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Dive Review of Tahiti Aggressor in
French Polynesia

November, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by John J. Duggan, TX, USA (2 reports)
Report Number 854
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
On Aggressors: Galapagos 4 time, Red Sea 1, Honduran Bay Islands 4, Belize
2, Turks & Caicos 1, Kona 1, Truk 2, Palau 1.
Other live-aboards Tropical Princess - Biak Indonesia, Aqua One - Thailand,
Blackbeards Cruise - Bimini, Oceanus - Cuba.
Other dive destinations: Cozumel,Cayman, Panama, Florida, Okinawa, et al. 
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
80   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Depth and no deco. Most tours were guidedd so less chance of extnding dive.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Diving great. Dive guides tended to end dive when some divers low on air
caused minor irritation. Guides spent too much time videoing and not
attending to group. Two situations occurred: one tank out of pack, one
regulator failure that they were not even aware of when they
occurred.Overall though I would rate is very good. they delivered the goods
on things to see and got us to the dive sites safely. Fills were adequate
and nitrox was as advertised. 
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
2 stars
1 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars   
4 stars    
Food, Worst I have ever had on any live aboard. Some weather problems
encountered but other than light, did not really effect the diving
adversely. Skipper of boat got bends so lost half day of diving. Anyone can
get bends, but we had two doctors aboard and it took demands by the pax to
get him to see one. Then found out all medical supplies were out of date so
could not administer IV's.All of my group had been on many aggressors so
really disappointed by trip. Supposed day room and breakfaston 1st day at
hotel fell through on Fakarava as they said they did not expect us.
Cleanliness of boat rated very poor by all ten of my group. Last day we
went to dinner on shore as with most aggressors. Had to hitch ride when
transport failed to arrive.Upon return to dock, boat had moved out to
mooring and we had to wait until a crew member came along and called boat
on cell phone to pick us up. Tour arranged and prepaid for on Papeete fell
though as tour group said no arrangements made. Two people were not picked
up for their prepaid transport to the airport and had to take a taxi for
about $40. Things happen, especially at the out of the way places but this
trip showed a lack of cooordination throughout. Would not recommend until
changes made.    
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