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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet in
Maldives

Aggressor Fleet: "Good Liveaboard Trip", Nov, 2015,

by Jim Tompkins, NC, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 8655.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Not for novice divers. Had to contend with currents on non-drift dives. On several occasion had to struggle with currents to get reef hook set.

There are reported to be 400 live aboards in the Maldives. At many sites there ere multiple boats in the area. You need a SMB attached to a reel to deploy before you surface. You need a reef hook to hook into the reef to hold yourself against the current.

If you plan on paying in cash make sure to take new bills. A number of persons had previous versions of US $100 bills. Neither Aggressor or the restaurant for the onshore dinner would take them. They said the banks would not take them.

The deluxe cabins of the Aggressor were comfortable and have stand alone showers. There was plenty of hot water. The cabins had adequate storage space. There was 12 staff for 14 divers providing very good service. All diving is from a large support vessel where your dive gear remains for the duration of the trip. You place your wet suit in a rinse tank and the staff rinses it and hang it up to dry for the next dive. The dive staff were friendly and almost all understood American english.
Websites Aggressor Fleet   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Carribbean, Palau, Yap, Tahiti, Fiji, Chuck
Closest Airport Mahe Getting There Emirates Air from Dulles to Dubai to Mahe (12 hors to Duba, 4 hours Dubai to Mahe on Boeing 777s.

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-50 Ft/ 9-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Max depth 100 feet 60 minutes
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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