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Dive Review of Blue Nui in
French Polynesia/Bora Bora

August, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Michael Benenson, NY, USA
Reviewer   (4 reports)
Report Number 5057
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Fiji, Palau, Australia, Thailand, Puerto Rico, Aruba, Grand Cayman...
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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  
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

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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