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Dive Review of Aggressor in
Honduras/Utila and Roatan

February, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by Ed Noga, OH, US
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Report Number 5927
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
All over the world. Especially in the Great Lakes, Lake Erie being my home
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, choppy, surge, currents, no currents  
Water Temp
82   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 150    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
The usual, come back with 500 lbs. Sometimes asked to be back in an hour.
They didn't baby anyone.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Huge table, and the crew handled the cameras extremely well. 
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
5 stars   
3 stars    
  We went at the end of January, and just to get away from the godawful
weather of the Midwest was reason enough to take this relatively
inexpensive trip. 
  The trip was schedule to start from and hang out around Utila, but the
weather drove us over to Roatan for much of the diving. I was at Roatan two
years ago, and the Aggressor is able to go to a lot of sites that the local
operators don't, so it's better diving. 
  But be advised, like other Caribbean Islands, the big fish are mostly on
the populace's dinner plates, and the lionfish are trying to gobble up the
fry and little ones. So, pretty reefs, lots of macro, not much else, with a
couple of exceptions. 
  The sea mounts had more fish (and lots of lionfish), but are far out and
hard to get to. We did one dive there and bailed. We hit a spot where they
feed sharks, which I'd done two years ago (boring!). This time, swimming
with the hungry fellows, was much more fun and scared the crap out of some
of the divers. Ha!
 Of note is that the local dive operators hold lionfish rodeos. On some
reefs around Roatan there were almost no lionfish, so perhaps there is hope
with human intervention. 
  The boat is first-class, a beautiful craft. The only negative was a poor
design for the air conditioning vent in the rooms--it blows on the upper
bunk. Everyone stuffs a pillow in front of it. 
 I'm a cold water diver and pretty oblivious to temperature, but I'd
recommend a 5 mil at least for this time of year, especially when you're
doing five dives a day. The night dives vary, some excellent, others a bit
disappointing. No whale sharks...March would have been a better time for
  The best of the trip: The crew. I've traveled the world and I never
encountered a better crew, friendly, knowledgeable, professional. Nestor,
the captain and frequent dive leader, sets the pace, being funny, totally
helpful and knows his stuff. And the food--magnificent. We wanted to take
the cooks home with us. Every meal was excellent, healthy and filling, and
yet I lost a couple of pounds! They also made us a tasty lionfish
 This is a very nice getaway. I would return for the escape from winter,
and for the fabulous crew and boat. If you're a macro-maniac, go for sure.
Not great fish life or aggressive diving, but as my dive buddy Dave always
says, "How bad can it be?" 
  Not bad at all, really.
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