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Dive Review of Anggun in
Thailand

February, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Bob & Doris Schaffer, CA, USA (14 reports)
Report Number 988

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Reporter
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Australia, Micronesia, Cocos, Galapagos, Caribbean, Fiji, Tonga, Solomons,
PNG, Red Sea, Tahiti, California

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, dry  
Seas
calm, currents  
Water Temp
76   to 82    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
25   to 80    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
no diving after drinking  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
1 or 2 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
The dive deck and camera tables are small and crowded.  Some divers were
permitted to spread miscellaneous gear on the camera tables but cramped
quarters on dive deck encouraged this.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 stars
Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
1 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
The dive sites in Thai waters were usually crowded with other liveaboards
and day boats.  By the time we got into the waters of Myanmar, we had the
ocean to ourselves. Visibility wasn't as good as we had hoped and there
were lots of cold thermoclines. Could dive 4 tanks a day (including the
night dive). Cabins are well-maintained and comfortable (but a bit short on
towels, although we understand they have plans to add more). Food is
outstanding--mostly Thai cuisine--and plentiful; Both Western and Asian
breakfasts were available each morning. The crew is very attentive, caring
and friendly and went way beyond the call of duty in catering to the
divers.  Tips for crew were handled in the best possible way when the owner
called all the crew together to say goodbye on our last morning and handed
the cup with crew tips directly to them. A few negatives: Anggun carries 14
divers (just 11 on our trip) but only one skiff; dive deck is small and
rule that group 2 doesn't suit up until group 1 is in the water needs to be
followed; no deck towels which is an inconvenience; divers are divided into
groups that dive with same divemaster for every dive--it would be nice to
alternate divemasters. All in all, it was a good trip and the positives far
outweighed the negatives.
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