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Dive Review of Six Passengers/Kia Ora in
French Polynesia/Rangiroa

December, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by ellen Gooch, NY, US (1 report)
Report Number 5796
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Maldives, Hawaii, Caribbean (Turks and Caicos, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman,
Bonaire, Mustique, Dominica, Bahamas etc.) Indonesia, Mexico (both coasts),
Costa  Rica
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
77   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
You must be a CMAS level two diver or equivalent (for PADI, this means
Rescue Diver and above) to do the deep dives past 95 feet.    
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
  5 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):
3 stars
2 stars
Service and Attitude
2 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
3 stars   
5 stars    
I've been diving for nearly 20 years, in such places as the Maldives, most
of the Caribbean, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Mexico (both coasts) and Indonesia. 
Rangiroa offered by far the best diving.  That is, if you are properly
certified (PADI Advanced isn't good enough).  This is high octane diving
featuring insane numbers of fish, healthy corals and sharks galore.  Oh and
the Dolphins. The most polite dolphins on the planet, they seem to go out
of their way to greet each and every diver each and every day.  If you are
lucky, they might even stop by to say hi if you hang out in the blue at 60
feet.  Amazing!  Six passengers is an ideal operation; they have small
boats and they divide divers by skill level.  We visited other surrounding
islands, but returned to Rangiroa.  The hotel was overpriced but OK,
apparently they are renovating now.  The island itself is worth biking
around. But diving is the focus.
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