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

Turks and Caicos Aggressor II, Nov, 2003,

by Roger and Pam Smith, AL, USA . Report 1393.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Cayman Islands, Roatan, Cozumel, St. Croix, Saba, and Fiji.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 80 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 90 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Normal depth limits for air (130ft) and Nitrox (as calculated). Back on boat with 500 psi.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The Turks & Caicos Aggressor II, brand new in March 2003, is one of the nicest liveaboards around. It is the only Aggressor that is owner-operated. Captain Peirs, the owner, has great pride in his ship and works all week to keep his guests happy. Most of the crew members were accommodating and friendly. Beetle made a fantastic guide for those who wanted one.

The cabins were on the first floor, salon and dive deck on the second floor, and sun deck and bar on the top. The common areas are very roomy and comfortable. The hot tub worked! The dive deck is spacious with the usual lockers under your seat and a large camera table. Dive briefings were detailed.

Due to the wind and air temperature, we were always cold when exiting a dive. The solution for us was to change into dry clothes and wear sweatshirts between every dive. We joked about making 20 minute safety stops because we knew we were going to freeze when we surfaced.

Almost all the dives were walls with 40 tops, which became a bit repetitive by the end of the week, although they were good dive sites. Saw plenty of turtles, large Grouper, Queen Triggers, eels, Pederson Shrimp, Stingrays, etc. Only one sighting of an Eagle Ray for the week, and we missed it. We saw Caribbean Reef Sharks on most of the dives, sometimes pretty close up.
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