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Dive Review of BlueWay/Pension Poerani Nui in
French Polynesia/Tuamotu Archipelago

BlueWay/Pension Poerani Nui: "Personal treatment by top pros in their Tuamotu atoll paradise Manihi", May, 2024,

by michele jacquin, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 12995.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Two French diving Pros in their 50s decided after dive travel all over the world to find their dive paradise home in the tropics and build a pension and personal dive operation in the atoll of Manihi, Tuamotu Archipelago, French Polynesia, to share with guests. Thus, Bernard and Martine built on a private motu (individual islet in the atoll) with their own dock a fantastic dive "club" with a robust six pack boat and new gear. They also have pension accommodation for four, but at the time of my visit, this option was not available.

I stayed in the four bungalow pension on the next motu, Pension Poerani Nui and walked across the shallow ocean channel between motus to the boat and brought my own gear. In this remote atoll of the Tuamotu Archipelago of French Polynesia, the conveniences of the world are basic but the amount of fish is stunning. The feeling reminded me of trips to S. Baja California before the Cabo nightmare. Remote, wind, few but friendly people, sparse vegetation and a sea brimming with life and no light pollution allowing stunning night skies full of the Milky Way and thousands of stars including the Southern Cross. We sat on a dockside bench beside ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites BlueWay   Pension Poerani Nui

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Huahine, Raiatea, FP. La Jolla, CA, Fakarava, Rangiroa, Nuku Hiva, Hiva Oe, (Marquesas) FP, Kauai, Maui, Hawaii Island, Bonaire
Closest Airport Papeete Getting There LAX>PPT via Air Tahiti Nui, PPT>Manihi via Air Tahiti three times a week ATR 42 pass aircraft

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy, surge, currents, no currents
Water Temp 81-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-80 Ft/ 9-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Stick with DM. I did not have photo gear.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Did not dive with a camera. Very personalized dive operation probably can accommodate UW photographers. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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