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Dive Review of Moorea Blue Diving/Moorea Hilton in
French Polynesia/Moorea

Moorea Blue Diving/Moorea Hilton: "Good operation; reef seems fished out.", Oct, 2018,

by craig grube, VA, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 21 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 10753 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The Hilton was great. Beautiful grounds and pool. Overwater bungalow had great snorkeling with sting rays, eagle rays, octopus and a variety of fish. Would stay there again in a heartbeat.

Moorea Blue Diving did a great job. Smallish boat and no water tank for camera gear, but the ride is only about 15 minutes to the dive sites. The rental gear was very good condition and its included in the price of the dive. They picked us up at the Hilton in the morning and dropped us off after for no charge. I sent them an email on a Thursday morning to see if they had any openings and by the evening I was booked for diving on friday.

The safety stop was in the calm waters of the lagoon 5 minutes from the dive site. The had some fruit, granola bars, and juices.

There were lemon sharks that were attracted to the area by a tuna head in a bucket system by the anchor. They were very large and stayed most of the dive. Saw a couple of big black tips and some nice turtles. There were not a great deal of fish and no schools of fish.

The second dive had numerous turtles, mostly greens.
I would dive with Moorea Blue Dive again for sure. Nice gear and very nice people. My sample is only based on 2 dives but not sure there is enough marine life or variety to warrant extensive diving in Moorea.
Websites Moorea Blue Diving   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving hawaii, tahiti, belize, little cayman, costa rica, florida keys. Turks & Caicos
Closest Airport Moorea Getting There Fly into Papeete and take ferry to Moorea. You can also take inter-island flight but might take longer and is more expensive.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, no currents
Water Temp 84-86°F / 29-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 80-100 Ft/ 24-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Whether you are OW or AOW they don't allow below 60' which we were told is a regulation.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available?

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 1 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments No rinse tanks or table for cameras as boats are small.
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