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Dive Review of Aggressor Fleet/Komodo Dancer in

Aggressor Fleet/Komodo Dancer, Aug, 2013,

by Gail M King, FL, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 28 reports with 24 Helpful votes). Report 7374 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was a 10 day trip starting in Bali & ending in Komodo NP so we did a lot of traveling for the first 2 days & nights with only 3 dives total.After that we settled into 4 dives each day--3 day & 1 nite--with fish & critter life getting better & better as we got closer & entered Komodo NP.The variety of fish,critters,& corals kept us going on all dives offered.We did not go into the southern area.We were told the conditions were too rough & cold.We were happy to stay & dive in warm,clear water.The diving was great.Our group of 4 female divers had our own dive guide to show us the hard to find stuff & he always let us dive our own profiles.The boat is older & had a few problems...the motor had to be fixed by the crew once & making fresh water was not possible the last day so water was brought by boat when we got into port.Nitrox equipment was not were needed.The boat had been treated with boric acid in the bilge before we boarded in Bali so the odor in the lower cabins was bad for the first couple of days but then ok.Food was good with breakfast being the best.Dinner was served with 1 glass of wine that was never more than half full.Soda & beer were at no charge.We did a short tour to see the komodo dragons...we saw 6 that were laying under a stilted kitchen cottage but they never moved.Finn & crew kept us diving & happy despite the problems which I hope will be resolved before my future trip which I would start & finish in Komodo NP & skip the dragon tour.
Websites Aggressor Fleet   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving all around pacific & caribbean
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, choppy, currents, no currents
Water Temp 79-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-80 Ft/ 9-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions buddy diving only & on the surface with 500psi
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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 Large camera area for work & charging & rinsing.crew handled cameras carefully
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