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Dive Review of Island Dancer II in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Fiji

Island Dancer II, Apr, 2011,

by Gari Sisk, AK, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 6031.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Okinawa, Thailand, Maldives, Little Cayman, Belize, Hawaii, Costa Rica, Palau, Truk, Australia, Bay Islands, Japan, Puget Sound, Mexico, Fiji, Virgin Islands
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy Seas choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 80 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Lot of currents and therefore, drift diving at a lot of the sites, and the group was encouraged to stay together, but could dive own profile after dive master acknowledgement.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments The hard and soft corals were staggering. The (small) fish life was abundant (anthias, etc).
Great vis!

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Our group (Flippers & Zippers) have been doing dive trips together for 15 + yrs. This boat was awesome! The crew (Joji, Clinton, Mosese, Peni, Adam ) made everything gel. Peni is the 1st chef to really accommodate dietary restrictions of the group.
Jenny Collister at Reef and Rainforest (reefrainforest,com) is awesome and made it happen.
It was worth the airfare, the charter rate, AND the international flight to spend time on this boat with this crew.
Only drawbacks...crew could be better versed in identifying critters, and the fish ID books were somewhat lacking. Nitrox was mostly at 30%, and 2 couples had complaints throughout the charter with smell in their bathrooms, which, in fairness, the crew tried to address.
Great trip, and would do it again with this crew!
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