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Rock Islands Aggressor

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The Rock Islands Aggressor (formerly the Tropic Dancer) a spacious catamaran specifically built for diving, is 106 feet long.  She dives the waters of Palau including the world-famous Blue Corner.

 

A word from Dom :  "My first experience on this boat was when she was based in French Polynesia. She's a great platform for divers ... stable, spacious, comfortable.  And, she offers all those Aggressor Fleet positive amenities."   Dominick Macan

 


Cabins ... diving overview ... what's included



  • 8 deluxe main deck DOUBLE staterooms
    double bed with single bunk & port window
    1 dive deck DOUBLE stateroom
    double bed with single bunk & port window

    All staterooms have ensuite facilities, closet, individual climate control and hair dryer.

  • 4 dives per day, all done from a 35 foot tender
    typically 3 night dives per week
    Nautilaus Lifelines are available for weekly rental
    80 cu. ft. tanks with K-valves, (no DIN-valves on board)
    nitrox
    diving courses

    water temperature: 80 - 82F, 27 - 28C
    3mm wetsuit recommended

  • accommodation & diving
    meals, snacks & non-alcoholic beverages including fruit juices
    local beer and wine
    compressed air, tanks, weights & weight belts

  • airfare
    transfers from hotel or airport
    nitrox
    diving courses

    port fees
    alcoholic beverages (other than local beers & wines, which are included)




On board Rock Islands Aggressor


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    Rock Islands Aggressor at sea
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    upper deck
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    refreshments
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    bar
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    salon
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    dining area
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    double cabin
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    dive tender
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    dive tender


Deck Plan ... Dive Map ... Technical Specifications

Itinerary map, deck & cabin layout, yacht specs, equipment & safety features for Rock Islands Aggressor.... open

 

DECK PLAN

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ITINERARY MAP

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SPECIFICATIONS

Built to Lloyd’s Registry and American Bureau of Shipping Standards
Length: 106 foot (32 meters)
Beam: 30 foot (9 meters)
Passengers: 18
Crew: 6
Cabins: 9

Palau has been an Aggressor destination since 2010.

PROFESSIONAL CREWS

Captains and staff are professionally licensed as required by the laws of the country in which the yacht operates and complies with and the appropriate flag state regulations and/or SOLAS (International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea) standards. All yachts are required to follow Aggressor Fleet® Standard Operations Procedures (SOP). Dive instructors and divemasters are trained and certified by international recognized certification agencies. Each receives proficiency training and annual inspections to review safety aspects.

MACHINERY

Generator(s) 110-208 ac voltage capable of supplying the yachts needs
SCUBA air compressors with cascade storage
Nitrox membrane system with cascade storage
Watermaker with ample storage
Support dinghies with outboard motors for shore excursions and scuba diving

NAVIGATION

Radar
Magnetic Compass
Depth sounders
Global Positioning Systems (GPS)

COMMUNICATIONS

Multiple VHF radios
Long Range Single Side Band Radio
Satellite Phone (where necessary)
Satellite Email (where necessary)

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

Hang bar for safety stops (where necessary)
Complete First Aid Kit and medical supplies
D.A.N. Oxygen System with 100% demand regulator
Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
Fire and Smoke Detection Systems
Fire extinguishers and Fire Fighting Equipment
EPIRB – Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon
Life rafts & rescue craft
Life jackets equipped with lights and whistles for all passengers and crew
Full Complement of Safety and Rescue Equipment
Emergency flares

Cruise comfortably through the Rock Islands


The Rock Islands Aggressor offers the well-known Aggressor Fleet service, amenities and the high standards of safety.  With 3 large decks, including a partially covered sun deck with lounge chairs and a hot tub, you'll always find a place to relax.  The upper deck features an air-conditioned salon with entertainment centre, TV, CD's, DVD's and a library. On this deck you will also find the dining area and the bar which can also be accessed from the outside where cocktails and cool drinks are served daily.  On the main deck you'll find 9 twin bunk style cabins, all with ensuite bathrooms and air-conditioning in addition to the dive deck complete with camera table, rinse tanks and individual gear storage lockers.

Breakfast is cooked to order; buffet lunch and an elegant meal at dinner with tableside service are served daily in addition to fresh mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks. Beverages, including beer & wine, are complimentary (one glass of wine with dinner).


Itineraries


The Rock Islands Aggressor offers Best of Palau trips all year round except during May & June which is the maintenance period. The areas between Palau's mushroom-shaped rock islands offer a variety of exciting dives: WWII wrecks, shark-infested channels, blue holes, even a few caves. There are also sheer walls covered in lush soft corals and huge anemones. You'll dive exciting Palau dive sites such as Peleliu Corner, Blue Corner, German Channel and Ulong Channel. Experience the thrill of drift diving with schooling sharks, the beauty of healthy hard and soft corals, the tranquility of Jellyfish Lake, the historic WWII wrecks and the vibrant fish life that all make up the diving in this grand place. 


Your cruise logistics


Airlines fly into Koror (ROR) International Airport: United, Delta, Korean Air, Asiana Airlines and China Air.

Guests arriving at the Koror (ROR) International Airport on Sunday evening will be greeted by a crewmember or a Neco Tourist Agent. There are no phones or taxis at the small airport so Aggressor will assist in your transfer to the yacht. If you are already on island, you may board the Rock Islands Aggressor at 4:30 pm on Sunday. Guests may board the boat up until Monday morning, the boat departs the dock at 6:00 am. The Rock Aggressor is moored in front of Neco Marine (Malakai) Harbor in Palau. After a week of diving the boat returns to the dock Saturday afternoon after lunch.

Checkout is Sunday morning at 8 am. The crew will assist organizing transportation to either the airport or a local hotel if you are extending your stay.
 

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