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Dive Review of Blue Nui/Pearl Beach Resort in
French Polynesia/Bora Bora

May, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by Bob Woods, CA, USA
Report Number 112
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Most of Caribbean, Fiji, Tonga, Maldives, Indonesia (N. Sulawesi), eastern
Pacific (Panama, Costa Rica)
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, currents  
Water Temp
83   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Dive your computer  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
3 stars    
Blue Nui Bora Bora is a good, professional organization but not long on
service.  We had to set up, tear down, and rinse all our gear for each
dive; they at least stored it for us.  We didnt feel by any means that
there was the level of concern and service on the part of the general staff
we expect in the Caribbean or, say, Fiji.  The routine here is a morning
dive at about 8:30, a short surface interval, and another dive before
lunch.  The surface intervals of typically less than an hour were a bit
short for my taste, though our computers said they were OK.  The drill is
back roll in, fairly easy exit on a detachable ladder.  They were flexible
about how you got outi.e. whether you want to take off your fins, BC, etc.
in the water or not.  Fish life was OK but not great for the South Pacific;
we saw lots of black tip sharks, some big Java moray eels, Napoleonfish,
dot-and-dash butterflies, and eagle rays.  There were nice coral canyons
& swim-throughs, but for reasons I dont fully understand there seems
to be no soft coral in French Polynesia.  We did see a few anemones and
tomato anemone fish.
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