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Dive Review of Bora Dive Center in
French Polynesia/Bora Bora

Bora Dive Center, Aug, 2003,

by John McGill, Tx, USA . Report 779.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Galapagos, Palau, pretty much everywhere in the Caribbean
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions I was diving with my girlfriend who is inexperienced and uses air rapidly, so I didn't really see what the limits were
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments This was a trip with diving, not a pure "dive vacation." My girlfriend is a fairly new diver (less than 20 dives) We dove for 3 days with Bora Diving Center. The service was wonderful. We had 3 guides on the 3 days and each one of them went out of their way to make my girlfriend comfortable. They shared air with her to extend her bottom times and I think went beyond the call of duty. And on top of that, the diving was great. Our first dive was at a location in the lagoon. We entered in about 20 feet of water and went down to about 50 feet in a pass. The whole dive was a manta fest. There must have been 15 mantas who swam through the pass with us. A 40 minute, constant manta dive will get a "5" in my book every time -- especially since in 20+ years of diving I had only encountered mantas once and that was on snorkel in Palau. The second dive was at a site where some fish was placed in a coral head and then the lemon sharks arrived. Probably 8 lemons ranging from 7 to 10 feet in length. I was told that the mantas don't come out during the full moon. You can also see mantas playing in the lights at the Hotel Bora Bora dock at night. Bora Diving Center is one of the best operations I have ever dived with. Go there -- Bora Bora is a very romantic place. We also dived on Taha'a with the shop at the Pearl Beach resort. Again great service. The fellow running this shop used to work at Bora Diving Center and has the same customer service attitude. Also dived 2 days On Huahine with Blue Nui. I understand that that operation will soon have new ownership, which is probably a good thing.
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