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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet in
Micronesia/Palau

Aggressor Fleet: "Very Nice Live-aboard; Lots of Current; Concerns re: Marine Life", May, 2016,

by Michael J. Millet, CA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 68 reports with 19 Helpful votes). Report 8929.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving All over the Caribbean; Galapagos, Socorro, Fiji, Solomons, GBR, Vanuatu,
PNG, Philippines, Indonesia, Palau, Yap, Kosrae
Closest Airport Koror Getting There Slogged thru HNL and Guam

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy, currents
Water Temp 83 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No Deco
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The Rock Island Aggressor (formerly the Tropic Dancer) has a large camera table with micro-fiber clothes and compressed air. There is an adequate battery ... 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 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments


10 day live-aboard commencing April 21. This was my 4th live-aboard trip to Palau. 3rd trip on a Aggressor/Dancer vessel.

Spent first day diving wrecks around Koror Helmet Wreck, Jake Seaplane, Iro, Hofa Dai; limited visibility but interesting diving with many WWII artifacts.

The next 2 days were spent diving the Siaes and Ulong dive sites.

The 4th dive day was spent at Blue Corner (moderate current) Big Dropoff, New Dropoff (strong current) and German Channel (3 brief manta encounters). Blue Corner had fairly good shark action and a juvenile eagle ray that was swimming into the current without making much headway. The shark action at Ulong Channel was a bit less than I have experienced on previous trips.

The next day was spent at Peliliu with 5 dives. At Peliliu C ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By David Cutler in ID, US at May 25, 2016 17:05 EST  
Nice review, We were there in 99 and wanted to go to jellyfish lake but for whatever reason it was not allowed that week. Sadly it sounds like we may never get to. I suppose we have all contributed to whatever damage divers do either through our actions diving or simply telling others what they are missing.
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