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Dive Review of Blue Nui/Pearl Beach Resort in
French Polynesia/Bora Bora

Blue Nui/Pearl Beach Resort, May, 2002,

by Bob Woods, CA, USA . Report 112.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Most of Caribbean, Fiji, Tonga, Maldives, Indonesia (N. Sulawesi), eastern Pacific (Panama, Costa Rica)
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 83 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive your computer
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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]

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments 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 gear for each dive; they at least stored it for us. We didnt feel by any means that there was the level of concern and service on the part of the general staff we expect in the Caribbean or, say, Fiji. The routine here is a morning dive at about 8:30, a short surface interval, and another dive before lunch. The surface intervals of typically less than an hour were a bit short for my taste, though our computers said they were OK. The drill is back roll in, fairly easy exit on a detachable ladder. They were flexible about how you got outi.e. whether you want to take off your fins, BC, etc. in the water or not. Fish life was OK but not great for the South Pacific; we saw lots of black tip sharks, some big Java moray eels, Napoleonfish, dot-and-dash butterflies, and eagle rays. There were nice coral canyons & swim-throughs, but for reasons I dont fully understand there seems to be no soft coral in French Polynesia. We did see a few anemones and tomato anemone fish.
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