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Dive Review of Aggressor/Thailand Aggressor in

Aggressor/Thailand Aggressor: "A week on the Thai Aggressor", Feb, 2017,

by Tim Moore, HI, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 9502 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Very pleasant trip. There were enough of us so that we had a half boat charter plus 4 other guests, so it was a good value. The Thailand Aggressor seemed to be one of the older aggressors that I have been on. It was comfortable and clean. What was outstanding is what the crew could do with it. Especially the chef and that little kitchen. The diving was good. Mostly skiff diving. The crew did a very good job of handling us and our gear. But, there are other pacific rim areas I would revisit first (assuming comparable expense). One of the major headaches was the number of other dive boats/divers constantly around us. It was rare to have the area to ourselves for a couple of afternoon dives and a peaceful evening. At one site we had a boat come over us and literally drop another 20-30 divers on our heads. There were at least a 100 divers within sight in the water. We did get a special visit by a manta later after the others had left. It spent close to 10 minutes slowly circling us and the coral head (cleaning station) before we had to go. Very nice for the last dive of the trip.
Websites Aggressor   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean area, all around the pacific rim, Australia, hawaii, mexico, caymans, bonaire, roatan, costa rica, cozumel, thailand, japan, bali, indonesia, new guinea, solomon islands, new britain, fiji, Polynesia, ...
Closest Airport Phuket Getting There Flew to Seoul/Inchong (nice airport) and then to Phuket. 45 minute ride to the pier

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-70 Ft/ 9-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Normal recreational limits. Given the proven experience of the guests onboard, enforcement was relaxed. Divers entered their own information in the logs.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Most guests had smaller 'gopro' style cameras with 3 larger rigs. Plenty of room on the dedicated camera table and spacious charging station. Crew treated our equipment with a great care transferring it to/from the skiffs and to us in the water.
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