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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet in
Indonesia/Raja Ampat

Aggressor Fleet: "A week on the Raja Ampat Agressor", Oct, 2017,

by Elaine morse, CO, US ( 2 reports). Report 9901.

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

Accommodations 5 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 $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The Aggressor boat is nice. They provide four dives a day with one a night dive. The food was not gourmet, but it was pretty good with an emphasis on Indonesian food. Having been in Indonesia three weeks prior to the trip I was happy when they had other items.

The week that we were there they were short two major crew members, one dive master and the assistant director. The director took the place of one of the dive masters, and he was a good as the other two. But we did not get a video at the end of the trip, which was promised. That seemed to be the only difference that I could see affected us.

The diving was fantastic, especially for someone who had never dived in the Pacific (except Tahiti, which really didn't count). The coral was amazing as were the fish. With the help of the divemasters we saw pigmy seahorses, and lots of other critters. We saw one manta but not really close.

Being older and not having much diving experience with currents it was difficut when there was a strong current. Fortunately, we only had a few dives where this was an issue. I think they made an effort to gage the currents and try not to have us dive with them if possible.

They said to bring a 3mm wetsuit, and one person was using one, but there were people who only used a shorty the whole week. I had a one and a half, but sometimes put a 1/2 mm under the top.

I was not taking pictures, but they seemed to have a lot of work space for those who were.

They had larger tanks for people who were using more air to switch to.

Overalll the crew was really good and they went out of their way to try to make everything nice. They met us with towels when we returned to the boat. They were fun singing to us, and they seemed genuinely happy to be there.

They had massages available for extra cost, and it was worth it and reommended.

Overall, I think everyone was happy with the diving, the boat, the food and the trip as a whole. Our cabin, the mster, was very comfortable and had plenty of space.
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Mexico, Tahiti, Bahamas
Closest Airport Sorong Getting There First probably Jakarta, although we did fly from Yogyakarta. Then stop in Makassar, even if your ticket doesn't look like ie does, then to Sorong

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, currents, no currents
Water Temp 95-96°F / 35-36°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 20-25 Ft/ 6-8 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions We were supposed to start up when there were 500 bars, which I think is about 750 PSI, but they never said anything to anyone if they came up with less air.They asked us to use a provided sausage. Otherwise people dived as long as they wanted. We were picked up almost as soon as we surfaced.
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 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 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 I didn't take pictures, but the ones that people took were fnatastic. I never heard any complaints about the facilities.
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