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Dive Review of Agressor Fleet/Thailand Agressor in
Thailand/S. Andaman Sea

Agressor Fleet/Thailand Agressor: "Thailand Aggressor - Off Peak Season - S. Andaman Sea", Oct, 2015,

by Kevan Urquhart, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 9302.

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

Accommodations 3 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 $$ 5 stars
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments One of, possibly even, "The Best" live aboard crew I've ever had. Capt.: Tui, Cruise Dir: Gabriel, Asst Cruise Dir: Clive, Engineer: Bao
Second Capt: Rong, Deck hand: Ken Chef: Phorn + 2nd Chef: Phorn
Divemaster: Yusuf, Steward: Anny. - all great! My wife thought so and she runs a hotel. Staff all lively, hard working, and charming. Food was great, with option for spicy Southern Thai food with the crew if desired. Dinghy stayed close for easy pick up. Dive briefings very thorough and accurate [I'm an ex-Divemaster]. Good reefs, caves/rock formations, tropical fish and small stuff. Was the wrong season for Mantas & Whale Sharks, so didn't expect any. Trip was discounted for off-season. Dolphins when motoring, just not on dives. Easy intermediate drift diving with some current, occasional but not severe surge. Only one low visibility high current dive on the wreck. Good night dives. One young beginning diver in good shape with <20 dives experience did fine paired with an Advanced Open Water Diver with >100 dives experience. I wouldn't recommend this trip for pair of beginners. Minimal ocean trash for Asia, way less than Phuket. Moved around to a lot of sites, so never got bored. See Capt.'s Log: [aggressor.com link] They don't run this itinerary any more. Light surf suits or full Polypropylene fleece skin suits necessary for most. Crew wearing shorties. BUT one young extremely fit diver wore only surf trunks the whole time, except on night dives, surprising even the crew, so it wasn't that cold despite being the winter season. Boat could use some refurbishing, but had recently had some work done. Not too worn, just not top shape. Had the Master Stateroom #1, bow cabin below decks with largest room. Deck level cabins smaller but nicer. Would go with them again on either of the other itineraries offered.
Websites Agressor Fleet   Thailand Agressor

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving CA, Puget Sound, Belize, Bonaire, Caymans, Florida
Closest Airport Hat Yai Getting There Flights to/from Phuket or Bangkok. Bangkok Air was cheapest. Boat arranges mini-van shuttle.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy, currents
Water Temp 80-84°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 35-90 Ft/ 11-27 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Normal sport limits. No drinking and diving. Nautilus Lifelines available for rent, free for short term loan. Coordinated what channel to call on. Scuba sausage required/provided if needed. I believe computers required.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 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 tables adequate. Could use more outside charging table outlets. Crew great with camera gear. On-board pro very helpful. Son took UW Photography Cert. Class, & pro trained him with both our simple and his advanced gear.
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