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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet/Island Dancer II in
Fiji and Tuvalu

July, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Angela Richards Dona, HI, US
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Report Number 7679
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Micronesia, Philippines' Southern Visayas, Hawaii, Egyptian Red Sea,
Bonaire, Bahamas, etc.
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, cloudy  
Seas
choppy, currents  
Water Temp
24   to 26    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
10   to 25    Meters  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
None  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
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Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
Table available on dive deck in prep area. Rinse tank often looked dirty
but not terribly so. ...
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Accommodations
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Food
4 stars
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Beginners
3 stars   
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Comments  
Strongly recommend avoiding this boat. This was not a good trip. The diving
was ok but did not live up to my expectations but that is not something
that the crew or the company can do anything about.

The biggest disappointment is the yacht itself. Here's a list of the big
stuff:

1. My husband and I had a very strong sewage smell in our cabin (cabin 2)
and moved to cabin 3 after the second day when it was apparent the crew
could not fix the problem while at sea. The smell was so strong at times it
made me gag. 

2. Cabin 3 did not have a functioning A/C unit, but the smell was milder
though it was always present. Obviously we avoided the cabin unless it was
absolutely necessary to go in. The heat by morning was suffocating.

3. Nitrox fills were always low in O2. The industry standard is 32% but my
tank generally had between 28-30%. We paid $100 for Nitrox and the fills
should have been closer to 32. Likely they were pinching pennies to make
the O2 last longer.

4. Tank fills were contaminated and all tanks had to be emptied and
refilled causing us to mis ...
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Subscriber's Comments

By lennyzwik at May 04, 2015 15:49 EST  
We had a similar experience, including the contaminated air and response
from Aggressor fleet in 2012.
By lennyzwik at Aug 02, 2016 13:46 EST  
I just read your report. We dove on this boatin 2012 and had EXACTLY the
same issues and EXACTLY the same response from Aggressor Fleet. I'm a
member of a large dive group (we had chartered the entire boat) and none of
us will dive with the Dancer or Aggressor fleet again.
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