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TOPDIVE Fakarava

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Pafuna snorkeling

We took this as an excursion while on our Windstar Cruise. We were fortunate as the excursion to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kenneth P
Tampa, Florida, United States
Dives to Remember Your Whole Life!

TopDive Inter-Island Gold Pass is the way to go; very economical, especially since you can share... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Orange County, California
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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 3 weeks ago

We took this as an excursion while on our Windstar Cruise. We were fortunate as the excursion to Blue Lagoon was hampered by weather. Despite the somewhat rough conditions the guides were excellent and professional and did an excellent job of keeping track of all...More

Thank Kenneth P
Reviewed 20 June 2018

TopDive Inter-Island Gold Pass is the way to go; very economical, especially since you can share this multi-use Pass as a couple (or with your dive buddy)! ***Be sure to get your Nitrox Certification in advance, because their tanks are Nitrox*** Fakarava is a top...More

1  Thank Dr_C_and_E
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

Thank TKScuba
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

2  Thank Dikiwi
Reviewed 30 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
Reviewed 29 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

3  Thank Julie K
Reviewed 4 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

2  Thank alex_surfeur
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

3  Thank jessiegriffin1
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

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Uwe P
1 May 2017|
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.