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Dive Review of Palau Aggressor II in
Micronesia/Palau

Palau Aggressor II: "No-Show Manta Rays on Otherwise Good Trip", Mar, 2016,

by Michael Traylor, TX, US (Contributor Contributor 12 reports). Report 8846.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Many Caribbean, Galapagos, Fiji, Costa Rica, Sea of Cortez, Maldives, Texas Flower Gardens, Hawaii, etc.
Closest Airport Koror Getting There From West Coast to Guam, then Yap, then Koror (w/ annoying plane search in Yap)

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm, surge, currents
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40 to 90 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Maximum bottom time 60 min. and leave water w/ at least 500 psi in tank. Being on time and staying on schedule strongly emphasized to allow 5 dives per day.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments I found on my second stay on this boat that everything is pretty much the same as it was w/ my first trip 9 years ago. However, the personnel are new except Hector is still the engineer/divemaster and Ernan is still a divemaster. The diving is exciting w/ plenty of eve ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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