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Dive Review of North Sulawesi Aggressor in
Indonesia/North Sulawesi

April, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Gabriel I. Peñagarícano, PR, Puerto Rico
Report Number 2443
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy  
calm, surge  
Water Temp
80   to 82    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
10   to 30    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
A cursory briefing would mention 100 foot limits but there was no
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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  
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):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars   
3 stars    
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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