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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet/Belize Aggressor III in

December, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by David Schwab, AE, USA
Contributor   (14 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 4594
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Scotland, England, Ireland, Norway, France, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Red Sea,
Malta, Cyprus, Thailand, Hawai'i, Florida, Cayman Islands, Turks &
Caicos, Bahamas
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
24   to 26    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
10   to 30    Meters  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Buddy diving w/computer; suggested depth and area  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Super table for photo equipment, except some divers found it convenient to
use for non-photo items.  Divers respected water bath for cameras; crew
handled equipment responsibly.  Crew well informed about UW photography; PC
available for diver use; separate "dark room" for crew to process
trip photos & video.  Crew provided CD with photos for free and DVD for
$$$; both very professional.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
4 stars    
The only "bad" on this boat was that the diving was not very
challenging; Belize is not the Galapagos Islands.  Having said that, the
diving was fun . . . five dives a day were offered and most of us couldn't
do that . . . we needed more surface interval time; but I got a lot of 60+
minute dives at a decent depth.  The Blue Hole was fantastic . . . and
Silver Caves had a lot of shark traffic.  Most of the sites had decent
walls and a good amount of life on the reefs.  Not a lot of eels, crabs,
lobsters or octopi; but there were good amounts of Angelfishes,
Damselfishes, Hamlets, Tarpon, etc.  We saw sharks at one site only;
occasional turtles, Eagle Rays and Sting Rays.  Food and accommodations on
board were excellent; drinks & snacks were available 24 hours; crew was
available any time; AC and hot water were plentiful. NITROX was available;
cylinders were refilled shortly after each dive and measures were in place
to insure the right gas; top-offs were available if needed.  Safety was
paramount . . . crew took care of divers unable to carry equipment;
assisted divers in/out of water; recorded everyone in/out of water.  The
crew was proactive in arranging land tours on return to Belize City; very
service-oriented.  The Aggressor Fleet has a real winner here, thanks
mostly to Capt Marc and his first class crew.
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