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Dive Review of Centre Plongee Nuku Hiva in
French Polynesia/Marquesas

August, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Linda Dunn, Calif, US
Report Number 616
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Palau, Indonesia, all Caribbean, Sea of Cortez
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
rainy, cloudy  
Seas
choppy  
Water Temp
79   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
2
Water Visibility
20   to 50    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
follow divemaster since viz not great and currents unpredictable  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
Squadrons 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
2 stars
Food
2 stars
Service and Attitude
2 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
1 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
Good: Saw hammerheads & mantas on same dive, sharks were 5-7 ft. away
and not afraid. Good: Saw octopi frequently during day. Good: no other
divers, only shop in town, sometimes only 2-3 divers. Bad: can't get to see
Pygmy Orcas unless weather permits due to rough seas; only go during
Marquesan summer December-April if you want to see them. Overall: Wild,
remote, pristine, rustic accomodations, beautiful island; expect the
unexpected.
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