Liveaboard Review

The opulent liveaboard MV Rock Islands Aggressor was previously known as the Tropic Dancer. It was built in 1998 and have gone under complete renovation and rebuilding process twice in 2010 and 2014 respectively. With the sister ship, Palau Aggressor II, the stylish and luxurious liveaboard MV Rock Islands Aggressor offers its cruise to the mushroom-shaped rock islands of Palau. It has been serving in the vigorous water for around 23 years. The ardent and fervid divers are successfully transported to the best dive sites and surrounding islands of Palau. Although it’s a challenge for novice divers to face the aggressive currents in the water it is absolutely safe when you are diving with the expert and certified dive master.

Our Overall Review


Things we like:

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    Many people commended the organization and effort done by the captain and crew
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    Divers said they got to see Dolphins, black tip and manta
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    Some divers were thrilled at the fact they had the chance to do multiple wreck dives
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    The food was another highlight of the trip
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Things we don't like:

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    Some people said it took too long to get to the dive sites
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Diving on the MV Rock Island Aggressor in Micronesia

MV Rock Islands Aggressor

The 32 meters (approx. 105 feet) long and 9 meters (approx. 30 feet) wide liveaboard offers best services in term of onboard luxuries, facilities, and activities with high-standard comfort. While diving at the best dive spots of Palau, you can get a chance to see the sheer walls, which are covered by the vibrant soft corals and large Anemones. MV Rock Islands Aggressor gives you an opportunity to visit the best dive sites in Palau, which include the jellyfish lake, blue corner, and Chandelier. These dive sites offer a massive range of marine life with 1500 fish species and around 700 species of coral (both hard and soft) and sea anemone. Do you wish to see the legion of stingless jellyfish, mantas rays, hammerheads, and white tip sharks? Then Rock Island Aggressor is a perfect choice, as it will let you explore the diverse marine life with utmost safety and comfort.

Boat Interior

The splendid Rock Islands Aggressor liveaboard has a capacity to welcome 18 guests in 9 opulent cabins onboard. There are 2 categories of cabins that travelers can choose according to their preference. The Deluxe staterooms feature 1 queen bed and 1 single bunk bed. Double cabins have 2 double beds bunk style. all these cabins offer the same facilities like air conditioning, en-suite bathroom, washbasins with toiletries, bathrobe and hair dryers. The communal areas of the vessel Rock Islands Aggressor offer all the amenities that provide comfort and relaxation to the divers after an action-packed dive. The indoor lounge is well-equipped and has a dining area combined with it. For those who seek solitude in the open air can spend their time on the spacious sundeck of Rock Islands Aggressors.

Dive Deck

Rock Islands Aggressor liveaboard has a large dive deck, which offers generous space and comfort for every diver to easily prepare themselves before dive. There is rental equipment but it’s always suggested to bring those of your choice, storage boxes to keep their belongings, a big table for working and maintaining cameras with lots of charging points. It is a photo-friendly boat and offers special facilities to avid photographers.

Food and Entertainment

The management of the spectacular liveaboard has focused a lot on the food and entertainment section. You can enjoy the assortment of entertainment in the indoor lounge. Whereas, the restaurant-like dining area offers a buffet of a variety of American fare and local cuisine.

When to go

Palau is a dive friendly destination and offers good diving and weather conditions throughout the year. The normal water temperature ranges 28 – 30 degree C whole year. The diving conditions are considered best between November and May. However, Palau always has something that excites its enthusiastic divers. As some of the fish species are the permanent resident of these dive sites. The ultimate liveaboard Rock Islands Aggressor assures to provide a fun-filled dive safari adventure, which can make your holiday unforgettable.



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