We booked this excursion when our cruise ship docked in Papeete , our travel agent had suggested we look up her friend Hiro.
The tour took about 4 hours and included a BBQ lunch. We were only one tour of many that got to swim with the sharks and stingrays, we did manage to get to them first so we had some time without other boats. We were then taken to an island and pretty much left to our own devises while our lunch was cooking. We did note other tour operators that shared this "private island" managed to include some "theatre" by showing the tourists how to crack coconuts and giving them a little talk on the area.
The tour was touted as a "snorkel" tour, but ther was only enough gear for half of the boat which was disappointing for those that missed out. I seem to recall that Hiro's advertising material stated he was no1 on Trip Advisor....mmmm.
Tip buy a cheap pair of reef shoes and if you are on a ship, get together a group of at least 10 and you may get a discounted rate.
PS. We did a similar tour on Bora Bora and the guide was great, even entertained us with his ukulele!
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