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Dive Review of Aggressor II in
Galapagos Islands

Aggressor II, Aug, 2006,

by Alan Stabile, New York, USA . Report 2736.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Australia (Mike Ball's Spoil Sport), Caribbean (many locations)
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 73 to 60 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 50 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Follow Dive Briefing very closely due to currents.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 5 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 Big, dry tables with compressed air hoses, computer services for uploading. Good large fresh water baths for cameras.

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 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The Aggressor II was comfortable and well maintained and the crew was ever present to help with any request onboard or in the water. My dive shop Panaqua in NYC organized the trip for fourteen divers and handled all arrangements without a fault, an absolutely great dive shop.
We saw 25-30 whale shales, tons of hammerheads and Galapagos sharks along with an overwhelming assortment of life above and below. The dive masters and naturalists were very informative on ALL aspects of the Galapagos Islands.
The only draw back was the slightly heavy seas and getting into the zodiacs after a dive, we were helped by the crew everytime we needed help but a ladder would be nice if possible.

Alan Stabile
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