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Dive Review of TOPdive/Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort] in
French Polynesia/Moorea]

TOPdive/Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort], Aug, 2011,

by Dmitry K. Pasikhov, WI, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 6218.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Galapogos, Carribien
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 79 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 100 to Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 45 min maximum time
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 1 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 1 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments No fresh water tank for the cameras. Soap in all water tanks form the gear rinse. Had to rinse my camera in the shower.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 1 stars
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 1 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 1 stars
Comments The worst thing is thjat the reef is dead. It is completely bleached. The Dive operator did the best they could to entertain us with the sharks (blacktips and Lemons presant on every dive, but there are only 2-3 dive sites. there is no diversity, the reef fish is scarce. Would not recomend any more than 4 dives on this island. Dives are twice more expancive than the Carribean and except for some sharks you will be disappointed.
The safety of the dive operation is anotherb issue, I did 10 dives with them and every time all the crew was in the water leaving nobody on the boat. Despite the factb that the boat is at the mooring it is still unsafe.
Overall attention to detail was not present.
I wish my travel agent warned me about the reef condition and not sold me a 10 dive package.
The Hotel was greatm and overall vacation fabulouse, if you go for honeymoon or romantic getaway this is the best but leave you BC and camera at home.
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