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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet in
Turks and Caicos

November, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by Martha & Jeff Hubbard, NY, US
Sr. Contributor   (24 reports)
Report Number 6772
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Belize, Fiji, PNG, Truk, Palau, Kosrae, Yap, Bonaire, USVI, Hawai'i,
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, choppy  
Water Temp
81   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Requested not below 110 ft; back with 500 psi; (not enforced but we
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
2 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
4 stars   
4 stars    
5.5 days of diving (27 possible; 1 night dive was cancelled because of
rough seas.)  Crew of 6 is small, diligent, maximally attentive and
friendly - among the best of our 27 liveaboards.
Like most Aggressors, cabins are nicely appointed but tiny and all but 1
have bunk beds.  Combined toilet/shower (cloth curtain between) is
separated from cabin by a transparent glass door.  Sink in cabin.  Engineer
told us, "Drink lots of water. We make our own, 120 gallons an hour. 
You cannot outrun us!"
Food is excellent.  Leigh is a double treat - divemistress and chef.  Our
week she was chef and the meals were superb - and she was careful to work
around food sensitivities.
Dive sites are mostly 30-40 feet under the boat, variable swim to the wall,
then wall to more than 150 feet.  Plenty of reef & nurse sharks,
stingrays, rare turtles.  One each manta & eagle ray! Several times we
saw dolphins swimming along with the boat.
Diving ends Friday noon.  Usually on liveaboards (this was our 27th) this
means the fresh water hoses come out for gear rinsing - but No.  Only
dipping in filled gear tanks is allowed.  I asked permission to use one of
the hoses to rinse out my BC - no dice.  Tried it from a deck shower and
was asked to stop!  So the gear comes home a little  salty. 
Easily accessible from east coast (3 hour nonstop from Newark), if you can
do the bunk thing this is an excellent trip. 

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