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Dive Review of Peter Hughes - Komodo Dancer in
Indonesia/Bali/Komodo

Peter Hughes - Komodo Dancer, May, 2004,

by Frank Arroyo, OR, USA . Report 1110.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Palau, Papau-New Guinea, Adaman Sea/Burma Banks, Cocos Island, Fiji, Hawaii, Carribean
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 72 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Watch your computer/ 130 max
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales 1 or 2
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Great dive trip! Crew was outstanding! Special thanks to Jan, Susana, and Dewa. Great weather except for rain the last two days. Boat layout in common areas was good, but below deck guest quarters were cramped. The boat did spring some leaks once it started raining. Try and book the owner's cabin (we did). Good and plentiful food and fabulous service. All drinks, including alcohol and soda, are included. This is a trip to see fantastic soft and hard corals as well as tropical fish and small unusual critters. This is not the place to go if you want to see big stuff. We saw all kinds of beautiful nudibranchs and flatworms, harlequin ghost pipefish, pigmy sea horses, mantis shrimp, leaf scorpion fish, frog fish, every imaginable scorpion fish, demon stingers, harlequin shrimp, huge Spanish dancers with their imperial shrimp, arrow crabs, shrimp gobies with their very colorful shrimp, sea apples, sea cucumbers, coleman shrimp and zebra crabs on fire urchin, white eyed eels, snake eels, blueribbon eels, stargazers, mimic octopus, etc etc etc. It truly was unbelievable and a must trip for all of you that like beautiful coral and small critters. Also, spend some time on Bali. Their tourist trade dropped close to zero after the Kuta bombings. We had a wonderful time. We bought all kinds of great stuff at good prices. One last thing--bring stuff for the crew. Simple stuff such as hats, t-shirts, shorts, old dive equipment are genuinely appreciated. The crew really work their butts off for you and make the trip a great experience.
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