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Dive Review of Palau Aggressor in
Micronesia/Palau

January, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Brian Verbonac, ON, Canada
Reviewer   (4 reports)
Report Number 3506
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean,Red Sea,Micronesia
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
78   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
100   to 150    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
No limitations after check out dive other than common sense.  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
1 or 2 
Dolphins
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
Large..well padded area with power hook-ups for chargers...close to dive
deck and dive skiff.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
1 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
We travelled half way around the world...or at least the trip seemed that
long..and found a dive operation,boat,crew,dive masters second to none with
the overall level of service the standard by which other boats should be
measured. Every member on the boat works as part of a team and makes you
feel like one of the family.

Safety ....exemplary..briefings are on time,relevant and accurate.. divers
are equiped with GPS units...two dive masters are on all dives but let you
dive your dive...cannot find fault with any aspect of this part of the
operation. 

This boat has a large dive skiff that operates at the back of the main boat
and is raised hydraulically from the water level up to the back of boat.
All dive gear is kept and stored on the skiff and all refills are via long
hoses from the compressor. After you're set up.. the only item[s] you have
to remove from the skiff are your camera and wet suit. Your spot on the
skiff is yours for the week. Amazing comfort and convenience.

I've left the actual diving for last...after all of the treatment described
above...one could almost be content with an average diving experience but
that is not the case here. When you read about Palau being one of the best
dive destinations-believe it !! This part of the world has
everything...walls,sharks,corals,sharks, small fish,large fish,sharks,drift
dives,turtles,barracuda,did I mention sharks,WWII landing area with
submerged vehicles and shells. The list of things to see never ends.
Hooking in on the Blue Corner and Pelilu Corner are not to be missed. We
were on a night dive to Matts Wall and believe it or not...there is a
resident star fish that has to be four feet across !!

Additional subjects that require mentioning include the food.. hot,
plentiful and varied..Excellent cooks who enjoy their work.
Cinemaphotography is provided by dive master who manages to capture many
varied situations throughtout the week for presentation at weeks end....not
to be missed. 

If you can make it to this part of the world...you won't be disappointed
and you'll end up with thrills and memories to last a lifetime.

A special thanks to Captain Mike and Amanda..you two run a fantastic ship
and we'll never forget your hospitality,enthusiam and total
professionalism. 
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