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

October, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by robert knourek, CA, US
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Report Number 6334
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, choppy  
Water Temp
78   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
90 ft.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
they were good about managing cameras on entry/exit, and respectful of
cameras on the boat. no rinse.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
2 stars
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
3 stars   
4 stars    
there are only 3 dive sites in tikehua. there is a mantas cleaning station,
and two dive sites on the pass that allows access in/out of the atoll.

the boat was great for transit, and the captain was excellent. however,
entry was done via backroll, and the distance from the deck to the water
was quite a bit. it was also hard to position oneself on the deck to do the
backroll. so entry was difficult. exit was via some ladders on the back,
they were not great ladders. so basically entry/exit is pretty

dive master was a cowboy. he took his own camera on each dive. having said
that he seemed to be able to manage the dive well, and did not bug anyone.
still, i don't believe divemasters should bring cameras.

gear worked but it was marginal. they were always having to repair

the manta site was shallow and we saw mantas every dive. it was just great.
the pass sites are equally fantastic. schools of big and small fish,
sharks, barracuda schools, really just about anything you wanted to see.

pearl beach resort is great. just be sure to get an overwater bungalow on
the far side of the resort (away from the dive center).
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