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Dive Review of Peter Huges Diving (Sun Dancer II) in

Peter Huges Diving (Sun Dancer II), Mar, 2004,

by Gabriel I. Peñagarícano, PR, Puerto Rico . Report 985.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I have nothing but the highest praise for this operation. The vessel is the best I have ever been on and the crew surpassed all expectations. There was no request that was not promptly and cheerfully attended to. Turnover on liveaboards being what it is, I only regret that those who follow me will not be able to enjoy the ministrations of Captain Lachlan MacKensie and his assitants Sonia Johal and Laura Shepherd. However, local divemaster Raúl Cruz will hopefully still be around. The dive sites were of the highest quality, tropical fish are plentiful and the corals are in magnificent shape. With the exception of the first area at the very begining of the trip, all the sites had a reef and an adjoining wall, therefore, there was something for those who preferred a shallow dive, as well as for those who sought the thrill and beauty of the walls. Diving was at a pace suited to personal preferences. Once the dive briefing concluded, you could dive whatever profile you selected and with whomever you chose, including solo diving. The vessel itself is spotless, the cabins spacious, clean and comfortable, and the the food varied and tasty. At the risk of repeating myself I can truthfully state that the Sun Dancer II is the standard against which liveaboard diving ought to be measured.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving All over.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 78-80°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 100-200 Ft/ 30-61 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions A maximum of 130 was recommended, however, one could dive one's own profile. Everyone was treated as a mature, responsible diver.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 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
UW Photo Comments The camera tables and rinse tanks were very adequate. Developing and viewing were available.
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