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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet in
Micronesia/Palau

Aggressor Fleet: "First Time In Palau - Awesome Reefs - Good Diving", May, 2019,

by Mark Tarczynski, CA, US ( 2 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 10938 has 1 Helpful vote.

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Moored in back of Palau Royal Resort Pick up from Palau Royal Resort dock Very healthy corals
Large and spacious salon Upper deck lounge area Hydraulic lift for diving skiff Diving skiff - very comfortable and convenient Two spacious camera tables
Entering the hydraulic lift

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 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Been on a bunch of Aggressor boats in my lifetime. Palau Rock Island Aggressor is the largest, most spacious, Aggressor I've ever had the pleasure of diving from. Our normal sized suite was roughly twice the size of a typical Aggressor.

The diving is from a skiff. But amazingly, the skiff is lifted from the water to the dive deck via a massive hydraulic lift system. All you need to do is step from the dive deck on to, or off of, the skiff.

EXTREMELY CO ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Aggressor Fleet   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving All over the Caribbean, Indonesia, Mexico, Galapagos, Cocos, Bahamas, Florida Keys ... Did my check-out dive in 1971 in an old rock quarry in Racine Wisconsin in the middle of March ... dry suits weren't invented yet. Oh yeah ... and I was using a J-valve.
Closest Airport ROR Getting There United LAX -> HNL -> GUM -> ROR
For a 3-hop flight, everything went shockingly well. All connections were short and on-time and no lost luggage.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 80-100 Ft/ 24-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Supposed to follow the DM on each dive. 2 DMs in the water and many times 3. However, we never felt it mandatory to follow the lead DM. If you split from the group, a DM would hang back and keep an eye on you
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks 1 or 2
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 Two camera tables and plenty of charging stations. Multiple large camera set-ups and large drones were comfortably accommodated on this trip. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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