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Address: Avatoru | BP 423 Avatoru, Avatoru 98775, French Polynesia
Phone Number: 00 (689) 20.68.98
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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Fabulous Dives, Perfect Dive Shop

My nephew and I had a perfect diving experience with this small and excellent dive shop. Katy and Marco are great divers who love what they do. They are fun and very safe. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Valari S
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

My nephew and I had a perfect diving experience with this small and excellent dive shop. Katy and Marco are great divers who love what they do. They are fun and very safe. We had extraordinary dives...saw dolphin (including babies) on 3 separate dives; saw 3 Great Hammerheads...one 12-15 feet (huge). We saw 13 Eagle Rays flying across the bottom...probably... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I recommend diving or snorkelling with Y AKA without any doubt. Marco and Katy (the owners) are involved themselves with everything. From the email contact (which was fast and professional) until the dives themselves. Marco led the dive I did and he is very good, friendly and professional. He picked me up from the ferry pier (I arrived by cruise... More 

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Ca
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Do yourself a Favor and Book this Trip. We saw Every Fish in the sea and then some! Fun Boat, Great Guides and Beautiful Ocean. You won't be disappointed! Doug and Carole

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Portland, OR
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

As non-divers, we were anxious to find a snorkeling trip during our cruise ship stop in Rangiroa on January 1, 2015. This could not have been better. We were able to set it up and confirm easily by email. A day or two before the excursion, we got email asking if we could come at a different time (only if... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I and my husband was on honeymoon. After 6days in Bora Bora island we visited Rangiroa only for scubadiving. Our first dive was with Top Dive at which we were booked for three dives by easytahiti.com. It was a refresh dive and took only 10mins after 30mins waiting on the boat!! We was very disappointed with its service, and decided... More 

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La Verne, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We stayed at a resort that had a dive shop on the grounds. However, after reading the reviews for Y AKA Plongee we decided to dive with them. From the very first emails to Katy and Marco (the owners) I knew I had chosen the right dive shop. Their friendly nature comes right through in their emails. Upon meeting them,... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We did seven dives with Y AKA in our 4 days in Rangiroa....each dive was spectacular in it's own way. You will dive the Tiputa pass almost each time unless you request Avatoru, but each dive in Tiputa was so completely different depending on the time of day. Between those seven dives, we dove with all of the DM's and... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

dream team, takes small groups only, Katy and Marco really love their job and although they see dolphins everyday you can see and feel how happy they are after each dive. They really take care of you, we ended up doing 5 incredible dives in 2 days and if we could would have done more!!!!! Marco's timing for the sunset... More 

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San Diego
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

They are not the oldest or the largest dive center in Rangiroa...just the best. If you have read my past reviews then you know I have known Katy and Marco since before they opened Yaka Plongee. In my opinion they have the best team around. Their captains, Alexi and Benoit, know their jobs and are very reliable. In addition to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Yaka would be my gateway to the sea in Rangiroa. VERY friendly team. Very relaxing and passionate about diving. Thank you Katy and Thomas for the great diving and showing me the dolphins of Rangiroa

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