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“Swimming with the sharks” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bora Bora Lagoonarium

Bora Bora Lagoonarium
Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Vaitape
Certificate of Excellence
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Los Angeles
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Swimming with the sharks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

The highlight of the Lagoonarium was swimming with the sharks and rays. We got to hold on to the fin of a 4 ft nurse shark and "swim" with him through the water. The variety of fish was fairly limited because of a big wave they had a few weeks ago (many of the fish ended up on the beach). The staff was terrific--helpful to those who were afraid to swim with the sharks, friendly, and treated us to singing on the boat ride back.

Visited July 2013
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“felt like a poorly run zoo”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2013

We preferred the snorkeling in the natural setting during the first part of the excursion so it was a real disappointment when our excursion ended at the lagoonarium. The lagoonarium seems run down and poorly maintained. You feel sorry for the turtles, sting rays and sharks fenced in for tourists enjoyment. I'm assuming it will take a tourist getting bit by a shark for them to stop these kinds of establishments so please don't encourage it by going.

Visited June 2013
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New Bern, North Carolina
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“Terrific Time-Smiles and laughs!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

We had a fantastic day on the lagoonarium trip! The three men conducting the day really loved their jobs and it showed! It was well organized, extremely safe, and we all thoroughly enjoyed our day!! We would recommend it to anyone interested in swimming with rays and sharks!! The full day and 1/2 day included a delicious lunch! Great photo opportunity with an underwater camera.

Visited June 2013
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Edwardsville, Illinois
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8 attraction reviews
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“swim with the sharks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

Although my wife and I stayed aboard ship, the rest of our group ventured off to swim with the sharks at the Lagoonarium. It looked a little iffy from afar, but they absolutely loved it. They took some great pictures and most of them felt that it was very much worth doing.
Given their enthusiasm and after seeing the pictures and video they shot, I think that it would be worth doing if you feel the need to get off the sailboat.

Visited June 2013
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Melbourne
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12 reviews
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“A laughter filled day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

Getting close to the sharks and rays was wonderful, going around the whole lagoon was interesting, but what made the day was the wonderful humour and excitement of the guides, Joseph, and his brother. Just a beautiful day in paradise!

Visited June 2013
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