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Address: Bp 1551 Uturoa, 98735, French Polynesia
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+689 40 66 12 49
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

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Beautiful diving Sites with Hemisphere Sub.

Farid, Julien and his team of very professional divers are always a joy to dive with. I did my re-certification with them after having a break from diving for many years... I... read more

Reviewed February 3, 2017
Caloundra, Queensland, Australia
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Caloundra, Queensland, Australia
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41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2017

Farid, Julien and his team of very professional divers are always a joy to dive with. I did my re-certification with them after having a break from diving for many years... I found that because the diving conditions were effortless and Lucien's ability to make the course stress free for me were the main reasons why I went back into... More 

Thank Marie_Pierre2013
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108 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016

We stayed at the Raiatea Lodge and had them book our dive trip with Hemisphere Sub. They have a van and picked us up at our hotel. After w short drive we arrived at the marina. The dive boat was in good condition. We brought our own gear so I can't really comment on the quality or condition of the... More 

Thank Brad X
Bellevue, WA
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116 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2016

My husband and I are certified PADI divers but have only had 2 dives in the last 15 years. This was a wonderful, stress free dive. We had a lead just for my husband and myself who took us through a few refresher procedures and off we went. Friendly people, nice boat, all our equipment was ready for us. They... More 

Thank dbqgirl
Bogota, Colombia
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I didn't know about this dive shop and only dove with them because our cruise captain called them to arrange a dive in advance. We were really glad he did because Julien and his crew were a super friendly and fun bunch, and really knowledgeable about their business. I hadn't gone diving in a long time and... More 

1 Thank juliaradz
Detroit, Michigan
1 review
Reviewed July 9, 2016

I dove multiple times in French Polynesia(Bora Bora, Raiatea, Moorea) and had by far the best experience in Raiatea with Hemisphere. I dove with the Farid and Lori They were very experienced and Farid's fantastic sense of humor was helpful in lightening me up(I hadn't dived in years previously so was a bit nervous). Both spoke very good english and... More 

Thank Joey F
Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed December 24, 2015

This was the last of my dives on my trip, but easily two of the best. Farid picked me up from my ship and took me straight to the dive shop where they got me kitted out with a shorty (wetsuit), mask and fins. When I got on the dive boat, it was clear that our tender driver and the... More 

Thank Dave F
Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2015

The majority of the reviews here are positive, but I had a bad experience with them. The instructor (Julien) didn't ask me any question about my experience level nor briefed me about the place we were going to dive. The weather was bad, the sea was really rough, and it was a difficult dive by itself. This should have been... More 

Thank Gabriel T
Hemisphere-sub, Propriétaire at Hemisphere Sub, responded to this review

Hello Gabriel, I’ve just read your message on tripadvisor and i don’t understand why you wrote this message. When you arrive at the dive center you complete a form, i have the form in front of me now. I know that you are Open water, you dove with me the 11th september and you dove 1 week before that. I... More 

Munich, Germany
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 31, 2015

My 3 week stopover on Raiatea I spent mostly underwater and with Hemisphere Sub no wishes remained open. They picked me up every day on time at the meeting point. Farid and Julien with their good command of English helped me with all my questions and wishes. Miri Miri with the blacktips was really really nice, the first whale songs... More 

1 Thank Travelinsince1979
San Juan Capistrano, California
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87 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2015

Julian is a great guy to dive with. Super friendly. Picked us up on our boat. Got right back to us every time. Dive site was excellent. Great experience. I've had some arrogant dive masters in Tahiti - Julian is NOT one of them. Highly recommended!

1 Thank Matt T
Chino Hills, California
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2015

Hemisphere is located in the Apooiti Marina a 5 minute drive from the Raiatea Lodge where I was staying. Farid was my guide on the two dives, the Roses and the Nordby. I was relieved that there was some nice coral and more fish in Raiatea than in Moorea. Farid was great to dive with and knew where to find... More 

1 Thank TreborF

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