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Re: Hershel's Bora Bora TR
« Reply #80 on: June 23, 2015, 12:12:48 PM »
IY"H I'll have done both by February.

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But who needs a private pool in BOB?
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Re: Hershel's Bora Bora TR
« Reply #81 on: June 23, 2015, 01:01:14 PM »
Dan, you did snorkeling or Scuba Diving? Also anyone do Scuba Diving in MLE & whats the sitch down there? Heaven? Dream bucket list is the GBR in AU.

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Re: Hershel's Bora Bora TR
« Reply #82 on: June 23, 2015, 01:02:58 PM »
Dan, you did snorkeling or Scuba Diving? Also anyone do Scuba Diving in MLE & whats the sitch down there? Heaven? Dream bucket list is the GBR in AU.
I believe AJK did.
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Re: Hershel's Bora Bora TR
« Reply #83 on: June 23, 2015, 01:32:10 PM »
I've done SCUBA in both MLE and GBR. Both are other worldly.
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Re: Hershel's Bora Bora TR
« Reply #84 on: June 23, 2015, 01:53:24 PM »
I chose BOB over MLE based on my own research.

This was debated in the BOB thread and in other threads on DDF, from what i understood is that people choose MLE over BoB is because

1.MLE has better premium airline cabins

2. Much better airline award availability VS BOB

3. Easier to secure a OWB with points

I don't need premium airline cabins, I already experienced every First class cabin on my bucket list. ( I was so able to fly to BOB in F and J thanks to the MR promo)

Also, for me the hard product is the nature and not the Hotel, which according to my research BOB wins.

I wasn't biased for BOB, i made my decision based on my homework.

Regarding snorkeling, BOB has amazing snorkeling, and according to what i read online, BOB has better snorkeling than MLE, and snorkeling is YMMV depending on location. Not every hotel has amazing snorkeling, but there are snorkeling tours that take you to amazing snorkeling spots.

(I'll be doing one of those today)

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Re: Hershel's Bora Bora TR
« Reply #85 on: June 23, 2015, 01:53:38 PM »
I've done SCUBA in both MLE and GBR. Both are other worldly.

Is the scuba diving in GBR much better/nicer/colorful than MLE?

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Re: Hershel's Bora Bora TR
« Reply #86 on: June 23, 2015, 01:55:06 PM »
I chose BOB over MLE based on my own research.

This was debated in the BOB thread and in other threads on DDF, from what i understood is that people choose MLE over BoB is because

1.MLE has better premium airline cabins

2. Much better airline award availability VS BOB

3. Easier to secure a OWB with points

I don't need premium airline cabins, I already experienced every First class cabin on my bucket list. ( I was so able to fly to BOB in F and J thanks to the MR promo)

Also, for me the hard product is the nature and not the Hotel, which according to my research BOB wins.

I wasn't biased for BOB, i made my decision based on my homework.

Regarding snorkeling, BOB has amazing snorkeling, and according to what i read online, BOB has better snorkeling than MLE, and snorkeling is YMMV depending on location. Not every hotel has amazing snorkeling, but there are snorkeling tours that take you to amazing snorkeling spots.

(I'll be doing one of those today)

Go pro vid coming?

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Re: Hershel's Bora Bora TR
« Reply #87 on: June 23, 2015, 01:56:18 PM »
Go pro vid coming?
No. I have a Olympus TG 4 for underwater, hope that's ok

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Re: Hershel's Bora Bora TR
« Reply #88 on: June 23, 2015, 01:57:28 PM »
Regarding snorkeling, BOB has amazing snorkeling, and according to what i read online, BOB has better snorkeling than MLE, and snorkeling is YMMV depending on location. Not every hotel has amazing snorkeling, but there are snorkeling tours that take you to amazing snorkeling spots.
Being able to have insane snorkeling right outside your OWB is a whole lot better than having to go on a tour.

By nature do you mean the view of the mountain? Or is there something I'm missing?
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Re: Hershel's Bora Bora TR
« Reply #89 on: June 23, 2015, 01:57:43 PM »
No. I have a Olympus TG 4 for underwater, hope that's ok
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Re: Hershel's Bora Bora TR
« Reply #90 on: June 23, 2015, 01:58:58 PM »
Is the scuba diving in GBR much better/nicer/colorful than MLE?
Highly dependent on the weather and location in each of those locales.
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Re: Hershel's Bora Bora TR
« Reply #91 on: June 23, 2015, 02:04:36 PM »
Highly dependent on the weather and location in each of those locales.

of course, but from your experience, what was more colorful?

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Re: Hershel's Bora Bora TR
« Reply #92 on: June 23, 2015, 02:06:19 PM »
Nothing can compare to the actual reef of GBR. It's jaw-dropping. But I found the fish themselves, based on my several dives in GBR, to be more colorful and varied in MLE.
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Re: Hershel's Bora Bora TR
« Reply #93 on: June 23, 2015, 02:07:31 PM »
Nothing can compare to the actual reef of GBR. It's jaw-dropping. But I found the fish themselves, based on my several dives in GBR, to be more colorful and varied in MLE.

Agree!

Only thing I found to be close was in the Philippines


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Re: Hershel's Bora Bora TR
« Reply #94 on: June 23, 2015, 02:08:46 PM »
Thanks for the input. Both are on the bucket list... One day, one day... Meanwhile the miles are being accumulated   :D

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Re: Hershel's Bora Bora TR
« Reply #95 on: June 23, 2015, 02:15:35 PM »


Being able to have insane snorkeling right outside your OWB is a whole lot better than having to go on a tour.

Am i missing something? Who said you can't snorkel right outside your OWB in BOB?

All i said that if you want really want outstanding snorkeling, take the tour



By nature do you mean the view of the mountain? Or is there something I'm missing?

The variety of terrain, you can do mountain climbing, jeeping, hiking, move from one island to another, more trees ETC.....

In the Maldive, all you have is the water.

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Re: Hershel's Bora Bora TR
« Reply #96 on: June 23, 2015, 02:45:48 PM »

Am i missing something? Who said you can't snorkel right outside your OWB in BOB?

All i said that if you want really want outstanding snorkeling, take the tour


The variety of terrain, you can do mountain climbing, jeeping, hiking, move from one island to another, more trees ETC.....

In the Maldive, all you have is the water.
I've read that most of the BOB hotels don't have incredible snorkeling.  No idea if that's the case or not.

I haven't read much about people doing activities on the island itself, let us know if it's what to write home about. 
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Re: Hershel's Bora Bora TR
« Reply #97 on: June 23, 2015, 02:47:42 PM »
I've read that most of the BOB hotels don't have incredible snorkeling.  No idea if that's the case or not.

I haven't read much about people doing activities on the island itself, let us know if it's what to write home about.

Are Seychelles and Mauritius that much further down the list compared to BOB and MLE from an island stand point?
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Re: Hershel's Bora Bora TR
« Reply #98 on: June 23, 2015, 02:51:53 PM »
Are Seychelles and Mauritius that much further down the list compared to BOB and MLE from an island stand point?
Do they have OWBs?
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Re: Hershel's Bora Bora TR
« Reply #99 on: June 23, 2015, 02:55:50 PM »
Do they have OWBs?

Don't know for sure on Seychelles but I do believe that Mauritius does.
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