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Dive Review of TOPdive/Kia Ora in
French Polynesia/Rangiroa

TOPdive/Kia Ora: "Tiputa Pass delivers the goods!", Oct, 2018,

by craig grube, VA, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 20 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 10768 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 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 4 stars
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Comments We stayed at the Kia Ora and used the Top Dive outpost on the resortís property. We stayed in an overwater bungalow at the Kia and could not have been more pleased (full review on Tripadvisor). The property is stunning and we saw small sharks every day from our bungalow deck. We would absolutely stay there again.

Top Dive was very convenient and the boat left from their dock and you were at Tiputa pass in 5 minutes. Boats are small inflatabl ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites TOPdive   Kia Ora

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving hawaii, tahiti, belize, little cayman, costa rica, florida keys. Turks & Caicos
Closest Airport Rangiroa Getting There Flight from Papeete to Rangiroa. Numerous time options and things ran on time.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 84-85°F / 29-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-70 Ft/ 18-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Needed to stay with the dive guide and were limited to 60' for most dives.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 2 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 rinse tank or table on boat as it is a small inflatable with back roll entry. Back at the ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By GARYin TX, US at Feb 04, 2020 02:51 EST  
Hello, Enjoyed your article very much!!! May I ask your pricing experience on diving multiple days in a row of approx 7 days diving,us there such a thing as economical cost in accommodations and is there economical food pricing in the Island??!? Thanks
By report author: craig grube in VA, US at Feb 04, 2020 19:50 EST  
I only did 3 days of diving so would suggest you email the dive operator directly. They do have multiple day discounts on their website. There is nothing inexpensive on the island. It is so remote and everything has to be brought in. It is paradise and paradise doesn't come cheap. I hope you go as it is amazing.
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