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Dive Review of Aggressor in
Belize

Aggressor, Jul, 2003,

by Mona Cousens, California, USA (Contributor Contributor 12 reports). Report 698.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving All Carribbean, South Pacific, Asia
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas noCurrents
Water Temp 83 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Number of dives were restricted, as you were told to dive the set dive schedule. One after breakfast, one before lunch, one around 4pm and the night dive which was done after dinner.

Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude 2 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments I did not care for the dive schedule on this boat. We were forced to eat dinner at 6pm to accommodate the night dive schedule, the dive being done after dinner. As it was dark around 6:30, I would have preferred the dive first and then a later dinner.
The air conditioning did not work properly in the rooms or the salon, which made the evening meal quite warm and uncomfortable in the dining room. As we were there in July, the outside temp was very hot and humid.
The corals of Belize are still beautiful (this is our 6th trip to dive Belize), although you have to travel to specific spots to see them, we spent most of our time off of Long Caye and Half Moon Caye.
The fish population has been lessened over the years, but I still always enjoy the beauty of Belize.
As for the Aggressor, we felt the trip was overpriced for the area, and did not appreciate the fact that at the farewell meeting, the captain strongly suggested we leave a 15% tip per person for the crew. This was something new to me, as all the other dive operations I have been with suggest a per diem tip suggestion in their pre-cruise brochure.
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