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Dive Review of Paradise Sport in
Papua New Guinea/Kimbe Bay

May, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Mario Mizrahi, Mex, Mexico
Report Number 1717
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Cocos Island, Galapagos, Cozumel, Belize, Palau, French Polynesia, Socorro,
Thailand, Komodo, Guadalupe Island, etc.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
87   to 88    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 120    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox depth and time limits  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Ample space for cameras and charging. Separate rinse tanks for photo
equipment. Free and good advise from on board video and photo expert.
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 $$
4 stars   
5 stars    
This is my second trip aboard this ship; the other one was January 2004 to
Milne Bay (of which I submitted another report). This time I took a group
of 13 mostly experienced divers from Mexico and Guatemala. From day one we
were treated like royalty by AJ (British Cruise Director) and the rest of
the crew. Service and food was twice as good as the year before (this
people do listen to comments); as a matter of fact sometimes we felt like
we were in a fancy restaurant!, thanks to Warwick the Australian chef.
Everything in this ship is big: rooms, dive equipment and camera
facilities, living room (3 TV's), 2 dining areas (in & out), etc.
Sam, the Aussie photo pro was very helpful and available for tips and
everything to do with video or still shots. They have Papuan and Australian
"finders" to lead you to a special place or critter.
Diving was great because Kimbe Bay combines some of the "muck
diving" of Milne Bay with pelagics in the open ocean. We saw
Nudibranchs, Anemone fishes, Clownfishes, Barracudas, Jacks (Trevally),
Unicorn Surgeonfishes, Emperor, Blue Girded, Six Banded and Yellowmask
Angelfishes, Anemone Shrimps, Pyramid Butterflyfishes, Morays, Batfish,
Leaf Scorpionfish, Demon Stingers, Napoleon, Grey Reef, Silvertip and
Whitetip Sharks, Pigmy Seahorses, Turtles, Lionfish, Cuttlefish, Snappers,
Humphead Parrotfish, Pipefish, Squid, Juvenile Harlequin Sweetlips,
Mandarinfish, Clown Triggerfish, Ribbon Eel, etc.
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