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Dive Review of Blue Nui in
French Polynesia/Taha'a

August, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Michael Benenson, NY, USA
Reviewer   (4 reports)
Report Number 5058
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Fiji, Palau, Australia, Thailand, Grand Cayman, Aruba, Puerto Rico...
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
80   to    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
5   to    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Depth Limits  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
1 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
1 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Very poor visibility
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Service and Attitude
1 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
3 stars
Dive Operation
1 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
1 stars    
1 stars   
1 stars    
Compared to our dives with Blue Nui in Bora Bora, which were great [see
other posting], our dive with Blue Nui in Taha'a was a pretty bad
experience for all.  

The two main reasons for the bad experience are as follows:

1] The dive master was not very friendly, professional or attentive to his
clients.  Prime example - during the dive I realized I must have had a
leak, and was losing air rather quickly.  Although I brought this to the
attention of the dive master numerous times using the hand gestures we had
reviewed during the dive brief, and even showing him my air gauge [which
was already at the low air point], he failed to acknowledge my situation or
act accordingly.  Instead, he just turned around and kept on swimming. 
Fortunately, I am a very experienced diver, my daughter was aware of my
situation and stayed close lest I needed to buddy up with her, and we ended
the dive safely all together.

2] The visibility was very poor.  No need to really explain more here - if
you can't even see your hand in front of you, you're not going to be able
to see anything else.

I would not dive with the same dive master again, but would be willing to
give Blue Nui a second chance with a different dive master and with better
water conditions, since my experience with them in Bora Bora was very good.
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