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Dive Review of Utila Aggressor in
Honduras/Bay Islands

Utila Aggressor, Feb, 2010,

by Gari Sisk, AK, US ( 1 report). Report 5374.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Maldives, Palau, Fiji, Truk, Thailand, Hawaii, Mexico, Caymans, Okinawa
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 77 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50 to 120 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No restrictions other than related to nitrox, and group drift dives
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 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]

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments Booked the boat back in April, 2009 for 12 pax. Was told there would be a new boat by 2010 for 18 pax, so we booked another couple. The new boat is still not yet available, so 2 couples who didn't know each other, ended up sharing the quad (all older than "sleep over" age)!
Checked with Aggressor before end of year, and was assured there were no maintenance issues with this older boat (per Larry Conner at Aggressor). So...the air conditioner did not work part of the week for 2 rooms (rm 3 & 4). The shower in rm 2 was unusable. The porthole in the quad leaked during our runs in choppy seas. The Aggressor office assured me there were hairdryers on the boat, which was not even remotely correct. Dietary restrictions for one group member were honored about 70% of the time. The hot tub was inoperable, and had been since Christmas. The nitrox filter was limping along, so the % in the fills decreased as the week went on.
The Aggressor DID give the 4 sharing the quad a bit of a rebate, and DID comp us on the nitrox, but nitrox was to be gratis for us for being on the older boat.
There were 5 staff for 14 passengers, when there are normally 6. Nestor, Kris, Marna, & John were fabulous!
The diving was a surprise - nice corals d sponges. I would so this trip again, but ONLY on the new boat.
p.s. Southern Canopy zip lining at the end of the week was a highlight!
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