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Dive Review of Cayman Aggressor IV in
Cayman Islands

Cayman Aggressor IV, Dec, 2013,

by Tony Fernandez, CO, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 7488.

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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 $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Diving the Caymans this time of year (over New Years) is always a hit-or-miss proposition. The best diving is on Little Cayman and whether you make it over there is dependent on the weather. We lucked out and made it over there for two days of diving. The boat had not been over there for the previous five weeks. The condition of the corals and fish life is substantially better on Little Cayman compared to Grand Cayman. If you're stuck diving the west side of Grand Cayman all week, then the experienced diver might be disappointed. The novice diver will still be impressed with the diving on any of the three islands.
Having been on about ten liveaboards, I must say that this crew (Capt. Lauren, Jonathan, Mark, Alan, Heather and Chef Kingsley) was as good as I've seen anywhere. They were enthusiastic, accommodating and always cheerful. They claim to have the best chef in the Aggressor fleet and I would agree!
I would definitely go back on this trip again, though I would try to make it during the spring or early summer when the weather is a bit calmer.
Websites Cayman Aggressor IV   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Dominica, Belize, Galapagos, Cocos, Socorro, Indonesia, Palau, Yap
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 82-83°F / 28-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 60-80 Ft/ 18-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Few restrictions, usually around one hour dives to keep on schedule.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Decent setup for photographers, though it might be crowded if you get a full boat load of cameras. One common table for all cameras. There is a dedicated camera rinse tank that is changed daily.
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