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Dive Review of Mike Ball in
Papua New Guinea

October, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Ray Haberman, IL., USA
Contributor   (16 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
Report Number 1414
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
[Truk,Yap,Palau,Australia,Bermuda,Costa Rica,Aruba,Statius,'St.Kitt,St
Vincent,Cozumel,Nassau,Grand Turk,Belize,Saba,Puerto Rico,
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
 
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
77   to 79    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
50   to 110    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
1 or 2 
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
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
Rinse tank, large work table, compressed air, 
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
The Pleasure Sport is one of the nicest dive boats that I have been on and
PNG has some of the best diving I've seen. Coral, sponges, reefs and walls
are in excellent shape. Lots of fish both large and small. The downer is
getting there.  Because it takes some extra effort, it keeps the less
serious divers away. If I would have known beforehand, I would have taken
some pencils, crayons, books, magazines, fishhooks and line, etc  for the
natives that came to the boat every night after we tied up.   
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