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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet/N/A in
Cayman Islands/All three islands

Aggressor Fleet/N/A: "Busy week in the Caymans", Nov, 2018,

by Craig A Wood, PA, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 24 reports with 11 Helpful votes). Report 10814 has 3 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Cayman Brac, Bonaire, Curacao, Turks & Caicos, Roatan, Cozumel, Key Largo, SE Florida (Boynton Beach, Jupiter, West Palm...), Maui, Oahu, Cape Ann, San Diego, Costa Rica, Panama, Cocos Island, Red Sea, Galapagos
Closest Airport Owen Robers Intl, Grand Cayman Getting There Nonstop flight on AA from Philadelphia

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 79 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Buddy diving, no solo. Loose 60 minute dive time. 110 feet.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Very good camera tables with air, towels, charging. Good rinse tank. Crew handled cameras carefully. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments I have been to Grand Cayman 10 times, Little Cayman twice, and Cayman Brac once. When I found myself with a bonus week available for diving, I jumped at the opportunity to spend the time on the new Cayman Aggressor V, especially with the 35% discount they offered for their 35th anniversary. I looked forward to diving the best sites all three islands have to offer.

Reservations/travel:

It couldnít have been a much simpler trip than this. I made my liveaboard reservations directly with Aggressor, it worked flawlessly. This was my 5th trip with Aggressor (Red Sea x2, Cocos, Galapagos). I made my reservations with American Airlines for a nonstop flight from Philadelphia to Grand Cayman. The Aggressor arranged for a cab to the boat and then back to the airport for $10 per person each way.

Boat and crew:

The Cayman Aggressor V is a beautiful new boat. It is 120 feet long, 25 feet in beam, takes up to 20 passengers and has 7 crew. The lower deck has 8 of the 10 cabins, 3 are side by side twins, the other 5 can be set up as twins or a king. I didnít see any of the lower deck cabins but the comments about them were routinely positive.

The main deck includes the dive deck, lounge, and the 2 balcony suite rooms. I shared one of the balcony suites, set up as twins, can also be a king. It was easily the largest liveaboard room I have had and was very comfortable. The room has a large sliding glass door that let in wonderful natural light. The balcony itself was relatively useless. I went out on it a couple of times, otherwise it saw no use. There are no closets but there are a couple of large shelves above the bed, copious storage under the bed, and a good sized night stand. The bathroom was quite spacious and had a large shower. The air conditioni ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By rhmartelin , at Jan 04, 2019 00:34 EST  
I think your comment on some dives being mediocre and others excellent is also sums up my experience with live-aboards. The only way to see all the good stuff a trip has to offer is to make all the dives.
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