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Dive Review of Cayman Aggressor IV in
Cayman Islands

Cayman Aggressor IV: "great diving but a few inconsiderate guest", Oct, 2015,

by Diane Nash, VA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 8486.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We have been diving live-aboards for over 20 years and been on Cayman Aggressor about six times. In all these years on live-aboards we have never run into a group of inconsiderate people like the ones on this trip. I guess we have been luck. The language that we had to deal with for 10 days was almost unbearable. They were loud, obnoxious, and rude people and I am sorry to say that they were from our state where this type of behavior is unacceptable. The rude leader and the one who books their trips is also a published photogropher for dive magazines. Because he does a lot of trip bookings on Agressor boats the office tolerates this kind of behavior. If the office knows about this group, at least warn your other guest that this type of group is going to be on board. It is a shame that the regular guest don't mean as much to Aggressor as a known offensive group like this.
However, the diving, and the weather where fantastic. Capt Lauren worked herself hard. She not only skipper the boat, she was DM, photographer, kitchen help, and she did it with a smile on her face even though she felt bad. Kingsley kept us fed well. The crew did their best. I was dissappointed in them not being willing to do the fintastic even though I asked. They would help put on fins but not take them off in the water.
Once again I think they need more crew on this and all the Aggressor boats for safety purposes and to easy the stress and strain on the capt.
Other than the group on board we had fantastic diving.
Websites Cayman Aggressor IV   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Turks & Caicos, Belize, Venezuela, Bermuda, Bonaire,
Closest Airport Getting There easy from VA to Atlanta or Miami then to Grand Cayman

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 82-95°F / 28-35°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 100-125 Ft/ 30-38 M

Dive Policy

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

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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By Greg Evancioin AB, CA at Oct 15, 2015 20:04 EST  
"Fintastic" should be a rare luxury. I never expect help putting my personal gear on or off. It's my responsibility. If I become unable to handle my own gear, it's time to hang up my fins for good.
By Christine Taylorin VA, US at Jun 22, 2016 10:49 EST  
Yes, true, but it is a pretty nice perk. Kind of like a person cleaning station ;-)
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