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Dive Review of Star Dancer in
Papua New Guinea/Rabual-Walindi

June, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by Mike Toombs, TX, USA
Report Number 41
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
PNG-3x,Palau-3x,Yap,Truck,Solomons,Wakatobi,KBR, Biak Indonesia. Sipidan,
Bahamas-2x, Belize-10x, Cozumel-8x,Rotan-3x, Cayman-2x
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
83   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 200    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
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
4 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  
4 stars  
Large, multi level table,with compressed air, just for photographers.
Separate charging station could have been a bit larger, but every one
shared the multiple strip connections.
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 $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
Great room, with large comfortable bed, adequate storage, and good private
bathroom and shower. Good A/C with a controllable thermostat. 5-STAR
service and gourmet dining, unexpected greatness in a third world
environment. Friendly, smiling, happy crew that made sure you had a great
time. Captain Alan Rabbe, dined with a diffent group every evening, was
very personable and a great story teller. Chef Andrew produce fantastic
meals, even for the vegetarians. His Death by Chocolate dessert was trully
to die for. Service was superb, you could not even get up to refill you
glass without the crew offering to do it for you. Captain
"Rabble's" humor kept everyone laughing and his crew functioning
perfectly; they even put your fins on you. We moored over great dive sites,
making long swims unnecessary. A special trip to the "Witus" for
muck diving was incredible. Ken Kenizick at Island Dreams professionaly
handled every obstacle, making the trip hassle-free except for Air
Nuigini's 66 lb baggage allowance and 11 lb carry-on requirement. The
"BEST" of the 8 liveaboards we have been on. We truly had the
time of our lives as the song goes!!
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