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

Turks & Caicos Aggressor II, Nov, 2013,

by Wayne Johnson, GA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 7447.

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

Accommodations 5 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 $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The crew led by Captain Amanda was fabulous. I had high expectations since this was my first live-aboard and they were far exceeded. We were lucky in that there were only 8 guests on a boat that houses 18. The support was amazing. My wife had a bad connection on her Air2 and she was outfitted with a BC and a quick regulator hose change by Rob with a no-pressure, calming attitude.
Lowel,the 2nd Captain was relatively new to the boat but not new to the Aggressor fleet, as he captained other boats in the past. He is an excellent photographer and has a soft-spoken, witty sense of humor. Rob the engineer gave excellent dive briefings with site maps and was extremely gracious and charming. Tank fills are done on the same tank so you don't even have to change tanks between dives.
Dave was the relief chef while we were there and the food was simply amazing. He was also very entertaining, often singing while cooking.
The "eat, sleep, dive" motto is very fitting here since there are snacks ready for you after each dive, which was the perfect treat after getting a warmed towel when you come up from the hot shower on the roomy dive deck.
Diving was standard Caribbean fare. Reef sharks, nurse sharks, spotted eagle rays, hawks bill turtles and barracudas were plentiful. Night dives yielded octopi, crabs, lobsters and morays. Seeing coral polyps opened and feeding was very neat. Rob offered to let us use a blacklight to dive one night and when used in conjunction with a filter on your mask lens, the corals were surreal. Very interesting experience.

Overall, we would easily go back to this very vessel again and are contemplating the whale watching snorkeling tour because the crew and experience were so positive.
Websites Turks & Caicos Aggressor II   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Hawaii, Belize, Exumas, Bonaire, The Keys, NC Wreck diving, Pacific Northwest
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas choppy, no currents
Water Temp 81-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-90 Ft/ 15-27 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No restrictions. Dive crew is very accommodating and let you dive your own profile adn your own dive if you choose. Dive freedom at its best
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 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 Camera table with two high pressure air hoses for drying housing. Lint free towels for gear. Dedicated camera tank.
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