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Dive Review of TOPdive/Pension Havaiki; Motu Aito Paradise in
French Polynesia/Fakarava North and South

September, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Jason Marks, CA, US
Reviewer   (5 reports)
"Great diving in Fakaravaa"
Report Number 8052
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Indonesia, Phillipines, Maldives, Caribbean, Micronesia.
Closest Airport
N. Fakarava
Getting There


Dive Conditions

choppy, currents  
Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
29 meter limit for PADI Open and Advanced Open Water divers (one star in
the French system).   
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Boat Facilities
2 stars
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Boats are small and can be a bit crowded, but the crew does its best, an
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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3 stars
Service and Attitude
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Some of the best dives I've had anywhere.  Sharks:  Fleets of black tips,
many lagoon white tips, grays and a few of the "banded" or
"ghost" sharks.  Napoleon wrasse are common, and there are large
schools of barracuda, snappers, etc.  

Currents can be quite strong, and the timing for diving the passes can
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