Facilities were very good here and we had confidence in the professional organisation of the diving - we came here after going to another dive centre and being shocked at the casual approach and lack of proper procedures.
I particularly want to commend the receptionist Sara, who was exceptionally friendly and helpful, and went out of her way for us. She is a real credit to the organisation and should be commended by her employers. Her welcome was fabulous.
Raphael was our dive guide and he too was friendly and helpful. He had knowledge of how to fix a problem that developed with my BCD, so I was able to continue with my dive - thank you.
We did not like the fact that we had booked our first dive in The Aquarium in order to have an easy, good check dive after a bad experience elsewhere, but after getting onto the boat we were told of a dive site change, to a deeper dive. As we had particularly expressed my need for a shallow, easy dive to get over the previous bad experience, I felt that this was a thoughtless change and one which set me back again in terms of confidence. What you book should be what you get.
Once I did get to do The Aquarium on my second dive, it was what I needed to get some of my confidence back, it was a bright, shallow, easy dive.
Compared to the Red Sea, the Caribbean and the Maldives, we found there was less to see underwater here on Tahiti. Also, due to there being only guided dives where we were told we had to 'keep with the group and keep swimming as there are other people in the group who have paid for a dive', we had insufficient time to do the macro photography that we enjoy. However, the shark feeding dive is quite an experience, and there is time to take good photos on this dive. Although on one hand you don't approve of shark feeding; nevertheless this is counter-balanced by the excitement of seeing so many sharks at such close quarters.
Overall, we would recommend this dive operator but check before you get on the boat that the dive site is the one you booked!
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