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Dive Review of Paradise Sport in
Papua New Guinea/Kimbe Bay

Paradise Sport, May, 2005,

by Mario Mizrahi, Mex, Mexico . Report 1717.

No photos available at this time

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 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This is my second trip aboard this ship; the other one was January 2004 to Milne Bay (of which I submitted another report). This time I took a group of 13 mostly experienced divers from Mexico and Guatemala. From day one we were treated like royalty by AJ (British Cruise Director) and the rest of the crew. Service and food was twice as good as the year before (this people do listen to comments); as a matter of fact sometimes we felt like we were in a fancy restaurant!, thanks to Warwick the Australian chef.
Everything in this ship is big: rooms, dive equipment and camera facilities, living room (3 TV's), 2 dining areas (in & out), etc.
Sam, the Aussie photo pro was very helpful and available for tips and everything to do with video or still shots. They have Papuan and Australian "finders" to lead you to a special place or critter.
Diving was great because Kimbe Bay combines some of the "muck diving" of Milne Bay with pelagics in the open ocean. We saw Nudibranchs, Anemone fishes, Clownfishes, Barracudas, Jacks (Trevally), Unicorn Surgeonfishes, Emperor, Blue Girded, Six Banded and Yellowmask Angelfishes, Anemone Shrimps, Pyramid Butterflyfishes, Morays, Batfish, Leaf Scorpionfish, Demon Stingers, Napoleon, Grey Reef, Silvertip and Whitetip Sharks, Pigmy Seahorses, Turtles, Lionfish, Cuttlefish, Snappers, Humphead Parrotfish, Pipefish, Squid, Juvenile Harlequin Sweetlips, Mandarinfish, Clown Triggerfish, Ribbon Eel, etc.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Cocos Island, Galapagos, Cozumel, Belize, Palau, French Polynesia, Socorro, Thailand, Komodo, Guadalupe Island, etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 87-88°F / 31-31°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-120 Ft/ 15-37 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Nitrox depth and time limits
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 4 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 Ample space for cameras and charging. Separate rinse tanks for photo equipment. Free and good advise from on board video and photo expert.
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