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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet in
Turks and Caicos

Aggressor Fleet: "Little dive site variety, dive ops could be tightened", Jan, 2022,

by Nancy Boore, MD, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 9 Helpful votes). Report 11847 has 2 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments THE GOOD:
- True to form with my experience on Aggressors thus far, the food was absolutely phenomenal! Chef Oli created absolute masterpieces for everyone, and did a truly fantastic job accommodating people with varied food requirements.

- The crew were all very helpful and friendly, and did their best to take excellent care if us. Jay, one of the crewmembers, was absolutely the best with helping me get some groceries during my COVID quarantine (more on this toward the end of the report), and on his week off at that! I really appreciated his help, don't know what I would have done without him!

- Javier was the crewmember who took pictures and video during our dives, and his video was excellent!

- Dive briefings were thorough and adequate.

- Nice, big dive lockers to hold your gear.

- One passenger did get bent about halfway through the trip, and the crew did a great job at immediately putting him on oxygen, getting him off the boat, and getting him to the chamber, and then getting him back on the boat when he was cleared. This was an experienced diver, didn't do anything crazy, but unfortunately got bent.

- One passenger's luggage got lost in transit and the Aggressor staff did a great job at getting it to the boat for her.

- Th best dive of the trip was the G-Spot night dive, it was a "natural" shark feed, no chumming. Several other great dive sites: Coral Stairway (lots of turtles on this one), Magic Mushroom (lots of sharks on this one, great wall dive), Rock & Roll (lots of ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Aggressor Fleet   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Florida Keys, Pompano, Bahamas, Bimini, Cozumel, Kona, St. Croix, Roatan.
Closest Airport Providenciales Getting There I flew American from BWI to Provo via Charlotte. We were delayed in Charlotte by about 5 hours....I was supposed to land in Provo at 2:30pm, got in much later, didn't get on the boat until about 10pm. Because of the outgoing tide the boat was moved off shore, I and 2 other passengers had to take a "sporty" dinghy ride to the boat. Once onboard the chef had dinner for those who wanted it.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, surge
Water Temp 78-80°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive within your training and experience, don't go past 100ft, no buddyless diving, all the standard stuff. Also, pay attention to depth...T&C is a lot of wall diving, it's easy to go deep before you notice it.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments As usual for Aggressors, there was a big camera table with plenty of outlets for charging batteries, and a big freshwa ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By report author: Nancy Boore in MD, US at Jan 17, 2022 20:00 EST  
From the author- I forgot to add that at the Rock & Roll site things got very sporty while we were under, and Javier did a fantastic job at getting everyone back on board. He was at the surface controlling each diver's approach to the boat, guiding them to the ladder and making sure they got back up safely.
By report author: Nancy Boore in MD, US at Jan 21, 2022 15:08 EST  
From the author - A follow up to my COVID quarantine experience: The initial information from the T&C Aggressor Land Agent given to the three of us who tested positive was that since we were vaccinated, our quarantine would be 5 days. She instructed us to go to the Ministry of Health's free testing site on Tuesday (we tested positive on Friday), and told us that since on Tuesday we would have been quarantined for 5 days. She said we would be tested again, but since we would have satisfied the quarantine requirement we would get a quarantine release order at the hospital and would be able to go home. So....we did as she instructed, and found that her information was, in fact, incorrect. The quarantine was 10 days, starting the day after the positive test (not the day of), and if you were vaccinated and boosted you could take an antigen test on day 5 and every day up until the 10th day. If you were negative you could get the quarantine release, if positive then you had to stay in quarantine until day 10, and could then get a quarantine release.
By report author: Nancy Boore in MD, US at Jan 21, 2022 15:15 EST  
(con't) I messaged her about her incorrect info, didn't hear from her until that evening, when she told me that there were also some private clinics providing free tests, two within walking distance of where I was staying. Had I known that, I could have saved about $45 in taxi fares. The next day I went to a private clinic on the list she provided, and it was not free, I was charged $50, and luckily tested negative. I'M HOME!!!
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