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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet/Palasia in
Micronesia/Palau

Aggressor Fleet/Palasia: "Fantastic Two Weeks In Paradise", Oct, 2022,

by Dean C, CO, US ( 2 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 12153.

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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 2 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments When
Trip was at the end of September for 2.5 weeks. Arriving a few days early, I did two back to back trips on the Palau Aggressor. The rainy season ended a few weeks before and we only had sporadic showers on two days with the rest of the days being sunny or partly cloudy.

Where/Getting there
Flew into Koror via Honolulu and Guam. Total travel time was ~30hrs and 5 legs one way from Colorado. United is the primary/only carrier from Guam to Koror but there are a few other options for getting to Guam.


Who
I travelled alone as did several other guests both weeks. Ship has 9 cabins which can house a total of 18 divers. First week there were only 10 guests and 11 the second week. Comprising mostly of Americans, there were a few other countries in the mix including the UK, Spain, France, and Germany. I like this mix from other countries as it makes for more interesting dinner conversations.

Accommodations
Accommodations are the same for all cabins. These were located conveniently on the diving deck. Each cabin had an ensuite bathroom. A sink/vanity is located in the main cabin space which can be a plus when rotating through the shower and getting ready. The vanity also provides extra storage space. Beds are configured in a bunk bed arrangement. The lower bed being larger and approximately queen size with the upper being slightly narrower. Since there were so few guests, I was able to have the cabin to myself for both weeks. This is a real luxury that I was not expecting.

Each room had a smoke detector and no charging is allowed when the room is vacant. In an emergency, exit doors are available at either end of the hall. Also, a night watch was kept.

Food
Food prepared by chef Ramil and stewardess Edith was delicious and plentiful. Breakfast was made to order eggs and a differ ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Aggressor Fleet   Palasia

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Indonesia, Fiji, Australia, Malaysia, Mexico, Florida, California, Costa Rica, Hawaii, French Polynesia, other inland reservoirs.
Closest Airport Koror Getting There United-Colorado Springs, Denver, San Francisco, Honolulu, Guam, Koror. 30+ hours flying time. Luckily no issues or lost luggage in either direction.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 84-86°F / 29-30°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 80-100 Ft/ 24-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minute dives and must be with a buddy. Generally hung with the group with guides in the front and rear.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments They had a large camera table with plenty of charging stations. They also had two dedicated freshwater rinse tanks for cameras, computers, and flashlights. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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