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Dive Review of TOPdive/Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort] in
French Polynesia/Moorea]

August, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by Dmitry K. Pasikhov, WI, US
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Report Number 6218
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Galapogos, Carribien
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
79   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
100   to    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
45 min maximum time
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  1 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
1 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
3 stars  
No fresh water tank for the cameras. Soap in all water tanks form the gear
rinse. Had to rinse my camera in the shower.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
1 stars
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
1 stars    
3 stars   
1 stars    
The worst thing is thjat the reef is dead. It is completely bleached. The
Dive operator did the best they could to entertain us with the sharks
(blacktips and Lemons presant on every dive, but there are only 2-3 dive
sites. there is no diversity, the reef fish is scarce. Would not recomend
any more than 4 dives on this island. Dives are twice more expancive than
the Carribean and except for some sharks you will be disappointed.
The safety of the dive operation is anotherb issue, I did 10 dives with
them and every time all the crew was in the water leaving nobody on the
boat. Despite the factb that the boat is at the mooring it is still
Overall attention to detail was not present. 
I wish my travel agent warned me about the reef condition and not sold me a
10 dive package. 
The Hotel was greatm and overall vacation fabulouse, if you go for
honeymoon or romantic getaway this is the best but leave you BC and camera
at home.
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