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

Bora Bora Blue Nui Dive Center/Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort, Dec, 2002,

by Gary Redman, WA., USA . Report 326.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Extensive Caribbean, Central America, Hawaii
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, noCurrents
Water Temp 84 to 0 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Normal profiles and safety restrictions
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments No fresh water rinse tank on board boat but available upon return at dive shop. No photo processing at resort.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments 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 be removed prior to climbing out on ladder. You set up your gear for the first dive each day and then they changed it between dives. Two one tank dives in morning and one dive in afternoon ( class or beginners.) Usually one dive inside lagoon and second dive outside. Dive shop has rinse facilities, fresh water showers, and well ventilated, locked storage facility for gear left overnight. Gilles and Frank are very safety conscious, gave complete and detailed dive briefings, and were eager to point out interesting finds during each dive. They are personable and enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable about local sites and marine life. Hard coral abundant and in good condition - no soft coral or sponges. Fish were very curious, swimming right into your mask. Saw a few black tip and lemon sharks on each dive as well as turtles, sting rays, large trigger fish guarding nests, lionfish, variety of eels, barracuda, remora, and plentiful reef fish. Steel tanks are used so reduce weights accordingly. Well run, first class operation - very enjoyable.
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