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Dive Review of Mike Ball's Paradise Sport in
Papua New Guinea/Kimbe Bay

April, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Dorothy McDonald, Ohio, US
Contributor   (17 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
Report Number 2470
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, various areas in the Pacific, Maldives,
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
 
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
80   to 87    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
0
Water Visibility
25   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]  
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
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
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  
1 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
2 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
The Paradise sport was absolutely the best dive boat we've been on - the
cabins, service, food, and diving make this a very special dive operation. 
We had some sunny days and some days with light rain and even double
rainbows!  The village tour was a highlight of the trip.  Underwater
highlights: a pink pygmy seahorse, blue ribbon eels, and the overall
variety and density of sea life!  Scent boxes were used on 2 occassions to
attract sharks.  I hate to say too much because January, 2007 Mike Ball
will no longer be running the Paradise Sport in PNG - so go now!
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