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Dive Review of Moorea Fun Dive/Sheraton Hotel in
French Polynesia/Moorea

Moorea Fun Dive/Sheraton Hotel, Mar, 2005,

by Art & Gerry Burke, TX, USA . Report 1781.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caymans, Belize, Bonaire, Grand Turk, Maldives, Seychelles
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 80 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions All dives were DM lead although depth and time were based on ability of the dive group - we had only 4 divers on each dive so it easy to pick place and dive profile
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 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 4 stars
UW Photo Comments The small fast boats did not have a camera table but DM very helpful in assisting with camera in and out of water. Hotel had ample plugs for charging batteries.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Moorea Fun Dive is owned and operated by Edmee & Roland. We learned of Moorea Fun Dive through our travel agent Trip N Tour. They were very attentive to our needs and diving preferences. Roland picked us up at the hotel in morning and we did 2 tank dive. They have small fast boats which hold up to 6 divers. They were very safety conscience with good dive briefings and planned safety stops. All entries were back roll and easy exit via ladder after removal of BCD and weights. We did a combination of free dives down the anchor line and drift dives. The corals were excellent with large amenities and lots of sharks. They did not bait for sharks but we saw many types ranging from Lemon, Black Tip and Silver Tip. I had a digital camera system which they assisted with in and out of the water the only negative was no camera table because the boat was small. You could leave your gear at the dive center overnight as they had lockers, showers, etc to rinse and store gear. Moorea Fun Dive was very knowledgeable and gave excellent personal service.
The Sheraton Hotel was excellent. Moorea is a large island with many shops and sights to see. We had a beachfront bungalow which had a large porch and easy access to the beach. We could walk out to the beach or to the pool which was very large and shallow. There was a wide assortment of food to eat at the main restaurant or beach café. The restaurant and bar area was particularly nice because they were on the second floor with a cool breeze and beautiful view of sunsets in the evening. There were also restaurants outside of the hotel. The spa on the hotel premise was very nice. There was also a room with a internet connection. We rented a car to tour the island and to purchase groceries such as snacks and bottled water that were very expensive at the hotel. The view from The Belvedere outlook was excellent of the 2 inlets on Moorea island. Overall we had a great experience on Moorea.
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