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Bora Dive & Research

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Village Ravoraha, Nosy Boraha 515, Madagascar
+261 32 07 090 90
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Mixed feelings

I went for two dives with this operator in July and experienced both negative and positive things... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
RobertLockwoodJr
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Cologne, Germany
Whale watching tour overcrowded, unpleasant

The whales were magnificent. Unfortunately the boat was so overcrowded that some couples were... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Biztraveller30
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UK, North America etc
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6 Aug 2017
“Mixed feelings”
5 Jul 2017
“Whale watching tour overcrowded, unpleasant”
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Village Ravoraha, Nosy Boraha 515, Madagascar
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+261 32 07 090 90
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

I went for two dives with this operator in July and experienced both negative and positive things. All things considered, Bora Diving seems a little on the pricy side. It has to be pointed out, though, that the equipment was in excellent shape (the wet...More

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boraresearch, Gérant at Bora Dive & Research, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you very much for your comment. All of our sites in the south of the island, not far from the center at 10 or 15min. The others are in the north of the island and they are chosen according to the weather and the...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2017

The whales were magnificent. Unfortunately the boat was so overcrowded that some couples were forced to stand - and moved around the boat like ballast - to balance the boat, which must have been extremely disappointing for them, and caused quite a bit of tension...More

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boraresearch, Gérant at Bora Dive & Research, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Thank you very much for your comment. The license of our boat allows us to take 25 people but as the sea in this season moves more, we limit to 17 or 18 people maxi unless it is a group. We are really sorry that...More

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Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

We had three dive with Henry, the guide for diving of this beautiful center (associated with princess lodge and spa next to it), and the competence of our guide and the fantastic sea give us a wonderful experience. I advice this center for everyone, beginners...More

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boraresearch, Gérant at Bora Dive & Research, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2017

Thank you so much :) You have to come back and see more

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Reviewed 27 October 2016

We didn't actually use their services but the representative was extremely nice and welcoming - we enjoyed our chat with her and got all the info we needed.

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boraresearch, Gérant at Bora Dive & Research, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2016

Thank you so much for you opinion :)

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Reviewed 19 September 2016

4 dives, close to wails, but You can not swim with them. Song is beautiful... Classis Indian Ocean dive, full of fishes, corals, lobsters, see life is perfect, also lot of wrecks, depth is max 30m, but only visibility can be limited on less than...More

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boraresearch, Gérant at Bora Dive & Research, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2016

Thank you so much for your comment, to protect them we have to forbid to swim with whales. But hearing the sound is amazing :)

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Reviewed 29 June 2016

The staff is great and have lots of insight and ideas to help you enjoy the sea. Interesting decor from wreaks too.

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boraresearch, Gérant at Bora Dive & Research, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

Thank you so much for your opinions, that was a pleasure for us.

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Reviewed 24 January 2016

Must to say - here you will meet very professional team! I had 2 dives and also refresh. Everything was perfect. Thank you! At the center you will find everything you need - all information, equipment, shower ect. Also they provide free transfer to the...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Well equipped, professional dive set up. The staff were extremely efficient and helpful. Unfortunately not the greatest of diving experiences - not much to see - but a good set up and highly recommendable. Maybe they offer better dives if you stay longer. The initiation/refresher...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2015

The dive sites were stunning the water was clear, we saw lots of marine life and the dive master was brilliant. The rest of the staff were also really helpful and lovely.

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Reviewed 29 October 2015

Part of the Princess Bora Lodge & Spa complex is the Bora Dive & Research. The center has lots of up-to-date diving equipment, boats, instructors, and wonderful dive site.

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boraresearch, Responsable commercial at Bora Dive & Research, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2015

Thank you very much for your kind comment archeodive. We will always give the max to all divers who want to discover the wonderful sites of Sainte Marie, thank you for coming with us.

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Kate S
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Hello, of course you can stay at Ile aux nattes and dive with us.
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