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Dive Review of Blueway Manihi in
French Polynesia/Manihi Atoll, Tuamotus

Blueway Manihi: "Something different in French Polynesia", Feb, 2022,

by JOHN HOOVER, HI, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 11883 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments 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 operation in French Polynesia where we could go to different dive sites each day and wouldn't have to dive with a boatload of tourists who only want to see sharks. Blueway fit the bill perfectly. It's the only dive lodge on remote Manihi Atoll in the northern Tuamotus, and you'll probably have the boat to yourselves.

Blueway is a gem, offering wonderful diving, gourmet food, and comfortable lodgings. Bernard and Martine Tora, your easy-to-be-with hosts, speak good English and can accommodate a maximum of four guests on their private motu (island) on Manihi. Although they occasionally pick up divers from other guest houses on the atoll, you and the your party will likely have the boat to yourselves much of ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Blueway Manihi   Blueway Manihi

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Mostly Hawaii, but all over
Closest Airport Manihi Atoll Getting There 3 flights per week from Tahiti

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp -°F / -°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 100-150 Ft/ 30-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions none
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 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 No specific camera room, but plenty of space and electrical connections (240 volts European plugs) in the room. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Subscriber's Comments

By MICHAEL ZAGACHIN in MA, US at Apr 17, 2022 15:00 EST  
Great report. Thank you. Reminds me of Mai Dive on Ono Island, Fiji. Except the diving there was not as exciting as you describe here. Did you stay in Bungalow or guest house? Wonder if you have some land pictures to share. Thanks again. Michael
By report author: JOHN HOOVER in HI, US at Apr 17, 2022 16:37 EST  
I stayed in the bungalow. My dive buddy stayed in the guest room. The bungalow is away from the house and very private. The guest room is part of Bernard and Martineís small house, though it has its own entrance. I would give the bungalow 5 stars. Itís very comfortable. I never actually went in to the guest room, so Iím not sure what to give it. I expect that itís just as comfy as the bungalow, just not as private. I do have some land pictures. Iíll see if I can post a few here.
By report author: JOHN HOOVER in HI, US at Apr 17, 2022 16:37 EST  
I stayed in the bungalow. My dive buddy stayed in the guest room. The bungalow is away from the house and very private. The guest room is part of Bernard and Martineís small house, though it has its own entrance. I would give the bungalow 5 stars. Itís very comfortable. I never actually went in to the guest room, so Iím not sure what to give it. I expect that itís just as comfy as the bungalow, just not as private. I do have some land pictures. Iíll see if I can post a few here.
By MICHAEL ZAGACHIN in MA, US at Apr 17, 2022 17:05 EST  
Thank you John
By report author: JOHN HOOVER in HI, US at Apr 17, 2022 19:54 EST  
Here's a link to some land shots photos.app.goo.gl/87Z1mcvvLFZYkZWB6
By MICHAEL ZAGACHIN in MA, US at Apr 17, 2022 20:38 EST  
Got it. Nice. Thank you again
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