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Dive Review of Mike Ball Diving in
Papua New Guinea/New Ireland, Kimbe Bay

August, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by John Howison, Oh, USA
Reviewer   (3 reports)
Report Number 3323
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
GBR
Turks and Caicos
Grand Cayman
Cocos Island, Malpelo
Bahamas
Florida
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, rainy  
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
79   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
0
Water Visibility
70   to 150    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Get back to boat alive  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
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
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
Camera area crowded.

Computer options in salon very useful
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
3 stars
Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
Beautiful boat, The Paradise Sport.  We were the last trip for this
gorgeous boat due to financial and legal reasons.  We, however had a tiny
cabin in the bow and were pretty cramped.

The staff and crew were very good.  The food was excellent, mud crabs, and
lobster were apologized for after being served for the third time due to a
beef shortage!

Unbelievable coral and fishes.  A veritable Imax movie come to life.

I only whish I never had to come to the surface for another tank

11 days of Bliss!
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