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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet in
Maldives/Male, Ari atolls

Aggressor Fleet, Sep, 2010,

by Andy S Leslie W, OH, US ( 2 reports). Report 5874.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, S. Pacific
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas choppy
Water Temp 78 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility to Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions max 60 min, 99 ft
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish N/A
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Dedicated camera table, good sized charging station. Laptop available for guests to review pictures, take precautions to avoid viruses.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Some of us expected mantas and whale sharks every day if not every dive, on arrival the crew told us that was unlikely but with luck we might see some. They took the southern itinerary for wide variety of sites and sea life. We saw 5-6 mantas at Manta Point on our first and again on our last day. One morning we saw juvenile whale shark. Sharks at many sites.
The dive dhoni was roomy, easy to gear up and giant stride in. Nitrox was 31-35% O2. Current varied from mild to moderate to very strong, one dive the reef hook partially straightened out. We had a couple 12-15 min waits on surface with sausage waiting while boat picked up other divers. Crew was helpful, efficient, courteous and even very patient with the one inconsiderate high maintenance diver. During transits the dhoni travels separate from the main boat so plan ahead for any gear you may want to access between dives. We inquired ahead about rental lights which saved some baggage weight.

Food was good and plentiful,and always included something vegetarian. On our last night, we were delighted the crew kindly agreed to let us stay aboard instead of the usual onshore dinner at a local restaurant in Male. We had a great trip and would do it again.
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