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Dive Review of Mike Ball Dive Expeditions in
Papua New Guinea

Mike Ball Dive Expeditions, May, 2005,

by Larry Sandusky, ID, USA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 1815.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Multiple Caribbean islands, Mexico, Australia
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 85 to 88 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 50 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Declared Nitrox limits
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Very good support from on-board instructor

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 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Embarked with some concerns based on negative Undercurrent review of
earlier trip on Paradise Sport. Any concerns were completely dismissed after a couple of dives and meals.

Service was superior, crew gracious and helpful without exception, dives excellent and our all-advanced diver/all-nitrox group was dazzled time and again. No concerns with dive profiles, nothing but positive support from dive crew. Food aboard this vessel was outstanding time and again!

Ashore visit to local village was a definite highlight and we were greeted with warmth and hospitality. Mike Ball Dive Expeditions is doing a superior job of hosting great dives in PNG and we would return in a heartbeat! Congratulations to MBDE for turning around a negative perceptions! Absolutely loved this trip!
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