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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet/Raja Ampat Agressor in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

October, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Lee and Nancy Skinner, IL, US
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Nearly all the Caribbean, Coral Sea, Solomons, Micronesia, Maldives,and
various other Asian venues
Closest Airport
Sarong
Getting There
Garuda with Jakarta is a
common gateway but check other
options. See below. 

Dive Conditions

Weather
rainy, cloudy  
Seas
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
79   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
25   to 120    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
none besides no diving after drinking.  Lots of experienced divers here.  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
Squadrons 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
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Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
We had many photogs/videographers on board. We all shared space both on the
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

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Beginners
3 stars   
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Comments  
First of all, we were tempted to compare this trip to one a few years
before on the Pindito, a Swiss boat and an early liveaboard in Raja. The
Aggressor itinerary differed greatly, however, sailing W and SW from Sarong
into the Banda Sea and ending in Ambon. We chose this itinerary since it
was 10 days--thus worth the trip from O'Hare. Overall, the diving was
mixed, with visibility being quite limited on some days. But overall, the
trip was quite enjoyable.
Some days were, as we remembered from the Pindito, "normal" for
Raja Ampat: decent visibility and a wide range of macro and other creatures
that usually make the trip to Raja enticing. Yet on a few days we viewed
very healthy reefs--but a surprisingly limited number of fish. We wondered
collectively whether the time of year was relevant--as we also wondered on
days when vis could be very limited.  The Raja Ampat itiner
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By irenedabania at Dec 06, 2015 12:05 EST  
the town is " SORONG"
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