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Dive Review of Peter Hughes Star Dancer in
Papua New Guinea

Peter Hughes Star Dancer, Apr, 2006,

by reid culton, TX, USA . Report 2477.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Caribbean, California, Mexico, Texas, Utah
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather Seas
Water Temp 0 to 0 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 0 to 0 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Just thought you might want to know what kind of non-support Peter Hughes gives to members of the U.S. military, especially in light of the fact that most of his customers are from the U.S. I am on active duty with the Army and was sent to a temporary duty assignment which unfortunately coincided with a trip I had planned to PNG on the MV Star Dancer. I had already paid for the trip and had requested the necessary leave time but this assignment came up at the last minute and took precedence, the Army is not a democracy. I notified Peter Hughes of this situation at least a month before the trip was schediuled to take place I was told that if they couldn't sell my spot I would forfeit the entire $3600.00. They tried to sell my slot but of course that didn't happen. I think Peter Hughes should be a bit more supportive of situations like this and I think military personnel should be made aware and be leery of booking trips with his company.
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