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Dive Review of Mike Ball Dive Expeditions in
Papua New Guinea

May, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Larry Sandusky, ID, USA
Sr. Reviewer   (10 reports)
Report Number 1815
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Multiple Caribbean islands, Mexico, Australia
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
85   to 88    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 150    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Declared Nitrox limits  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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  
Very good support from on-board instructor
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
4 stars    
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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