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Dive Review of Komodo Dancer/Villa Markessa in
Indonesia/Komodo and Bali

July, 2013, an Instant Reader Report by irene, WA, US
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Report Number 7338
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Puget Sound, Cozumel, Suluswasi, Soloman Islands, Fiji
Closest Airport
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Dive Conditions

choppy, currents  
Water Temp
80   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
one hour and return at 750 psi or so. Rec dive limits.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
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Dancer had a counter for cameras and we all were considerate of others. We
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Value for $$
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3 stars   
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Likely would not recommend the Komodo Dancer mostly because they promised
hot water in cabins and delivered NONE the whole 7 night trip. Food was not
good and always from frozen. Bugs in bed, A/C dripped on bed in cabin, and
no free nitrox which I saw on an earlier website and thought we'd get.
Company not interested in comp-ing us for lack of hot water. If you do not
care about hot water book the Ondina which was about $500 per person less
with NO HOT WATER. Clearly the Malaysian owners are taking profits one way
and not investing in maintenance of the vessel. We
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