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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet in
Indonesia/Cenderawasih Bay

Aggressor Fleet: "Raja Ampat Agressor in Cenderawasih Bay", Aug, 2016,

by Craig Howe, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 19 reports with 13 Helpful votes). Report 9145.

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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 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Besides this destination, we later went to Lembeh for a week. Total we had 13 flights and crossed the equator 6 times. We flew out of San Francisco. After October I hear there will be direct flights to Singapore on Singapore Airlines that will eliminate 2 flights and about 6 hours flight time. Other than the long hours of traveling and waiting, the diving was fantastic.

The highlight of this trip was the Whale Sharks that are fed small fish by the native fishermen who consider them good luck. The result is Whale Sharks in the water around their bangas almost all the time, sometimes there were 4, most of the time 1 or 2.

On our 7 day trip we spent 2 days with the Sharks, which I thought was a little excessive, but I was alone with one other guy on that issue. The other diving was great. Especially because this was my first trip to Indonesia, so many of the fish were new to me.

We do plan to go back to dive Raja Ampat on the same boat.
Websites Aggressor Fleet   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving All over the place
Closest Airport Getting There Get a travel agent. This was not easy.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 78-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 40-80 Ft/ 12-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Had to follow the divemaster, 60 min. and back on the boat with 500 lbs.
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 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Camera table with compressed air.
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