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Dive Review of Turks & Caicos Aggressor II in
Turks and Caicos

Turks & Caicos Aggressor II, Dec, 2006,

by Mark Tarczynski, CA, United States . Report 3152.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 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 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Went on the Turks & Caicos Aggressor II for two weeks back-to-back over the Christmas/New Year's Holiday.

Weather was absolutely spectacular all 14 days (what luck!!). In fact, the weather was soooo good that during the Christmas week we were able to sail way out to West Sand Spit . . . a dive site rarely visited by anyone. Last time the Aggressor was there was six months ago and the vis was poor. This time the vis was 80 to 100 feet! What a treat!!

I've been on a few dive boats in the Caribbean in my lifetime. I must say that the T&C Aggressor is probably the best dive boat sailing the Caribbean today. Designed and built from the hull up by Captain Piers Van Der Walt, the T&C Aggressor II has every modern convenience a diver would want in a liveaboard dive ship. Yeah . . . it's a little more expensive than other liveaboards, but it's worth every penny of the extra cost.

I think part of the magic of the T&C Aggressor is the fact that Piers Van Der Walt is Owner, Designer, and Captain of the ship. If I'm not mistaken, Piers is one of the few Owner/Operators of high-end liveaboard dive ships sailing the Caribbean. There's a lot of pride-of-ownership visible in this operation!

Which brings me to the crew . . . Amanda (Photo Pro), Lucie (Video Pro), Brian (Instructor) and Cyril (Cook). I've been on the T&C Aggressor for four weeks over the past two years. I marvel at Piers' ability to always have the best crews sailing the Caribbean. They made the trip that much more special to all of the guests.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Belize, Cozumel, Bali, Galapagos, Southern California
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 80-125 Ft/ 24-38 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Nitrox Depth Limits, otherwise you were free to dive your own profile.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Large camera table at the back of the dive deck available for UWP's
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