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Dive Review of Truk Agressor II in

Truk Agressor II, Mar, 2003,

by John and Sandra Quick, MI, USA . Report 679.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments What fun! We would have done this years ago if we knew how much fun a live aboard could be. Captain Niall, first mate Tom,
and photo pro Ed were stars as were the rest of the crew. Everything seemed to go so smoothly, the crew worked non stop to
keep everyone happy. Where all the warm towels and snacks materialized from we will never know but they were always there.
The accommodations were adequate and clean but space for storing stuff was almost non existant. Made it tough for us as we
did have a bit of clothing and souveniers with us as this was a multi destination trip. The crew stored our big bag which was a
great help. Food was a good as could be expected given the remote locale. Tom was once a beverage/food director on a cruise
ship so he helped in the kitchen with some tasty results. The public spaces were cozy and comfortable. As non photographers we
enjoyed fellow passengers (and Ed) sharing slides and video with us in the evenings.

The diving was awesome. Can't stress enough about the historical significance of this locale. Operation Hailstorm in Feb of 1944
was a big coup for the US Navy. Though there are few combatants on the bottom of Truk Lagoon there are approximately 60
(every book gives a different number) merchants on the bottom and several aircraft. The shallow wrecks (150 and above) are, per
those who have been here before, showing the effects of dive pressure. We were happy. Many identifiable fittings (guns, bridges,
masts, kingposts,
gangways, ladders, props, etc.). Lots of cargo and other stuff to look at such as a tank on deck of one vessel, trucks in the
hold of another, Japanese zeros in the hold of a vessel, etc. Sake bottles and ammunition galore. We aren't big wreck divers
but were very comfortable following Niall or Ed through compartments and into holds.

Lots of gorgeous tropicals. Many of the masts, fittings, guns, etc are beautifully encrusted with soft corals. The anemones alone
were worth the price of admission(oh, and of course the clownfish in them) . Saw quite a few sharks. Toward the end of the week
there was a shark dive. If you've done the Bahamas, Walkers Cay thing you know the drill. We would have skipped it for another
wreck dive.

Definately a trip of a life time. Though we have nothing to compare it to as far as live aboards we are sure that the crew of the Truk
Aggressor II has set a high standard . Overall experience rates a A from us! We salute Niall and crew!

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Cayman Islands, Turks & Caicos, Bonaire, Belize, Roatan, Florida Keys and assorted
other spots in the Caribbean.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 80-81°F / 27-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 70-80 Ft/ 21-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Stuck to recommended profiles so we could maximize the number of dives.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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