--as low as 59 degrees on ... Full report  
5 stars  
7/2013    
Mexico (Western)/Socorro Islands/Revillagigedos Solmar V Y   The Solmar V has a well earned reputation for "big stuff" diving. We saw 2 whale sharks(15 ft), med... Full report  
5 stars  
6/2013    
Hawaii/Big Island--Kona Kona Aggressor II Y   This was my fifth trip on the Kona Aggressor. Obviously I like it, and for good reason. The manta ... Full report  
4 stars  
1/2013    
Indonesia/Raja Ampat Raja4Divers, Pef Island Full report N   Fantastic! If you are reading this report, you are interested in finding the best place/way to dive ... Full report  
5 stars  
10/2012    
Indonesia/Komodo Mermaid Liveaboards Full report Y   This is my second Mermaid liveaboard trip--the first was in Thailand in 2011. The facilities and it... Full report  
5 stars  
10/2012    
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel Dive Palancar Full report N   I have dived Cozumel many times over the last 35 years. It is one of the few places that is actually... Full report  
4 stars  
11/2011    
Burma/Mergui Archipelago Siam Adventure Divers Full report Y   Rarely do I feel let down after a live aboard trip. This time I did. I feel strange writing a nega... Full report  
3 stars  
3/2011    
Thailand/Southern Thailand Mermaid Liveaboards/Mermaid 2 Full report Y   Please see my other report on the Similan Islands: www.undercurrent.org/members/UCnow/dive_reviews/... Full report  
4 stars  
3/2011    
Thailand/Similans, Richelieu Rock Mermaid Liveaboards/Mermaid 2 Full report Y   There were 14 staff on the boat--5 divemasters and the rest Thai helpers, captain, cook, etc. All w... Full report  
4 stars  
3/2011    
Hawaii/Kona Coast Kona Aggressor II Full report Y   This was my fourth Kona Aggressor trip over the last 18 years. The weather was very unusual in that... Full report  
5 stars  
1/2011    
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Cozumel Sand Dollar Sports/Wyndam Full report N   The Wyndam is a very nice hotel with 3 levels of "quality". I was in the mid. If I went again, I'd... Full report  
4 stars  
11/2010    
Hawaii/Big Island west coast Kona Aggressor II Full report Y   First, this was the BEST food I've ever had on a liveaboard boat. The food was better than the crui... Full report  
5 stars  
1/2010    
Hawaii/Big Island west coast Kona Aggressor II Full report Y   First, this was the BEST food I've ever had on a liveaboard boat. The food was better than the crui... Full report  
5 stars  
1/2010    
Australia Mike Ball/Spoilsport Full report N   Almost 1,000 dives and I finally made it to the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. When I boarded an... Full report  
5 stars  
2/2009    
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan Dive Palancar/Occidental Grand Full report N   As everyone knows, Cozumel was "skinned" by hurricane Wilma. The Occidental Grande has recovered ve... Full report  
4 stars  
11/2007    
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan Dive Paradise/Occidental Grand Full report N   Cozumel is much more professional and much safer than it was 27 years ago when I first visited. It ... Full report  
5 stars  
8/2003    

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