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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet in
Indonesia/Komodo to Bali

Aggressor Fleet: "Indo Aggressor - Time for an overhaul", Oct, 2017,

by Carol D Cox, FL, US (Contributor Contributor 16 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 9836.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Bahamas, Florida, Turkey, Palau, Truk, Mexico, Red Sea, Cypress, Guam, Indonesia, Revillagigedo
Closest Airport Labuan Bajo Getting There Use Travelindo.com to book domestic flights. Domestic airlines require an Asian credit card. Aggressor charges a huge convenience fee for the domestic flights. Travelindo was only $5 more than the published rates, and we paid through Paypal. You can use credit card to pay overweight baggage fees from Bali to Labuan Bajo. You need cash in the other direction. Our extra suitcase and camera gear ran us $80 total.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents, no currents
Water Temp 69 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 20 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Return with 500 psi (not strongly enforced)
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 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 Space for a large number of photographers were adequate. More power outlets would be nice, but we were able to mak ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 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
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Comments I have sat on this review for quite a while because I really hate to be so negative about an operation, and owner Wayne Brown has been pretty good to me at times. But I finally decided to go ahead with this review because divers need to know what they are getting into when they book the Komodo Dancer.

We booked a 10-day trip that travelled from the island of Labuan Bajo, near Komodo, to Bali. I expected to be diving at several islands along the way, but the itineraries on the Aggressor website did not go into details about this trip, and I guess I should have asked more questions before booking.

On day 1, we did not dive as indicated on the itinerary. I was not surprised because I had read several Captains Logs from previous trips that said they didnt dive due to late arrival of some guests. However, all the guests (except one that was meeting us in Komodo the next day) arrived on the morning flights as instructed, so we werent given a reason for the missed dives. It seems there was plenty of time to head over to Komodo and get in a couple of dives, but it didnt happen.

We received our briefing the first night from our cruise host, and many guests were surprised when he said our itinerary did not include visiting the Komodo dragons. This also differed with the itinerary, and if I had known, I would have flown to Labuan Bajo early and done a day trip to see the dragons. I wasnt the only passenger dismayed by this news, and the cruise director a ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Carol D Cox in FL, US at Oct 10, 2017 12:10 EST  
Sorry, I forgot to put in the correct dates. This trip was March 2017.
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