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Dive Review of Dancer Fleet in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Suva

September, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by Susan Fanfarillo, VA, US
Reviewer   (4 reports)
Report Number 6237
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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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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  
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

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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