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Dive Review of TOPdive/Havaiki Lodge (Fakarava) Maitai Ran in
French Polynesia/Fakarava, Rangiroa

TOPdive/Havaiki Lodge (Fakarava) Maitai Ran: "Good diving, topside experience, unhealthy reef", Mar, 2024,

by Michael Kay, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 12923.

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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 N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 2 stars
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Comments Fakarava and Rangiroa are small islets on their respective lagoons. I chose these destinations, hotels, and dive operator based on other readers’ reports.

Top Dive is a friendly, professional operation. All dives were done with 35% nitrox. On both islands, dive sites are 10 -20 minutes from the pier, in the pass connecting the lagoon t ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Hawaii Australia Thailand Indonesia USVI Florida Puerto Rico
Closest Airport Papeete Getting There United to Papeete, then Air Tahiti (next day) to Fakarava. Inter-island flight to Rangiroa.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas surge, currents
Water Temp 28-30°C / 82-86°F Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 5-20 Ft/ 2-6 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Entire group surfaced together
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 1 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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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