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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleets/Jardenes Aggressor in
Cuba

 
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Aggressor Fleets/Jardenes Aggressor: "Cross it off your Bucket List!", Apr, 2018,

by Bette Nordberg, WA, US ( 1 report with 2 Helpful votes). Report 10480 has 2 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]Because we are still working, we've mostly restricted ourselves to all over the Caribbean and Hawaii, including land and live-aboard operations.
Closest Airport Havana Getting There We flew via Houston. Not a bad flight situation. Must purchase visa at US airport before checking in for flight.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 81 to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]Unlike most Aggressor Boats, this was very controlled. No one in the water without a guide. No one staying in the water longer than 45 minutes. All divers stay together.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None 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

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Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 2 stars
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Snorkeling N/A
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Beginners 4 stars
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Comments [None]I went to Cuba after hearing so much enthusiastic talk about the “pristine” condition of the untouched reefs. Judging by what I saw on the Jardines aggressor, I’d say that’s pretty true. I’d also say that most Cubans can’t afford to dive, likely why there are few divers in the water.

I arrived in Havana and was met by the Aggressor crew. Many on my vessel had difficulty making connections at the Havana airport, and one had to buy a taxi cab to the boat – a two and a half hour drive from Havana. I’ll admit that I was shocked by the poor condition of the dock and surroundings of the aggressor boat. It was tied to a concrete pier in a tiny little mosquito-infested inlet, deep in the woods, hours from Havana. The adjoining building was windowless and roofless, with crumbling concrete. We were advised not to leave the boat during the first evening because it “wasn’t safe.” Great start.

The rooms were incredibly tiny. My roomie and I are both petite women (she weighs less than 110), and we couldn’t pass by one another in the aisle between our beds. Most of the guys on board had chosen to bunk alone; they knew the size of the rooms ahe ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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