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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
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Great place and great people!!

Loved my time at Y AKA! The people are very welcoming and friendly - they make you feel at ease right away! The place is nice and homy. The dives are tailor made and never feel... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2016
Gaelle B
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Loved my time at Y AKA! The people are very welcoming and friendly - they make you feel at ease right away! The place is nice and homy. The dives are tailor made and never feel the same even though you dive 2/3 times a day for 5 days like I did! They always make sure you are satisfied and... More 

1 Thank Gaelle B
Hertford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

I dived with Y AKA Plongee as a solo traveller even tho I was on my honeymoon. My husband doesn't dive so I left him at our hotel (Kia Ora). But this worked out well for us as I could do the early morning deeper dive and be back at the hotel long before lunch. For couples were one half... More 

2 Thank My_Yell0w_Bird
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

We were on the cruise ship Oceania Marina and had booked scuba dives with Yaka Plongee prior to our arrival to Rangiroa. They picked us up at the pier, very well organised for the dives, everything was ready for us. We did 2 dives and had the best time. Easy to deal with, flexible and friendly. The dives were just... More 

1 Thank Claude L
Nashua, New Hampshire
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103 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 297 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

I read all these rave reviews and that is why we chose them over Top Dive. We stayed at the Kia Ora which is convenient to both shops as they are next to each other, only a 3-6 minute walk along the beach (depending on your room location). The first day we had them pick us up and then realized... More 

3 Thank luv2globetrot
Gloucester, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

Although we had already snorkeled on a few other islands during our trip, we were glad we signed on with Yaka. 3 couples, a lovely guide (Nini) and a boat pilot and we were off to the "Aquarium", an astounding collection of fish to be seen. We also did 3 drift trips within the inlet, also very cool. Great time... More 

3 Thank NuclearDuo
Hollywood, Florida
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99 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

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
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

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

1 Thank DennisDonald
New York City, New York
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161 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

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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60 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016

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 

1 Thank Flyingplumber
Scottsdale, Arizona
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46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 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 

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