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Dive Review of Aggressor II in
Fiji and Tuvalu

Aggressor II, Aug, 2009,

by Watt Hinson, Tx, USA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports). Report 5003.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Texas, Caribbean, Yap, Truk
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 74 to 77 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 60 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 110', 60 min, 500psi
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments We were a group of seven divers from Houston ranging in experiece from Tech to Beginner. Travel was Houston; to LA, and to Fiji with a puddle jumper from Nadi to Suva. The trip overall is ok, but very long. At least one set of luggage was delayed both going and returning due to mix ups in LA. I'd suggest rechecking luggage for each flight segment.

The Aggressor overall was very good to excellent. Accomodations were as expected; a small double cabin with top and bottom bunks. Storage is at a minimum. Capt. Ned and the crew were outstanding accomodating each diver's needs when asked.Food was plentiful and tasteful; not gormet, but very good. Special needs were accomodated within reason.

Do not miss the village visit. To prepare the crew introduced us to Kava the evening prior to the visit. It is a social activity that's worth trying. The villagers were kind and entertaining and they truly seemed to enjoy having us visit. There was no effort made to sell any items to us.

Overall the diving was very good. Plenty of soft corals on top of the pinnacles and awesome walls. Large fish life was good; mantas on the safety stop & walls, sharks (Grey reef, White tip, Black tip, Hammerhead, etc). Viz was outstanding on the walls. Reef hooks were provided for the dives with strong currents. Diving was done from a skiff that was raised and lowered to the dive deck making entry/exit very easy. Gear was set up on the skiff and remained for the week with fills by long whips. Nitrox is provided at 30%; actuals were +/- <1% all week. DMs on all dives, but freedom was allowed for personal profiles. Depth and Time recorded at the end of each dive.

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