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Dive Review of Kararu in

August, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Ron Jordan, AZ, USA
Report Number 1858
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Fiji, Hawaii, Cozumel, Belize, ABC , sea of cortez
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, currents  
Water Temp
75   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
We were on a 7 night trip from Bima to Komodo to Bali.  My wife and I
shared the Bridge deck state room.  The room is much larger and has plenty
of fresh air.  Many people below complained about the smell of diesel
fumes. The fumes were so bad that some people had to sleep in the common
areas. There were also odors coming up from the toilet.  They would come
daily to deodorize and we would open the windows to air out the room.  I
was on a boat in Belize which has no odor at all.  I don't have a lot to
compare to, but the smell was very unpleasant. 

On the other side of the coin, the staff was great. They did everything to
make our stay the best it could be. The food was very good. I had a bad
cold and one of the staff members gave me cold and flu medication.  This
definately saved my trip.

The diving was fantastic. The hard and soft corals were amazing. The diving
was better than anything I have experienced.  The variety of fish and the
critters blew me away. Over all I loved the trip and would do it again. I
would definately recommend paying for the bridge deck room.  Hopefully the
boat owners can improve some of the other problems. 
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