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Dive Review of Six Passengers/Blue Velvet/Kia Ora Resort in
French Polynesia/Rangiroa

Six Passengers/Blue Velvet/Kia Ora Resort: "Diving the Tiputa Pass", Apr, 2024,

by Michael Fritz, NJ, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 10 Helpful votes). Report 12925.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 2 stars
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Comments Kia Ora resort was fabulous and by far the best place on this tiny atoll. Very quiet and everyday a beautiful sunset. There is a bar over the water and you can see sharks and fish through the glass floor while sipping a cocktail. The food is very good also, but we thought the Polynesian night and buffet (held twice a week) was overpriced and not as good as the a la carte menu. We got a pool villa and were very happy with our choice. The beachfront bungalows were not as nice and the overwater bungalows were overpriced in my opinion. We had a private deck, outside shower and loungers, small poo ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Six Passengers/Blue Velvet   Kia Ora Resort

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Most of Caribbean, Mexico, Fiji, Palau, Solomons, Indonesia, GBR, Galapagos, Philippines, Malaysia
Closest Airport Getting There Several Daily flights from the main international airport in Papeete

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas currents
Water Temp 81-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-80 Ft/ 18-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Stay with group and surface together as we were drift diving a pass. Depth limits strictly enforced (90' for Advanced Open Water) according to certification level
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 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 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments No real accommodation for cameras on the boat. You had to try and find a safe place to set it and they w ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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