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Dive Review of Anggun in
Thailand

Anggun, Feb, 2004,

by Bob & Doris Schaffer, CA, USA (Contributor Contributor 14 reports). Report 988.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Micronesia, Cocos, Galapagos, Caribbean, Fiji, Tonga, Solomons, PNG, Red Sea, Tahiti, California
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 76 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 25 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions no diving after drinking
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments The dive deck and camera tables are small and crowded. Some divers were permitted to spread miscellaneous gear on the camera tables but cramped quarters on dive deck encouraged this.

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 3 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments The dive sites in Thai waters were usually crowded with other liveaboards and day boats. By the time we got into the waters of Myanmar, we had the ocean to ourselves. Visibility wasn't as good as we had hoped and there were lots of cold thermoclines. Could dive 4 tanks a day (including the night dive). Cabins are well-maintained and comfortable (but a bit short on towels, although we understand they have plans to add more). Food is outstanding--mostly Thai cuisine--and plentiful; Both Western and Asian breakfasts were available each morning. The crew is very attentive, caring and friendly and went way beyond the call of duty in catering to the divers. Tips for crew were handled in the best possible way when the owner called all the crew together to say goodbye on our last morning and handed the cup with crew tips directly to them. A few negatives: Anggun carries 14 divers (just 11 on our trip) but only one skiff; dive deck is small and rule that group 2 doesn't suit up until group 1 is in the water needs to be followed; no deck towels which is an inconvenience; divers are divided into groups that dive with same divemaster for every dive--it would be nice to alternate divemasters. All in all, it was a good trip and the positives far outweighed the negatives.
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