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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet in
Cayman Islands

Aggressor Fleet: "Decent diving reasonably close to the United States.", Oct, 2019,

by Elisabeth Sykes, NM, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 11188 has 1 Helpful vote.

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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 $$ 3 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments PROS:
-Spacious boat with four levels

-The Cayman Aggressor V, a new boat since 2018, has a very large dive deck for divers to put on and store their gear.
-the stern has a large dive platform with two hot showers; a dry towel is provided to each diver after each dive.
-two large camera tables with charging outlets are located on the dive deck, which accommodates photographers’ gear.

-Large size cabins with separate shower, sink, and toilet.

-Ceiling mounted smoke detectors are located in each cabin.

-The beds in each cabin are elevated, which allows divers to stow their dive bag and extra luggage (no need to store luggage in a separate storage area on the boat).

-The cabins are located on the bottom floor (except for the two balcony suites that are located on the second floor), which minimises motion and rocking.

-Friendly and helpful crew.

-No dive lockers.
at first, we thought this was odd and would be a negative. However, there is ample room to hang wetsuits, booties, and masks. The fins are kept on the dive platform, and the buoyancy compensators (BC’s) with regulators are stored on the tanks in secure holders. There are small cubby holes where divers can store small items such as eyeglasses, dive logs, etc. Not having dive lockers works well - divers avoid having to ask someone to move off of their dive locker lid to raise it and search for gear.

- Safety is given serious consideration without being overbearing or intrusive.

- Tasty meals and ample food. Soft drinks, beer, and wine are included.

- Warm water. Many divers wore only a skin.

- One can dive directly from the boat and easily reach the dive sites. There is no need to take a tender (small boat) to the dive sites.

-Four floors of the boat
-most cabins are located on the bottom floor while the salon is on the second floor, the dining area on the third floor, and the sun deck with hot tub on the fourth (upper) floor. For some divers, ascending and descending the levels many times a day may become tiring.
- the stairs to the different levels on the boat are not covered. If it’s raining, one may get wet transferring from one level of the boat to another.

- A $95 USD per person "port fee" is charged to each diver.

Elisabeth Sykes and Vick Thomas
Websites Aggressor Fleet   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Yap-Micronesia, Republic of Palua, Great Barrier Reef, Fiji, Maldives, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Sea of Cortez, Cayman Islands, Belize, Bonaire, Bahamas, California, Mexico, Florida Keys, Hawaii, Turks and Caicos, etc.
Closest Airport Grand Cayman Getting There There are several options from the United States, depending on the day of travel. Flights from Miami, Dallas, etc. depending on the airline.

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 86-88°F / 30-31°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40-70 Ft/ 12-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 1) No solo diving.
2) Maximum depth of 110 feet.
3) No diving after drinking ('need to wait until the next day to resume diving)
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 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Two, separate, large, camera tables are located on the dive deck. Each camera table has outlets for charging batteries. Compressed air is available at each camera table. The boat holds a maximum of 20 divers. Unless nearly all divers used an underwater digital SLR camera with strobes, there is abundant room for working on and storing photographic gear.

Diving on wrecks such as the U.S.S. Kittiwake provide some unique lighting opportunities for photographers, although there is limited marine life on this recently sunk wreck.

There are some very "tame" groupers for taking candid fish photographs. The hard coral walls are decent.
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