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Aqua Tiki III

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The Aquatiki III is a 20-meter (67-foot) catamaran which sleeps 10 guests in 5 modern cabins. She dives Fakarava, the Tuamotus, Marquesas & can offer special itineraries for charters.

 A word from Dom :  "I've long been a fan of the lovely catamaran, Aqua Tiki II, as a splendid way to sail, relax and dive the Tuamotus. Her owners a genuine experts in this region, their food is fantastic and they know where and how.to take you for the best underwater experiences.  The coming of a sister-ship is an exciting event.  She's newer and roomier, light and inviting. If you're thinking of French Polynesia, think "catamaran" !...."   Dominick Macan


ON BOARD AQUATIKI III


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  • FP67 1560 opt
  • alegria 67 SUN DECK opt
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  • FP67 2458 opt
  • FP67 0879 opt
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ACCOMMODATION ... AMENITIES ... DIVING ... WHAT'S INCLUDED


  • CABIN TYPES
    2 VIP lower deck DOUBLE cabins

    double bed with picture windows 
    2 lower deck DOUBLE/TWIN cabins
    double bed or 2 twin beds with port windows
    1 lower deck TWIN cabin
    2 twin beds (bunk style) with port windows
    All cabins have an ensuite bathroom, air conditioning and an individual hi-fi system.


  • DIVING

    2 long dives per day
    (except on arrival & departure days)
    12 liter & 15 liter tanks (DIN & international valves)
    Scubapro gear rental available (tell us in advance)
    nitrox available (for decompression stops)
    water temperature: 78 - 84F, 25 - 29C  ...  3mm wetsuit recommended
    divers preferably should have Advanced Open Water & 50 logged dives


  • WHAT'S INCLUDED

    accommodation & diving
    meals, snacks, water, tea, coffee & lemonade
    scuba gear, compressed air, tanks, weights & weight belts
    airport transfers
    kayaking, fishing, snorkelling & a pearl farm visit
    local taxes


  • WHAT'S EXTRA

    international & domestic airfare
    sodas, juices, mineral water
    alcoholic beverages

    nitrox
    (for decompression stops only)
    dive insurance 
    FFESSM diving courses & water-skiing


EXPLORE FROM A FLOATING BOUTIQUE HOTEL


The gorgeous new Aqua Tiki III is set to become the shining star of dive liveaboards in French Polynesia.  New, sleek and sturdy, she's spacious and offers traditional catamaran comforts.  The covered sun deck at the top is roughly as wide as it is long and features skylights to ensure plenty of light illuminating this lovely salon area .  For serious sun worshippers, you'll have the trampolines on the main deck and a seating area located just behind the trampolines in front of the large interior salon & dining area.  In the salon, you'll find a video corner,  library and cocktail bar.   At the stern end of this deck is more exterior living space as well as the dive set up.   The 5 roomy cabins are all located on the lower level.

The meals consist mainly of fresh fish and rice as fresh fruits and vegetables in this region are very limited.  The fish is often quick cooked on the plancha.   Your hostess is a trained chef and will cook up succulent & inventive local recipes.  Bread, brioches, pancakes, yogurts are all “home” prepared on board. Table water and lemonade are freely available throughout the day, however, drinks (sodas, mineral water, alcohol, …) are extra.

DECK & CABIN LAYOUT, YACHT SPECS, EQUIPMENT & SAFETY FEATURES FOR AQUATIKI III  ....  click to open

 

DECK PLAN

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SPECIFICATIONS

Length Overall: 63.4 foot / 19.49 meters
Beam: 32.3 foot / 9.84 meters
Draft: 5.58 foot / 1.7 meters
Displacement: 35 Tonnes - unloaded
Sail area: 230 m2

CREW

1 Captain
1 Chef/Hostess
1 or 2 Dive instructors (depending on the group)

MACHINERY

2 x engines 150 HP
1000 liter diesel
220V continuous with individual 220V outlets
water 800 liters reserve
2 x desalinators of 190 liters / hour

NAVIGATION

autopilot, GPS, BLU, VHF 
computer navigation center
radar
standard C weather

COMMUNICATIONS

telephone
wireless internet (variable)
satellite fax

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

distress beacon 
Sarsat


ITINERARIES


Aquatiki III sails the most idyllic areas of French Polynesia;  9, 11 and 15-day itineraries will show you the best of Fakarava & the Tuamotus.  

SAMPLE ITINERARY FOR AQUATIKI III  ....  click to open

 
Aqua Tiki III is also offers trips to the Marquesas and private charters can be arranged with a personalised itinerary.   The following is a sample itinerary typical of a 9 day sailing.  The 11-day and 15-day cruises add in additional locations.

DAY 1
Arrival at the airport of Fakarava, welcome by the crew of the AQUA TIKI, then transfer onto the boat. Settle into your private cabin, tour the village, water sports, swimming.
Sunset with a cocktail, presentation of the trip, welcome party.
DAY 2
Early-morning departure for Fakarava’s southern end. Anchorage off the Tetamanu village
Water sports or scuba-dive. Lunch. Land excursion, scuba-dive or water sport of your choice, kayak. BBQ evening.
DAY 3
Wake up in Fakarava’s stunning lagoon. Scuba-dive or water sports, then excursion to the pink sands. Lunch, scuba-dive or water sport of your choice. Sunset on the lagoon, option of a Polynesian party on land.
DAY 4
Early sailing departure for Kauehi, big-game fishing or sailing initiation. 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.
DAY 5
Water sports of your choice, swim, scuba-dive. Lunch, option of a land excursion, water sport or scuba-dive. Dinner.
DAY 6
Early morning departure for Toau, sunrise at sea. 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.
DAY 7
Sunrise on the spectacular Toau lagoon, water sports, scuba-dive. Land excursion, swim, coconut tasting. Lunch. Water sports of your choice or scuba- dive. Sunset on the lagoon, dinner.
DAY 8
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 sail to the village of Rotoava. Last sunset with a cocktail, farewell party.
DAY 9
Village tour, water sports and last swims, then back to shore and transfer to the airport. Polynesian farewell. 


TRAVEL & CRUISE LOGISTICS


Take your international flight into and out of Fa’a’ International Airport in Papeete, Tahiti.   Aqua Tiki II embarks and disembarks at Rotoava Dock in Fakarava.  Air Tahiti offers 5 weekly flights from Papeete (flight time 65 minutes) to Fakarava.  The crew of the Aqua Tiki II will meet & greet you at Fakarava airport and escort you to the boat, at the end of your trip you will be taken back to Fakarava airport to say a final goodbye to the crew.   Dive Advice can help you with arrangements for domestic French Polynesia flights.  Don't hesitate to ask.

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