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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet/Fiji Aggressor III in
Fiji and Tuvalu

Aggressor Fleet/Fiji Aggressor III, Jun, 2008,

by Shawn Nelson, MN, USA ( 2 reports). Report 4349.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Palau, Cocos Island, Roatan, Cozumel, Dominica, Maui, Grand Turk,
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 79 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 40 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Buddy Diving
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Dedicated camera table and rinse tank on dive deck. When diving from the skiff camera equipment was held.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments This was our second time diving with the Aggressor Fleet and it was excellent. The Aggressor III is the smaller of the two liveaboards they operate out of Suva, Fiji. We did get to tour the large Fiji Aggressor II and the amenities seemed nice (hot tub, larger salon, large lounge on upper deck, public head down by dive deck, ...) but we thought the Aggressor III in it's coziness was perfectly fine. The rooms were larger - especially the head - than any other liveaboard we've been on. The crew of 5 Fijians were fantastic. They were all very friendly and took the time to get to know us. They worked very hard but they truly seemed happy while they were doing it. The food was also excellent. All the meals were served at the table by Luke or one of the other crew members and the variety was great. Almost all the dives were done off the main yacht. Sometimes the currents were a little strong so getting back to the boat was a little work but there was always a line to grab onto if needed. We dove all 25 dives that were offered. Obviously we did some research before going to Fiji to learn what to expect. We were somewhat disappointed with the clarity, lack of color, and lack of larger creatures on some of the dives but overall it was fantastic. The captain (Ned) was very accommodating as he brought us over to an island to check out the beach during a surface interval and a different time he brought us to a snorkeling spot. One of the highlights was going to a local village to take part in a ceremony. Because of a communication error the village wasn't expecting us when we arrived but they made every effort to make our experience fantastic. We wanted to experience some more of the island culture so we stayed an extra few days on land at the Uprising Beach Hotel. What a great place. It was built sometime in 2007. The beach in front of the resort is well over a mile long and mostly (while we were there) vacant. The food at the resort wasn't great but there were a lot of guests from other resorts that came to the Uprising because of it's better food. There was a beach party (band, local performers, ...) one of the nights we stayed that was quite entertaining. We would also highly recommend the ZipFiji zip lining experience as well as white water rafting tours to be able to see some of the amazing scenery. If we had more time we would have loved to travel to more of the islands.

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