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Dive Review of aggressor fleet in
French Polynesia

aggressor fleet, Jan, 2006,

by michael h foust, CA, United States . Report 2259.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 0-25 dives
Where else diving galapagos, belize, grand cayman, st. lucia, curacao, cozumel, fiji, coral sea, soccorro islands
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy, currents
Water Temp 81 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions usually dove as a group, and limited for 45 mins.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments plenty of camera table space, and rinse buckets; recharging station
good

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments It was just as advertised on the web site, and captains log. I have around 300 dives and often drift dive in cozumel. the reef hooks and pass diving are challenging so a diver who isn't in good condition or experienced might be overmatched with these dives. however there are other dives that were easy and slow paced yet very enjoyable especially for photographers. Visability (100+) and water temperature (83) were great. Cabins were roomy and well layed out with storeage. The boat did have a rought time in crossings in choppy seas that made the ice machine and air condition go out which impaired sleep. Lots of manta and shark action in the pass dives. Some playful encounters with bottlenose dolphin (although I wasn't the lucky one to play with them). Schools of snapper, jacks and tropicals over hard coral fields were common. Several turtles. They are moving the boat from the tuamoto islands ( where this report is from) to the society islands to make the flight schedule easier and increase options because there are less currents there. Even though there were dives I could have used more than the 45 mins (the dive time averaged 50), having 4 dives per day didn't bother me, though there were some on board that did. The passengers were multi national. The crew upbeat and well trained. Helpful and effecient. I would highly recommend this trip to advanced / experienced divers. But be ready for the pass dives. The current is powerful......The boat safety and practice however alleviates any real concern.
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