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Dive Review of Baruna Sports in
Indonesia/S. Sulawesi and Bali

Baruna Sports, May, 2006,

by Julie Tayloe, TX, USA . Report 2752.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Carribean, Mexico, US and BVI's, Mexicans cenotes, TX quarries
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 100 to 0 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions none
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments No briefing given regarding the use of the U/W tables resulting in divers placing wet gear in these areas

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

Accommodations 2 stars Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude 2 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 2 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Fortunately, I had done some homework so I knew what was going on when I was offered a gem?!? to buy from one of the crew. In addition, what the travel book said about money changers was also true. Stay on your guard! The ship accommodations were substandard:in need of repair (rear cabin had a perpetually soggy floor, stale odor, head needed updating, on-board desalinator unable to keep up with demand,upper deck in/outdoor grass-like carpet was worn and frayed). The divemaster (1)was unable to give adequate pre-dive briefings as he'd had not much experience in the area. Saftey was not addressed: location of O2, life preservers, emergency procedures, location of emergency equipmnent. Officers and crew were not introduced. Food repetitive and uninspired, alcoholic beverages were $5 each. I hope to return to the area for diving, but I won't be utilizing this company.
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