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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet in
Cayman Islands

November, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by Cynthia L. Cook, TX, US
Sr. Reviewer   (8 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
Report Number 6335
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel, Belize, Honduras, Bonaire, Costa Rica, Turks Caicos 
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
80   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Computers are required.  We could dive our own profile but Captain
Alan" was very rigid about times in and out of the water.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Great setup with dry table, plugs and dedicated rinse tank.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
2 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
5 stars    
My husband and I have dived on different Aggressors and always enjoyed the
relaxed attitude of enjoy diving, eat well and enjoy your vacation.  The
crew on the Cayman Aggressor was tense with an obvious undercurrent of
dissension.  I later found out the dissension was real.  Unlike our other
experiences on the Aggressor, this one was very very rigid - more like
scuba "bootcamp."  Captain Alan was never willing to be flexible
on any of his schedules (diving or dining) even though the weather was
perfect.  We wanted to dive a twilight dive at the Wreck but his response
was "I don't do twilight dives at the Wreck" even though at least
10 of us wanted to get up before light to dive it - a twilight dive was
never achieved.  Alan also made it very clear through his actions that
breakfast would not be served a minute past 7:00 a.m. - he literally picked
up all breakfast items in front of us the one morning we were 10 minutes
after 7 a.m. and proved his point the  next morning when we were up before
7:00 a.m. by literally making the comment "so you decided to get up in
time to have breakfast" unbelievable.  Basically all mealtimes were
treated by him in this manner.  The food served was good but not unique in
any manner.  It was obvious that the cook was bored with serving the same
meal every Mon, Tues, Wed, etc week after week. The crew talked very little
although they were always very nice. The Captain, Alan, was literly rude -
we concluded he is due for an extended vacation. There were issues after
issues among all of us related to his attitude.   Regarding the diving, I
had been told by several people who had not been to the Caymans in some
time that it was the best diving in the Caribbean - we did not find that to
be true. Very little marine life as compared to any of the other places we
have dived.  Very sparse small creatures.Some said it was due to the
Lionfish but they were far fewer than in other locations recently.  The
diving accommodations are great on the Cayman Aggressor but I would
recommend spending the extra $$ and get the master suite - it was a big
improvement over the standard.  Good shade on this Aggressor unlike the
Belize AGG. that has no shade.  We will not dive again on the Cayman AGG as
long as Alan is in charge.  I also hope that the lack of marine life was a
fluke.  I booked through the Aggressor reservations in May and Cayman Air
canceled our return flight in mid-August.  Cayman said they would refund
the entire of those tickets of appx. $560.  I relied upon the AGG
reservation to process that refund - as of November 18 - we are STILL
waiting for the refund from Cayman Air - the AGG reservationist has done
everything she can.  So beware of Cayman Air - since the original credit
charge was well over 60 days at the time the flight was cancelled even the
C/card company could not offer any recourse.  To end on an up-note - we
have always met great people on the Aggressor that we will keep in touch
with and we all agreed we had loads of fun and dived some of the easiest
diving you can possibly do.  I wholly recommend an Aggressor dive
experience - it's the ultimate experience with maximum diving with very
litle effort for the cost - at leaast for us. 
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