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Dive Review of Fun Dive/Te Nunoa in
French Polynesia/Moorea

Fun Dive/Te Nunoa, Jul, 2008,

by Christopher Aviles, NY, USA ( 1 report). Report 4278.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Micronesia, Bahamas, Hawaii, Bonaire, Caymans, Roatan.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 90 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No decompression diving
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 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 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Moorea Fun Dive. Small but clean boats. 15-20 minute boat rides to dive sites. We were picked up each morning on time. We dove in small groups but you could dive your own profile. DM pointed out fish for everyone. Dives were 45-60+ minutes depending on your air consumption. Would usually finish up nosing around under the boat but there were things to see.

Dive shop owner said he wanted divers to be comfortable and to have fun, they made that happen. Everyone was competent and very pleasant. My non-diving wife was not charged for coming on boat with her snorkel gear, they threw out a line for her also. There was a pole ladder on the back of the boat but it was manageable after handing up fins.

Healthy reef and diving was easy. Lots of white tip sharks, reef and lemon sharks. The 10 foot lemon sharks stole the show. All the usual fish suspects were present but not in the large schools like Micronesia. There was a starfish like creature they called crown of thorns that is killing the coral and the DM would kill a few each dive with pieces of dead coral. Looked a little strange seeing it without knowing what was happening.

Laurel Samuela (divetahitiblue.com) handled all the reservations for our 4 week trip to Moorea, Rangiroa and Bora Bora. She is an excellent travel agent for Tahiti and French Polynesia. We stayed on her grounds in Moorea in a beautiful large new garden bungalow (Te Nunoa). Kitchen, iPod dock, privacy, beautiful. It was remote though, no restaurants within walking distance, restaurants did pick up but some charged for it. Short walk to nice beach walk. Local market nearby.

I would dive with Fun Dive again and would book another trip with Laurel Samuela in an instant.
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