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French Polynesia: Fakarava
15 Mar 2014

Arrival

March 15, 2014

from Pape'ete, French Polynesia

Departure

March 17, 2014

to Rangiroa, French Polynesia

Weather (Celcius)

Elevation (m)

Travel Planning: Fakarava, French Polynesia

Friday, March 14, 2014 15:28

Getting There

Flight plans:

Tahiti - Tikehau - Manihi - Rangiroa - Fakarava - Tahiti

$580 for PPT -> RGI -> TIH -> PPT

$255 PPT -> RGI Not Tues $91 RGI -> TIH Wed, Friday, Sat, Sun $236 TIH -> PPT Every day

$255 PPT -> FAV

SCUBA

Fakarava Diving Center

  • website
  • Cell number: (689) 73 38 22
  • Phone number: (689) 93 40 75

Top Dive

  • website
  • Tel. : +689 98 43 76
  • Mobile : +689 29 22 32
  • Two dives is 16,000.
  • One dive is 8,500.
  • Options: reef, slack dive, alibaba

Spirit Dive

  • Tel: +689 98 41 40 or +689 32 79 87
  • One dive 8,000.
  • Two dives 15,000.
  • Six dives 42,000.
  • Ten dive pass that can be split on multiple islands between two people is 63,000.

Flying from Pape'ete to Fakarava

Saturday, March 15, 2014 10:55
TimeLocation
10:58AMLeaving the pension by foot.
11:01AMGetting a ride instead.
11:13AMAt the bus stop.
11:19AMOn a bus.
11:44AMAt the airport.
11:52AMIn line to check our bags.
2:59PMPlane was delayed due to freak rain, but is now boarding.
3:08PMBoarded!
3:15PMTake off!
4:11PMLanded in Rangiroa.
4:33PMTake off!
5:08PMLanded in Fakarava.
5:25PMIn the back of a truck.
5:35PMAt a pension.

L 17.4 J 16.5

TotalsTotals
Total air time1:31
Total flight legs2

View from the Dive Shop

Sunday, March 16, 2014 14:37

Sunday, March 16, 2014 15:27

Sunday, March 16, 2014 15:53

Saturday, March 15, 2014 16:57

Sunday, March 16, 2014 16:16

Saturday, March 15, 2014 17:37

Rotoava Grill

Saturday, March 15, 2014 18:24

Getting burger/steak + fries for 1000. Got a ton of fries and the burger was pretty decent.

Relais Marama

Sunday, March 16, 2014 20:06

Where we stayed. Camping + rooms. We paid 8000 for two people/night. Included breakfast (bread and jam and juice), bikes, and free water. Were able to make phone calls for free.

  • Tel.: +689 98 42 51
  • Cell (Jacques): +689 76 12 29

Snack at the Beginning of the Village

Sunday, March 16, 2014 20:20

Getting chow mein for 1,200! It was deeeeelish!

Monday, March 17, 2014 14:49

Bikes!

Monday, March 17, 2014 16:07

Our hostel had a ton of bikes!

Flying from Fakarava to Rangiroa

Monday, March 17, 2014 16:09
TimeLocation
4:09PMHostel owner is driving us to the airport.
4:15PMAt the airport.
4:27PMChecked in.
4:44PMBoarded.
4:52PMTake off!
5:32PMLanded!
5:49PMOn our way to the hotel.
5:59PMArrived!
TotalsTotals
Total air time0:40
Total flight legs1

Flying from Rangiroa to Fakarava

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 13:26
TimeLocation
1:18PMGetting a ride to the airport.
1:27PMStopping at the pearl farm.
1:46PMTo the airport.
1:53PMAt the airport.
1:59PMChecked in.
2:38PMBoarded.
2:45PMTake off!
3:24PMLanded!
3:58PMAt the hostel.
TotalsTotals
Total air time0:40
Total flight legs1

L 16.8 J 15

Relais Marama

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 15:42

Where we stayed again.

Diving!

Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:39

Went SCUBA diving today. The best visibility we’ve had thus far.

Strug Life

Thursday, March 20, 2014 13:51

Flying from Fakarava to Papeete

Friday, March 21, 2014 15:52
TimeLocation
3:51PMAt the airport.
3:56PMChecked in.
4:20PMBoarded.
4:25PMTake off!
5:29PMLanded!
6:15PMNo busses, hitchhiking with a cab for free.
6:24PMDropped off near town.
7:05PMAt food trucks for dinner.
7:34PMOn our way again.
3:58PMAt the hostel.
TotalsTotals
Total air time0:54
Total flight legs1

L 17.4 J 14.9

Arrival

March 15, 2014

from Pape'ete, French Polynesia

Departure

March 17, 2014

to Rangiroa, French Polynesia