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Y AKA Plongee Rangiroa

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Address: Avatoru | BP 423 Avatoru, Avatoru 98775, French Polynesia
Phone Number: +689 206898
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Their customer service is excellent!

Katy and the folks at Y AKA Plongee Rangiroa were a real pleasure to deal with...and that's coming from someone who was a problem client. Because my plans were being changed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Hollywood, Florida
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Hollywood, Florida
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97 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Katy and the folks at Y AKA Plongee Rangiroa were a real pleasure to deal with...and that's coming from someone who was a problem client. Because my plans were being changed often, I had to request consideration from Y AKA Plongee; they were always helpful and willing to work with me. I cannot thank them enough. On top of that,... More 

Thank ufalum88
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent dive master and all-around service in a beautiful location. Included pick-up and drop-off at the cruise dock.

Thank DennisDonald
New York City, New York
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136 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

YAKA was recommended by a local charter yacht captain and it turned out to be just what was needed. It was many years since my last dive and I was a little reticent about starting off without brushing up my knowledge. I contacted YAKA by email and at their suggestion arranged to first have a refresh dive inside the reef.... More 

Thank Jane E
Jupiter, Florida
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the pleasure to do a 3 tank private charter set up during a relatively short cruise ship stop . Katy was very helpful in the planning phase , was waiting for me at the tender pier - I made sure I was on the first tender to be launched from Seabourn Odyssey and I brought my own gear... More 

Thank Flyingplumber
Scottsdale, Arizona
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39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

After reading the TA reviews, I chose Y-AKA over Top Dive because I appreciate a smaller, more personable operation. I chose wisely. From my initial contact with Katy on-line, the process was easy, efficient and friendly. I was picked up right on time at the Hotel Kia Ora by an air conditioned late model van and driven 2 minutes down... More 

Thank Winged_Scapula
Aurora, Canada
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17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Katy and her team were fantastic from the pickup at the cruise ship tender dock, until we were dropped back there. The diving was fantastic - I haven't seen as much underwater since the Great Barrier Reef over 20 years ago. We did two great drift dives through the Avatoru pass in Rangiroa with a small group of 6 divers... More 

3 Thank Al_Baja
Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Wow! We could not recommend this trip more! Such a fabulous day snorkelling and such personal and professional service. We were picked up on the dock of the cruise ship and taken to the dive shop to get wet suits then hopped on the boat. First we went searching for dolphins - so awesome, they were jumping right beside the... More 

3 Thank Dianna M
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

My now wife and I finished our honeymoon in Rangiroa, French Polynesia and couldn't have been more happy with the choice we made. We stayed at the Kia Ora in a private bungalow suite with its own private swimming pool. It was amazing. We dove with Y AKA Plongee Rangiroa. Some might find this odd considering Top Dive is located... More 

2 Thank TimWinter
Greenville, North Carolina
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We dove with both Top Dive ad Y AKA Plongee Rangiora.. if we had known about Y AKA before our trip we would have skipped Top Dive. The personal attention of Katy and her team was special. They also spoke better English than the two dive masters I had at Top Dive.

2 Thank Kathy K
San Francisco, CA
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Many dive companies try to cram you onto a boat with 20 other divers, and I almost always find the experience unpleasant. Y Aka keeps groups small, and tries their best to match the skill level of divers going out on each boat. Great dive briefings, wonderful guides (Thomas, Jean Marie and Katy) as well as professional, friendly local captains.... More 

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