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Dive Review of TOPdive/Oceania, Marina in
French Polynesia/Fakarava and Bora Bora

January, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by linda nelson, UT, US (2 reports)
Report Number 6869
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Lots of places, but on this trip, Robinson Crusoe Island, Easter Island,
Fakarava, and Bora Bora
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

rainy, cloudy  
choppy, currents  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
18   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
We were required to stay with the guide and our group-but it was not a
problem.  We went plenty deep, and came back when the least efficient diver
ran low on air. One dive in Bora Bora had terrible vis, maybe due to rain,
making it impossible to see the main reason for the dive,which was eagle
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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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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they had a nice outdoor area to put things together, a rinse bucket, and
camera-savvy crew on the vessels.. ...
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Overall Rating

Value for $$
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3 stars   
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We had a good commuication with Top Dive from before we left home, and
recruited a few more divers from the people we met on the way to Top Dive
resorts.  The price included nitrox, if certified for it, and good rental
gear.  We were divided into small groups to have only 4 or so people with
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By Robert Halem in CA, US at Feb 05, 2013 20:09 EST  
I love your comment "we went diving to see what is there, instead of
what is not".  That, after all, is what it is about!!
By Robert McDonald in OH, US at Feb 23, 2013 10:44 EST  
My husband love diving in French Polynesia but have not been to Fakarava
yet.  Do you have any suggestions about where (or where not) to stay on
By Robert Halem in CA, US at Feb 23, 2013 13:23 EST  
Just back from a cruise on Ocean Princess around French Polynesia.  TopDive
was great (need to post my own reviews).  One focal point in Moorea handled
my bookings for four islands.  At each stop, they were on time and where
promised to pick me up.
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