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

June, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by Sherri Dullingham, TX, US
Reviewer   (3 reports)
Report Number 6607
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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

Water Temp
76   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
70   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
None that I recall.   
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
5 stars   
3 stars    
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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