Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
Join Undercurrent on Facebook
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes
 

Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet in
Turks and Caicos

Aggressor Fleet, Apr, 2012,

by Michael Joest, Kehl, DE (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 21 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 6557.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving worldwide
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm
Water Temp 26 to 27 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 30 to 50 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions inside the rules for recreational diving
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Turks and Caicos Aggressor

April/May 2012 Followed the advice of friends who knew I love drop offs and walls and went to the Turks and Caicos, Provo. Spent 4 days mostly on the beach as besides watersports and shopping there is not much to see or visit on the island. Stayed at Turtle Cove Inn, only 15 min from the airport, a nice but modest place at the Marina. Right next is a bar, so I had the full sound in my room nearly every night. They don´t serve any meals there, you have to look around for something solid. On the next corner I found Green Beans, ideal for breakfast and light snacks and salads. For Dinner I mostly went to Tiki Hut, a nice partly open air place right at the Marina, where you can enjoy beautiful sunsets. Main course ran about 20 30 $, delicious meals, fish, local specialties, ribs, steak, pasta etc.
It was my first booking with Aggressor Fleet. Even before the start of my trip I was impressed of their internet check with each customer. They ask you for all information on your travel schedule, special requirements, dive experience, insurance etc. So I was not surprised to get my first message on arrival, pick up would be on Sat. at around 3 p.m. for the boat. Together came 12 US guys from a dive and fan club called Doghouse Divers, one Spanish girl and me. The boot was not fully booked, so I was lucky to get a single cabin and even the shared bathroom with the next cabin was my own. Amanda the Captain and Rob the Engineer did the welcome and info thing. Both were fantastic and thorough in the way they handled things, especially the emergency procedures were expertly explained. Dive briefings for me were an amazing surprise in superb rhetoric and always mixed with some nice local story or events. The boat was just great, I guess I don´t have to emphasize all amenities, but honestly I didn´t expect less on an Aggressor. Jacuzzi, hot towels, snacks after each dive are just natural for them,. The whole package I would describe as an A team on an A boat. Amanda and Rob you would find in every job there is on the boat. The captain was even seen in the kitchen doing dishes or serving lunch. I bow to that! Food with Poncho as chef was a mouth watering delicious five star treat. He sometimes even prepared some special gluten free dish for me, woooouuuh. Sad to see, he is leaving the Aggressor going back home to Mexico, Cabo San Lucas on some other boat.
You could do 5 dives a day, I choose to only do 3, as I love to go deep and my computer would start to complain after 3. It was nice for me to feel no pressure on me only doing 3. Most times they let me run on rather long reins. My dive buddy was not that experienced and stayed shallow. I guess I choose the wrong buddy there or vice versa. We always put the boat to some buoy right next to the wall. So you just jumped of the mother boat and followed the reef. Water was around 26 degrees C, vis more than 50 m. We had sharks, turtles and eagle rays nearly on every dive. Two times we had a bunch of dolphins joining us on the dive, a lovely experience. Fish life on the reef was rather poor, I definitely expected more. This however seems to be a problem of most places in the Caribbean I feel, if you are used to Red Sea, Maldives, Indonesia. Most dives down to the reef reached 40 feet or more, so no chance of a nice safety stop in a shallow coral garden here. The walls were beautiful, I enjoyed the many crevices, chimneys, overhangs where you always had the chance to find something special. On the edge of the wall you had a colourful mixture of sponges and coral.
Two days we had problems with the flushing system of the heads. So at the end, Amanda offered Nitrox for free, to compensate for that trouble. There is a 45 $ hotel/tourist tax to pay on the boat, similar to that on the island places. Weather was good, partly clouded with sometimes fresh winds.
Was this report helpful to you?
Bookmark and Share
Leave a comment (Subscribers only -- 200 words max)
Subscribers can comment here
 

Subscribe Now
Subscribers can post comments, ask the reviewer questions, as well as getting immediate and complete access to ALL 312 dive reviews of Turks and Caicos and all other dive destinations. Complete access to all issues and Chapbooks is also included.

Bookmark and Share
Featured Links from Our Sponsors
Interested in becoming a sponsor?
Reef & Rainforest, Let our experience be your guide -- Reef and Rainforest
Reef & Rainforest, Dive & Adventure Travel
A full service dive travel agency that specializes in Turks & Caicos. We know the best Caribbean and Pacific diving

Want to assemble your own collection of Turks and Caicos reports in one place?
Use the Mini Chapbook Facility to create your personalized collection.

Note: The information here was reported by the author above, but has NOT been reviewed nor edited by Undercurrent prior to posting on our website. Please report any major problems by writing to us and referencing the report number above.

Undercurrent Home


Get more dive info like these and other important scuba updates sent monthly to your email.
And a FREE Recent Issue of Undercurrent

Free Undercurrent Issue
Get a free
monthly email and
a sample issue!



Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account | Login | Join |
| Travel Index | Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues |
| Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |


Copyright © 1996-2017 Undercurrent (www.undercurrent.org)
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.

Page displayed in 0.1 seconds