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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet in
Maldives/Male, Ari atolls

September, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Andy S Leslie W, OH, US (2 reports)
Report Number 5874
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, S. Pacific
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy  
Water Temp
78   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
  to    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
max 60 min, 99 ft  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Tropical Fish
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Dedicated camera table, good sized charging station. Laptop available for
guests to review pictures, take precautions to avoid viruses.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Service and Attitude
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
2 stars   
5 stars    
Some of us expected mantas and whale sharks every day if not every dive, on
arrival the crew told us that was unlikely but with luck we might see some.
They took the southern itinerary for wide variety of sites and sea life. We
saw 5-6 mantas at Manta Point on our first and again on our last day. One
morning we saw juvenile whale shark. Sharks at many sites. 
The dive dhoni was roomy, easy to gear up and giant stride in. Nitrox was
31-35% O2. Current varied from mild to moderate to very strong, one dive
the reef hook partially straightened out. We had a couple 12-15 min waits
on surface with sausage waiting while boat picked up other divers. Crew was
helpful, efficient, courteous and even very patient with the one
inconsiderate high maintenance diver. During transits the dhoni travels
separate from the main boat so plan ahead for any gear you may want to
access between dives. We inquired ahead about rental lights which saved
some baggage weight. 

Food was good and plentiful,and always included something vegetarian. On
our last night, we were delighted the crew kindly agreed to let us stay
aboard instead of the usual onshore dinner at a local restaurant in Male.
We had a great trip and would do it again.
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