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Jaradine Aggressor: "Jaradine Aggressor - Oceans for Yout", Aug, 2016,

by Jim Tompkins, NC, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 9000.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The Jardines Aggressor was reviewed in the July 2016 addition of Undercurrent. Based on my trip, the information in the review was accurate. Pay attention to the Cuba Tips insert. The conversion rate was 88 cents on the US dollar. It will take hours to retrieve your luggage in Havana. It took 2 hours to retrieve my luggage. A number of people reported that their luggage was opened but nothing was reported as missing.

The 28 foot fiberglass tenders were as described putting your gear at risk of damage. The ladders on the tenders (one on each side) could have been easier to climb if they were less vertical. Most divers took their BCs off in the water and had the crew lift them into the tender.

Cabin 5 below the main salon had two twin beds along the walls with a narrow aisle between them. The cabin was tight for two people to maneuver around the cabin at the same time. There was adequate storage in the cabin.

Facial tissue does not appear to be used in Cuba. Bring your own if you need it. Tap water on the land portion was not potable. Bottled water was available on the buses going from Havana to Jucaro. You may want to bring antibacterial wipes as some of the restrooms on land did not have soap or toilet paper.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Carribbean, Palau, Yap, Tahiti, Fiji, Chuck, Maldives
Closest Airport Havana Getting There ABC Charters Miami to Havana

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 84-86°F / 29-30°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40-60 Ft/ 12-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Dive as a group with a Divemaster front and back
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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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