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Dive Review of Aquamarine in

July, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Ed Kenney, WA, USA (1 report)
Report Number 4129
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Bangka, Belize, Bonaire, Bunaken, Costa Rica, Cozumel, Hood Canal, Iles
Medes, Lake Tahoe, Lembeh Strait, Nananu-i-Ra, Playa del Carmen, Puget
Sound, San Juans, St. John, Taveuni, Wakatobi, Xcaret
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

windy, rainy  
choppy, surge  
Water Temp
65   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 150    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Ketut and I planned each dive together, with clear goals but no
restrictions except those imposed by my computer.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
I took photographs and processed them in my hotel room. Ketut, the DM, was
exceptionally responsive to my requests for subjects.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
Comments is a terrific dive service. Even if there's only one
diver scheduled for a trip, the DM's take you out with no hesitation,
delivering to the best of their abilities on the dive plan you requested.
Even though three days of rain had littered the surface with rubbish, Ketut
took me to Bali's Blue Lagoon because it was one of the sites I had not
visited on previous tips. Though we couldn't find a wobegong, Ketut found
over 20 leaf scorpionfish, a subject I love to photograph.

Ketut also knew I had not seen a mola mola on previous trips to Bali. They
don't normally show themselves in appreciable numbers before August, but
Ketut took me to Crystal Bay to find one . . . and we did, not too far
below 100 feet. I loved this dive. The corals were varied and photogenic,
to say the least, and the mola just topped off the whole experience. I was
so happy that the mola let me get right next to it to observe the cleaner
species which seemed specifically oriented to various body parts!

We also dove Toyapakey off Nusa Penida, one of my favorite dives from
previous trips. I loved the variety of nudibranch species and the fish
swirling around the pinnacles.
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