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Dive Review of MV Golden Dawn in
Papua New Guinea/Eastern Fields

January, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Matt & Ellen Tate, Indiana, USA
Report Number 3172
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Carribean, Pacific Rim, Red Sea, Indian Ocean, et al.
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
80   to 83    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
0
Water Visibility
50   to 150    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
None - Treated like responsible adults  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
Squadrons 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
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  
1 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
1 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
This was our 48th Liveaboard trip and was the best.  The boat was
comfortable(max 10 divers). The crew outstanding(would give Ocean Rover a
run).Food was varied and prepared properly.  The weather allowed us to go
beyond Eastern fields to the New Territories (50 miles west of Eastern
Fields). All submerged reefs and atols.  The trip was 16 days so we were
able to do exploratory diving in what will be known as the Unknown
Territories(miles south of the New Territories).  The Shark action here was
like it was 20-30 years ago.  We believe that we were the first divers
here(more than 100 miles from land). We saw Greys, White tips, Bulls,
Hammerheads, Silver tips, and the rebreather folks saw a Thresher!  The
coral was fresh and untouched-both hard and soft. The reef fish were
countless and curious (except for one snapper that bit me on the back of
the neck - ouch).  The currents got a little hairy at times, so it wasn't
for the meek. I have run out of space; suffice it to say there were many
wonderful adventures for our memories.
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