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Dive Review of Fiji Aggressor III in
Fiji and Tuvalu

Fiji Aggressor III, Mar, 2008,

by Michael J Millet, CA, USA (Top Contributor Top Contributor 85 reports with 51 Helpful votes). Report 4002.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The Fiji Aggressor III ( the Sere Ni Wai) carries 10 divers with a crew of 6. The boat has a large enough dining area and salon. The back deck also serves for dive gear storage but is spacious enough for dive briefings, lounging and eating. There is no top deck for sunning nor spa.

Most of the diving is off the big boat with about 6 dives from Zodiacs. Many dives involve circumnavigating several bombies so it is best to go with the dive guides although venturing off on one's own is OK but not recommended. The dive masters, Moses and Rhys, do an excellent job of briefing the dives and finding critters. The trip included dives off of several islands -- Namena, Wakaya, Mokagai, Gau.

The trip inlcuded a village visit on Mokagai that was truly enjoyable. The village children did some native songs and dances. On board, we participated in a Kava ceremony and downed several high-tide cups of Kava. Bula!!

The marine life was plentiful and varied -- many, many anemones with anemonefish, incredible soft coral, octopus, cleaner shrimp, lionfish, blue-ribbon eels, scorpionfish, schools of jacks and barracuda, hawkfish, gobies, sharks, groupers, nudibranchs, marble rays, etc.

Luka, the chef, prepared lots of great, tasty meals,-- some with a local flavor such as curries.

The boat staff was always very helpful in accommodating guest requests and needs. They were also a lot of fun. Captain Ned did a great job. Also, the crew cleans all the diver's gear on the last day. A nice touch.

On most days divers had the opportunity for 5 dives. However, on Friday there is only 1 dive. It would be nice to be able to do 2 dives on the last day.

In summary, a great trip. This was my 2nd trip on this boat and I would return for a 3rd.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving All over the Caribbean, Truk, Kosrae, Yap, Palau, Galapagos, Socorros, Sea of Cortez
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 82-85°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-75 Ft/ 15-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions No deco diving, 130' max depth, 500lbs psi at end of dive
Liveaboard? Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Small camera table that sometimes got cluttered with non-photo stuff; 2 large rinse tanks on board; when diving from Zodiac, cameras were in some danger of being stepped on. I had no issues in this regard.
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