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

May, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Dale Treadway, NE, USA
Reviewer   (4 reports)
Report Number 471
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Thailand, Palau, and several Caribeen
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
78   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 90    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
130 feet max and 1 hour max  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 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
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Seperate rinse buckets,  large camera area, staff handled in & out of
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
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
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

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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