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

October, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Susan Crane, PA, USA (1 report)
Report Number 5260
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire, Belize, Cayman Islands, Galapagos, Utila
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
84   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Must dive with a computer and with a buddy, max depth of 110 ft  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Battery charging station was a bit crowded and there were just 9 of us on
the boat, would have hated to see it with a full boat.  Otherwise plenty of
space for cameras and large rinse tank.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
3 stars    
This was a very good trip which was made even better since there were only
9 guests on the boat.  I was going with a friend, so we were allowed to
split up and each had our own room on the boat.  Just lucky.  The crew was
great, and very helpful.  The dive masters were very experienced and
helpful about pointing out things to see.  I was a bit disappointed in the
health of some of the coral, definately deteriorating.  The boat promised
27 dives for the week and they delivered as promised, as long as you didn't
mind 2 days  diving at 6am.  That meant there were 6 total dives on those
days.  They were quite firm on diving with a computer.  One guest didn't
obey his computer and got locked out for 24 hours and the captain would not
let him dive during that time.  Another guest's computer malfunctioned and
she did a 30 min unnecessary deco stop just to keep her computer happy so
she could continue diving.  Otherwise, the crew was quite accommodating. 
The food was good but not fabulous.  The highlight of the trip was all the
Reef sharks that we saw.  I have more shark photos than I know what to do
with now.  They were completely unconcerned with the divers and just
circled around us on several dive sites.  Some nice nurse sharks and
groupers as well.  Petting a grouper is always an unusual experience.  Fish
were not abundant but many of the usuals were seen.  I did see lion fish
for the first time and it was a bit disconcerting to see how many of them
there were.  I would certainly recommend this trip.

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