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Bora Diving Center/ Four Seasons Full report   Bora Bora   Very nice operation, our hotel (the Four Season's) is out on the reef. Each dive day, the dive boat had to leave the dive shop on... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2014   Bob Brown
250+ Dives
 
Moorea Diving Full report   [N/A]Moorea   "Excellent shore dive operation"
I am an experienced diver but my girlfriend is new. They were very helpful in making her comfortable in the water. Dive briefings ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
11/2018   Bruce Hoyle
250+ Dives
 
TOPdive Full report   Rangiroa   "Not what I expected"
We went in January, which was billed as "hammerhead season". I was expecting a lot of pelagics but other than a few small sharks ... Full report  
2 stars
1 stars  
11/2018   C Leroy Anderson
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Aqua Tiki II LiveAboard Tuamotu Islands   "Pleasant short cruise"
The hardest part of this trip was getting here the day the boat was scheduled to depart. We could not find a flight from Tahiti an... Full report  
3 stars
1 stars  
9/2019   Christopher Leahy
1000+ Dives
 
Bluewater Travel/Photo/ Kavaka Hotel   Moorea   "Bucket List- Snorkeling with Humpback whales!"
Hello fellow divers, because i had an ear issue (surgery) I could not SCUBA dive for a while so I decided to go on a Humpback Whal... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2022   David C Kinney
1000+ Dives
 
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Master Liveaboards Full report LiveAboard Marquesas Islands   "Marquesas Islands - French Polynesia Master"
RULES: Regardless of experience, Open Water certified divers are limited to 60 feet, Advanced Open Water and Rescue divers are lim... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
3/2018   David Marchese
1000+ Dives
Photos available
1Helpful vote(s) received
TOPdive/ Pension Havaiki/ Relais de Josephin Full report   Rangiroa, Fakarava   The diving in the atolls is exponentially better than the main islands. (I dove Bora Bora in 2009 and was underwhelmed. ) If you a... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
4/2011   Elizabeth Crapo
250+ Dives
 
Six Passengers/ Kia Ora Resort Full report   Rangiroa   "In Polinesia"
I chose Six Passengers instead of Top Dive (which has shops all over French Polinesia) because I like smaller, independent dive o... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
9/2015   Giuseppe Trunfio
250+ Dives
 
Blueway Manihi   Manihi Atoll, Tuamotus   "Something different in French Polynesia"
My dive buddy Dan and I just returned from a fabulous 9 days of diving with Blueway Manihi. We had been looking for a small operat... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2022   JOHN HOOVER
1000+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Moorea Fun Dive/ Moorea Full report   Moorea   We checked all the dive shops on Moorea while we were there, Moorea Fun Dive had the best mix of friendliness and price, bear in m... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
12/2009   Joyce & Matt
250+ Dives
 
TOPdive/ Havaiki   Fakarava   "Not just for pearl divers"
Fakarava is one of the more rustic islands in French Polynesia. Havaiki, where we stayed, is said to be the most upscale accommoda... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
6/2021   Martin Klein
250+ Dives
3Helpful vote(s) received
TOPdive/ Kia Ora   Rangiroa   "Paradise Found"
TopDive with Yannick was great. First time on a dive trip that we, two adults + two teenagers, rented regs and BCs instead of brin... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
6/2021   Martin Klein
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Paul Gauguin Luxury Cruise LiveAboard Bora Bora, Moorea   "Reserve Early, Reserve Often"
This was my first opportunity to dive in the South Pacific. The M/ S Paul Gaugin is a luxury cruise ship that majors in land tours ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
8/2019   Richard M Tavan
250+ Dives
 
Paul Gauguin Luxury Cruise Full report       "Good cruise ship diving"
Took a 10 day cruise on the cruise ship Paul Gauguin that began in Tahiti and made stops in Bora, Bora, Taha'a, Rangiroa, Fakarava... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
2/2015   Roger Cooper
500+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
6 Passenger/ Kia Ora   Rangiroa   "Dolphins, Yes/Disappointment Plenty"
6 Passenger has 2 locations. We used the one at the resort in which we stayed. The resort itself is overpriced and very tired. We ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
10/2021   Rose Mueller
1000+ Dives
 
TOPdive/ Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa   Rangiroa   "Great drift diving and amazing resort "
Rangiroa is only a short 15 min flight from Tikehau where we begun our French Polynesian Island diving hop. Masks on "inside" the... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
11/2021   Sean Brady
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Raie Manta Club Tikehau/ Le Tikehau by Pearl Resorts   Tikehau   "Amazing location, wonderful dive op"
First getting there. Living on the East Coast US we traveled from Newark to San Francisco, short lay over, then onward to Tahiti ... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
11/2021   Sean Brady
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Master Liveaboards/ French Polynesia Master   Tuamotus   "Excellent, safe boat, great diving"
The French Polynesia Master is absolutely, by far, the best dive boat we have ever been on. Unlike most dive boats I've been on, ... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
8/2019   Steven E Holmstrom
1000+ Dives
Photos available
2Helpful vote(s) received
TOPdive/ Motu Aito Full report   Fakarava   "Fakarava South Pass"
[19- 25th July 2017. Itís been about 6 months, but I can see and hear it well. We arrived in a storm, waves, rain and sheets of wat... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
1/2018   Alexander Armintor
100+ Dives
 
Moorea Blue / Moorea Manava Full report   Moorea   "Moorea Blues"
Getting there: Bought tickets from Delta D. B. A. Air France. Arriving at the ticket counter 3 hours early, we found out Air France ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
7/2017   Alexander Armintor
100+ Dives
 
Moorea Blue / Moorea Manava Full report   Moorea   "Moorea Blues"
Getting there: Bought tickets from Delta D. B. A. Air France. Arriving at the ticket counter 3 hours early, we found out Air France ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
7/2017   Alexander Armintor
100+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
TOPdive/ Kia Ora Resort Full report   rangiroa   Stayed at Kia Ora Resort which was just re- opened after a huge (reported $20 million) re- modeling. EVERYTHING at the resort is fir... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
12/2011   Andy Wiessner
250+ Dives
 
TOPdive/ Kia Ora   Rangiroa   "Traveling and Diving During a Pandemic "
We loved diving with the very friendly dolphins. The resort was fantastic and the food was great. Top Dive is very organized and... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
12/2020   Ann Harwood
250+ Dives
 
Y aka. / Top Dive/ Kia Ora Full report   Rangiroa   Let me review the diving first. My report I feel is incomplete for the reason the the island has basically two dive site, both ar... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2014   Anthony Bracco
250+ Dives
3Helpful vote(s) received
Fun Dive Full report   Moorea   I have to admit I am spoiled with great diving and I knew going in this was most likely going to be below my standards. Fun Dive w... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
10/2014   Anthony Bracco
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Top Dive/ Club Med Full report   Bora Bora   Top Dive was a very professional well run organisation, located at a hotel and restraunt of the same name in the only town on Bora... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
8/2005   Arik Olson
<100 Dives
 
Moorea Fun Dive/ Sheraton Hotel Full report   Moorea   Moorea Fun Dive is owned and operated by Edmee & Roland. We learned of Moorea Fun Dive through our travel agent Trip N Tour. The... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
3/2005   Art & Gerry Burke
250+ Dives
 
Bora Diving Center/ Intercontinental Hotel Full report   Bora Bora   We booked with Bora Diving Center through Trip N Tour Travel agency because they said Bora Diving Center were friendly, flexible a... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
3/2005   Art & Gerry Burke
250+ Dives
 
TOPdive/ Kia Ora Full report       "Excellent"
Profusion of sea life, including Dolphins, dozens of grey reef shark, black tip reef shark, schools of barracuda, and large school... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
11/2016   Barbara Zerbin
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
TOPdive/ [4 season and Sofitel Full report   Bora-Bora andMourea   "Great water"
My wife and I went to French Polynesia that we did not know. The trip was organized by a new for us Travel Agent. The flight to L... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
11/2018   Bernard Dubois
250+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
TAHITI AGGRESSOR Full report   FAKARAVA TO RANGOIRA   I BOOKED AND PAID FOR TWO WEEKS ON THE TAHITI AGGRESSOR IN FEB 2005. PLEASE BEFORE YOU GO MAKE SURE TAHITI AGGRESSOR HAS ALL THE ... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
2/2005   Bernice Anderson
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Tahiti Aggressor Full report LiveAboard     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... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
12/2002   Bill & Jeanne Downey
1000+ Dives
 
Dive Spirit   Fakarava Atoll   "A Dive operation in Transition"
I hate giving bad reviews, but this place demands it. For so many reasons. Not so much as a "Hi, how ya doin?" upon arrival sh... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
10/2021   Blake Hottle
500+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
The Six Passengers   Rangiroa Atoll   "Wonderful Diving + Exceptional Service"
As is typical in French Polynesia, this is not aresort with overnight accommodations, but a dive center serving mostly the Tiputa ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2021   Blake Hottle
500+ Dives
 
Paul Gauguin Luxury Cruise Full report LiveAboard     "m/s Paul Gauguin Tahiti Diving"
I tried to come up with a great dive trip that my non- diving wife would also enjoy. Having read on Undercurrent about diving from... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
2/2017   Bob Sivak
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Blue Nui/ Pearl Beach Resort Full report   Manihi   Blue Nui Manihi, as run by shop manager Stèphane Hamon, is absolutely top of the line. They tried hard to please, we never had to... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
5/2002   Bob Woods
250+ Dives
 
Blue Nui/ Pearl Beach Resort Full report   Bora Bora   Blue Nui Bora Bora is a good, professional organization but not long on service. We had to set up, tear down, and rinse all our g... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
5/2002   Bob Woods
250+ Dives
 
Bathy's/ Hibiscus Full report   Moorea   We dove with Bathyís Club at the Intercontinental Beachcomber, which is where we were supposed to stay before a forced schedule ch... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
5/2002   Bob Woods
250+ Dives
 
Paul Gauguin Luxury Cruise Full report       Single tank dives only at $95/ tank, but you can book as many as you want. There are usually 2- 3 day, but not every day. On a wee... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
12/2011   Brian Brown
100+ Dives
 
Tahiti Iti, Eleuthera plongee and Bora Diving/ Cruise, Pacific Princess Full report   Tahiti and BoraBora   We went to Tahiti on the Princess Cruise ship in late October. Ship was great. Smaller size but very elegant. Great Meals. and po... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
10/2003   Bruce Thompson
<100 Dives
 
TOPdive/ Kia Ora Full report   Rangiroa   "If you like swimming with lots of sharks, this is the place to be!"
Fantastic for swimming with lots of sharks, especially if you are comfortable with current. The best sightings occur is very stron... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2017   Christine Nidd
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Fun Dive/ Te Nunoa Full report   Moorea   Moorea Fun Dive. Small but clean boats. 15- 20 minute boat rides to dive sites. We were picked up each morning on time. We dove in ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
7/2008   Christopher Aviles
500+ Dives
 
6 Passangers/ [same] Kia Ora Full report       With the most personal and professional help from our Travel Agent(dive@divetahitiblue. com) we were able to create and have the mo... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
7/2007   Chuck & Julie Feinberg
500+ Dives
 
TOPdive/ Kia Ora Full report   Rangiroa   "Tiputa Pass delivers the goods!"
We stayed at the Kia Ora and used the Top Dive outpost on the resortís property. We stayed in an overwater bungalow at the Kia an... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
10/2018   craig grube
100+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Moorea Blue Diving/ Moorea Hilton Full report   Moorea   "Good operation; reef seems fished out."
The Hilton was great. Beautiful grounds and pool. Overwater bungalow had great snorkeling with sting rays, eagle rays, octopus a... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2018   craig grube
100+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Eleuthera       "Very good Tahiti diving"
Eleuthera diving is a very good dive operation. I had one day on the main island of Tahiti, and I simply wanted a relaxing day of... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
11/2019   Curtis Kates
1000+ Dives
 
TOPdive/ Intercontinental Papeete   Papeete   "Did I die and go diving in Heaven?"
My wife and I visited Papeete at the end of biking vacation. We did not pack for diving. We stayed two days at the Intercontinenta... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
11/2021   Daniel Fazekas
250+ Dives
 
Paul Gauguin Cruises Full report   French Polynesia&Cook Islands   Having vacationed on both cruiseships and liveaboards, we found the best of both worlds in the Paul Gauguin (PG), a floating 5 sta... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2009   David & Candy Cohen
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Tahiti Aggressor Full report LiveAboard     Overall a very good trip. Some of the crew kept to themselves but others made up for them and were very entertaining. "Pass Flyi... Full report  
3 stars
1 stars  
5/2005   David L. Bader
1000+ Dives
 
M/S Paul Gauguin&Dive Blue Nui/ [M/S Paul Gauguin&Tikehau Pearl Rst Full report       The M/ S P. Gauguin is not a liveaboard dive boat but is an exquisite small cruise ship. The accommodations and dining is outstandi... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
3/2004   David S. Wisdom M.D.
100+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
M/S Paul Gauguin Full report       ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2003   David S. Wisdom M.D.
<100 Dives
 
Raie Manta Club/ Pension Teutamatea Full report   Rurutu   Between July and September humpback whales can often be seen off the coast of Rurutu, in the remote Austral chain. RMC offers 3- h... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2003   David Shem-Tov
<100 Dives
 
Te Ave Nui/ Maitai Dream Full report   Fakarava   Operation offers essentially two superb dives: high energy pass dive with inbound tide into lagoon, and a wall dive outside the l... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
7/2003   DAVID SHEM-TOV
<100 Dives
 
TOPdive/ Club Bali Hai Full report   Moorea   We did not plan on diving with TOPdive. Rather, I read prior reviews in Undercurrent and other publications and settled on Scuba P... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
6/2007   Dennis Lewis
<100 Dives
 
TOPdive/ Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort] Full report   Moorea]   The worst thing is thjat the reef is dead. It is completely bleached. The Dive operator did the best they could to entertain us wi... Full report  
1 stars
3 stars  
8/2011   Dmitry K. Pasikhov
250+ Dives
 
TOPdive/ Intercontinental Full report   Moorea   "Top Dive Moorea from a 35 plus year recreational diver"
I am writing this to share my experience with other divers. It is an excellent operation. I have been an active scuba diver for ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2016   Douglas C. Spencer
1000+ Dives
 
Six Passengers/ Kia Ora Full report   Rangiroa   6 Passengers- Dive operation is not affiliated with Kia Ora. They seem to push Top Dive which is affiliated with Kia Ora. Th... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
12/2011   Douglas C. Spencer
500+ Dives
 
Bora Diving Center/ Club Med Full report   Bora Bora   Incredible pelagic diving. Schools of large lemons and good size black tip and gray reef sharks. Lots of mantas and a large scho... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2004   Ed Gross
100+ Dives
 
Top Dive/ Hotel Kaveka Full report   Moorea   Diving was very good. It rained in Moorea on the first three days. On the third day, seas were very rough. Top Dive does not charge... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
5/2006   Edward Leibowitz
250+ Dives
 
Hemisphere Sub/ Hawaiki Nui Full report   Raiatea   The dive shop has two locations, one at the Hawaiki Nui hotel and the other on the other side of Uturoa, the main town. The Hawai... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
6/2009   Elizabeth Crapo
250+ Dives
 
Bathys Diving/ Novotel Full report   Bora Bora   Good dive operation, good boats, helpful staff. Be advised that the regular air tanks have European- style valves, and although th... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2009   Elizabeth Crapo
250+ Dives
 
Six Passengers/ Kia Ora Full report   Rangiroa   I've been diving for nearly 20 years, in such places as the Maldives, most of the Caribbean, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Mexico (both coas... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
12/2009   ellen Gooch
500+ Dives
 
TOPdive/ Kia Ora   Rangiroa   "Why did we wait so long to go dive in French Polynesia?"
Three days diving in Rangiroa was part of our trip to Polynesia. Top Dive is a well run operation, and an easy 2- 5 minute walk al... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
4/2022   Eric Schindler
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Lindblad National Geographic Orion Full report   Tuamotu and Marquesas   "expedition cruise which offers diving, but not a dedicated liveaboard"
I've recently returned from a fine 2 week "expedition cruise" on the National Geographic Orion, an itinerary that included almost ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
10/2018   Fred Kolo
250+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
French Polynesia Master Full report LiveAboard Tuamotus   "French Polynesia Master"
From Fakarava to Rangiroa. This trip is mostly about sharks. LOTS of sharks. The Wall of Sharks, the Shark Pool, a Shark Carpet, e... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
6/2018   French Polynesia Master
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
French Polynesia Master Full report LiveAboard Tuamotus   "French Polynesia Master"
From Fakarava to Rangiroa. This trip is mostly about sharks. LOTS of sharks. The Wall of Sharks, the Shark Pool, a Shark Carpet, e... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
6/2018   French Polynesia Master
500+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
TOPdive/ Hitlon - Overwater Bungalows Full report   Moorea   "My wife and I dove 2 days (Aug 5 and 6, 2011) with Top Dives- Bathsys in Moorea. The dive operation was ok (some of the dive mast... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
8/2011   Gary
250+ Dives
 
TOPdive/ White Sands Full report   Fakarava   5 Dives in Fakarava, French Polynesia (aka Tahiti) from July 30th to August 1st, 2011. There are really only two main dive areas ... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
7/2011   Gary
250+ Dives
 
Bora Bora Blue Nui Dive Center/ Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort Full report   Bora Bora   Gilles and Frank run a solid, top- notch operation. We never dove with more than 4 people. Entry is back roll and BC and tank can b... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
12/2002   Gary Redman
100+ Dives
 
Moorea Blue Diving/ Moorea Pearl Resort Full report   Moorea   Raphael Bonneau has just started the dive program at this 6 month old resort after working for other dive operations for 10 years ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
1/2003   Gary Redman
100+ Dives
 
Moorea Blue Diving/ Manava Beach Resort & Spa   Tahiti and Moorea   "A Photographer's paradise!"
In a nutshell, here is what you will see: [. . . ] First of all, let me say that I wo... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
3/2021   Giorgio Bonmassar
250+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
The Six Passengers/ Pension Loyna Full report   Rangiroa   I've spent a week diving Tiputa and Avatoru Pass twice a day with Six Passengers Dive Centre but also they are available for a 3 d... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2013   Giuseppe Corcione
1000+ Dives
 
TOPdive/ Big Fish Expeditions Full report   Nuku Hiva & Rangiroa   "French Polynesia - Nuku Hiva & Rangiroa - EPIC!"
This was a two- part trip of a lifetime with the first week on our own and the second week a guided expedition with Andy Murch of B... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2015   Gregg Backemeyer
500+ Dives
 
TOPdive/ Maitai Polynesia Bora Bora Full report   Bora Bora   "Bora Bora in the Rain"
Despite the unusually heavy rains and runoff during our stay on Bora Bora, TopDive went the extra yard to keep us diving. The lago... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
2/2018   James Fox
250+ Dives
 
TOPdive/ Pension Havaiki; Motu Aito Paradise Full report   Fakarava North and South   "Great diving in Fakaravaa"
Some of the best dives I've had anywhere. Sharks: Fleets of black tips, many lagoon white tips, grays and a few of the "banded" ... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
9/2014   Jason Marks
500+ Dives
 
Top Dive/ Maitai Dream Fakarava Full report   Fakarava   We arrived via Air Tahiti from Papeete to the small Fakarava landing strip without the hassles of big airports, and within 30 minu... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2008   jeff thornton
250+ Dives
 
Tahiti Aggressor Full report LiveAboard     Food, Worst I have ever had on any live aboard. Some weather problems encountered but other than light, did not really effect the ... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
11/2003   John J. Duggan
1000+ Dives
 
Bora Dive Center Full report   Bora Bora   This was a trip with diving, not a pure "dive vacation. " My girlfriend is a fairly new diver (less than 20 dives) We dove for 3 da... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
8/2003   John McGill
250+ Dives
 
Fluid Tahiti Plongee Full report   Tahiti   "TIGER shark dive, WOW!"
Fluid does a special tiger shark dive at Le Vallee Blanche on the north side of Tahiti. It's expensive, but it's very well operate... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
6/2018   John Sommerer
500+ Dives
 
Hemisphere Sub/ M/S Paul Gauguin   Raiatea Island   "Great Wall Diving in Raiatea, French Polynesia"
Did 2 drift dives with Hemisphere Sub on wall at Raiatea, French Polynesia. Drift diving along wall. Black tip reef sharks and whi... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
10/2022   John Yavorsky
1000+ Dives
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Paul Gauguin Full report LiveAboard     The Paul Gauguin is actually a 300 passenger cruise ship which carries its own dive staff and sails (in this case) Tahiti or ... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
2/2008   Judy Okamura
<100 Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Bora Bora Blue Nui Diving Center / Bora Bora Pearl Resort Full report   BoraBora   The Bora Bora Pearl was perhaps the prettiest resort I have ever seen. There were photo ops everywhere. Food at the resort was v... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
8/2009   Karen Guthrie
100+ Dives
 
Blue Dolphin/ Kia Ora Resort Full report   Rangiroa   I am glad that we dove Bora Bora as well. Rangiroa boasts some tricks like dolphins that failed to appear for us. Riding the cur... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
8/2009   Karen Guthrie
100+ Dives
 
Bora Dive Center/ Sofitel Motu Full report   Bora Bora   Bora Bora is a truly beautiful island - lust, with photogenic mountain looking like Bali Hai. Nice people, but remember for most ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
10/2005   Ken Davis
<100 Dives
 
Top Dive/ Multiple Full report   Bora Bora, Moorea, Rangiroa   We went to three different islands, dived with one op on all three. Top Dive had locations on all three islands. On Bora Bora an... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
8/2008   Ken Metz
500+ Dives
 
Raie Manta/ Ariana Pension Full report   Rurutu (Austral Island Group)   This trip was for whale watching, not diving, but is easily combined with the quite good diving elsewhere in Tahiti. This operatio... Full report  
2 stars
1 stars  
9/2003   Laura Todd
100+ Dives
 
Te Ava Nui/ Havaiki Pension Full report   Fakarava atoll   This is the biggest pass in all of Polynesia, and I was ready for just about anything to swim up beside me. What I mostly got was... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
9/2003   Laura Todd
100+ Dives
 
Tahiti Aggressor Full report LiveAboard     First trip on Aggressor, the only live- aboard in Tahiti. Rangiroa is beautiful, and it's a good thing since due to a blown engine ... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
8/2003   Linda Dunn
250+ Dives
 
Centre Plongee Nuku Hiva Full report   Marquesas   Good: Saw hammerheads & mantas on same dive, sharks were 5- 7 ft. away and not afraid. Good: Saw octopi frequently during day. Good... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
8/2003   Linda Dunn
250+ Dives
 
TOPdive/ Oceania, Marina Full report   Fakarava and Bora Bora   We had a good commuication with Top Dive from before we left home, and recruited a few more divers from the people we met on the w... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
1/2012   linda nelson
1000+ Dives
 
The Six Passengers/ Pension Bounty Full report   Rangiroa   "Wild diving in Rangiroa"
We spent six days diving diving with Six Passengers. All of our guides were safety- conscious, knowledgeable about the dives sites ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
7/2016   Lindsay Battles
100+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Dive Spirit/ Pension Paparara Full report   Fakarava (North)   "Holy Fakarava! (North)"
The diving in Fakarava is phenomenal, so magical that I wish it could remain a secret forever. Pristine reefs bursting with life. ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
8/2016   Lindsay Battles
100+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
TOPdive/ Raimiti Full report   Fakarava - South (Tetemanu)   "Holy Fakarava! (South)"
Spectacular diving. Fakarava's south pass has the highest known concentration of reef sharks in the world. In July and August, the... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
11/2016   Lindsay Battles
100+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
Raie Manta Full report   Rangiroa   Raie Manta Club is a great operation. Professional, courteous staff especially Lydie, Marco, Rene and Valerie. They picked us up e... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
9/2001   Lisel Doreste
<100 Dives
 
TOPdive/ Hotel Mai Tai   Rangiroa   "Beyond expectations trip to Rangiroa"
Review of Rangiroa Rangiroa has been on our list of must dive locations for over a decade and we finally made it there! Althoug... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
10/2022   Luz Cobarrubias
1000+ Dives
1Helpful vote(s) received
Yaka Plongee, Dive Spirit/ Raira Lagon, Havaiki Full report   Rangiroa, Fakarava   Buy your plane ticket 9 months in advance - mine went up 500 bucks 6 months in advance and I am told this is pretty standard. Don'... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2013   M. B.
<100 Dives
 
Tuamotu Pongee, Y AKA Plongee, O2, Enata/ see story   Tuamotu Archipelago   "Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia"
Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia Last night I dreamed of sharks. It was a river of sharks parading through a deep pass - ... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
7/2019   Marie L York
1000+ Dives
Photos available
11Helpful vote(s) received
Master Liveaboards Full report LiveAboard Rangiroa to Fakarava   "French Polynesia Master"
I took a group of 20 divers from Mexico City plus an American couple and a Polish lady in the hope of repeating our fantastic 2003... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2017   Mario Mizrahi
1000+ Dives
10Helpful vote(s) received
World Wide Dive and Sail- French Polynesia Master LiveAboard Tuamotos   "Good Trip for Sharks and Good Visibility"
This is my second trip on this live aboard ( both were dedicated photo trips). I made one several years ago. The boat is well laid... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
8/2019   Mark Vanderlinden
1000+ Dives
 
Master Liveabaord Full report LiveAboard     "French Polynesia Master Liveaboard ; Look before you Leap"
For most of us, diving in the Tuomoto Islands is a bucket list destination. I know it was for me, having planned and hoped about t... Full report  
3 stars
1 stars  
7/2018   MAX WEINMANN
1000+ Dives
7Helpful vote(s) received
TOPdive/ Kia Ora Full report   Rangiroa   "Dive in Paradise "
After a very disappointing experience with the French Polynesia Master Liveaboard, it was with tremendous trepidation that I reach... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
7/2018   MAX WEINMANN
500+ Dives
2Helpful vote(s) received
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