Itemata is a catamaran vessel designed for dive cruises, It offers liveaboard trips in French Polynesia, it can accommodate up to 8 guests.

Nathalie Et Sébastien

10/10/2016

Leur réputation n'est plus à faire et l'enchantement est au rendez-vous autant en surface que par -30 mètres. La magie c'est qu'avec le bateau, la seule limite c'est celle de...

Description

Boat

Itemata measures 18.28m long and 9.2 wide and thanks to its mean midship draught of 1.55m you will be able to get very close to the white sanded beaches. It was built by Sunreef and has one sail and two engines 75Hp. It has a 220 volts power on board provided by a generator Kohler 11kVa allowing you to charge your cameras, flashes, computers and phones.

Itemata is a huge catamaran who can accomodate 14 person. However we only take maximum 8 guests: 5 divers maximum per trip, or 6 divers max. if one of them is Dive Master or Instructor and can lead dives.

There are 3 areas onboard : the cabins, the common room for dinning and diving, as well as its flybridge. With its huge dimensions it offers plenty of living space. The crew will do everything to satisfy all your needs. If one of the 5 staterooms remains vacant during your stay it will be at your disposal for better welfare.

All the dives will take place from the 4.7m long tender boat equipped with a powerful engine Yamaha 40Hp. Full diving gear will be available for free.

Itemata provide home made local food and french traditionnal cuisine. Special regime on request.


Cabin

Itemata has 5 guest cabins, each trip it can accommodate up to 8 guests:

4 Standard Double Cabins :
Each cabin comes with a double bed and private bathroom.

1 Standard Twin Cabin :
This cabin comes with twin beds and private bathroom.

Single Supplement :
We do our best for the guest on board: if there's a free cabin during the trip, it will be given for your better comfort. Singles are accomodated in double bed cabin if available no extra charge.


Diving

  • 3 dives per day depends on itinerary and sea conditions.

  • No dive provided on the day of arrival and departure.

  • Only 2 dives will be provided on the day before departure.

  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.


Other Information

  • Nitrox:Not available at the moment..
  • 15L Tanks:Not available at the moment.
  • REBREATHER Dive: Available with additional charge
  • Technical Dive:Not available at the moment.
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available with additional charge
  • Dive insurance:Divers must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Not available at the moment
  • Laundry Service: Washing machine available
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:By cash (EUR/USD) only.
  • Crew Number:4, including 1 dive guides.

Itineraries

FAKARAVA 11D/10N OF DREAM AT TUAMOTU

Route : Fakarava – Tetamanu – Kauehi – Toau – Fakarava

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. Look out for: sharks, mantas, dolphins, tunas, jacks, barracudas...

The minimum water temperature varies between 25°C (77°F) in winter (September) and 29°C (84°F) in summer (march), with no thermocline and an outstanding visibility year-round.


1st day : Arrival at the airport of Fakarava, welcome by the crew of the AQUA TIKI, then transfer onto the boat. Settling into your private cabin, tour of the village, water sports, swimming. Sunset with a cocktail, presentation of the trip, welcome party.

2nd day : 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. Option of a Polynesian party on land.

3rd day : 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. Evening departure towards Tahanea.

4th day : Early anchorage off of a stunning, wild motu in Tahanea, scuba-dive or water sports, kayak, land excursion on a beautiful, deserted beach… Swims, shell collecting, lunch. Tour of the island in the RIB, scuba-dive, then trip back to the boat for a BBQ evening.

5th day : Morning rise in Tahanea’s heavenly lagoon, early-morning scuba-dive looking for manta rays, water sport of your choice. Lunch, swim in crystal clear waters, scuba-dive, then departure for Kauehi, big-game fishing, sunset at sea.

6th day : Anchorage on the coral reef, scuba-dive or water sports. Lunch. Scuba-dive or water sports, kayak, troll fishing in the Kauehi pass, with the sun setting down. BBQ evening.

7th day : 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.

8th day : 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. Lunch, option to visit a pearl farm, water sports or scuba-dive. Sunset on the lagoon, BBQ evening.

9th day : Sunrise on the spectacular Toau lagoon, water sports, scuba-dive. Land excursion to look for shells, swim, coconut tasting (you will learn how to extract the coconut milk that is so prevalent in Polynesian cooking). Lunch. Water sports of your choice or scuba-dive. Sunset on the lagoon, dinner.

10th 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.

11th day : Village tour, water sports and last swims, then back to shore and transfer to the airport.

More

Destinations French Polynesia
Facilities Water Toys, Rebreathe Friendly, Fishing gear
Languages spoken English, French

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
17/05/2019 to 28/05/2019 11 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Rangiroa From $5,493.65 Detail
10/06/2019 to 18/06/2019 8 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Fakarava From $3,947.55 Detail
22/06/2019 to 03/07/2019 11 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Rangiroa From $5,493.65 Detail
06/07/2019 to 31/07/2019 25 nights French Polynesia Rangiroa - Fakarava From $12,532.28 Detail
02/08/2019 to 14/08/2019 12 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Rangiroa From $6,008.64 Detail
15/08/2019 to 28/08/2019 13 nights French Polynesia Rangiroa - Fakarava From $6,524.75 Detail
11/09/2019 to 21/09/2019 10 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Rangiroa From $4,977.54 Detail
30/09/2019 to 07/10/2019 7 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Fakarava From $3,432.56 Detail
04/11/2019 to 11/11/2019 7 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Fakarava From $3,432.56 Detail
05/12/2019 to 19/12/2019 14 nights French Polynesia Hiva Oa - Ua Pou From $7,039.75 Detail
22/12/2019 to 02/01/2020 11 nights French Polynesia Nuku Hiva From $5,493.65 Detail
05/01/2020 to 19/01/2020 14 nights French Polynesia Hiva Oa From $7,039.75 Detail
05/02/2020 to 20/02/2020 15 nights French Polynesia Nuku Hiva From $7,554.74 Detail
01/03/2020 to 15/03/2020 14 nights French Polynesia Hiva Oa From $7,039.75 Detail
28/03/2020 to 11/04/2020 14 nights French Polynesia Raroia - Fakarava From $7,039.75 Detail
18/04/2020 to 02/05/2020 14 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Rangiroa From $7,039.75 Detail
09/05/2020 to 23/05/2020 14 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Rangiroa From $7,039.75 Detail
30/05/2020 to 13/06/2020 14 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Rangiroa From $7,039.75 Detail
20/06/2020 to 04/07/2020 14 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Rangiroa From $7,039.75 Detail
11/07/2020 to 25/07/2020 14 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Rangiroa From $7,039.75 Detail
01/08/2020 to 15/08/2020 14 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Rangiroa From $7,039.75 Detail
17/08/2020 to 31/08/2020 14 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Rangiroa From $7,039.75 Detail
05/09/2020 to 19/09/2020 14 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Rangiroa From $7,039.75 Detail
26/09/2020 to 10/10/2020 14 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Rangiroa From $7,039.75 Detail
17/10/2020 to 31/10/2020 14 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Rangiroa From $7,039.75 Detail
07/11/2020 to 21/11/2020 14 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Rangiroa From $7,039.75 Detail
28/11/2020 to 05/12/2020 7 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Rangiroa From $3,432.56 Detail
12/12/2020 to 26/12/2020 14 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Rangiroa From $7,039.75 Detail
29/12/2020 to 05/01/2021 7 nights French Polynesia Fakarava - Rangiroa From $3,432.56 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
French Polynesia 7 nights Double Twin From $3,432.56
French Polynesia 8 nights Double Twin From $3,947.55
French Polynesia 10 nights Double Twin From $4,977.54
French Polynesia 11 nights Double Twin From $5,493.65
French Polynesia 12 nights Double Twin From $6,008.64
French Polynesia 13 nights Double Twin From $6,524.75
French Polynesia 14 nights Double Twin From $7,039.75
French Polynesia 15 nights Double Twin From $7,554.74
French Polynesia 25 nights Double Twin From $12,532.28

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive guide service
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Domestic flights
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Dive courses on board
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Marine park fees/Port fees

Useful information

French Polynesia

Period : Liveaboards run trips year round, with the high season being during the local summer from November to March.

Visa's : Nationals of the European Union only need a valid passport for entry. Some nationals of other countries will receive a 90 day visa upon arrival. Other nationals will need apply a visa from the French consulate. Please contact the French embassy or consulate nearest you for more information.

Climat : The climate in French Polynesia is tropical and humid, rain is common all year round, but more frequent from January to March. There is very little deviation of temperatures throughout the year, and weather patterns are quite stable.

Water : Water temps vary little throughout the year, and stay very warm from 26°C to 29°C, with nearly unlimited visibility.

Clothing : Dress for warm humid weather during the entire year. Sun is profuse with sporadic and short lived rain showers through the day.

Plugs : Type A, B, and E electrical plugs (mostly US standard) with 220V @ 60Hz

Flights : International flights arrive daily and directly to Faa'a International Airport in Tahiti. There are many domestic flights from here throughout the country to the outlying islands on their national carrier, Air Tahiti.

Currency : Local currency is the Comptoirs Franrais du Pacifique (CFP franc). It is advised to bring cash with you and exchange at one of the national banks, otherwise international credit cards and traveller's check are accepted as payment almost everywhere.

Diver's reviews (1)

Nathalie Et Sébastien, 10/10/2016

Leur réputation n'est plus à faire et l'enchantement est au rendez-vous autant en surface que par -30 mètres. La magie c'est qu'avec le bateau, la seule limite c'est celle de l'imagination. Mais tout le plaisir de cette croisière réside avant tout dans l'équipe hyper sympathique de l'Itemata. JM et Fredérique, les propriétaires sont au top. JM est un marin expérimenté qui connaît parfaitement les tuamotu et Fred est une hôtesse fantastique. Nous avons merveilleusement bien mangé et beaucoup ri. Le reste de l'équipe était tout aussi fantastique. J'ai eu la chance d'être le seul plongeur à bord de cette croisière et ai donc pu bénéficier d'une monitrice privée au top durant toute la croisière. Merci Fanny pour ces beaux moments partagés ensemble. Matteo, notre marin était lui aussi au diapason du reste de l'équipage, attentionné et super gentil. Allez-y sans hésiter, vous passerez un merveilleux moment.

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