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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet in
Thailand/Adanaman Islands

Aggressor Fleet: "Great time in Thailand", Feb, 2017,

by Chuck Quire, CO, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 9955 has 1 Helpful vote.

No photos available at this time

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 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Honestly, there wasn't really any bad. A lot of good:

-The dive crew was outstanding. They did a good job guiding the dives, taking care of any issues on deck and were genuinely nice. Clive, Patrick, Bang and Ashley, thanks very much.

-The boat crew were nice also, very funny. Considering the language barrier, we had a great time chatting. And the food was fantastic! Plus the kitchen would serve me a Thai breakfast while everyone else was eating western. What a great bunch!

-The boat was very nice, though in need of some minor maintenance. Everything worked and no complaints but as this was my first Aggressor trip I was expecting almost brand new, so this was a misconception problem on my end. The boat was fine, simply not all shiny and new looking.

-Diving was done from zodiacs, not the liveaboard itself. No problems, easy to get in and out of.

-Diving in the Andamans and Similans means usually a bit deeper than Caribbean diving. Typical depth was 45-70 feet and some current is very typical with occasional big currents.

-Being a big guy (6-5, 270 lbs) it was nice they had a 104 cu. ft. tank. That let me have 60-70 minute dives without worry.

-EPIRBS were available for rent

-Saw several giant mantas

-Richelieu Rock is absolutely fantastic. It's very hard to describe, simply one of the best dive sites there anywhere. Huge numbers of fish, eels and most anything else you'd want to see.

Websites Aggressor Fleet   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Philippines, Caribbean, Finland, U.S. (all coasts and inland), Mexico
Closest Airport Phuket Getting There Easy to get there, international travel destination.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, choppy, surge, currents, no currents
Water Temp 83-86°F / 28-30°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 75-100 Ft/ 23-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions -No deco diving
-100 ft max depth unless a special site and briefed
-Back on board with 500 psi
-Every buddy team had to have a SMB
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments -Camera only table
-Compressed air
-Dedicated towels
-Dedicated battery charging station
-Camera only rinse barrel

I'm a simple photographer, not one of the big rig type of people. For me the camera setup was great. There was one person with a nicer camera rig that seemed to be happy with the setup, no complaints.

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