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Dive Review of Aqua Tiki II in
French Polynesia/Tuamotu Islands

Aqua Tiki II: "Pleasant short cruise", Sep, 2019,

by Christopher Leahy, NJ, US ( 1 report with 1 Helpful vote). Report 11160 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments 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 and ended up coming a day early and had to spend a night in an Air BnB which was a very primitive. Fakarava has limited restaurants and grocery stores, no fresh water except cistern collected rain water. I boiled the rain water to make coffee and cook pasta, 5 days later Iím still good.

I chose this boat originally because it offered a four night trip and my wife is a non-diver. The 60í+ x 24í catamaran is about 8 years old and very well equipped. There was ample 220V power and desalinized water for drinking and bathing. They did not offer Nitrox for diving on this trip but I believe itís available on longer voyages. Most dives were to 60-90í but we hit 125í a couple of times. We only dove 2x a day and 3x the day of the night dive.

We did see whales and dolphins, and some of the guests snorkels with them. There were countless grey, white tipped and black tipped reef sharks, lots of tropical fish, abundant healthy coral.

Visibility varied but was overall very good. The water temps were about 80 degrees. Currents were stronger in the North Pass then the South Pass, but manageable.

Overall the French speaking crew was very friendly and had decent enough English to provide great service. It was a very relaxed trip. I would come back for the boat and the crew. The diving was nice, but maybe Iím spoiled.
Websites Aqua Tiki II   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving NY & NJ wrecks, Europe, Caribbean, Bonaire, Thailand
Closest Airport Fakarava Getting There Tahiti Airlines from Papatee

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy, currents
Water Temp 79-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 30-90 Ft/ 9-27 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Dives were all guided and group was limited to 8 divers in the daytime and 5 divers at night.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales 1 or 2
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Lots of places onboard to recharge your batteries.
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