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Dive Review of Blue Nui/Four Seasons in
French Polynesia/Bora-Bora

October, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by robert knourek, CA, US
Reviewer   (4 reports)
Report Number 6333
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
[Unspecified]
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, dry  
Seas
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
75   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
90ft.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
1 or 2 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
No setup, but they are respectful of cameras.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
1 stars  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
Lots of news about the impact of the 2010 hurricane on the reefs. You could
see that there was lots of damage, but there is still a lot of good reef
left.

Blue Nui was OK. They were friendly and competent. Their boat was
reasonably comfortable. Giant stride entry, ladder exit.

No rinse for camera, but a two tank dive only took about 4 hours, so it was
not a big deal.

We rented gear from them. It was not the best, but it worked well.

They limit their trips to 6 divers, which is nice.

We saw Mantas at one site, the other site had lemon sharks, napoleon wrasse
and lots of cool fish.

I would not plan a whole dive trip around Bora-Bora, but it is a fun
activity as long as you are there.

Four Seasons was a great place to stay, but pricey.
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