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Dive Review of Bay Islands Aggressor in
Honduras/Utila, Roatan

Bay Islands Aggressor, Apr, 2010,

by John Augsbury, George Town, KY (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 5440.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Bonaire, Maldives, Coco Island, Galapagos, Florida, St. Lawrence River
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 79 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 70 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions dive within dive computer limits with buddy
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Crew were camera sensitive and helpful with gear. Large camera table with protection for gear and compressed air. Fresh water rinse tank for cameras after each dive.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments I didn't rate the accommodation as high knowing that the new Utila Aggressor II will be in service shortly. From all accounts it will be the future standard for Caribbean live aboard dive boats. The boat we were on worked well and was refit in 2005. No problems with gear or boat operation.
We stayed at the Laguna Beach Resort for a couple of days before and after being on the Aggressor and it was very nice. LBR has great boats and a nice dive setup. Standard dive resort with friendly people and good food. Not overly fancy but a great place. They took us to and picked us up from the Aggressor.
Weather impacted trip, no whale sharks, winds and rough water were the general conditions. Crew did everything possible to provide us with the most comfortable trip and to experience the best the area has to offer divers.
Most people wore 3 mm wetsuits and with 5 dive a day on the Aggressor or 4-5 dives a day at Laguna Beach Resort it was nice.
My personal favorites were the night dives with Nester who "took me to school" on finding critters at night. I am not new to diving but this guy showed me things I not only have never seen but after looking in the books I am still unsure of the actual identification. It was fantastic and I enjoyed every one of them.
I dive a lot in Cayman so lots of marine life were familiar to me but the reef is very healthy although the fish numbers seemed a bit down.
April is usually a good month for whale sharks and I will go again for sure. Staying at Laguna Beach Resort before and after the Aggressor.
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