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Dive Review of Tahiti Aggressor in
French Polynesia

August, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Linda Dunn, Ca, US
Report Number 623
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, currents  
Water Temp
79   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 150    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
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  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars   
4 stars    
First trip on Aggressor, the only live-aboard in Tahiti. Rangiroa is
beautiful, and it's a good thing since due to a blown engine we never left
the lagoon. The boat is supposed to move to several other locations but
couldn't since they couldn't get the part to repair it for days. This would
be fine if we had another week or two, but we didn't and a couple of divers
left and went home. We stayed. The dive crew did their best to entertain
us, doing the same dives for a week. Food and lodgings were top-notch. But
the disappointment was in not leaving Rangiroa. Aggressor offered us $1,000
each vouchers, for future trips, but with restrictions. What we did see was
sharks, lots of them, on nearly every dive,  and dolphins on at least half
the 20 dives. Turtles, schools of jacks and snappers, eels, hard coral, no
soft corals. Visibility in Rangiroa is very good, currents strong, so they
hand out sausages and EPIRBS (but only one per buddy team - and to the men,
I noticed, more than the women). The boat is so comfortable that the week
of doing the same dives wasn't as bad as it could have been. We talked to a
group of divers from Madrid who dived the week after we left and they said
the captain didn't want to leave Rangiroa their week either, due to
weather, but they insisted, so he finally did, but not to the places
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