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Dive Review of Aggressor/Dancer Fleet/Carib Dancer in

Aggressor/Dancer Fleet/Carib Dancer, May, 2013,

by Kevan Urquhart, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7012.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Unusually poor weather for that time of year set boundaries on dive opportunities & reduced maximum visibility. Crew tried hard to work around it and deliver a good trip. 24 dives offered, I took 18 & partners 22. Very good & experienced cook, deck crew, & officers. My wife in the Hospitality Industry liked them so much she tipped very generously by my standards. All prior maintenance problems on the re-fit boat reported in UC & elsewhere, were fixed. Fresh green salad every night, homemade soups, good variety of meals & made-on-board snacks/desserts. Only premade/packaged food were the cookies in the all day cookie jar [Oreos & choclate chip]. Dive briefings very thorough & accurate. Reefs in pretty good condition, recovering from prior Hurricaine(s). Possibly more algae than normal, due to slow recovery of invertebrate herbivore populations. Saw only a few urchin/sea cucumber/sea hare. Lots of small fish. Some large fish and friendly small groupers. Moderate amount of Lionfish. Some Eels/lobsters/turtles. Shark dive well run. Some saw a hammerhead skirt the outer perimeter. Divemasters would gladly buddy up with you if asked, & tour you around a reef. Fresh room & deck towels, and sheets when you wanted them, the laundry was running constantly. Hot showers on dive deck. Less crowded diving was nicer than on a bigger boat. ~20" HD TV with DVD player in every room, plus pretty good selection of free movies. Nitrox @ 26% to balance optimizing bottom time with access to depth off reef walls. Most affordable Carribiean live-aboard from a reputable company that I could find. Was on this exact hull, old configuation, in Belize ~22 years ago. Liked it a lot then, too.
Websites Aggressor/Dancer Fleet   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving CA, Puget Sound, Belize, Bonaire, Caymans, Florida
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, rainy, cloudy Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 76-80°F / 24-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 70-90 Ft/ 21-27 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Advised on how to avoid high current areas
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Seperate dunk tank and dive deck table. Dive deck and lounge charging access. UW Photo/video instructors above average in skill and attitude. Son took UW Photo cert using rented/loaned gear.
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