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

Mike Ball Diving, Aug, 2006,

by John Howison, Oh, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 3323.

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
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
UW Photo 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
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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