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

Aggressor Fleet/Island Dancer II, Jul, 2014,

by Angela Richards Dona, HI, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7679.

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
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Table available on dive deck in prep area. Rinse tank often looked dirty but not terribly so. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
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 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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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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