Dive Spirit Fakarava
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Diving center in fakarava, french polynesia.Discover one of the top 10 diving place in the world.Experience drift dive, meet hundreds of sharks, turttles, rays, jack fish, groupers....Dive spirit fakarava is a very friendly dive center. We want to help you to realise your dreams! Activities for divers and no divers. Dive sites: north and south channel. Free wifi!
Fakarava, French Polynesia
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SeahawksFan
Bellevue, WA53 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Great diving with Bastien and Marc. The club is ideally located and infrastructure and equipment is great. I can't stress enough the need to go to the South pass where you'll experience the best dive ever. It is far but the 90 minutes are just 1,000 times worth it. Cherry on the cake it is followed by a nice lunch on the pink sands.
Written November 18, 2022
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beaubo
Cleveland Ohio USA322 contributions
Oct 2021
We enjoyed two dive days with Luick as our guide. Everything was smooth- they were in good online communication with us, picked us ip on time, were organized and ready for us at the shop. The dive sites were terrific and maybe a 20 minute boat ride away. Hot tea was served during the surface interval. They were part of our E Diving Pass, so having everything prepaid was convenient.
Written November 3, 2021
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Carol S
9 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
We had a wonderful time diving with the north pass with Dive Spirit. Marc, Jerome and Irene did their best to accommodate our English and provide very good service, both above and under the water.
The communication before hand was good and they thoroughly checked our dive credentials when we arrived. Fakarava is a challenging location to dive. Our experiences here were life changing.
Written June 1, 2022
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gayil223
Nesconset, NY7 contributions
Aug 2022 • Solo
Four days of diving in Fakarava, 3 north pass and one day trip to the south pass. Bastien is the BEST :) Super professional, good quality gear and boat. I was the only English-speaker most days, but wasn’t an issue. Highly recommend!
Written September 1, 2022
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Lil12346
Sydney, Australia4 contributions
Jul 2012 • Friends
I contacted Ariane at Dive Spirit after seeing the photos and reviews (particularly the one by "kim S") here on TripAdvisor, and was very glad I chose them! I was on the Paul Gauguin cruise ship, and they met us on the dock with the Dive Spirit boat promptly as arranged over email. The boat is new, the equipment is new, and the wetsuits were new and all in great condition . I hate diving in old or not-looked after gear, and this stuff was top notch Scuba Pro gear (I did dive with another company on Moorea and the wetsuit had holes in the armpits-- it was very well used so made me nervous about the rest of the gear). Ariane and Matias were very professional, and provided excellent pre-dive briefing, etc. One of our group hadn't dived in a few years, and they made sure he was comfortable, remembered everything, etc. Very safety conscious and good for a nervous diver to the more advanced divers in our group. Matias was our divemaster for the actual dive, and he had a board he took down with him, writing the name of the fish, sharks, and coral we saw. WOW, FAKARAVA IS AMAZING. The coral is so healthy and stunning. It was just excellent, and we were down for such a long time too :). Everything was just like we had hoped for, and was one of the highlights of the ENTIRE trip to french polynesia. After our dive, we were all on such a high. Ariane and Mattias even took us back to their new dive shop HQ (we had time before our ship left and we wanted to get a dive t-shirt) and it was really nice to get a bit of an island tour too as a bonus. It was a really great day and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

Also, some of our group wanted to snorkel as they weren't certified, and while we dove, they had their own snorkel guide who they snorkelled with. They said she had a book of the fish to point out the names, and they all raved about their snorkel experience, so i can recommend Dive Spirit for both Snorkel and Diving.
Written September 7, 2012
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Sasha K
46 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
We chose Dive Spirit because it is part of the Te Moana Pass. We were diving with them for 2 days, each day a two tank dive. The diving club is set in a beautiful location on Fakarava. The staff is very helpful and professional. We enjoyed on our dives even though it was raining sometimes and the sea was harsh a bit. I had a problem equalizing because I was a bit sick, and they helped me to go through the dives.
However there are some things I would like to note:
1. We really wanted to do the drift dives in Fakarava and to dive in the Southern pass. When we booked the dives through email before our arrival we just picked random times (morning/afternoon) and days during our stay on the island. It was our mistake - we did not know that the diving clubs do know months in advance what would be the favorable time for drift dive (incoming current) on each day. And they did not inform us about the fact that at the chosen time/date we won't be able to do the drift dive. Again, this is mostly our fault, but we would have appreciated if they would have informed us, as we stated during out correspondence that we want to do the drift dives in the pass.
About the Southern Pass we were told when we booked it would be impossible to go there on the dates we will be on the island (we spent 4 days there). However, when we arrive to the island, there were a few diving clubs (based in the north) that went to the pass. We were a bit frustrated, as this is the kind of places you reach once in a lifetime, and the southern pass should be one of the most amazing places to dive, and we might have been able to dive there if we went with another diving club.
2. All of our 4 dives (spread over the 2 days) were at the same spot, and again not in the pass. Additionally, during the dives the guide would swim very slow, so we did not see a lot of the reef during the dives. When I swam past the guide, I was told to slow. This might be not such an issue, but as I said all the dives were basically in the same place, covering not much distance, and we felt that we did not get the most out of diving in Fakarava and felt a bit disappointed.
Our recommendation is if you go diving there and want to dive in the passes - check with the diving center when would be the incoming current so you will be able to do the pass dive.
Written April 17, 2018
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Alain L
Melbourne, Australia39 contributions
Feb 2016 • Solo
My first snorkeling ever. Matias from DIVE SPIRIT introduce me to snorkeling with first scuba dive baptism. I just loved it, went in the next 5 days to passe level diving open water with instructor. I am 64 years old, if i can so you can. I must say its because of is teaching method , very strict we the rules, safety first, respect of the environment. With him you feel in total security in this new under water world.
He will not let you go to the next step until you are completely able to achieve the required exercise with ease and self control. I take the opportunity to say thanks Matias GOD bless you.
Written February 18, 2016
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blondieitaliano
Philadelphia56 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
EXCELLENT!!! Our cruise ship did not offer excursions in the port of Fakarava so we decided to do an afternoon snorkeling outing with Dive Spirit. My husband is an expert swimmer but I am very hesitant in the water. Matias has an incredible amount of patience! He let me stay by his side during the snorkel so I was at ease the entire time. He and his wife are extremely professional. We were fitted for our wet suits and those who did not have their own snorkeling equipment were fitted so everyone was happy. At first I was concerned about going out in a boat without a roof but the ride over to the snorkel site was quick and before we knew it we were in the water enjoying what is likely the most amazing snorkeling in the world!! We highly and enthusiastically recommend Dive Spirit in Fakarava. Truly a wonderful once in a lifetime experience!!
Written March 21, 2018
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badcarnz
Auckland Central, New Zealand19 contributions
Aug 2016 • Solo
Good staff, friendly owners who wouldn't let me go on an advanced dive until they had seen me on the intermediate- I like that!
Used their gear which was good quality and big tanks so plenty of time for a full dive.
20 minutes boat trip from their own dock.
Sea life = heaps, sharks, morays, a view full of tropical fish of all sizes and colours, loads of healthy Coral. Amazing place.
Easy, safe and rewarding dive. Good operators. Cheers.
Written August 24, 2016
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Romain W
Los Angeles, California, United States3 contributions
Dec 2012 • Family
My wife and I spent 4 days in Fakarava in late December 2012. We did 6 dives with Dive Spirit, and our 9 year old daughter did an initiation dive. Matias and Ariane are among the nicest and most professional diving instructors we have come across anywhere. This is their family business, the culmination of a lifelong dream to open their own outfit. The facilities are absolutely impeccable, with brand new equipment, a comfortable reception area, an a brand new boat.

Diving in Fakarava is among the best in the world, and dives in both the South and North passes are outstanding, with the highlight at both locations being the "wall of sharks". Matias will mostly take you to do drift dives at the North (Garuae) pass, since it is closer to his club, but will also occasionally organize dives at the father South pass. We did morning dives at the Garuae location. A typical morning would feature two dives, with about an hour in between drinking tea and eating cookies on a nearby islet - a nice way to spend the time between dives.

Matias or Ariane will pick you up from your bed and breakfast or hotel and drop you off at the end of the activity. They have a lot of great stories to tell, and are didactic and helpful under water as well!

I highly recommend this diving club.
Written January 10, 2013
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