Aqua Tiki II Polynesia Fakarava Liveaboard Diving Review

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Liveaboard Quick Review The Aqua Tiki II Liveaboard is a 18m (59f) Polynesia Fakarava diving safari boat for up to 8 guests accommodated across 4 cabins and 5 bathrooms. This Polynesia liveaboard has a customer review rating of 9.0 out of 10, is rated 'Superb', and scores 48% on the Scuba Diving Earth luxury rate.
Liveaboard Review Tips If you are looking for a superb Polynesia diving safari, a great choice is the Aqua Tiki II diving liveaboard. Here's our quick 7 review tips of why you might like to book this Polynesia diving liveaboard boat:
1. Customer Rating The Aqua Tiki II liveaboard has a customer review rating of 9.0 out of 10.
2. Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rating Summary Diver Benefits: 44%, Liveaboard Design: 44%, Cabin Luxury: 43%, Onboard Comfort: 29%, Food Luxury: 55%, Drink Luxury: 67%. This makes an average Total Lux Rating of 48% (see below under "Liveaboard Luxury Features Review" for more details).
3. Cost Per Day The Fakarava Aqua Tiki II Liveaboard costs from £293 per day ($390/€352)* .
4. Pros A quick list of the main pros of the Aqua Tiki II Liveaboard include: aircon cabins, available for charter, caters for dietary requirements, ensuite cabins, flexible booking, paid internet, scuba gear rental.
5. Cons A quick list of the main cons of the Aqua Tiki II Liveaboard include: no diving courses, no nitrox.
6. Liveaboard Capacity The Aqua Tiki II liveaboard is 18 metres (59 feet) long, has 4 cabins and 5 bathrooms, which means it can accommodate up to 8 guests/divers.
7. Booking Itineraries The booking itineraries for the Aqua Tiki II Liveaboard include: 8 Days/7 Nights, 9 Days/8 Nights, 10 Days/9 Nights, 11 Days/10 Nights, 12 Days/11 Nights, 15 Days/14 Nights. (But it's worth checking if more diving itineraries have been added or you can book by click here: Aqua Tiki II).
Booking tips When booking your Aqua Tiki II liveaboard trip to Polynesia it's best to book your liveaboard first, before you book your flights. When you click the "Select Cabin" link next to your chosen itinerary and complete your details, you won't pay for your trip until Liveaboard.com confirm your booking with the operator. Liveaboard.com will email your confirmation, normally giving you 2-3 days to pay for your booking, which gives you time to book your flights to Polynesia.
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* Note The above cost per day was correct at the time of producing this article. Also, the exchange rate used for GBP to USD is 1.33 and for GBP to Euro is 1.2. For an up-to-date cost for the Aqua Tiki II Liveaboard, please visit this link: Aqua Tiki II.
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    Liveaboard Review Highlights

    Diving Liveaboard Review Polynesia Aqua Tiki II Fakarava liveaboard review in detail.
    Liveaboard Video Highlight
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    Video Title AQUA TIKI
    Flexible Booking This liveaboard has flexible booking terms, which means you can book with confidence knowing that this dive boat offers a free trip reschedule within 24 months if you are unable to travel due to Covid19 related restrictions (T & Cs apply).
    Nitrox Diving This liveaboard does not have nitrox available.
    Dietary Requirements Catered For The onboard chefs will cater for any specific dietary requirement you have. This means you can relax in the knowledge that you can enjoy the food onboard this liveaboard. (You are advised to add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form, and to limit any requests to religious beliefs or food allergies).
    Diving Courses This liveaboard does not offer diver training courses.
    Scuba Gear Rental You can rent scuba gear on this dive boat so you benefit from being able travel light and simply rent all your scuba equipment once onboard.
    Internet Paid internet on this liveaboard, which means you can get online on your phone or laptop for an extra charge if you need to whilst you are away.
    Ensuite Cabins Cabins on this dive boat benefit from having ensuite bathroom so you can shower and get ready in private (Check when booking that the cabin you choose has an ensuite bathroom).
    Aircon Cabins Each cabin has air-conditioning, which means you can choose your own cabin temperature for personal comfort and a good nights sleep.
    Private Charter This liveaboard is available for private charter. If you charter this dive boat you have more flexibility over the choice of dive sites, type of diving and diver numbers (Subject to the maximum number of guests onboard - see below).
    DIN Adapters If you have DIN regulators do not worry as this liveaboard has DIN to Yoke regulator adaptors onboard.
    Relaxing between dives
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    Liveaboard Luxury Features Review

    Liveaboard Luxury Features The 'Liveaboard Luxury Rating' concept is to help you choose the right diving liveaboard for your Polynesia dive trip. This means you can compare this liveaboard with other liveaboards on a like-for-like basis, and makes choosing the right liveaboard much easier. The maximum rating for any liveaboard is 100%, and this rating is split between the features listed below. When choosing your liveaboard trip, I suggest you don't just consider the total 'Luxury Rating' in isolation, which for the Aqua Tiki II is 48%, I recommend you also review each of the features the Fakarava Aqua Tiki II liveaboard has or doesn't have that are important to you.
    SDE Luxury Rating Total (Max 52/52=100%) 48%; total Scuba Diving Earth Luxury Rate (Lux Rate); The Aqua Tiki II Liveaboard has 25 out of a total of 52 (i.e. 48%) possible benefits and features. This total percentage is an average of the following benefits and features:
    Diver Benefits (Max 9/9=100%) 44% Diver Benefits Lux Rate; The Aqua Tiki II liveaboard has 4 out of 9 (i.e. 44%) 'Diver Benefits': DIN Adapters: YES; Dive Courses: NO; Dive Deck: NO: Gear Rental: YES; Nitrox Onboard: NO; Private Dive Guide: NO; Rinse Hoses: YES; Shaded Dive Area: NO; Tenders For Diving: YES.
    Liveaboard Design (Max 9/9=100%) 44% Liveaboard Design Lux Rate; The Aqua Tiki II liveaboard has 4 out of 9 (i.e. 44%) 'Boat Design Features': Airconditioned Saloon: NO; Charging Stations: NO; Custom Built For Diving: YES; Indoor Saloon: YES; Leisure Deck: NO; Observation Deck: NO; Outside Showers: YES; Sun Deck: NO; Warm Showers: YES.
    Cabin Luxury (Max 7/7=100%) 43% Cabin Lux Rate; The Aqua Tiki II liveaboard has 3 out of 7 (i.e. 43%) 'Cabin Features': Air-Conditioned Cabins: YES; Cabin Balconies: NO; Daily Housekeeping: NO; Ensuite cabins: YES; Non-smoking Cabins: YES; Seaview cabins available: NO; TV In Cabin: NO.
    Onboard Comfort (Max 7/7=100%) 29% Onboard Comfort Lux Rate; The Aqua Tiki II liveaboard has 2 out of 7 (i.e. 29%) 'Onboard Comfort' features: Beach Towels: NO, Cabin Towels: YES; Complimentary Toiletries: NO; Deck Towels: NO; Internet: YES; Laundry Service: NO; Nearly 1 to 1 Crew-to-Guest Ratio: NO.
    Food Luxury (Max 11/11=100%) 55% Food Lux Rate; The Aqua Tiki II liveaboard has 6 out of 11 (i.e. 55%) 'Food Features': BBQ Area: YES; Beach BBQ: NO; Buffet Style: NO; Dietary Requirements Catered For: YES; Fine Cuisine: NO; Local Food: YES; Outdoor Dining: YES; Snacks All Day: NO; Vegan Options: NO; Vegetarian Options: YES; Western Style Food: YES; (Meal options include: Al Fresco Dining, Full-board Option).
    Drink Luxury (Max 9/9=100%) 67% Drink Lux Rate; The Aqua Tiki II liveaboard has 6 out of 9 (i.e. 67%) 'Drink Features': Bar: YES; Beer Available: YES; Drinking Water: YES; Fine Wines: YES; Free Soft Drinks: NO; Free Wine With Dinner: NO; Soft Drinks: YES; Tea And Coffee: YES; Wine Available: NO.
    Example of Cabins
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    Customer Reviews of Liveaboard

    Customer Reviews The Aqua Tiki II liveaboard customer reviews listed here have been chosen for you to get a feel for the scuba diving experience you'll get.
    Customer Review

    Excellent trip. My wife and I took the Aqua tiki for our honeymoon. Diving: As above challenging exciting diving, x2 per day with steel tanks so duration was ~1 hour each. We saw so many sharks reefs, black tips, nurses and lemons, mantas, rays. A real ”big stuff” location rather than macro. Most dives were drift dives. Confident dive team, one guide, one additional staff member diving and the skipper up top in the boat. Water temp 28C in May. Vis ~30m each day. Location: like a postcard, visited x4 atolls, this boat actually sails between atolls, not motoring everywhere Food: really good. French/Polynesian. Crew: exceptional, great English, really made an effort.” Recommended for: Challenging exciting diving, awesome french mixed with local food, friendly crew.

    Customer Review By Nicholas E, from: Australia scored the Aqua Tiki II 10 out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: Aqua Tiki II.
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    A lot of fun on a nice boat. Visiting the villages close to where we were moored was fun. Diving was good and visibility was generally very good – not particularly memorable diving compared to other destinations. The ship prepared meals were excellent and hostess was very friendly. Having whales and dolphins swimming around the pass we were moored in was cool. Captain was friendly and accommodating. Excellent trip, even for my non-diving wife. We will book another trip with the Aqua Tiki company in the future.” Recommended for: location, crew, weather.

    Customer Review By Christopher L, from: United States scored the Aqua Tiki II 9.6 out of 10; Review courtesy of Liveaboard.com, for more reviews and information click here: Aqua Tiki II.

    Liveaboard Itinerary

    Itinerary and videos The itineraries below for the Aqua Tiki II liveaboard don't necessarily tie in with the videos directly below the itinerary heading. The itineraries are examples of dive trips offered by this liveaboard, and the videos are examples of videos taken when diving from the Aqua Tiki II dive boat.
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    Itinerary 1 Title Dive the Tuamotu Archipelago – diving in French Polynesia | wall of sharks! Tauchen in Polynesien 4K
    Itinerary Option 2 9 NIGHTS TUAMOTU NORTH (Fakarava - Fakarava)
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    Itinerary 2 Title Diving Fakarava, Polynesia north pass
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    Dives and Scuba Diver Experience

    Number of Dives On Trip You will be able to dive up to 26 times in total on the Aqua Tiki II liveaboard diving trips. The number of times you dive will depend on the itinerary you select.
    Your Diver Certification Level If you choose the Aqua Tiki II liveaboard for your scuba diving trip to Polynesia (Fakarava, null_select), make sure you select the right itinerary for your diver certification level. Different itineraries include the following alternative PADI certification levels (or equivalent): No Scuba Diving Certification Needed: NO; Open Water Diver: NO; Advanced Open Water Diver: YES.
    Your Logged Dives When choosing the Aqua Tiki II liveaboard for your dive trip to Polynesia, make sure you select the right itinerary for how many logged dives you've done. Itineraries on the Aqua Tiki II liveaboard include the following alternatives: No minimum logged dives: NO; 10 logged dives: NO; 20 logged dives: NO; 30 logged dives: NO; 40 logged dives: NO; 50 logged dives or more: YES.
    Your Diver experience If you choose the Aqua Tiki II liveaboard for your dive trip to Polynesia, make sure you select the right itinerary for your level of diver experience. Itineraries on the Aqua Tiki II liveaboard include the following alternatives: Beginner/Novice (up to 9 logged dives): NO; Advanced Beginner (10-19 dives): NO; Intermediate Diver (20 to 29 logged dives): NO; Advanced Intermediate (30 to 39 logged dives): NO; Proficient Diver (40 to 49 logged dives): NO; Advanced Diver (more than 50 logged dives): YES.
    Type of Diving The type of diving experienced from the Aqua Tiki II Liveaboard includes: Coral Gardens, Drift Diving, Marine Life, Night Dives, Wall Diving, Warm Water Diving.
    Underwater Scooters Onboard Underwater scooters onboard: NO.

    Marine Life Reviewed

    Marine Life Species The sea life you might see on your Polynesia liveaboard dive trip depends on the time of year you choose to dive, and on which Polynesia liveaboard and liveaboard itinerary you book. But ultimately the sea creatures you see when scuba diving is always down to nature itself. With these parameters in mind, the marine life you may spot when scuba diving on the Aqua Tiki II Liveaboard in Polynesia might include:
    Sharks You may see the following sharks species: Blacktip Reef Sharks, Bull Sharks, Grey Reef Sharks, Leopard Shark, Nurse Sharks, Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks, Silver Tip Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Whale Sharks, Whitetip Reef Sharks.
    Ray Species You may see the following rays species: Manta Rays, Spotted Eagle Rays.
    Fish Species You may also see the following fish species: Barracudas, Clownfish (Anemonefish), Dogtooth Tuna, Giant Trevallies, Ghost Fish, Glassfish, Groupers, Jack Schools, Moray Eels, Napoleon Wrasse, Red Snappers, Reef Fish, Sea Horses, Spanish Mackerel, Surgeonfish, Trigger Fish.
    Other Marine Life & Bird Species You may see the following marine and bird life: Barrel Sponges, Crabs, Cuttlefish, Hard Corals, Jellyfish, Lobsters, Mantis Shrimp, Nudibranchs, Octopus, Sea Snakes, Soft Corals, Starfish, Turtles.
    Marine Mammal Species You might encounter the following mammals: Dolphins, Humpback Whales.
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    Video Title Diving French Polynesia 4k GH4 Sealux
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    Liveaboard Cost and Booking

    Included In The Price The price of booking the Aqua Tiki II liveaboard includes: Airport Transfer, Cabin Towels, Diving Package, Dive Insurance, Drinking Water, Fishing, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Hotel Transfer, Kayaks, Land Excursions, Rental Gear, Snorkel Equipment, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails.
    Paid For Optional Extras The following are optional extras when you book the Aqua Tiki II liveaboard: Alcoholic Beverages, Internet, Local Flights, Soft Drinks, Wakeboarding, Water Skiing.
    Paid For Required Extras The following are required extras when you book the Aqua Tiki II liveaboard: .

    Boat Capacity

    Boat Length 18 metres (59 feet).
    Maximum Guests 8
    Cabins and Bathrooms The Aqua Tiki II dive boat has 4 cabins and 5 bathrooms.
    Cabin Types The Aqua Tiki II has the following cabin types: double cabins, twin cabins.
    Family cabins onboard Family cabins onboard: NO.

    Advanced Divers

    Advanced Diver Benefits (Max 3) The Aqua Tiki II liveaboard has 0 out of 3 (i.e. 0%) 'Advanced Diver Benefits', which include: Rebreather Support: NO; Sidemount Diving NO; Tech Diving: NO.

    Underwater Photographers

    Underwater Photographer Benefits (Max 3) The Aqua Tiki II liveaboard has 0 out of 3 (i.e. 0%) 'Underwater Photographer Benefits', which include: Camera Room: NO; Camera Station: NO; Separate Rinse For U/W Cameras: NO.

    Non-Diver Activities

    Non-Diving Activities (Max 17) The Aqua Tiki II liveaboard has 7 out of 17 (i.e. 41%) 'Non-Diving Activities', which include: Fishing: YES; Glass Bottom Boat: NO; Jacuzzi/Hot Tub: NO; Jet Skiing: NO; Kayaks: YES; Land Excursions: YES; Massage: NO; Naturalist Itineraries: [naturalist_Itineraries]; Naturalist Guide: NO; Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly: YES, Sauna: NO; Snorkel Equipment: YES; Spa: NO; Stand Up Paddle Boards: NO; Wakeboarding: YES; Water Skiing: YES; Yoga: NO.
    Onboard Entertainment (Max 2) The Aqua Tiki II liveaboard has 2 out of 2 (i.e. 100%) 'Entertainment Features': Audio And Entertainment: YES; Library: YES.

    Traveller Benefits

    Travel Benefits (Max 6) The Aqua Tiki II liveaboard has 4 out of 6 (i.e. 67%) 'Traveller Benefits', which include: Airport Transfer: YES; Available For Charter: YES, Budget Friendly: NO, Dedicated Local & International Crew: NO; Hotel Transfer: YES; Welcome Cocktails; YES.
    Languages Spoken Onboard The crew onboard the Aqua Tiki II liveaboard are able to speak the following languages: English, French.

    Liveaboard Summary

    Conclusion The Aqua Tiki II Fakarava liveaboard has a customer review rating of 9.0, is rated 'Superb', and scores 48% on the Scuba Diving Earth luxury rate. This Polynesia liveaboard is a 18 metre (59 feet) dive boat for up to 8 guests across 4 cabins (inc. double cabins, twin cabins), and has 5 bathrooms. The Aqua Tiki II Liveaboard has aircon cabins, available for charter, caters for dietary requirements, ensuite cabins, flexible booking, paid internet, scuba gear rental. To book: Aqua Tiki II Liveaboard prices start at £293 per day ($390/€352)*.
    More Information To discover more about the Aqua Tiki II diving liveaboard or to check availability for your dive trip to Polynesia you can do this here: Aqua Tiki II. But if you want to compare this Polynesia liveaboard with one of the other liveaboards from Polynesia, please take a look at the table below. If you are only interested in Polynesia liveaboards, select "Country" from the list of searchable options from first dropdown menu and type "Polynesia" in the search box:
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    * Note The above cost per day was correct at the time of producing this article. Also, the exchange rate used for GBP to USD is 1.33 and for GBP to Euro is 1.2. For an up-to-date cost for the Aqua Tiki II Liveaboard, please visit this link: Aqua Tiki II.

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    Aqua Tiki II Polynesia Fakarava Liveaboard Diving Review

    Article written by Russell Bowyer who has been a scuba diver since diving on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia in 1989. After his first dive he trained as a BSAC diver in the UK. He attained his Diver Leader certification with BSAC. He then went on to become a scuba diving instructor, teaching others how to dive and was voted as Diving Officer and Treasurer for the Saffron Walden BSAC club too. Russell has dived all over the world, including the UK, on liveaboards in the Red Sea, the Caribbean, South Africa and the USA. Russell is experienced in all dive types, including drift diving, deep dives that involved decompression stops and recreational dives too.

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