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Dive Review of Top Dive/Club Med in
French Polynesia/Bora Bora

Top Dive/Club Med, Apr, 2006,

by Morgan Richardson, ca, usa . Report 2441.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving California (south and north coast), st. lucia, st. thomas, cozumel.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm
Water Temp 84 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 25 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions no anchor or mooring, so dive time was limited to 55 min. depth was not restricted as long as you were in sight.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments no rinse tank on board, the crew was very understanding of my macro photography ( i was moving very slow) their was only one rinse tank for all gear. lots of good shots of sharks, turtles, lion fish and a huge nepoleon wrasse.

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The dive company and boats were in great shape, they had aqualung calipso regs and scubapro bcs. all tanks were yoke (nitrox tanks were al 100) all other were al 80. there are NO depth gauges and my vytek said we were very close to deco dives in just two dives a day. DEFINETLY bring your own computer. by the 6th dive i had pretty much seen everything and due to large swells we began to repeat dive sites. the water was 84 top to bottom, i wore a 3mm full suit which helped me not get cut by the coral. top dive was very nice and accomidated my rushed schedule. they were obviously the best dive shop in tiny bora bora, enjoy your trip!!
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