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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet in
Micronesia/Palau

May, 2016, an Instant Reader Report by Michael J. Millet, CA, US
Top Contributor   (62 reports, with 6 Helpful votes)
"Very Nice Live-aboard; Lots of Current; Concerns re: Marine Life"
Report Number 8929
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
All over the Caribbean; Galapagos, Socorro, Fiji, Solomons, GBR, Vanuatu,
PNG, Philippines, Indonesia, Palau, Yap, Kosrae
Closest Airport
Koror
Getting There
Slogged thru HNL and Guam

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry  
Seas
calm, choppy, currents  
Water Temp
83   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
40   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
No Deco  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
1 or 2 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
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Comments
The Rock Island Aggressor (formerly the Tropic Dancer) has a large camera
table with micro-fiber clothes and compressed air. There is an adequate
battery  ...
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Food
5 stars
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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10 day live-aboard commencing April 21. This was my 4th live-aboard trip to
Palau. 3rd trip on a Aggressor/Dancer vessel. 

Spent first day diving wrecks around Koror  Helmet Wreck, Jake Seaplane,
Iro,  Hofa Dai; limited visibility but interesting diving with many WWII
artifacts.

The next 2 days were spent diving the Siaes  and Ulong dive sites.

The 4th dive day was spent at Blue Corner (moderate current) Big Dropoff,
New Dropoff (strong current) and German Channel (3 brief manta encounters).
Blue Corner had fairly good shark action and a juvenile eagle ray that was
swimming into the current without making much headway. The shark action at
Ulong Channel was a bit less than I have experienced on previous trips.

The next day was spent at Peliliu with 5 dives. At Peliliu C
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By skymaste at May 25, 2016 17:05 EST  
Nice review, We were there in 99 and wanted to go to jellyfish lake but for
whatever reason it was not allowed that week. Sadly it sounds like we may
never get to. I suppose we have all contributed to whatever damage divers
do either through our actions diving or simply telling others what they are
missing.
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