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Dive Review of Bora Bora Blue Nui Diving Center /Bora Bora Pearl Resort in
French Polynesia/BoraBora

August, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Karen Guthrie, CA, USA
Sr. Reviewer   (9 reports)
Report Number 5005
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Fiji, GBR, Grand and Little Cayman, Belize, Cozumel, Hawaii, Cay Sal Bank,
La Paz Mexico, Isla Guadalupe Mexico, Thailand and Catalina California.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
currents, no currents  
Water Temp
81   to    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Tropical Fish
Small Critters
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
2 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars    
4 stars   
4 stars    
The Bora Bora Pearl was perhaps the prettiest resort I have ever seen. 
There were photo ops everywhere.  Food at the resort was very expensive. 
Dinner one night was a buffet for $80 US per person.  There was little way
to go out to eat as the resort is off of the main island and cabs are
expensive so unless you take the boat to the island and the bus you have no
options.  Even if you do go to all that trouble there are no obvious
options.  Lunch at the resort was so so but dinner, was SO delicious.  So,
I would suggest that you load up on breakfast, pack snacks for lunch and
spring for dinner.  Air Tahiti luggage restrictions are only enforced if
the plane is full.  Even then, they may waitlist extra bags and bring them
along if there is space for free.  We had 4 interisland flights and only
once did we have trouble with luggage in early July 09.  That one time it
helped that we checked in early and then we waited to see if the bags would
make it.  They did.  My camera backpack was too big to be carried on but
they let me get it tagged fragile and I surrendered it at the door to the
plane.  Still, I saw one baggage guy drop it several feet onto the tarmac
so, the padding in the bag came in handy.  Diving was great.  One sight had
turtles coming up to you and touching you and another had 8 foot lemon
sharks at all times and blacktip sharks as well.  Fish were friendly too. 
Get out at the front of the boat on the turtle dive as you have to pump
against the current to get to the line to get down.  SO glad we added this
to Rangiroa.  See my other report.  Disappointed that they would break off
a piece of coral to stab a crown of thorns and feed it to the other fish.
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