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Dive Review of Hemispheresub/Oceania Cruise Ship Marina in
French Polynesia/Raiatea

Hemispheresub/Oceania Cruise Ship Marina: "Raiatea dive French Polynesia Feb 2018", Feb, 2018,

by Richard E. Heath, SC, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 10138 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This dive was on an island that had a good size reef surrounding it and for the best diving you need to get outside of the lagoon and reef

Saw plenty of black tip sharks it seemed like more came around after I had brush my leg on a coral and I was laying out a small trickle of blood (:>)!! I was wearing a farmer john wet suit that ends on your thighs

The dive shop is relatively small dove with the owner and co-owner who were very attentive to the divers needs there were two divers from the cruise ship and 3 locals from the island on the boat with us

The day was rough so we just made one dive But on that dive saw over 15 black tip sharks in the area -- was easy to get in and out of the boat considered it a very safety conscious organization Would definitely dive with them again if I go back to this island
Websites Hemispheresub   Oceania Cruise Ship Marina

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Azores;French Polynesia Islands(Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Huahine, Raiatea);Grand & Little Cayman;Bahamas;Puerto Morelos Mexico;US Virgins; FL Keys;St Martin, Saba.Turks & Caicos
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, rainy Seas choppy
Water Temp 84-86°F / 29-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-50 Ft/ 9-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Just not go below dive master
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 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]
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