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Dive Review of Bahamas Aggressor in
Bahamas

Bahamas Aggressor: "Bahamas Aggressor, Tiger Beach", Jun, 2016,

by N Martin Giesecke, TX, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 8992 has 3 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments The Bahamas Aggressor (the former Carib Dancer) was in good shape. I had cabin two. It had a small window and an even smaller head. Often when I stood to turn around in the head, my elbow would bump into the shower control and I would be sprayed with water. That was the only negative. The food was plentiful and hearty and the crew was one of the best I have experienced on a live-aboard.

The diving with sharks was spectacular, with very good experiences with tiger sharks, lemon sharks and reef sharks. There were a handful of nurse sharks during the week.

When the tiger sharks weren't around, I spent time diving on the nearby reefs. The reefs were mostly covered with sponges, gorgonians and algae. My estimate was about 10 percent hard coral coverage, but all the hard coral I saw was very healthy. Reef fish life was about what one can expect now, post the lionfish invasion.
Websites Bahamas Aggressor   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, wider Pacific
Closest Airport Freeport, Bahamas Getting There My itinerary included a flight from Houston to Ft. Lauderdale, then from Ft. Lauderdale to Freeport, Bahamas. The flight to Freeport was on Silver Airways. Silver canceled my Friday evening flight, then gave me a hotel voucher for two people to share a room (I was traveling alone). In any event, the hotel refused to honor the voucher. The Saturday flight on Silver Airways departed late, but otherwise was fine. The flight back from Freeport to Ft. Lauderdale was also fine.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 81-84°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20-60 Ft/ 6-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions The shark dives averaged about 40 feet of depth. All were done over a sandy bottom. One could go deeper on some of the reef dives. All the divers were pretty much given free reign on their profiles. The only request was to return with 500 psi in the tank.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments The camera table was crowded with only nine divers (all with cameras) on board.
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