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Dive Review of aggressor fleet in
French Polynesia

January, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by michael h foust, CA, United States
Report Number 2259
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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

sunny, windy  
calm, choppy, currents  
Water Temp
81   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 150    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
usually dove as a group, and limited for 45 mins.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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  
plenty of camera table space, and rinse buckets; recharging station
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars   
5 stars    
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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