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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet in
Turks and Caicos

Aggressor Fleet, Nov, 2013,

by Elisabeth Sykes, NM, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 7434.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation N/A Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments We dove the Turks & Caicos aboard the Turks & Caicos Aggressor II in July 2010 and were impressed with the crew, room, food, and diving. We expected a high quality experience and the boat, crew, room, and food were again first rate.

The bad: we noticed fewer numbers of tropical fish compared to our prior trip, decreased visibility, and did not see any turtles this time. We dove some of the same dive sites we dove in 2010 and compared our notes from our dive logs. Our subjective feeling was validated by comparing the current experience to our notes from our 2010 dives. The visibility was noticeably worse, the water often appeared chalky, and the reefs were covered with a white powdery substance. We suspect this may be due to eutrophication - where runoff of phosphates and nitrates into the water promotes the growth of algae and bad sponges which eat the coral.

While the crew and boat were top notch, we felt the diving was average compared to the other places we have dove. Clearly, the diving is not as good as it was in 2010.

Elisabeth Sykes & Vick Thomas
Websites Aggressor Fleet   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, Great Barrier Reef, Maldives, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Sea of Cortez, Hawaii, Florida Keys, Cozumel, etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas no currents
Water Temp 81-84°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20-80 Ft/ 6-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 110 foot depth limit. However, if you discussed this with the Captain, this could be exceeded. However, there was no need to dive deeper. No diving after drinking on the day one drank.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments A separate, dry table is available to photographers, as well as a separate room for charging batteries. A computer is available in the salon to download photographs, if one does not have their own.
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