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We have a sailboat in French Polynesia but in our years there, I had not dived on our "home island" of Raiatea. I amended that this past season, diving with Hemisphere Sub, a locally-owned dive company based at the Apooiti Marina on Raiatea.
We went twice with Hemisphere, in total three dives and they were all great.
Great staff with good gear and a good boat.
The dive spots were all three within 20 minutes by boat (leaves opposite the dive school).
We saw lots of black tip...More
My husband and I got PADI-certified while in Raiatea. Julien, Mathieu and Farid were so nice and had so much patience. We saw black-fin reef sharks and a Napoleon fish, among other beautiful corals. We increased our confidence and made us want to go for...More
Did a one tank dive with two other ladies from the cruise ship I was on. The diving, equipment and boat were all in good shape. Unfortunately, we were not able to do a second dive as the others from the ship only wanted to...More
My Sister and I got certified so we could scuba dive on our our recent cruise through the French Polynesian islands. We dove in 3 places... Rangiroa, Bora Bora and Raiatea. This was our clearest and prettiest dive. Mathieu was an excellent boat driver and...More
I would definitely recommend the Discover Scuba for any first timers wanting to try it. It was scary at first but Julien and instructors were so patient with my husband and I. I am not ashamed to say i panicked initially but Julien held my...More
It's not everyday that I make it to Raiatea. I probably even spelled it wrong. So, when I was planning to go there I needed everything arranged in advance. Farid (Fred) went out of his way to arrange a night dive for 5 of us...More
I've only done the discover scuba with them because I don't have PADI and it was amazing. All instructors are really friendly and professionals so I've decided to get certified with them during the next month. The dive spot for discover scuba doesn't have much...More
Great News! Hemisphere Sub has added drift dives. When I first started diving with hemisphere Sub in 2004, Farid drove the boat and guided the dive. We did Teava Piti (the first east side pass south of Uturoa). We had to dive on slack water...More
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...More