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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

 


Cabins ... diving overview ... what's included



  • 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 hifi system.

  • 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)
    semi-rigid tender (85CV, sounder, GPS and VHF)
    nitrox available (for decompression stops)
    water temperature: 78 - 84F, 25 - 29C
    3mm wetsuit recommended
    divers preferably should have Advanced Open Water & 50 logged dives

  • 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

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

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




On board Aquatiki III


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    under sail
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    fore deck
  • alegria 67 SUN DECK opt
    sun deck
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    side deck
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    stern
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    stern deck
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    exterior dining area
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    VIP double cabin
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    double cabin
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    dive dinghy
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    top view


Deck Plan.... Technical Specifications

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

Explore from a floating boutique hotel....


Scheduled to begin service at the end of February 2020, we won't be surprised if the gorgeous new Aqua Tiki III becomes 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.


What's on the menu


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.


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.  Aqua Tiki III is also planning to include the popular Marquesas trips her sister ship has long offered.  Private charters can also be arranged with a personalised itinerary.


Your cruise logistics


Embarkatioin and disembarkation, except for specialized itineraries, is from Fakarava atoll which has a small airport.  Sailing is usually done very early in the morning and sailing most often in the lagoons or in the open sea. You will probably not sail every day which will allow you multiple opportunities to dive the best passes and perhaps to make excursions.  The dives are carried out in the passes and are most often drift dives in very strong currents.   The nature of the tides in the passes, between lagoons and open sea is the reason for only 2 dives per day.  Dives have to be timed with the water flow.  

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