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Dive Review of The 6 Passengers/Hotel Maitai Rangiroa in
French Polynesia/Rangiroa

The 6 Passengers/Hotel Maitai Rangiroa: "Dive Review Rangiroa Tiputa's Pass", Jun, 2023,

by Jacob Rosenstein, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 12676.

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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 Much of the diving in Rangiroa is on the Tiputa's Pass or surrounding Outer Reef. We began with an afternoon Refresher dive on the Outer Reef. DM Jimmy tested our skills- buoyancy check, flooded mask clearing and mask removal, regulator out, drop and second stage retrieval. There was no mention of the Rangiroa currents during our skimpy dive briefing. We dove following Jimmy and saw Eagle Rays, White t ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites The 6 Passengers   Hotel Maitai Rangiroa

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, including the Bay Islands, U.S.V.I., B.V.I., Saba, Bonaire, Belize, Cozumel, Turks and Caicos, Little Cayman, San Salvador Island and Cuba; Costa Rica, Florida Keys, Hawaii, Fiji, Indonesia, Palau, Red Sea, Sea of Cortez, California Channel Islands, Galapagos, Great Barrier Reef.
Closest Airport Papeete in Tahiti, then Air Tahiti turboprop to Rangiroa. Getting There We had a 4 hour delay in SFO before taking off on United's non stop flight to Papeete. We arrived in Tahiti later than usual and missed our Airbnb. Stayed at Intercontinental Tahiti before departing to Rangiroa a day earlier than planned.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, cloudy Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 81-84°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 25-50 Ft/ 8-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions we had to dive with group/divemaster
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles None 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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments There's no place to store an underwater camera on these R.I.B.s unless you bring y ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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