Tahiti Nui and Tahiti Iti
The many sites around the island of Tahiti are perfect
for both beginning and advanced divers. Highlights include
clear, shallow waters; steep oceanic drop-offs; sunken
vessels; walls of bright coral; and schools of smaller
species. Although there are fewer larger species here,
Tahiti offers excellent variety and density of dive
Diving around Bora Bora
Diving within the waters of the most beautiful lagoon
in the world is on many divers’ “must do”
list because of the abundance of large marine life.
It is common for divers to be joined by legions of gigantic
manta rays gliding gracefully within arm’s reach
while schools of black-tip reef sharks parade through
the sunlit waters.
Diving around Moorea
The drama of Moorea’s landscape continues below
the sea with an infinite range of canyons, chasms, and
promontories. Fish feeding is common here so divers
are often surrounded by schools of small and large marine
life. With a lack of strong currents, Moorea is perfect
for beginners while the deeper canyons attract the more
Diving Around Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas
Dive sites around Nuku Hiva are as unique as the island
itself. The plankton-rich waters attract unique species
such as melon-headed whales and scalloped hammerheads
along with other large animals such as manta rays. Nuku
Hiva is also known for dramatic cave and cliff dives.
Other species commonly found include sting rays, tuna,
parrotfish, triggerfish, scorpionfish, snappers, and
whitetip reef sharks.
for more information on diving in French Polynesia with
dive maps and a list of poplar dive sites for each location.