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Dive Review of Tahiti Aggressor in
French Polynesia

December, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by Bill & Jeanne Downey, PA, USA (1 report)
Report Number 489

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Reporter
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Australia, Micronesia, Malaysia, Indonesia, etc.

Dive Conditions

Weather
 
Seas
 
Water Temp
80   to 82    ° Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
0   to 0    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
?  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Dive your computer, 130'depth limit, one hour.  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
1 or 2 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
3 stars
Food
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
The Tahiti Aggressor is a great way to dive the area around Rangiroa, which
has the best diving in French Polynesia. The boat is a catamaran, so
there's lots of space, but watch out for cabin #9, which used to be the
darkroom--cramped, no windows. They're supposed to give a discount for
staying in this room.

This is pass diving; the current was really ripping sometimes, but overall
the currents was not as strong as we expected. Everyone is issued a safety
sausage and airhorn. The coral is healthy but very low due to the current.
There were only one or two dives we did not see sharks. Lots of fish life,
not so many invertebrates. A few mantas, dolphins underwater several times,
saw a huge hammerhead cruising beneath us at 150'. 

Arrive in Papeete a day early and walk or take "Le Truck" into
town to see the waterfront and especially the local fish market. Wonderful
batik fabrics in the stores. Bring something for seasickness, as some of
the crossing are long, and a catamaran is not very stable in open ocean. 
We would definitely do this trip again.
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