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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet in

January, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Mike Traylor, TX, USA
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Report Number 4636
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Cayman Islands, Fiji, Galapagos Islands, Bonaire, Costa Rica, Bahamas,
Belize, Monterey Bay, Cozumel, Palau.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

surge, currents  
Water Temp
81   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
90 feet max. depth, 45 min. bottom time up to 60 min. if shallow max.
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
2 stars  
Shore Facilities  
No dedicated rinse bucket on dhonis and No dry table or forced air blowers
on the boat.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
1 stars
2 stars
Service and Attitude
2 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
2 stars
Dive Operation
2 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars    
1 stars   
5 stars    
The boat was the "Sachika"(, a last minute
substitute for the new Aggressor boat (not yet ready).  Well-appointed, but
catering to Italians, and with Italian dive-masters, who were not up to
what I've experienced with Aggressor in the past.  The food was monotonous
and hot dishes were usually served cold.  The only free drinks were water,
tea, and coffee.
     The cabins were large with the largest heads I've seen, but the
showers were always cold and complaints were greeted with advice to turn
the knobs another way.
     The diving can be very exciting, but currents were often the stongest
I have ever encountered and this is not diving for the casual or
inexperienced diver.  Visibilty was often poor.  The coral is not as pretty
as many Pacific locales.  The dive masters did not pay enough attention to
diver safety and one seemed to have less English skill than he thought.  No
safety or evacuation briefing when we boarded the boat.  The dhonis used to
reach the dive sites are difficult to board at the end of a dive and
     It is unlikely that an American would wind up on this boat unless the
Aggresssor Fleet continues to use it as a substitute, but I suggest asking
if you're booking an Aggressor trip in the Maldives in the near future.

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