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A list of the best rated scuba dive sites in French Polynesia.

Tiputa Pass

 
 
 
 
 
Rated 5.0, 4 votes

Tiputa Pass is the most important pass of Rangiroa. It is the busiest pass that separates the villages Tiputa and Avatoru, the two main villages at Rangiroa. Twice daily, on incoming and outgoing tide, divers can enjoy this fantastic drift dive. This pass is world renowned for divers since it is one of the best spots in French Polynesia to spot hammerhead sharks and manta rays, especially between December and March. A common term is "shoot the pass" meaning an exhilarating drift dive through ...

Raiatea Tahaa

 
 
 
 
 
Rated 5.0, 2 votes

The volcanic twin islands Raiatea and Tahaa are situated in between Huahine and Bora Bora and therefore easily reached by tourists from both sides. They serve as a getaway escape from more crowded regions such as Papeete and Moorea. Raiatea and Tahaa share the same inner lagoon and are built on the same coral reef. They are only separated by a small waterway, only to be crossed by boat. Beaches on the main islands are hard to find; it is better to book a "motu picnic" to one of the hundreds of e...

Rays Corridor Drift

 
 
 
 
 
Rated 5.0, 1 votes

The Rays Corridor Drift is a very special dive with pet-like barracudas that dive alongside you during the whole dive. It is very good for making photos in crystal clear and shallow water. Then we go down by a slope of white sand and start the 1.5 to 2 miles long drift dive, following the natural lagoon channel. Just let the current push you and enjoy the dramatic declivity of corral walls; be very careful to be able to see the schools of eagle rays and the white tip sharks that stay hidden in c...

Arue Cave

 
 
 
 
 
Rated 5.0, 1 votes

The Arue Cave is a very beautiful cave at a depth of 32 meters. The wall starts at 3 meters and you will be able to see various fishes and sometimes lobster. It is a very exiting dive at the other side of the island, district Arue, east coast of Tahiti....

White Valley, Muri Muri

 
 
 
 
 
Rated 5.0, 1 votes

Outside the reef further from the pass at 30 to 200ft you will find the dive site Muri-Muri or White Valley. Breathtaking coral scenery where we see gray reef sharks, turtles, schools of barracuda, tuna, jack fish, and sometimes dolphins and even the occasional whale during the migrating season between August and November....

Teavanui Pass

 
 
 
 
 
Rated 5.0, 1 votes

Teavanui Pass is the only navigable pass which acts like a moving highway where the fish travel in and out of the lagoon, in 15 to 130 ft. We usually encounter sharks, rays, jack fish, moray eels and giant Napoleon wrasse....

Taota Pass

 
 
 
 
 
Rated 5.0, 1 votes

Taota Pass or Taotoï Pass is a special and great dive which is not always available depending on weather conditions. You will find different kinds of visibility, depth and type of fauna. We start first inside the lagoon fauna and will go then with the current outside the reef, crossing eagle rays, napoleon fishes, huge nurse ad white tip sharks. On the bottom lie shells that take advantage of current. At the end of the pass, arriving in ocean, you will see an explosion of light and colors. ...

Opunohu's Wall

 
 
 
 
 
Rated 5.0, 1 votes

The show at Opunohu Coral Wall begins onboard with the best view of the most beautiful island of the world. Just see once Opunohu Bay from this moorage area and you will understand what we want to say. It's also a very protected area for severe eastern winds and huge waves. Once in water, you will discover a very special dive for this island, with great corral walls and several corral canyons. You can do several dives in the same area: a deep dive at the beautiful coral species found at the sma...

Rangiroa

 
 
 
 
 
Rated 5.0, 1 votes

Rangiroa, locally called Ra'iroa or Te Kokota, is the largest atoll in French Polynesia and about 45 miles long and 15 miles wide. This turquoise lagoon is world famous for its beauty, pristine colors, white coral beaches and tranquility. It is translated to Long Sky, pointing at the endless lagoon that goes on and on without seeing its border. There are more than 250 different islands, islets and sandbars that make up Rangiroa but only a few are inhabited. Its total population is slightly less ...

Opunohu Canyons

 
 
 
 
 
Rated 4.0, 1 votes

Living on the bottom of a small canyon named Opunohu Canyons, you will see plenty of small fishes, black tip reef sharks, and of course the huge lemon sharks. At the end of the dive, just before the safety stop, we usually stop to see pretty anemones with clown fishes. Don't forget to keep some photos for them!...