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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet in
Turks and Caicos

Aggressor Fleet: "Very good live aboard eperience. I'll give it 5 stars overall.", Nov, 2021,

by Kevin McCarter, FL, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 11724 has 1 Helpful vote.

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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 $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Second live aboard (Palau Aggressor was the first.) Great experience both times. What's evident is that the Aggressor fleet has taken safety seriously and absolutely DRILLS it into their crew and into their processes. I was particularly interested in the safety briefing, which was very thorough and checked every item on my list. The night watchman really was up all night, working on different parts of the boat, but making his rounds.

The crew was very attentive for the most part and absolutely worked their butts off all week, as all live aboard crews do. Helpful getting in/out of the boat, working on equipment issues, etc. Very knowledgeable and experienced.

The captain, Jonathan, is a particularly impressive leader. He's always teaching, drilling, and developing his crew. Because of that, they'll follow him to the end of the earth, and they're very good at executing their various processes done in the normal course of diving. I've been around the business world a bit in my life, and Jonathan is an exceptional leader.

The rooms are pretty small. My dive buddy and I had to take turns being upright in the cabin. Not 100% convenient, but after 12 hours, we had it worked out. Our room had a full bunk on the bottom and a half bunk on the top.

The boat itself is very well designed and laid out. Hat's off to them for that.

There was a bit of variability in the crew as it came to actually leading dives. My sense is that a couple of them assumed that live aboard divers didn't really need a leader, so they did their thing with the camera, etc. Some made a point of providing a leader role in the dives (which was optional) which quite frankly, I prefer. Visibility due to weather was't great at times and it wasn't easy to find the boat on return.

First day of diving wasn't good due to weather but the rest of the week was awesome. We did two night shark dives that made the entire trip worth it. Nurse and reef sharks were hunting and it was pretty frenzied. I never felt unsafe. In fact, I let the air out of my BCD and knelt on the ocean floor while sharks swarmed all around me. It unnerved my dive buddy a little, but it was a fabulous experience.

I've been trying to get my dive group to take a live aboard for about 10 years. One of them went with me on this trip and he's a hard "yes" on live aboard in the future! I may not do any land based diving again as a result. If he can't go, I'm confident that going by myself would be fine. We had 4 singles on this boat and everybody got along....just as they did in Palau.
Websites Aggressor Fleet   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Palau, Cozumel, Bonair, Turks & Caicos, Maui, etc.
Closest Airport Provo Getting There Orlando to Miami to Provo, via American.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-75 Ft/ 9-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Max 100 feet, 500 psi on return, etc.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments The crew member responsible for photography and videography was named Javy. He's a renowned photographer and made a great video. Accommodating, nice guy.
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