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

Bora Bora Blue Nui Diving Center /Bora Bora Pearl Resort , Aug, 2009,

by Karen Guthrie, CA, USA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports). Report 5005.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Fiji, GBR, Grand and Little Cayman, Belize, Cozumel, Hawaii, Cay Sal Bank, La Paz Mexico, Isla Guadalupe Mexico, Thailand and Catalina California.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas currents, no currents
Water Temp 81 to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish N/A
Small Critters N/A Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 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 5 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 2 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The Bora Bora Pearl was perhaps the prettiest resort I have ever seen. There were photo ops everywhere. Food at the resort was very expensive. Dinner one night was a buffet for $80 US per person. There was little way to go out to eat as the resort is off of the main island and cabs are expensive so unless you take the boat to the island and the bus you have no options. Even if you do go to all that trouble there are no obvious options. Lunch at the resort was so so but dinner, was SO delicious. So, I would suggest that you load up on breakfast, pack snacks for lunch and spring for dinner. Air Tahiti luggage restrictions are only enforced if the plane is full. Even then, they may waitlist extra bags and bring them along if there is space for free. We had 4 interisland flights and only once did we have trouble with luggage in early July 09. That one time it helped that we checked in early and then we waited to see if the bags would make it. They did. My camera backpack was too big to be carried on but they let me get it tagged fragile and I surrendered it at the door to the plane. Still, I saw one baggage guy drop it several feet onto the tarmac so, the padding in the bag came in handy. Diving was great. One sight had turtles coming up to you and touching you and another had 8 foot lemon sharks at all times and blacktip sharks as well. Fish were friendly too. Get out at the front of the boat on the turtle dive as you have to pump against the current to get to the line to get down. SO glad we added this to Rangiroa. See my other report. Disappointed that they would break off a piece of coral to stab a crown of thorns and feed it to the other fish.
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