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|North Sulawesi Aggressor
| The 107ft aluminium North Sulawesi Aggressor
was built in 1988 but was refurbished throughout in 2000,
with new air-conditioning plants, compressors & gen
sets, redecorated cabins & saloon, a redesigned upper
deck allowing for the addition of an extra suite and a
new hot tub on the sun deck. For those who cant
keep away from the office email allows communication with
the wider world via the ships modern satphone.
Upon boarding the North Sulawesi Aggressor the first thing you will
notice is the expansive dive deck that takes up the back third of
the boat. Individual gear bins & tank racks allow each diver
their own personal space, and separate rinse tanks for dive gear
& cameras are provided. A large camera table with under storage
allows budding photographers to tinker to their hearts content!
At seas level there is a large dive platform with easy entry/exit
ladders and 2 freshwater showers to rinse off after a dive. At the
forward end of the dive deck is a head for those who cant
wait! Either air or Nitrox is available, fed to your tank by whips
from the huge banks housed in the engine room. Then boat also has
a deco station that can be suspended under the boat, with integrated
air/EAN capabilities with 02 clean regulators for divers who performing
extended range or semi-technical diving. The North Sulawesi Aggressor
dive crew allows you to maximise your time at Truk, giving you the
choice of doing as many or as few dives as you wish.
Forward of the dive deck is the main superstructure, which houses
the galley and dining area, with proper tables & chairs for
the full compliment of guests. Breakfast & dinner are served
here, while lunch is eaten al fresco on the shaded sun deck. Forward
of this is the saloon (or salon, as the Americans like to call it,
though I am yet to have my hair done on a dive boat!), with comfy
sofas a massive 27" wide screen TV, video editing suite and
music system. A large library of CDs, videos and books allows you
to watch those old movies, listen to the latest in Trukese garage
& house and read trashy novels to your hearts content!
An excellent range of fish identification books and reference books
on the WWII wrecks and action in Truk are available for your usage,
as is a large battery charging area. Slide tables, projector &
screen allow you to view your slides once the photographic professional
aboard the boat has processed them. (E6 processing only.) Large
panoramic windows on 3 sides give wonderful views of the surrounding
2 sets of stairs in the dining area take you below decks to the
6 of the 7 twin cabins that constitute the bulk of accommodation
on the North Sulawesi Aggressor. Each has a queen-sized bed below and
single bunk above, en suite bathrooms and individually controlled
air-conditioning. The 7th cabin is accessed by stairs down from
the saloon to the forward section of the boat, near the separate
From the dive deck a stairway takes you to the upper deck. The forward
section, over the galley, diving area and saloon, contains the bridge,
captains quarters and the 8th guest cabin. A quad cabin, with
2 sets of single bunk beds, en suite bathroom and individually controlled
air-conditioning, this cabin is larger than the others, but is offered
at a slightly reduced rate to the twin cabins. Aft of here is the
partially shaded sun deck. The covered area contains a bar, cold
drink fridges and a cosy seating area for you to admire the scenery.
On the open sun deck astern can be found the hot tub and sun loungers
for those who like to boil the nitrogen in the their blood or fry
their skin in the tropical sun!!!!
Having undergone her refit in late 2000 the North Sulawesi Aggressor
is now a state-of-the-art dive vessel offering the finest range
of dive facilities to be found anywhere in the world.
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