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Dive Review of Komodo Dancer in
Indonesia/Bali - Komodo National Bank

Komodo Dancer, May, 2003,

by Dale Treadway, NE, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 471.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Thailand, Palau, and several Caribeen
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 78 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 90 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 130 feet max and 1 hour max
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Seperate rinse buckets, large camera area, staff handled in & out of boat/water.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Boat is very roomy & comfortable - salon & 2 separate sun/shade areas. Dining either salon or alfresco. Food wonderful with
Asian & American most meals with fresh fish several times. Diving is as easy as it gets.. Never handle gear and gear off in
water before exit. Staff assisting at all times. All drift dives from two tenders with quick pick up after dive completion. All
dives sites in Komodo National Park have great color and healthy coral. Reefs are alive with small nudi's, fantastic feather stars
of numerous colors, many different tropical fish including leaf scorpinfish and some but fewer sharks and turtles. At " The Alley"
there was well over 100 Mantas for the fly by but they generally keep their distance. Water was cooler in the southern dive sites
but not as cold as previous reports indicated with 3 mm & hood being good.

Only 8 divers ( 14 for full boat ) and 19 crew. This is a great staff and with over 2 staff for every diver the service was out of this
world. It will never get better than this. From the pick up by Divemaster Gary at hotel to drop off at Airport this trip was world class.
The BAD ! 3 canceled flight segments, a day & 1/2 going & return. And you will drop everything in a minute and do it again if given
half a chance. "THIS IS DIVING !"

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