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Dive Review of Dive Aitutaki - Bubbles Below/N/A in
Cook Islands/Aitutaki

Dive Aitutaki - Bubbles Below/N/A, Sep, 2014,

by Michael Kay, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 7755 has 1 Helpful vote.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity 2 stars
Dive Operation 2 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 2 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments [None]DM and Owner Onu works hard to make sure that guests are safe and enjoy the dives. The dives are just outside the encircling reef. There's not much fish life, though I was rewarded with a school of eagle rays, and a couple large turtles. A giant wrasse escorts many of the dives (due to Onu feeding it fresh coconut meat). On one of the dives we witnessed whales just off shore. But on my 3 days of dives, viz was not more than 5 or 6 meters, so when I was bumped in favor of a higher paying fishing trip ( even though I had reserved the dives months in advance) I can't say I was disappointed. I can't recommend Aitutaki as a diving destination (although there are plenty of other reasons to visit there), but if you do want to go diving while there, Bubbles Below is your best choice - just don't be surprised if you get canceled at the last minute.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Thailand, Indonesia, Hawai'i, Virgin Islands, Mexico
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy, dry Seas choppy
Water Temp 23-23°C / 73-73°F Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 5-8 M / 16-26 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Owner and DM Onu enforces a 43 minute dive limit.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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