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Dive Review of Palau Aggressor in

March, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Linda Gettmann, WA, USA
Reviewer   (3 reports)
Report Number 4786
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Indonesia, Thailand, Fiji, Caribbean, Mexico, Red Sea, Florida, Central
America, Papua New Guinea,
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 150    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
They guided each dive, so everyone was pretty much in sight of each other,
but not bunched up.  Dives were 60 min. and if someone had to come up
early, one of the leaders went up with them.  Very good divemasters.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Have a large camera table with shelf underneath and floor space to store
cases.  Knowledgeable crew about photography, pointed out photo ops if
asked, found critters for you. 
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
3 stars   
5 stars    
This Palau Aggressor trip was one of our best liveaboard experiences in 21
years.  The boat is large, comfortable, and well cared for.  The crew is
attentive, knowledgeable, and fun to be with.  Everyone did their job with
gusto and efficiency, it was a pleasure to be on board.  Food was great, we
had the "alternate" cook but he did a fantastic job.  Rooms are
kept neat and clean, fresh towels every day. Plenty of hot water and we
even had a load of laundry done during the week by the crew.  The dive
sites are not for beginners, the currents are swift and unpredictable.  We
dove mostly at 60-80 feet.  Some sites were ripping so we used a reef hook
provided by the boat to hook in and watch the fish action.  Lots of sharks
on every dive, as well as turtles on every dive.  The reefs are in great
shape, no signs of overfishing or pollution here.  Lots of fish of all
sizes and many big Napolean wrasse.  We saw mantas on the surface one day,
as well as dolphins, and one eagle ray underwater.  The crew is very safety
conscious, we all had safety sausages and dive alert horns.  A great way to
do Palau, much better than staying on shore and doing the long boat rides
out and back to the dive sites everyday as we did on our first trip 15
years ago.  This Aggressor is a great liveaboard and Palau is a great
diving destination.
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