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Dive Review of Palau Aggressor II in

March, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Steven Goldstein, CA, USA
Report Number 1028
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Fiji, Red Sea, Palau (1989), Bonaire, Barbados, Curacao, Cozumel, Playa Del
Carmen, Jamaica, Moorea, Puerto Vallarta, Santorini, Raratonga
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
80   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 175    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Limited to 5 dives/day on Nitrox-130 foot depth limit requested to be
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
dive deck photo table adequate for about half the divers taking pix.  Would
be tight if whole boat was photographing
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
5 stars    
Palau remains my favorite dive location worldwide.  Aggressor provides a
dependable, if somewhat structured, week of excellent liveaboard diving in
this splendid region.  Crew, particularly  Captain Jeff and 
divemaster/photographer Doug were extraordinarily friendly, helpful and fun
to be with.  Local crew members were terrific sources of information and
equally friendly.  The food was a little disappointing because of the lack
of fresh fish available the week we were there.  Kitchen did very well with
what they had and you never get a chance to be hungry.  Warm towels on the
dive deck when you get out of the water.  Skiff is raised and lowered
hydraulically at rear dive deck so access is the best of any liveaboard I
have done.  Don't bother taking sweats for cool evenings if you go in the
spring. . .it never got cool.

Palau is a long way away and merits sticking around or tagging on another
location since you have to fly so far to get there, but don't miss this
place.  The Aggressor trip is a bit pricey but worth every penny of it.
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