5 Best Diving Spots in The Islands of Tahiti


The Islands of Tahiti is blessed with breathtaking lagoons, crystal-clear waters, and pristine coral reefs that can provide a once-in-a-lifetime experience for travellers. There’s an abundance of sea animals and creatures creating a kaleidoscope of colours under the surface, which can be discovered by snorkelling over the many healthy reefs of the Tahitian islands.


However, the best way to properly discover the beauty that is loaded with rare colours and inhabited by majestic deep-sea guardians is through diving. The waters are teeming with life where during each dive you can encounter turtles, dolphins, sharks, stingrays, and whales to name just a few animals that inhabit these crystal-blue waters.

5 Best diving spots in The Islands of Tahiti:

Rangiroa: Dive into one of the world’s most immense natural aquariums in the largest atoll in French Polynesia and the second largest in the world and it even has its own horizon within the lagoon. The extraordinary fact about Rangiroa is that each dive changes with the currents, in addition to the seasons and lunar cycles. Rangiroa needs to be added to the bucket list for every enthusiastic diver as it’s one of the best places to observe and play with dolphins throughout all of The Island of Tahiti.


Fakarava: The remote island of Fakarava is an island of dreams, Mother Nature’s ultimate sanctuary is home to rare, native, and protected wildlife species across land and water. The breathtaking and untouched atoll is a natural reserve for many rare species of birds, plants and crustaceans which has been officially classified as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve due to the rich diversity of its ecosystem. Divers will have an unforgettable moment as one of the largest concentrations of grey sharks reside here and will encounter a myriad of undersea flora and fauna promising a richness of species.

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Tikehau: The most peaceful island is in the northern region of the Tuamotus and is a favourite among visitors for its beauty and the famous pink sand. Get ready to meet millions of tropical fish as it is one of the most fish-rich atolls in the world. Tikehau is a terrific spot to dive no matter the level of experience. Divers will feel like they’re swimming in an aquarium surrounded by a wide variety of marine life that will leave even the most advanced diver speechless.


Moorea: The sister island of Tahiti and an underwater paradise located just 20 minutes across the ocean with the ferry, offers spectacular dives on the outside reef. Moorea is shaped like a heart with two beautiful bays, Cook’s Bay and Opunohu Bay, both of which offer the perfect location to dive with the scenic backdrop of the mountain. With a vibrant array of marine life, it is the perfect location for travellers to immerse themselves in its rich and healthy coral reef ecosystem. A unique experience to swim with the very social lemon shark and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to encounter the glorious creature.

Rurutu: Unlike most islands in The Islands of Tahiti, Rurutu is one of the few islands without a lagoon surrounding, also known as atolls. This means it has access to the big open ocean filled with bigger marine creatures that divers and snorkellers can swim with in close encounters. Dive into crystal clear waters swimming with majestic humpback whales and other incredible marine wildlife who reside in these waters. Rurutu is one of the best places where you can swim with whales and indeed a life-in-a-lifetime experience.

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