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Dive Review of Fiji Aggressor II in
Fiji and Tuvalu

November, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Randy Klumph, OR, US
Reviewer   (5 reports)
Report Number 860
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Other Fiji islands, Honduras, Mexico
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy, cloudy  
choppy, surge  
Water Temp
77   to 79    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Restricted to certification level - strictly enforced  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
2 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars   
4 stars    
We were warmly greeted by Captain Fritz Faulkner upon arrival. We left the
port late that evening so we could all watch the Rugby finals at a local
pub. There were three guests from England and one from Australia who were
happy that Fritz was accomodating and delayed departure. The U.S.
contingent on board had a great time learning about "real
football." The boat was clean and comfortable. With a maximum of 10
divers, there was enough space for all. We used the tender for some dives
where the boat could not get close to the drop off point, but it was very
easy to use. The food was outstanding and *all* of the staff worked hard to
accomodate all of us. The entire crew operated smoothly and got along well.
Fritz was a great source for the history of diving in Fijian waters. His
knowledge of the waters around the islands seemed to know no boundries. The
dive briefings were thorough and accurate. The divemasters were far more
knowledgeable on marine life than any others I have encountered. It was
very informative to learn more than just the name of an animal. There were
no disappointing dives. Our favorites were (no particular order) Window of
Dreams, North Save-A-Tack, Magic Mountain, E-6, and Hi-8. The corals,
colors, and fish life were extensive. There was something to hold your
attention at all depths. Perhaps the most interesting sighting was of a
Hairy Ghost Pipefish--very very rare and is not even supposed to be in
Fiji. Lots of pictures were taken of this animal and it looks especially
good on the video. We had a terrific encounter with a young Manta that
decided to play with us, swimming in circles around us, coming in close
then pulling away - very surreal. The several schools of different big fish
on North Save-A-Tack was truly poetry in motion - thank you Nitrox for
giving me a longer bottom time on that dive. 

This was one of the few dive trips where we had nothing about which to
complain. The Fiji Aggressor II exceeded our expectations. We would not
hesitate to dive them again.

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