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Dive Review of Dancer fleet/Island dancer II in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Bligh waters

Dancer fleet/Island dancer II, Nov, 2012,

by Susan Welch, FL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 6798.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving All over the pacific, Palau, yap, Banda sea, PNG, and Maldives
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 77 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 4
Water Visibility 50 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions There was a suggested profile but divers were able to dive their computer
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments I didnt shoot on this trip but the photographers on board had adequate charging areas, separate rinse tank for camera, help with camera gear and incredible macro subject matter

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments This was a great diving trip on a small live aboard. We had 8 divers and a crew of 5 very talented people who continually multitasked to get everything done on our trip. They work extremely well together. The captain of the boat, Joji Tavura, formally captain of the Nai, knows the Bligh Waters like the back of his hand. With captain Joji, you are guaranteed good dive spots at the right time in regards to current and conditions. He loves diving and it shows as he rarely misses a dive although he might be running the boat late into the night. All members of the crew were competent and always cheerful. Moses is a great critter spotter and dive guide. The food was wonderful and varied. Clinton did beautiful video work and kept everything in working order on the boat and with everyone's gear. Dive briefings were thorough and accurate.
The only problems were with the Miami office. You can take a bus or cab to Suva from Nadi to board the boat, avoiding the cost of flying and excess baggage fees on the small inter island airplanes. We were not advised of that. We also arrived on the second flight of the day and was told by the Miami office that transportation from the Suva airport would not be provided. Well, indeed it was, the crew sent a van for us, but we had already hired and left in a cab at the cost of 40.00 us dollars. It wasted the crews time and cost us money.
In spite of the transportation issues, I highly recommend this boat crew for your next live aboard in Fiji
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