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Dive Review of Turks & Caicos Aggressor II in
Turks and Caicos

December, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Mark Tarczynski, CA, United States (2 reports)
Report Number 3152

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Reporter
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Belize, Cozumel, Bali, Galapagos, Southern California

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, dry  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
80   to 82    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
80   to 125    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Depth Limits, otherwise you were free to dive your own profile.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
Large camera table at the back of the dive deck available for UWP's
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
Went on the Turks & Caicos Aggressor II for two weeks back-to-back over
the Christmas/New Year's Holiday.

Weather was absolutely spectacular all 14 days (what luck!!). In fact, the
weather was soooo good that during the Christmas week we were able to sail
way out to West Sand Spit . . . a dive site rarely visited by anyone. Last
time the Aggressor was there was six months ago and the vis was poor. This
time the vis was 80 to 100 feet! What a treat!!

I've been on a few dive boats in the Caribbean in my lifetime. I must say
that the T&C Aggressor is probably the best dive boat sailing the
Caribbean today. Designed and built from the hull up by Captain Piers Van
Der Walt, the T&C Aggressor II has every modern convenience a diver
would want in a liveaboard dive ship. Yeah . . . it's a little more
expensive than other liveaboards, but it's worth every penny of the extra
cost.

I think part of the magic of the T&C Aggressor is the fact that Piers
Van Der Walt is Owner, Designer, and Captain of the ship. If I'm not
mistaken, Piers is one of the few Owner/Operators of high-end liveaboard
dive ships sailing the Caribbean. There's a lot of pride-of-ownership
visible in this operation!

Which brings me to the crew . . . Amanda (Photo Pro), Lucie (Video Pro),
Brian (Instructor) and Cyril (Cook). I've been on the T&C Aggressor for
four weeks over the past two years. I marvel at Piers' ability to always
have the best crews sailing the Caribbean. They made the trip that much
more special to all of the guests.
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