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Dive Review of Baruna Sports in
Indonesia/S. Sulawesi and Bali

May, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Julie Tayloe, TX, USA
Report Number 2752
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Carribean, Mexico, US and BVI's, Mexicans cenotes, TX quarries
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
100   to 0    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
2 stars  
No briefing given regarding the use of the U/W tables resulting in divers
placing wet gear in these areas
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
2 stars
2 stars
Service and Attitude
2 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
2 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
3 stars    
Fortunately, I had done some homework so I knew what was going on when I
was offered a gem?!? to buy from one of the crew.  In addition, what the
travel book said about money changers was also true.  Stay on your guard! 
The ship accommodations were substandard:in need of repair (rear cabin had
a perpetually soggy floor, stale odor, head needed updating, on-board
desalinator unable to keep up with demand,upper deck in/outdoor grass-like
carpet was worn and frayed).  The divemaster (1)was unable to give adequate
pre-dive briefings as he'd had not much experience in the area.  Saftey was
not addressed: location of O2, life preservers, emergency procedures,
location of emergency equipmnent.  Officers and crew were not introduced. 
Food repetitive and uninspired, alcoholic beverages were $5 each.  I hope
to return to the area for diving, but I won't be utilizing this company.
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