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Dive Review of Cayman Aggressor IV in
Cayman Islands

March, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by George Lock Jr, PA, US
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Report Number 5975
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Bahamas, Belize, Bonaire, Cayman Brac, Florida Keys, Little Cayman, North
Atlantic, North Carolina, Palau, Roatan, Tobago, Turks and Caicos
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, dry  
calm, choppy, no currents  
Water Temp
78   to 79    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 0    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No solo diving.    
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Large permamanent rinse/soak tank on board for photo equipment.
Large camera table with two sources of compressed air.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
5 stars   
4 stars    
I was part of a group of 14 on board March 19-26, 2011.  There were four
others aboard, too, which meant the boat was operating at full capacity. 
The crew was fabulous, among the best I've encountered in many years of
liveaboard diving. All of them were truly enthusiastic, engaged, and eager
to ensure that the divers were getting the best experiences possible.

We boarded the boat at Grand Cayman on Saturday, and began diving off Seven
Mile Beach Sunday morning.  Because of the wind, we stayed on the west side
of Grand Cayman on Monday and Tuesday morning as well.  The forecast called
for rough but diminishing seas the remainder of the week, so we headed to
across the open water for the 90 mile/9 hour trip to Little Cayman on
Tuesday afternoon in 5-7 foot seas (fully cognizant of what we were heading
into).  More than a few belatedly regretted their enjoyment and consumption
of the lunch of curried goat, but, on arrival, few regretted making the

We dove Wednesday and Thursday on the walls at Bloody Bay and Jackson Bight
on the north side of Little Cayman, and those sites remain among the best
in the Caribbean.  Thursday evening we made the return trip under very calm
seas to Grand Cayman and made two more dives there on Friday morning.

Therefore, accommodating the crossings to/from Little Cayman, one was able
to make 20 day dives and 3 night dives during the trip.

The boat had been recently refurbished.  Considering the size of the boat,
most of the cabins are adequate.  With the exception of cabins 8 and 9,
each cabin has a private head/shower.  I personally wouldnt book cabins 8
or 9  they are smaller than the other cabins, and the shared head/shower
is only as tolerable as the least among the 4 people sharing it.  Hot water
was plentiful at good pressure in the cabins throughout the week.  The hot
dive deck showers have become common on liveaboards, and they are highly
valued on the Cayman Aggressor IV, too.  Hot towels on the dive deck were
always available. 

In summary, the crew was exceptional; the boat was good; the diving at
Grand Cayman was decent and that at Little Cayman was excellent.
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