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Dive Review of Tahiti Iti, Eleuthera plongee and Bora Diving/Cruise, Pacific Princess in
French Polynesia/Tahiti and BoraBora

Tahiti Iti, Eleuthera plongee and Bora Diving/Cruise, Pacific Princess, Oct, 2003,

by Bruce Thompson, MN, USA . Report 908.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments We went to Tahiti on the Princess Cruise ship in late October. Ship was great. Smaller size but very elegant. Great Meals. and ports of call

Eleuthera plongee The first dive site was a single dive in 40-60 feet of water. Started in sand then to a reef with lots of fish. Sharks all over. Black tipped sharks were around the whole dive. We had 12 divers in 2 separate groups. Only hard part is the English was spoken only minimal amount All other divers were French.

Tahiti Iti- Small dive shop on the other end of the island. Shop is not much to look at but the service was top notch.
First dive was only myself with the divemaster. Went to the lagoon about 100'. Coral, fish, eels lots of time spent teaching me to observe the little things. Ran out of Film way to quick.
Second dive- we returned to the shop and picked up 7 more divers. Once again the other divers were Tahitian or French. but the divemaster spoke adequate English. We went outside the lagoon to a reef. The wall dive went down to 1500 feet. but we stayed about 90feet. Within minutes I got pictures of a Morey eel in the coral. It came out about a foot or so and retreated back in the coral. We saw more Eels that were swimming in and out of the coral. Lots of reef fish. Coral was great. Also saw a Giant Wraase a couple times during the dive. Once again lots of Sharks. about 2 dozen black tipped sharks. Great dive again.
I was told that in September its easy to dive with the whales.

Bora Dive Center. Two tank dive. First one outside the lagoon. A Wall dive at about 100'. Once again SHARKS. Black tipped ones. Good coral and reef fish. Giant Wraase also.
Second dive was in the lagoon about 40-60' Good coral, reef fish, clams and a Manta Ray... about 12' across. This dive was a little crowded. about 60 snorkelers in the shallow areas. Had to get them out of the way to jump in the water....

Overall the diving was first class....
Snorkeling was great to. Did a drift snorkel at Tahaa. It was like a mouses maze... lots of color in fish and coral....

This was a great trip.....

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 0-25 dives
Where else diving Minnesota - Certified in October.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas choppy, noCurrents
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 100-150 Ft/ 30-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Not more than 100 feet.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments Great subject matter(but these were my first real dives) Boats did not have fresh water to rinse equipment but did on shore. Boats had plenty of room to keep equipment.
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