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Dive Review of Utila Aggressor in

June, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by Nicola A Nelson, UT, US
Reviewer   (5 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 6111
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, Palau, Australia
Closest Airport
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Dive Conditions

calm, no currents  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No hard restrictions; stay above recreational limits  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Very helpful with handing in and taking out cameras; also finding critters
to photograph.  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
4 stars    
We had a great trip on this, our third Aggressor--they emphasize safety,
comfort and effortless diving.  Captain Nestor was a bundle of energy and
made the trip even more special.  All the divemasters were excellent and
Luis especially was very helpful for photographers and nervous divers.  All
dives are from the dive deck which is quite large so that at least two
divers can exit at the same time.  The dive deck also had two hot showers
with shampoo and conditioner right there!  Accommodations were fine; a 3/4
bed and a top bunk, private sink, shower and toilet.  Food was outstanding.
 Best of all, the reefs were very healthy.  Lovely soft corals and sponges,
schools of fish, octopus, barracuda and quite a bit of macro life.  Captain
Nestor adeptly avoided rough water due to high winds, and we dove some
interesting sites (wrecks, tunnels, etc.) at Roatan and Utila and sea
mounts in between.  The only negatives were the air conditioning vent
placed right over the top bunk, and inconsistent AC in the dining area and
galley.  Also, more than one diver had an o-ring pop just as they entered
the water.  And the boat does roll quite a bit.  But we highly recommend
this boat, crew and dive sites.
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