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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet in

Aggressor Fleet: "Palau - Worth the long trip from US", Dec, 2017,

by Gregg Backemeyer, FL, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports). Report 10133.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving French Polynesia, Mexico, Caribbean, Guadalupe Island, Socorro Island, South Florida, ABC Islands, Honduras, Hawaii, Panama, Turks & Caicos, Bahamas (Tiger Beach, Bimini, et al), BVIs, AVIs, Bermuda, Dominican Republic, Solomon Islands, Galapagos Islands, Palau and more
Closest Airport Koror, PW (ROR) Getting There Through Hawaii and Guam from the US. We stopped briefly in Yap inbound. A lot of flights/time.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas surge
Water Temp 78 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Common sense on max depth with NITROX; most dives were 60+ minutes.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The Palau Aggressor's facilities for UWP are OK but not great. But I had what I really needed. ... 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
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Comments The Palau Aggressor was a good, functional boat with an interesting lift system aft to bring the dive boat onboard making for easy access and ease of use. It's powered by twin 1000hp CATs with jet drives. This allowed us to circumnavigate the German Channel which other liveaboards with traditional screws can't do. This saved over a day of traveling around and allowed us to dive the better sites, longer. The cabins are bunk beds which is not ideal but was OK. They discourage using the electrical outlet in the room for charging, etc. And the only one outlet to the side of the wash basin was wholly inadequate for cabin charging of equipment and other things anyway.

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By Bobby Munno in NY, US at Feb 23, 2018 21:27 EST  
What's up Old Man? It was great meeting and diving with you! Excellent trip aside from the commute. Hope to see you again. Let me know when you're in NYC and keep me informed of your next destinations. I'll do the same.
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