just back from a trip to French Polynesia, did one island of each of the 3 inner groups, Marquesas, Tuamotus, Society Isl. Planned diving in Nuku Hiva - no chance, strong wind, huge swells, dive boat out of the water, instructor on vacation, me being the only diver customer, tough luck. The island however is awesome, did several excursions to waterfalls and canyons - breathtaking beautiful. Raiatea next, was good, however even there strong winds. Only once could we go to the better side of the island, doing a pass dive in literaly shark soup, was fantastic. Other side less sharks but some nice spots, we heard but didn´t see humpback whales. They have a nice wreck in around 2o m with an airpocket inside to surface in + a small version of a "blue hole" where we reached 54 m. Fakarava Tetamanu Village was the grande finale of this trip. Each day drifting from outside into the lagoon in not too strong current. Plenty of sharks and a nice healthy looking hard coral reef. Tetamanu is rather basic however in a beautiful setting, from the airport 1.5 hours by boat to reach the place. A bit of French helps a lot.