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Dive Review of Mike Ball's Paradise Sport in
Papua New Guinea/Kimbe Bay

Mike Ball's Paradise Sport, Apr, 2006,

by Dorothy McDonald, Ohio, US (Contributor Contributor 18 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 2470.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, various areas in the Pacific, Maldives,
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather Seas calm
Water Temp 80 to 87 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 25 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
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 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The Paradise sport was absolutely the best dive boat we've been on - the cabins, service, food, and diving make this a very special dive operation. We had some sunny days and some days with light rain and even double rainbows! The village tour was a highlight of the trip. Underwater highlights: a pink pygmy seahorse, blue ribbon eels, and the overall variety and density of sea life! Scent boxes were used on 2 occassions to attract sharks. I hate to say too much because January, 2007 Mike Ball will no longer be running the Paradise Sport in PNG - so go now!
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