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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet in
Cayman Islands/All 3 islands

June, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Michael L Lewis, TN, US
Sr. Reviewer   (8 reports)
"Cayman Aggressor needs serious overhaul"
Report Number 8294
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Galapagos, Tobago, Bonaire, Hawaii, Florida
Closest Airport
GCM
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy  
Seas
choppy, surge  
Water Temp
81   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
25   to 80    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Buddy dive, no deco diving.  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
N/A
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Comments
We are not photographers so should't comment. ...
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Accommodations
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Food
5 stars
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Beginners
3 stars   
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Comments  
My wife and I did a 10 day cruise (June 20-30) on the Cayman Aggressor IV.
The crew was great.  The chef was fantastic.  The diving was pretty good. 
But the yacht itself is in pretty bad shape.  It is in serious need of a
total overhaul in dry dock.  Until the CAIV is overhauled to fix the
plumbing and we read better reviews, we will not return.  We visit Grand
Cayman every year and would love to be able to add-on a trip with the CAIV
every few years, so its really disappointing that the yacht is in such bad
shape. 

The plumbing/waste disposal (sewage management) is awful and it has been a
problem since our first trip on the CA in 2002.  Our cabin (#5) had
dishwater and food chunks bubbling up from the shower drain.  We also had
an awful sewage smell.  It wasn't as bad as cabin #7 where it was all but
intolerable.  We also had a problem with the Air Conditioner leaking from
under the sink.  It kept the floor wet most of the time even though it was
emptied a couple of times during our 10-day trip.  That leads to mold and
mildew. Several people including my wife had to start taking decongestants
and anti-histamines toward the end of the week.

The shower had not been cleaned very well, nor had the cabin in general. 
It was dusty.  Cabin 7 was just as bad.  Once  ...
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