MV Indo Aggressor Liveaboard Review

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MV Indo Aggressor dive boat review

MV Indo Aggressor – formely known as the ‘Komodo Dancer’ – is one of the vessels of the world famous Aggressor Fleet. Aggressor Fleet are a USA based company with extensive international experience. With a vessel in almost every highly desirable diving location on the planet, they have consistency of approach and globally high standard.

 

 

Komodo National Park – establish in 1980, is part of the country of Indonesia, is famous for it’s nutrient rich waters. The waters feed the plankton. And the plankton feeds some of the amazing life that lives in it’s waters – and pelagic life that’s passing through. Currents here are sometimes strong. However, the lush waters sometimes attract manta rays and whale shark. At the other end of the size scale the macro life here can be stunning pygmy seahorse, nudibranch and harlequin shrimp are often found here. And that’s not all – the warm, tropical waters are also home to reef fish such as grouper, potato cod, Napoleon wrasse, surgeonfish and snappers.

 

The Indo Aggressor is a peer of the luxurious Blue Manta. At approximately 38m long and 8m in beam she is a stylish traditionally laid out vessel, ideal for the task in hand; cruising the waters of Bali and the Komodo national park.

 

As you would expect from the Aggressor Fleet is built to the specifications of the local regulatory agencies. She is also approved by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in accordance with SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea). There is a full compliment of safety and emergency equipment onboard. She is capable of cruising at 8 knots as she elegantly wafts from site to site.

 

You can check the availability and prices for this Boat here.

 

 

Cabins and Boat Layout

 

The 16 guests have a choice of 3 separate cabin options depending on budget and personal circumstances.

 

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  • Twin Stateroom – approximately 10ft x 8ft in size, these cabins have twin single bunk beds (European size), private bathroom, air-conditioning and porthole view. Bathrobes, hairdryer and a mirrored wardrobe are also in the cabin.
  • Deluxe Stateroom – approximately 9ft x 9ft in size, the deluxe stateroom has a queen-sized double bed for couple. It also has all the features associated with the Twin stateroom.
  • Master Stateroom – for those guests wanting additional space and luxury, this cabin is approximately 12ft x 10ft in size. In addition to the features of the deluxe and master staterooms, the Master Stateroom has the option of an (Asian sized) king-sized bed or two single beds in addition to the other great standard features.

 

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Twin Stateroom

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Deluxe Stateroom

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Master Stateroom

 

Outside the cabins on the Indo Aggressor the attentive 14 member crew will attend to your every whim. There is an air-conditioned salon area. In the salon you can relax and watch TV or make use of the entertainment system; watch a film or listen to music.

 

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Relax indoors

 

The dining – which may be done either indoors or outdoors – is a carefully selected buffet-style selection of local and western cuisine throughout your voyage. In addition there are fruits juices, tea, coffee, water and snacks available throughout your voyage.

 

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Outdoor dining

 

There’s lots of space to relax outside too – either on the sun deck or at one of the other relaxing areas – where you can soak up the sunshine in comfort or watch the sun set with a cold drink.

 

Photographers benefit from plenty of charging points and a camera facility with charging points and a table.

 

 

Diving onboard Indo Aggressor

 

Between 4-5 dives a day are available on Indo Aggressor following your briefing from the dive professionals onboard. The vessel has a spacious, shaded dive deck on which to set up your equipment. The English-speaking crew, are there to lend a helping hand with any logistical requirements you may have.

 

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Briefing time

 

The many dives are generally undertaken from diving tenders. And, a big benefit on repetitive dives, EANX Nitrox is available for those qualified or wishing to train.

 

 

Itineraries

 

The voyages to range over a series of options; Komodo Deep South, Bali, Tulamben, East Sumbawa & Komodo National Park, Komodo National Park, Alor Archipelago, East Flores and Wakatobi. The Komodo National Park cruise is typically 8 days/7 nights – offering copious time to enjoy the underwater world.

 

Expect to pay around EUR2,738 for a 8 day trip. This equates to EUR342/day. Please note that this does not include some extras such as crew tips, port/marine park fees, nitrox and equipment rental. Please contact us for further details.

Where does this liveaboard dive boat go?

Check out the fabulous places where this dive boat travels to.
Note: some destinations may not be listed below, please enquire for more details.

Komodo Island

Diving in Komodo is all about action! It is BIG fishes land! With wonderful coral, it is just incredible diving all year round.

Komodo Island Diving Review

Wakatobi

Wakatobi has some of the finest coral in the world, amazing biodiversity and one of the best places in the world for macro photography! On the right day, the visibility can be outstanding!

Wakatobi Diving Review

Tulamben

One of the best Wreck Dives in the World!!! And the most easy for sure, 30m from the Shore and starts at 4m deep! Fantastic Marine life and great Coral!

Tulamben Diving Review

Pemutaran, Lovina

No current, Good visibility, unusual Marine Life and one of the BEST Diving sites around Bali for Muck Diving: Puri Jati (P.J.).

Pemutaran, Lovina Diving Review

Padang Bai

Night Diving, Underwater Macro Photography, Resident Whitetip Reef Sharks, Huge green Turtles, and crystal clear water! Also a great Snorkelling spot!

Padang Bai Diving Review

Menjangan Island

Menjangan Island is famous worldwide for Wall diving with small caverns to explore. The reef and Coral are also great. A very nice wooden wreck from the 19th century: Anker Wreck.

Menjangan Island Diving Review

Nusa Penida / Nusa Lembongan

One of the best spots in the world to see the rare Mola Mola and the graceful Manta Rays! Big fishes and action with lots of sharks. Very good Visibility and stunning Coral.

Nusa Penida / Nusa Lembongan Diving Review

Candidasa

It is all about action! Big pelagic fishes, hunting action in the current, and many Sharks! Regular seeing of Hammerhead Sharks and Mola Mola!

Candidasa Diving Review

Bali

Diving in Bali is incredible for BIG Fishes, Macro Diving, Drift Diving and Excellent Visibility!

Bali Diving Review

Amed

Magnificent coral, no current, relaxed and easy diving, possibilities for night diving, good place for underwater macro photography, and a great snorkelling spot.

Amed Diving Review

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Dive spots reviews in Bali & Komodo Island & Tulamben & Wakatobi

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Gili Selang is a new dive site and the area is still under exploration. The North of Gili Selang is full of surprises bu...
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Batu bolong is a world class dive site! At the surface, we can just see a small rock with hole in it, but underwater it ...
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This dive site is maybe the most extreme of the Komodo National Park! It is a submerged pinnacle located southeast of La...
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Castle Rock is an amazing dive site in the Komodo Islands! It is a huge pinnacle underwater with a top at 4 m deep. As t...
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Lighthouse is a great dive site! Located in the North of Komodo Island National Park not far from castle rock and crysta...
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The USS Liberty Wreck is the most famous dive site in Bali. It is also one of the best sunken ship wrecks in the world! ...
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Tatawa Kecil is a small island and is a magical world class dive site for a drifting! Be careful the current there can b...
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Seraya Secret Dive site is THE best site for macro and muck Diving in Bali! It is a perfect place for night diving in Tu...
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One of the best dive sites in Bali for muck diving and macro photography! This shallow black sand bay is host to all sor...

2 liveaboard reviews for “MV Indo Aggressor

  1. A diver went missing on the first diving day of our cruise with the Indo Aggressor in December 2017. He was found dead a week later. His level of experience was in direct violation of what is listed as a prerequisite for the cruise (OW 10 years ago and 1 dive since then). The cruise was cancelled. We were offered to stay on the boat for the rest of the planned cruise time. An offer we declined, since the boat was about to be used for the Search And Resque effort by the police, it was full of uniformed officers and the mourning family of the missing diver. This offer felt like a smack on the face, it was clearly given to avoid any responsibility later on. After a lot of negotiations, one night of accommodation onshore was covered. We had to organize the rest ourselves. We also got an offer of one free cruise later on, but most people in the group will probably never go aboard the Indo Aggressor again so that was not really fair. No other expenses, like the cost of extra flights or accommodation, were covered. What was supposed to be a vacation in paradise turned into a hellish experience! The boat owners showed complete neglect for their guests and lack of basic emergency preparedness routines. This is what happens when somewhat puts short-term cash flow before safety!

    • Hi Dmitri!

      I’m very sorry to hear about this extremely sad experience. I can only thank you for sharing it with our scuba diving community.

      Of course, we wish you safe and amazing dives in the future!

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