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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet in
Cayman Islands

Aggressor Fleet: "Great crew Terrible boat", Jan, 2019,

by Jeffrey Falk, NY, US ( 2 reports). Report 10855.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Fiji Palau Phillipines Indonesia Thailand Honduras Costa Costa Rica Bahamas Canada Caribbean NY NJ N Carolina Florida
Closest Airport Grand Cayman Getting There EASY direct flight from NYC & Cayman Airport upgraded, fast easy comfortable

Dive Conditions

Weather windy Seas calm
Water Temp 72 to 74 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 65 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 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 [None]Excellent gear tables, sufficient outlets for recharging batteries, large did-tank, exceptionally helpful crew ... 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 3 stars
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Comments [None]My wife and I were on the CA 5 from 1/26-2/2 and we stayed in a balcony suite stateroom. The crew that week was great one of the best Iíve ever seen, the boat is terrible. Whenever the boat moves and the auto pilot is engaged (most of the time) a very loud, irregular banging is heard and especially disturbing when trying to sleep. It was especially bad in the 2 balcony suite staterooms although but also in most of the other cabins towards the bow (the more expensive). During the nightt ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Subscriber's Comments

By Ms Lynda Durfeein VA, US at Feb 22, 2019 18:33 EST  
Sorry to hear of your bad experience. I had been looking forward to a trip on this boat, but won't now! I would have taken the vouchers for another Aggressor trip. All the yachts are individual owned (Aggressor is essentially a franchise and booking agent). I did two 2-week trips on the Red Sea Aggressor II in 2018 (see my reviews) and had a 5-star experience.
By Lisa D Vitalein TX, US at Feb 23, 2019 12:33 EST  
Sorry to hear this, I am actually going on this boat next month. I have been on about 30 liveaboards (many Aggressor) and have learned you never know. All the aggressor boats are individually owned so no one is the same. I know the diving isn't that spectacular, but I was hoping the boat would be!
By Elizabeth Russellin PA, US at Feb 23, 2019 17:59 EST  
We were on this boat 2/2-2/9 and had a great experience. We were in cabin 5 (starboard, midship) and it was very quiet and roomy. We could control our room temperature with a thermostat on the wall above the beds. We had calmer seas and were able to make the crossing to Little Cayman but had to get back by Tuesday because the wind was picking up again. The only thing I didnít like about this boat was the four flights of stairs to get to the top deck to hang swimsuits.
By Elizabeth Russellin PA, US at Feb 23, 2019 17:59 EST  
We were on this boat 2/2-2/9 and had a great experience. We were in cabin 5 (starboard, midship) and it was very quiet and roomy. We could control our room temperature with a thermostat on the wall above the beds. We had calmer seas and were able to make the crossing to Little Cayman but had to get back by Tuesday because the wind was picking up again. The only thing I didnít like about this boat was the four flights of stairs to get to the top deck to hang swimsuits.
By Phil Johnstonin Bayswater, AU at Feb 25, 2019 02:19 EST  
Aggressor Fleet's refund policy is bad, no matter how bad the trip they will only give you discount vouchers for future trips, never a refund.
By Diane Nashin VA, US at Feb 28, 2019 14:11 EST  
My husband and I where aboard CA5 at the end of Oct. We were excited to be on the new boat but we were a little disappointed. After getting use to a cabin with no drawers or cabinets, we really liked it. We did not like our "little cubbie"on the dive deck. If you needed something out of it you had to be careful not to be nailed by someone coming out of the salon loved the ease of get wetsuits up and down. In some areas it looked like they were in a hurry to get the boat out of dry dock. Some of the finishes were done very sloppy. This boat,from what I hear, is not USCG approved and we have heard that they are built in Cuba not the US. So corners were cut. With Aggressor it is all about the money and unfortunately in most places we dive we don't have a choice like it was when Dancer Fleet was around. Usually the crews are great and the food is good.
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