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Dive Review of Mike Ball in
Papua New Guinea

Mike Ball, Oct, 2004,

by Ray Haberman, IL., USA (Contributor Contributor 17 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 1414.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving [Truk, Yap, Palau, Australia, Bermuda, Costa Rica, Aruba, Statius, 'St.Kitt, St Vincent, Cozumel, Nassau, Grand Turk, Belize, Saba, Puerto Rico,
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather Seas choppy
Water Temp 77 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 110 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Rinse tank, large work table, compressed air,

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The Pleasure Sport is one of the nicest dive boats that I have been on and PNG has some of the best diving I've seen. Coral, sponges, reefs and walls are in excellent shape. Lots of fish both large and small. The downer is getting there. Because it takes some extra effort, it keeps the less serious divers away. If I would have known beforehand, I would have taken some pencils, crayons, books, magazines, fishhooks and line, etc for the natives that came to the boat every night after we tied up.
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