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Dive Review of Aggressor in
Turks and Caicos

Aggressor, Sep, 2002,

by David Haupt, KY, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 234.

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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 N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Breakfast is from 7:00 - 8:00 AM. 2 dives then lunch at 12:30. 2 more dives, dinner at 6:30. Night dive follows. Hot towels and hot chocolate awaited us upon surfacing from the night dives. After the night dive, most watched one of numerous DVDís that one of the divers brought. After boarding, you pick out an area to set up your gear. Each station has a seat that lifts and you can store your gear. Once you put your BC on a tank it stays there for the week. The only thing you remove is your 1st stage between dives to signal that you need your tank filled. If diving Nitrox, you analyze your own tank and log it in a book. There is a multi-leveled camera table with plugs for charging strobes and low pressure air for drying. The Capatain (Piers) and crew (Bruno, Christopher, David, Lyndon, Lourdes and Guerlain) are second to none! Everyone was helpful & friendly. I was actually impressed with the the quality of the food. We had various types of fish, chicken and even steaks on the grill one evening. We saw Reef sharks on every dive except the first one (Provo)! Eagle rays were spotted off the wall at about 100í depth on every morning dive. While in West Caicos, a Manta Ray was spotted breaking the surface off the starboard stern of the boat. One of the crew spotted 3 Pilot Whales a little farther off the starboard stern. 2 crew members hopped in the Zodiac and tried to circle around in front of the whales for some video. Before they could get to them, the whales dove and disappeared from sight. It was still pretty awesome seing them swim on the surface! French Cay also sports HUGE Barrel Sponges & Gorgonians, Turtles,Grey Angels, French Angels, Queen Angels, schools of Jacks, etc. On night dives I saw Shrimp, Long Horned Nudibranchs and several cooperative (or dumb) Honeycombed Cowfish. The weather was awesome with highs in the upper 80ís and water temps. Between 82 Ė 84 degrees. There were some waves in French Cay so we would anchor on the Leeward side of the island at night. Friday evening we had a cocktail party on the boat before heading out to a local restaurant (The Terrace) for the only meal not included in our package. It is amazing how close you feel to the others on the boat by the end of the week. Nitrox was $100 lump sum for the week & E-6 processing was $10 / roll. When you figure in the 5 dives / day, I feel liveaboards are a very good value. Liveaboards are great for divers traveling alone!

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, Little Cayman, Cozumel, St. Thomas, Bonaire, St. Thomas, Aruba
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas choppy, noCurrents
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-75 Ft/ 18-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 110' max depth (but not checked) and 500 PSI (which they could tell when they refilled your tank).
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales >2
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments 3 tiered camera table with 2 low pressure air nozzles. Crew hands you your rig once you are in the water and is waiting to take it when you surface.
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