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Dive Review of Star Dancer in
Papua New Guinea/Rabual-Walindi

Star Dancer, Jun, 2002,

by Mike Toombs, TX, USA . Report 41.

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 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Great room, with large comfortable bed, adequate storage, and good private bathroom and shower. Good A/C with a controllable thermostat. 5-STAR service and gourmet dining, unexpected greatness in a third world environment. Friendly, smiling, happy crew that made sure you had a great time. Captain Alan Rabbe, dined with a diffent group every evening, was very personable and a great story teller. Chef Andrew produce fantastic meals, even for the vegetarians. His Death by Chocolate dessert was trully to die for. Service was superb, you could not even get up to refill you glass without the crew offering to do it for you. Captain "Rabble's" humor kept everyone laughing and his crew functioning perfectly; they even put your fins on you. We moored over great dive sites, making long swims unnecessary. A special trip to the "Witus" for muck diving was incredible. Ken Kenizick at Island Dreams professionaly handled every obstacle, making the trip hassle-free except for Air Nuigini's 66 lb baggage allowance and 11 lb carry-on requirement. The "BEST" of the 8 liveaboards we have been on. We truly had the time of our lives as the song goes!!

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving PNG-3x, Palau-3x, Yap, Truck, Solomons, Wakatobi, KBR, Biak Indonesia. Sipidan, Bahamas-2x, Belize-10x, Cozumel-8x, Rotan-3x, Cayman-2x
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 83-85°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 40-200 Ft/ 12-61 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions computer
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 4 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 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Large, multi level table,with compressed air, just for photographers. Separate charging station could have been a bit larger, but every one shared the multiple strip connections.
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