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

November, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Roger and Pam Smith, AL, USA
Report Number 1393
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Cayman Islands, Roatan, Cozumel, St. Croix, Saba, and  Fiji.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
Water Temp
80   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
90   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Normal depth limits for air (130ft) and Nitrox (as calculated).  Back on
boat with 500 psi.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
The Turks & Caicos Aggressor II, brand new in March 2003, is one of the
nicest liveaboards around.  It is the only Aggressor that is
owner-operated.  Captain Peirs, the owner, has great pride in his ship and
works all week to keep his guests happy.  Most of the crew members were
accommodating and friendly.  Beetle made a fantastic guide for those who
wanted one.

The cabins were on the first floor, salon and dive deck on the second
floor, and sun deck and bar on the top.  The common areas are very roomy
and comfortable.  The hot tub worked!  The dive deck is spacious with the
usual lockers under your seat and a large camera table.  Dive briefings
were detailed.

Due to the wind and air temperature, we were always cold when exiting a
dive.  The solution for us was to change into dry clothes and wear
sweatshirts between every dive. We joked about making 20 minute safety
stops because we knew we were going to freeze when we surfaced.    

Almost all the dives were walls with 40 tops, which became a bit
repetitive by the end of the week, although they were good dive sites.  Saw
plenty of turtles, large Grouper, Queen Triggers, eels, Pederson Shrimp,
Stingrays, etc.  Only one sighting of an Eagle Ray for the week, and we
missed it.  We saw Caribbean Reef Sharks on most of the dives, sometimes
pretty close up.
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