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Dive Review of North Sulawesi Aggressor in
Indonesia/North Sulawesi

North Sulawesi Aggressor, Apr, 2006,

by Gabriel I. Peñagarícano, PR, Puerto Rico . Report 2443.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Everywhere.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, surge
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 10 to 30 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions A cursory briefing would mention 100 foot limits but there was no enforcement.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments There was a table ample enough for 10 divers, but not for a full complement of 18 UWP divers.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments I wish I had known that this was a charter devoted almost exclusively to muck diving. This fact was not divulged at all and it was a disppointment to see that the ship, with the exception of two sites, never ventured outside the Lembeh Strait, where all the shore-based operators took the divers. As with most muck diving, the visibility was poor and the area nothing short of a garbage dump filled with small critters. If muck diving is your thing, this is the charter. If, to the contrary, you are expecting to be taken to reefs and areas not visited by the shore-based operators, my advice is to stay well clear of the North Sulawesi Aggressor. Just book a hotel in the area and you will do just as well.
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