AQUA TIKI II I ALL ROUTES I FRENCH POLYNESIA

AQUA TIKI II I ALL ROUTES I FRENCH POLYNESIA
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Catering to advanced scuba divers, the Aqua Tiki II is a spacious catamaran, perfect for a small group. Dive from a RIB with an Instructor. Land excursions. A good variety of local and Western fresh food.



HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Languages spoken English French Italian
  • Beautiful sailing catamaran offering diving cruises inside the Fakarava Biosphere reserve
  • Exceptional dives, drifting in the Paumotu passes
  • Different types of whales and dolphins, grey sharks, whale sharks, mantas
  • Snorkelling, diving, water skiing, wake-boarding, kayaking and big game fishing
  • The Aqua Tiki II welcomes a maximum of 9 guests on-board
  • The cruising catamaran is lavishly decorated and furnished on the inside and outside
  • Boat for advanced divers only, photographers welcome
  • French management

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Dives from RIB
  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves Tanks With Din Valves 15L Tanks Available Nitrox ($) Rental Equipment ($)
  • Battery Charging Station Fish Id And Diving Books
  • Air-Conditioning Wi-Fi ($) Lounge/Tv Area Power Socket Adapters Movies
  • Snorkelling Kayaking Fishing Land Excursions
  • Buffet Vegetarian Food, hot drinks and snacks will be provided throughout the day
  • Alcohol- Juices, soft drinks, local beer & wine, alcohol, mineral water can be purchased on board
  • Payments on board - Cash
  • Fire Alarm Fire Extinguisher Life Jackets Life Rafts Emergency Oxygen Kit Vhf Radio Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon
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OUR BOAT

The Aqua Tiki II is a catamaran in the style of Eleuthera. It reaches more than 18 meters and can accommodate up to 9 passengers in complete comfort. The catamaran style allows for effortless movement in seas of any condition. You’ll feel right at home in French Polynesia on this luxurious and intimate liveaboard.

AMENITIES

Divers have access to a range of amenities. These include two trampolines at the front of the catamaran for catching the sun rays, a spacious Saloon with a Dining Area, a reading Lounge, a Cocktail Bar and a Shaded Cockpit with an open-air table and a BBQ grill.

A lot of entertainment options on the Aqua Tiki II help divers pass hours above the water. The spacious Lounge features a TV with plenty of DVDs as well as a reading library with fish identification books. Sun-seekers will find themselves gravitating to the two coveted trampolines at the front of the catamaran. The enclosed lagoons are also good for Kayaking and Big Game Fishing.

Because of the relaxed schedule of diving, several Land Excursions are possible. You might have the opportunity to sunbathe on deserted beaches, learn about the area’s famous Black Pearls or shop among locals on remote islands. Remember that the itinerary of this liveaboard is customizable. If you wish to go ashore frequently, inform the crew. They will do everything in their power to ensure your wish is fulfilled.

OUR CABINS

There are 5 sleeping spaces on the Aqua Tiki II. 9 guests can be accommodated, but only 8 Divers are permitted per trip. The two Honeymoon Suites feature Double beds and are located at the front of the ship. The one Twin Cabin provides two Single beds for individuals. Finally, the VIP Suite boasts an Island bed, a TV, DVD-player and one cocktail drink each evening. An economic area is also available. This is simply one bed at the front of the nose with access to a shared bathroom on the starboard passageway. Do note that this is not a proper cabin.

All of the private cabins also feature air-conditioning for three hours each day, private bathrooms with hot water and a radio with an iPod connection.

FOOD ON BOARD

While traveling with the Aqua Tiki II, you will be treated to delicious meals morning, noon and night. A dedicated hostess takes care of preparing and serving each of these meals to your table. Snacks and hot drinks will also be provided throughout the day.

All tea, coffee, meals and snacks are included in your stay, juices, soft drinks, local beer & wine, alcohol, mineral water are available to purchase onboard. Some packages may also include cocktails to enjoy after the diving has finished for the day.

Throughout the journey, you will be served a variety of Local and Western cuisine. You can enjoy your food in the spacious indoor dining area or outside under the covered cockpit. There is also a plancha grill for an occasional BBQ party.

DIVING WITH US

The Aqua Tiki II allows for intimate, small-group diving tours of the remote atolls found in gorgeous French Polynesia. Aqua Tiki II operates as a liveaboard in Tahiti. The beautiful sailing catamaran offers scuba diving cruises inside the Fakarava Biosphere reserve.

Diving in the passes is extraordinary, which is why we require a certain level of scuba-diving certification.

Schools of sharks mostly grey reef sharks, but also white tips, black tips, sleepers, hammerheads, sometimes tigers.

Rays, manta rays and napoleon wrasses are also present year-round in the Tuamotu.

Depending on the time of the year, you can witness incredible sights: humpback whales migrations, melon-headed whales, whale sharks, and dolphins. 

We also cater for scuba-diving beginners, since there is always one instructor on-board.

2 dives per day and many watersports and excursions.

VIP CABIN

Full private en-suite facilities with hot water, AC (3 hrs / day), an island bed, TV-DVD, radio with an i-pod plug.

  • Size:  5 m²
  • Beds:  1 Queen
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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DOUBLE CABIN

For honeymoon trips, full private en-suite facilities with hot water, AC (3hrs / day), radio with an i-pod plug, en-suite private bathroom.

  • Size:  5 m²
  • Beds:  1 Double
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  No
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

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TWIN CABIN

Twin shared cabin full private en-suite facilities with hot water, AC (3 hrs / day), radio with an i-pod plug.

  • Size:  5 m²
  • Beds:  2 Twin
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air Conditioning:  Yes

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • TUAMOTU NORD (FAKARAVA - FAKARAVA) 8 NIGHTS
  • The trip begins in Fakarava and ends in Fakarava
  • The closest airport is Fakarava (FAV)

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE

  • Check in on the boat is according to your flights; you will be welcome by the crew of the AQUA TIKI. Settling into your private cabin, tour of the village, water sports, swimming. Sunset with a cocktail, presentation of the trip, welcome party.
  • The boat departs Fakarava early in the morning on the following day
  • The vessel is equipped with European (2 pin) power sockets, Power socket adapters
  • Payments on board only in cash CFP, no credit cards. There is only 1 ATM in Fakarava
  • Towels and soap are included

ARRIVAL AND DISEMBARKATION

  • Your last dives will be on the second to last day according to your flights
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you respect the 24 hour no-fly time after your last dive!
  • The boat docks back in Fakarava in the afternoon on the second to last day
  • Check out and disembarkation is according to your flights on the last day.

EXTRA INFORMATION

  • Guests fly from Papeete (PPT, Tahiti) to Fakarava (FAV); there is only 1 flight a day
  • Domestic flights can be booked at https://www.airtahiti.fr/

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Typically 2 dives a day
  • 14 dives
  • Open Water, Advanced Open Water recommended
  • This itinerary offers challenging dives that will satisfy the most adventurous divers.
  • Diving in the passes is extraordinary, which is why we require a certain level of scuba-diving certification
  • Schools of sharks mostly grey reef sharks, but also white tips, black tips, sleepers, hammerheads, sometimes tigers
  • Rays, manta rays and napoleon wrasses are also present year-round in the Tuamotu,
  • Depending on the time of the year, you can witness incredible sights: humpback whales migrations, melon-headed whales, whale sharks, and dolphins
  • We also cater for scuba-diving beginners, since there is always one instructor on-board
  • 2 dives per day and many watersports and excursions

PROGRAM

DAY 1

Pick up at the airport, Transfer to the boat, Meet the crew, Welcome briefing, Assign cabins

Food and party on board

DAY 2 – PENULTIMATE DAY

  • Typical itinerary will include
  • Early-morning departure for Fakarava's southern end, smooth sail through the lagoon, troll fishing.
  • Anchorage off the Tetamanu village
  • Water sports or scuba-dive. Lunch.
  • Land excursion, shell collecting, tour of the ancient village of Tetamanu and its church, scuba-dive or water sport of your choice, kayak.
  • BBQ evening.
  • Morning rise in Fakarava's stunning lagoon, scuba-dive or water sports, then excursion to the untamed beauty of the “pink sand motu”, beach, swim.
  • Lunch, scuba-dive or water sport of your choice.
  • Sunset on the lagoon, option of a Polynesian party on land.
  • Early sailing departure for Kauehi, big-game fishing or sailing initiation. Anchorage on the coral reef, scuba-dive or water sports.
  • Scuba-dive or water sports, kayak, troll fishing in the Kauehi pass, with the sun setting down.
  • BBQ evening.
  • Water sports of your choice, swim, scuba-dive. Lunch, option of a land excursion, exploration of the reef to look for shells, water sport or scuba-dive. Dinner.
  • Early morning departure for Toau, sunrise at sea, smooth sailing helped by the trade winds, breakfast, big-game fishing.
  • Anchorage off of a stunning coral sand beach, water sports or scuba-dive.
  • Optional visit to a pearl farm, water sports or scuba-dive.
  • Sunset on the lagoon, BBQ evening.
  • Sunrise on the spectacular Toau lagoon, water sports, scuba-dive.
  • Land excursion, swim, coconut tasting (you will learn how to extract the coconut milk that is so prevalent in Polynesian cooking).
  • Water sports of your choice or scubadive.
  • Sunset on the lagoon, dinner.

PENULTIMATE DAY

  • Early morning departure for the northern end of Fakarava.
  • Short sail and anchorage off the coral reef. Snorkeling or scuba-dive in the famous Garuae pass (over half a mile wide!).
  • Lunch, scuba-dive, then a smooth sail to the village of Rotoava.
  • Last sunset with a cocktail, farewell party.

LAST DAY

Village tour, water sports and last swims, then back to shore and transfer to the airport. Polynesian farewell!

INCLUDED

  • Full board, including water, tea, coffee, snacks between meals and after dives
  • Dive guides
  • Kayak usage
  • Island tours
  • Fishing
  • Airport and local hotel transfer to/from the boat
  • Scheduled land excursions
  • Rental equipment full set and ABC (Snorkel, Mask, Fins)

NOT INCLUDED

  • Domestic flights
  • Wifi (50 EUR per week)
  • Tips for the crew (recommended)
  • The dives on the non-scuba cruises (50 EUR per dive)
  • Extra Nitrox 50 safety stop (50 EUR per dive)
  • Oxygen decompression stage (10 EUR per dive)
  • Water-skiing (10 EUR per activity)
  • Juices, soft drinks, local beer & wine, alcohol, mineral water

CANCELLATION POLICY

What if I need to cancel my booking?

Your reservation request is obligation free and you can cancel anytime within the first 72 hours. During this time you can easily find matching flights and get answers from our reservations team to any further questions you may have. After you have confirmed and paid for your reservation, the following cancellation policy applies: 

  • 30% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 60 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 60 days prior to arrival

In case of cancellation the refund will be transferred to your bank account, credit card or paypal account within 10 business days

BEFORE TRAVELLING

  • Make sure you meet the country's requirements corresponding to your nationality
  • Make sure your passport is valid at least six months after the date you plan to visit the country
  • Diving insurance is mandatory for divers of all ages on all of our trips: bring your certificate as proof
  • It is strongly recommended to have travel insurance that is appropriate for the type of diving holidays you are going to do
  • Check the electrical standards (such as which plugs are used) in your destination country before travelling and bring the appropriate adaptor if necessary.
  • The itinerary and the number of dives are indicative and are subject to weather conditions and conditions: safety is always first
  • All divers must provide their diving certification card
  • Diving computers are compulsory
  • Local rates, fuel surcharges, distance rates, port fees, etc. may change without notice due to changes in government policy, changes in the price of oil, etc. The changes are beyond our control and the increases must be paid if the boat requests them. We will endeavor to inform you of any changes as soon as possible. A change in these rates does not entitle you to cancel the trip.

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