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Dive Review of Peter Hughes/Paradise Dancer in
Indonesia/North Sul

Peter Hughes/Paradise Dancer, Sep, 2008,

by Jay Gould, Victoria, Australia (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 4452.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving All over the South Pacific
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 28 to 30 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20 to 40 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minutes max dive; analyze own Nitrox tank
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 1 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 Absolutely positively fantastic!! Great tanks, tables, power availability - best I have experienced.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The bad: Ten days wasn't long enough!! No one wanted to leave at the end of the trip -

The good: In a word - everything!

Divemasters Garry and Wendy went out of their way to assist with every aspect of diving.

Food - what you wanted is what they served. After the first day we advised the chef that we didn't want the food served in sauces; therefore, everyone received their sauce in small separate dishes. Actually there was too much food and we started telling the chef that we want half-portions! Grazing (breads, cereals, and fruits started at 6:00am and our hot breakfast order was taken before the first dive (7:30am). Breakfast was either eggs, pancakes, or french toast with all of the trimmings. Lunch and dinner was a multi-entre affair; the wine flowed as did Ceres (Nutella by another name). Snacks were served after each dive "Henrick, I'm starving" was the cry after each dive.

The diving was varied from muck to endless walls - lots of critters and amazing corals.

After each dive: hot showers and a short neck/back massage!

We will definitely return to the Paradise Dancer - I will be posting photos of the Dancer and our diving/cabin on our website www.luvntravln.com.
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