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Dive Review of Palau Aggressor II in
Micronesia/Palau

Palau Aggressor II: "No-Show Manta Rays on Otherwise Good Trip", Mar, 2016,

by Michael Traylor, TX, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8846.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I found on my second stay on this boat that everything is pretty much the same as it was w/ my first trip 9 years ago. However, the personnel are new except Hector is still the engineer/divemaster and Ernan is still a divemaster. The diving is exciting w/ plenty of everything to see and the Blue Corner shark and jack traffic is still heavy w/ plenty of current requiring reef hooks. I would recommend that beginning divers get at least 50-100 dives under their belts w/ some current exposure before coming to Palau. The only disappointment was no shows by the Mantas in two trips to German Channel.
The divemasters are quite helpful w/ everything w/ my only complaint being that they sometimes have divers swimming way too long against currents, I guess because they hope it will reverse or back off. I felt one dive was so screwed-up w/ contrary currents that it should have been aborted.
More activities after diving have been added, eg: a week-long trivia contest w/ a nice prize for the winner.
Overall, this site and live-aboard are the cure for mundane Caribbean diving!
Websites Palau Aggressor II   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Many Caribbean, Galapagos, Fiji, Costa Rica, Sea of Cortez, Maldives, Texas Flower Gardens, Hawaii, etc.
Closest Airport Koror Getting There From West Coast to Guam, then Yap, then Koror (w/ annoying plane search in Yap)

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm, surge, currents
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40-90 Ft/ 12-27 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Maximum bottom time 60 min. and leave water w/ at least 500 psi in tank. Being on time and staying on schedule strongly emphasized to allow 5 dives per day.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments I don't photograph, but there were copious rise tanks on the dive deck, a large camera table on the "skiff", and a large camera table w/ compressed air and many charging outlets on the dive deck.
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