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Dive Review of Cayman Aggressor IV in
Cayman Islands

Cayman Aggressor IV, Apr, 2003,

by Tom Trammell, Michigan, USA . Report 441.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 26-50 dives
Where else diving Carribean, Florida Keys, Hawaii
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy, noCurrents
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 100 to 140 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Max depth dictated by Nitrox mix, come back with 500 PSI
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments As usual, the Aggressors are set up wonderfully for UWPs. I was the only diver shooting conventional 35mm film. great, prompt on board processing. Great computer facilities for the digital crowd, too.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The boat is in very good condition, and as there were only 11 of a possible 18 passengers aboard I was able to have my own cabin. I must start out by giving highest possible praise to Andrew, the cook, for his continually outstanding meals. A Mexican lunch, a great seafood Jambalaya dinner, custom breakfasts, and great between dive snacks. Tons of great food. Stingray beer was on tap for after the last dive, and your choice of a pretty darn decent Merlot or Chardonnay was available with dinner. The Merlot put me in bed pretty early a couple of nights!

The weather put us on the South side of Grand Cayman for the week. I've been going to the Caymans for about 20 years, but this was the first time to extensively dive the south side. It was good enough and pristine enough that I didnt really miss Little Cayman. Lots of big and little fish (including tarpon), morays, turtles, stingrays, eagle rays, and tons of macro subjects. I give the CAIV a rock solid 5 star rating for food, drink, diving convenience, cleanliness, and especially the great crew.

Thanks to Capt. Tom, Andrew, Nick, Davis, Fergie and Jim for the great time. I will be back.
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