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

Aggressor Fleet/Raja Ampat Agressor: "Didn't Have To Be Perfect", Oct, 2015,

by Lee and Nancy Skinner, IL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 8736 has 2 Helpful votes.

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
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments We had many photogs/videographers on board. We all shared space both on the rear deck ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
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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 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By carl berenson in WA, US at Dec 06, 2015 12:05 EST  
the town is " SORONG"
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