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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet in
Cayman Islands

July, 2016, an Instant Reader Report by James K Harris, TX, US
Reviewer   (3 reports, with 3 Helpful votes)
"Easy diving, great reefs, overall very enjoyable trip"
Report Number 9035
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Galapagos, Socorro, Palau, Cocos, TX Flower Gardens, Hawaii, Bahamas,
Caymans, Belize, Cozumel 
Closest Airport
GCM
Getting There
Flew non-stop from DFW

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, dry  
Seas
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
85   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
75   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Max Operating Depth, no deco, be safe  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
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Comments
Typical liveaboard camera table, no problems with having the crew hand you
your camera after a giant-stride off the stern. ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
4 stars
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Beginners
5 stars   
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Comments  
Arriving at the GCM airport on a direct flight from DFW, I was met by a
taxi driver the boat had meet the six or so of us on this flight.  He had a
van and we loaded up for the short trip to the boat for $10/pp.  The return
taxi van at the end of the trip made the run for $5/pp (price difference
might be due to the arrival driver having to wait 30+ minutes for the group
to clear customs).

Dont believe American Airlines if they tell you you dont have to fill out
an immigration card going to GCM from the US.  They didnt pass any out
telling us we didnt need them (wrong).  They also managed to not know what
time it was and told us the wrong time (off by an hour).  Not AAs best
day.

The reefs are in phenomenal shape and like I remember them from 20 years
ago.  Most fish are hand-sized or smaller, but this was offset by some
specials.  Ive never seen this many turtles on one trip - 12 turtles, with
a couple eating coral and werent bothered by divers/photographers getting
up very close.  We had 2-3 Caribbean reef sharks and/or a nurse shark that
showed up on 6 dives and would do close approaches for pictures.  There
were tons of 3-4 stingrays and plenty of opportunity to see them in sandy
areas on various dives.  Saw one eagle ray, a small school of reef squid,
good-sized tarpon on Grand Cayman, octopus on a night dive, a few crabs,
quite a few lobster, and lots and lots of grouper.  Many grouper are like
puppy dogs following the divers around and swimming up into your face. 
Anyon ...
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By pvschaller at Sep 18, 2016 12:59 EST  
Great and detailed review. It hit every point I'd be asking a friend before
going to the same location. Thank you!
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