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“excellent scuba operation to great reef”
Review of Babou Cote Ocean

Babou Cote Ocean
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Hienghene
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The adventure started in august 2000 with the will to offer different services, unforgettable dive experiences, quality training, amazing excursions and hikes, tailored services and hospitality. We offer a dive centre, camping accommodation, dive excursions and boat trips within the same structure. “An activity for everyone” could be Babou Ocean Side‘s slogan. We are here to satisfy all your expectations.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 10 July 2016

conveniently located at the camp ground, the dive instructors speak good english and had nice new gear for use. Dive sites are on the nearby outer reef on pinnacles and canyons around some of the channel mouths that pierce the barrier reef thru to the open ocean. The current through the channels means there was lots of really nice gorgon fans on display, a couple of good swim thrus and quiet a few large fish obviously coming in from the outer reef, including a couple of active grey reef sharks and a pod of large eagle rays that the instructor cunningly intercepted by taking a short cut up another canyon to get great views as they flew past - thanks Baptiste!

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Reviewed 6 August 2015

We took the tour to the Islet Hiengha in the winter time (July 2014). The scenery is wonderful, the water is turquoise blue with white sand beach. The tour includes and explanation of a botanical tour, where the guide explained the use and origine of some of the vegetation in the islet and the marine tour, which unfortunately our guide did not entered the water because he was having cold.

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Reviewed 27 October 2012

Did 2 dives in the morning and had a wonderful time.
The staff is really helpful and pleasant - lots of laughing!
The gear is of good quality, quite new, and well maintained: a pleasure to use.
Only one thing missing: they don't provide depth gauges so think about bringing your own.
I am not sure whether they have dive computers for hire but it didn t seem like it.
The dive sites were nice, really interesting subaquatic architecture.
Would definitely recommend them and go diving with them again.

Thank clauxmoi
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

I had a wonderful experience with Babou Cote Ocean! I booked before I arrived via email and had prompt nice communication with the shop when booking the dives. I also organized a pick up from my hotel which a nice bonus, by calling the dive shop the night before from my resort. The dive shop itself is very good - nice equipment, in great condition. The staff are lovely and speak a little bit of English, so with my limited French, we got along just fine. You assemble your gear at the shop and take it a short distance to the boat. There were only three of us diving on the day I went and the nice girl who was the skipper/dive guide was the only member of staff. She took us to a fabulous dive spot and we did two dives with a surface interval with the usual snack/coffee/drink. The diving was sensational - the water was so clear like I've never seen before - visibility over 30 meters and crystal blue and clear. The architecture at the dive sites we went to was phenomenal and I can safely say the second dive was probably the best of my life! The dive guide was brilliant she showed us a lot things that we would have missed otherwise. I would recommend this to anyone going to New Caledonia and who loves to dive! If I could I would return in a hearbeat!! WONDERFUL

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