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Dive Review of Peter Hughes/Komodo Dancer in

July, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Helen Malnar, Florida, US
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Report Number 3491
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Fiji, Australia, Galapagos, Cocos, Hawaii, Caribbean, Cabos & Socorros
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, surge, currents  
Water Temp
72   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
60 minute time limit  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
2 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
Met the boat in Bali and sailed (with sails up) and motored toward the
Komodo National Park.  From start to finish the diving was superb.  Lots of
critters I had never seen since this was my first trip (but not my last) to

Our cruise director, Garry, was top notch and made sure we got to the best
sites, all the while keeping in mind that 11 out of 14 of us were
photographers.  Currents were at a minimum which made for good photo ops. 
This area might have less wind earlier in the year, but for July, we made
most of the dive sites.  We did the 11 night trip which is the only way to
do it, especially if you are coming from the east coast of the US, like

The nitrox compressor blew midway through the trip, but not to worry, Garry
arranged to borrow one and we were up and running with nitrox again shortly
thereafter.  Really great crew! Food offered lacked variety, I have had way
better meals on other livaboards.  But the lionfish, cuttlefish, ghost
pipefish, etc. made the trip worthwhile for me.  
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