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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet/Tropic Dancer in

Aggressor Fleet/Tropic Dancer: "Tropic Dancer, a spectacular week aboard!", May, 2015,

by Ronald JOhnson, TX, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 8234.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation N/A Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments The Tropic Dancer is EVERYTHING one expects an Aggressor luxury liveaboard to be.
GREAT food. Chef Cameron is a treasure!
GREAT service.Riphon and Sadie were spectacular. So was Alan! Over the top diving.
What else is there?
However, the waters were often cloudy with under 50' visibility. Additionally, the currents were outrageous! I heartily warn non-expert divers NOT to dive the reefs of Palau. Sure, I'm 64 and out of shape, but I am an experienced diver. The currents almost swept me away. One of our party came up coughing, "What the PHUC_ was that!?
The skiff load and unload system was really cool. The skiffs were not the most comfortable, but they were fast and marginally tolerable. I am not a fan of skiff diving.
The rock island tour was incredible.
Jellyfish Lake humbled me. It's a MUST DO!
Websites Aggressor Fleet   Tropic Dancer

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Almost all the major Caribbean destainations, Venezuala, and Truk Lagoon
Closest Airport Palau International Getting There USA to Honolulu, Honolulu to Guam. Guam to Palau- An arduous journey!

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, rainy Seas surge, currents
Water Temp 81-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40-70 Ft/ 12-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions All drift and skiff diving.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Excellent photo facilities. Lots of room, towels, and blow-dry air.
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