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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet in

Aggressor Fleet: "Great 10 day Aggressor liveaboard in Komodo", Apr, 2023,

by Robert Linscheer, CO, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 12413.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Komodo

Full boat briefing once onboard, showing escape routes including ladder for alternate routes. Fire detectors, extinguishers and life jacket locations pointed out, in cabin and on deck. This is a wooden ship, so it is important to know these things, and I've never seen so many fire extinguishers spread about.

This being a 10 day trip we experienced all sides of the Komodo island chain. It was warm in the north and cold in the south, requiring a range of protection. I brought both 3mm shorty and 5mm long and neoprene beany. I needed all combinations at some point. Some folks wore hoods. It was difficult to predict needed coverage on a given dive as the currents could change the temps from day to day. On some dives we were buffeted with cold and warm currents, causing the most extensive "wigglies" (thermocline boundri ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Mostly Caribbean; Belize, Roatan, Turks & Caicos, Bahamas, Saba, Bonaire, Curacao. Bucket trips to Palau, Raja Ampat, Kona
Closest Airport Labuan Bajo Getting There Flew via LAX to Taipei to Bali (DPS) with EVA, stayed a day, then flew on to Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to catch the boat. Back via Bali, Singapore with Singapore Air, SFO with United. No real trouble on any flights. All flights except to Singapore were full

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas currents, no currents
Water Temp 74-83°F / 23-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 10-40 Ft/ 3-12 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions All diving via skiff and following dive master, mostly because of dangerous currents. However most dives were 60 minutes.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments A counter top with non-slip, soft material, spanning the width of the foredeck is provided for dealing with cameras. Batteries are charged inside in the meal area, observed from 6am to 1 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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