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Dive Review of Dancer Fleet in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Suva

Dancer Fleet, Sep, 2011,

by Susan Fanfarillo, VA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 6237.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Truk, Palau, Florida, Caymans, Caribbean, Galapagos, Soccoro, Baja Mexico, Cozumel, Hawaii
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy Seas choppy
Water Temp 76 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions They did not want you to go into Deco. Nothing unreasonable at all. [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Lots of room on the camera table and no problem finding a place to charge the battery. A member of the crew takes wonderful photos- Clinton- and he would offer advice when asked.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation N/A Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Quick note first- this used to be the Aggressor and the new owner who owns both Aggressor and Dancer fleets moved it into the Dancer fleet.
The boat is very well laid out and it was nice having a total of 10 passengers on board. Nearly everyone got along very well- nearly all were considerate divers. The layout of the dive deck at the back of the boat at the waterline was great- just gear up and step off- the crew was attentive at the end of the dive- helping a lot with getting up the ladder and assisting us with our gear. We had one difficult passenger on board and they handled the situation with grace. The food was well prepared and varied- it is always amazing what the chefs on these boats prepare and this one was exceptionally good. The staterooms are typical liveaboard- cramped but with enough room unless you overpacked. The boat was kept very clean and the facilities are all well maintained.
The sharks we saw were on shark feed dives- these were well done and interesting but we did not encounter a lot just out in the blue.
The only bad thing was out of the control of the crew and that was the weather. It was Early August and I thought that would be a good time but it wasn't- so the vis was affected and we sometimes found the boat was swinging away from us at the end of the dive so we had to swim a bit.
Even with the weather - I could tell that Fiji is clearly one of the prettiest places I have even been and the most colorful. I was very pleased with the operation of the boat and crew and plan to come back another time of the year.
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