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Dive Review of Blue Nui in
French Polynesia/Bora Bora

Blue Nui, Aug, 2009,

by Michael Benenson, NY, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 5057.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
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Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 80 to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 60 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Depth Limits
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales 1 or 2
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We did two 2-tank dives with Blue Nui in Bora Bora. Our dive master was great - very personable, knowledgable and experienced. He also brought hot tea and cookies for the surface interval between the two dives!

We were picked up at the dock since we arrived in Bora Bora via cruise ship. Both days he was there on time, waiting for us.

The first day it was sunny and beautiful. We sighted a humpback whale while boating to our dive site, the first of the whale season, but unfortunately we did not see him during our dive. The morning dive was near a coral reef, but mostly on a sand bar. We saw bull-nose rays, large parrot fish and lots of tropical fish. The second dive was over a large coral head where there were also tons of tropical fish and lots of lemon sharks - our first dive with sharks! The dive was very controlled and at no point did we feel unsafe. There was also a black tip reef shark. Unfortunately, there has been an influx of crown of thorns in French Polynesia, which has been attacking the coral, and so lots of the coral was dead and broken.

The second day we returned to the site from the previous days' second dive to visit the lemon sharks again. For our second dive, we visited another dive site on a different coral head where there was also tropical fish, a sea turtle and I believe [without having my dive log in front of me] some sharks as well. The second day was cloudy, and after our second dive it poured!

We very much enjoyed the two days of diving and would return!
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