The Aqua Tiki II was built in 2010 and is a small scuba diving vessel in Tahiti. It can accommodate up to 9 guests in an intimate liveaboard experience. Besides scuba diving, you can enjoy activities like, kayaking, wakeboarding, water skiing, paddle boarding, and big game fishing. The crew will tend to your every need and the chef will astonish you with the delicious local and western cuisines he prepares. There are also various land excursions you can go on while you wait for the next dive adventure.
Our Overall Review
Reasons to buy:
Many people were pleased with the land excursions and visiting the villages
A couple of divers said the night dives were the highlight on their trip
Divers said the drift dives exposed them to a diverse marine life that they wouldn’t have seen otherwise
The crew were bilingual and could speak English
The meals were delicious and the hostess was professional
Reasons NOT to buy:
- Some people were taken back by the limited amount of dives a day
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Diving on the Aqua Tiki II in Polynesia
Aqua Tiki II liveaboard
The Aqua Tiki II is a magical liveaboard that operates in Tahiti. The liveaboard was made by divers for divers who want to experience the best of what French Polynesia has to offer. The Aqua Tiki II operates inside the Fakarava Biosphere reserve which is home to whales, dolphins, and mantas. You will also have your choice of various activities that include wakeboarding, snorkeling, scuba diving, water skiing, and big game hunting. However, if you want something quieter you can soak up some sun on the sun deck or just enjoy a cold beer while you enjoy the views from the deck.
Interior and features
The Aqua Tiki II can comfortably house 9 guests in 4 en-suite cabins. You will have a choice of one twin cabin, 2 doubles, a double VIP that has a TV, DVD, and stereo. The liveaboard is made in the traditional catamaran-style which enables it to move easily without hindrance. There is a lot of amenities that you will find useful like two trampolines at the front of the liveaboard to soak up some sun between dives. Moreover, there is a dining area and salon that has a reading area a cocktail bar that is ideal for sundowners. The cockpit is shaded with an open table near the barbeque grill that the chef uses to entertain the pallets.
The Aqua Tiki II will also let you do various activities to pass the time between dives. You will have the choice of going kayaking or big game fishing to catch that perfect trophy. The diving schedule isn’t that intense that is why you will have ample opportunity for land excursions and exploring the Tahiti environment.
Food on the liveaboard
The small nature of the boat doesn’t detour the chef from creating amazing dishes. The meals are always freshly prepared and you can expect home-made brioche, pancakes and delicious yogurt creations. You will be spoilt with local and western cuisine and an occasional barbeque.
The small liveaboard will take you to marvelous scuba diving cruises Tahiti. Some of the destinations you will explore are Fakarava Biosphere reserve and drift diving in Paumotu passes. All of these destinations are filled with beauty and an abundance of marine life.