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Dive Review of TOPdive/Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa in
French Polynesia/Rangiroa

TOPdive/Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa: "Great drift diving and amazing resort", Nov, 2021,

by Sean Brady, NY, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 11775.

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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 2 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Rangiroa is only a short 15 min flight from Tikehau where we begun our French Polynesian Island diving hop. Masks on "inside" the airport and on the plane. Pickup from the airport was clearly identifiable, and brisk after getting off the plane (only 4 of us were arriving from Tikehau, then the flight continued to Tahiti).
Hotel Kia Ora is the largest and most upscale resort on the Island. Consisting of Over the water bungalows, Beach front bungalows and garden view bungalows. Our beach front bungalow with AC was Large, tho with limited storage space. King sized bed facing an oversized sliding glass door overlooking the beach, lagoon and out ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites TOPdive   Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Cayman, Bonaire, Turks, Tahiti, Cozumel, Saba
Closest Airport RGI Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas surge
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40-120 Ft/ 12-37 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Depth per least certified member of dive group (20 or 30m depending of certification)
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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Short boat ride to the dive shop where there was an area for cleaning and rinsing. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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