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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Aggressor Fleet: "Trip of a lifetime!", Mar, 2017,

by Elisabeth Sykes, NM, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 9880 has 2 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Yap-Micronesia, Republic of Palua, Great Barrier Reef, Fiji, Maldives, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Sea of Cortez, Cayman Islands, Belize, Bonaire, Bahamas, California, Mexico, Florida Keys, Hawaii, Turks and Caicos, etc.
Closest Airport Sorong, Indonesia. Getting There We flew from a major city in the United States to Los Angeles aboard a domestic U.S. airline. Then, we flew from Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Singapore via Cathay Pacific (superb service). Then, we spent several days in Singapore to adjust to the time zone. Then, we flew from Singapore to Jakarta, Indonesia to Makassar, Indonesia to Sorong, Indonesia via Garuda Air (also had superb service). NOTE: check the flight schedule so you don't fly in the middle of the night from Singapore to Sorong.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 86 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions As I recall, they requested no deep dives, e.g. greater than 120 foot depth. However, there was no reason to exceed this. Most of the time, one dove between 30 - 80 foot depth.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None 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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments There are abundant options for macro and intermediate lenses. There are fewer opportunities to use wide angle lens, e.g. close ups of manta rays, etc. The div ... 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 5 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 1 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments GOOD:
The best diving we've ever encountered. The health of the reefs, the diversity and abundance of marine life, warm water, relatively good visibility, and an outstanding liveaboard made this the best dive trip we've been on. From macro to wide angle, pygmy seahorses to oceanic manta rays, and soft corals more abundant and vibrant than Fiji, this trip was incredible. For the fir ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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