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Dive Review of Moorea Fun Dive/Hilton Moorea in
French Polynesia/Moorea

Moorea Fun Dive/Hilton Moorea, Jun, 2012,

by Sherri Dullingham, TX, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 6607.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Caymans, Keys, Cozumel, Fiji, Hawaii, Maldives, Similans, Baja
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 76 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 70 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None that I recall.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 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 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Moorea Fun Dive is a great group of divers, and a great choice if you want something more personal than the large, established outfit. We try to seek out the smaller operations and were very happy with this one. The owners couldn't be nicer. They picked us up at the Hilton and took us to their shop, where we leisurely suited up and got in the boat. The first day there were seven divers total, and the small-ish boat was a little crowded, but the next day we were alone and had the divemaster all to ourselves, which was lovely.

The coral is pretty blasted for a variety of different reasons, but the fish life is good, with exceptional water clarity. The main reason to dive here is the lemon sharks, and we saw a few on each dive, plus tons of blacktips. Sometimes a dozen. And we saw turtles on each dive, and lots of different kinds of eels. We were treated to a pod a spinner dolphins during a surface interval, and the divemaster very gently followed them at about 5 mph so they could ride the bow wave, which they seemed to enjoy as much as we did.

We ended up doing 4 dives instead of the planned 6; I think you can see what there is to see in 4. The water in mid-June is pretty cold. I could have used a 5mm easily, but I tend to get cold. Because it's a small operation, you will be assembling and carrying your own gear, although, on the day it was just my husband and me, the divemaster was happy to do it for us, which we appreciated. We would highly recommend Moorea Fun Dive and will dive them again if we are ever lucky enough to return to the beautiful island of Moorea.
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