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TOPDIVE Fakarava

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Bp174, 98763, French Polynesia
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Ali Baba with Mana is a top 10 Dive Site

Ali Baba at the North Pass has it all: Massive schools of reef sharks, stunning coral formations... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
TKScuba
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Portland, Maine
Great experience - Mana is fantastic!

Of the three locations we dived at in French Polynesia, Fakarava was the best. Mana played a... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
kalimg01
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The best of scuba-diving in Fakarva. 2 Diving centers in Fakarava located in Rotoava village, and on motu Penu close to the south pass. 4 Dives a day - Fun dives, introductory dives and certifications. Free Nitrox and free pick up.
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Bp174, 98763, French Polynesia
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Ali Baba at the North Pass has it all: Massive schools of reef sharks, stunning coral formations and the occasional large passer-by (Hammerheads, Oceanic Whitetips,etc). We dove this site 4 days in a row, 3 times a day and never tired of it. The current...More

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Of the three locations we dived at in French Polynesia, Fakarava was the best. Mana played a huge part in ensuring we had a great experience. He is an amazing mix of professional and fun (no other DMs have made us laugh hard during a...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We had a very mixed experience with Top Dive Fakarava Good: -Mana the local DM is fantastic! He was the perfect mix of fun and professional. He constantly is checking on you, which for the first time in the Nth currents, is exactly what is...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Mana is a wonderful dive master, very dedicated to his divers and very thoughtful on the boat and underwater. He pays attention to everyone and gives good briefings. I had a wonderful time. Tane, the captain, and Helen at the desk, were also wonderful. Other...More

1  Thank Malo66
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

If you want a great dive in Fakarava North and you’re not a confirmed diver with at least 500 dives experience, avoid the instructor Loïc like the plague. I went into panic mode under water and not only he had a go at me for...More

2  Thank Julie K
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Reviewed 5 December 2017

I spend 5 days in Faka and dove with top dive in the North pass. The dive center is very nice, the taff is very friendly and prod, and very accommodating Nitrox is free The dives are great, very nice coral, wall of sharks, Mantas....More

1  Thank alex_surfeur
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

My husband and I went to Fakarava during our honeymoon to do some great diving... and it surly didn't disappoint. I remember coming up from our first dive telling my husband that it was one of the best dives we had ever done, and how...More

1  Thank jessiegriffin1
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

We are a couple with more than 2000 dives each and I can tell you in terms of marine life I had some of the best dives in my life in Fakarava South. The wall of sharks is definitely something you shouldn't miss as a...More

3  Thank André F
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Went to the South Pass on Fakarava for a rendezvous with the black tip reef sharks that live there. The boat ride from Raimiti Pensionne is about 45 minutes to the Pass and TopDive Fakarava. There are sharks everywhere you look, in the shallows around...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Top Dive did a great job. Equipment was good although as previously mentioned we were surprised with Nitrox only. My wife and I have only 30 dives. We did not notice any changes using Nitrox. North dive was great and a bit easier for us....More

1  Thank David_Laurie6
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Response from Russ M | Reviewed this property |
Tokerau Village is excellent and Vaiama Village right next door is good (both at the nirth end) Can recommending both. If you're going to the south Raimiti is a bit expensive but is brilliant.
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