Scuba Diving Vacations In Tahiti

Scuba diving vacations Tahiti are like diving in paradise.

Imagine an amazing landscape where there are towering mountains clad in dense vegetation as well as atolls and lagoons formed by strings of idyllic low-lying coral islands. Add to this some of the most stunning pelagic encounters and pristine hard coral reefs and it is clear why scuba divers, honeymooners and people that enjoy a breathtaking vacation are happy to choose Tahiti dive packages as an adventure worth doing.

Scuba diving Tahiti is 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. A Tahiti vacation offers excellent variety and density of dive sites.

Scuba diving Tahiti is a multifaceted playground. Beyond the fascinating scuba diving in Bora Bora, the scuba diving in French Polynesia is also mesmerizing. Broken up into five distinct island groups: the Society Islands, the Tuamotu Islands, the Gambier Islands, the Austral Islands and the far-flung Marquesas Islands, it is certain that this region provides superb diving. Many areas of French Polynesia are still relatively undeveloped and undiscovered and offer adventurous travelers exciting excursions on land and by sea.

The mountainous Society Islands have beautiful lagoons protected by barrier reefs. A bounty of exquisite reef fish, fine reefs and the special attraction of Manta Rays and sharks lure divers in this direction. The low-lying Tuamotus, with their classic coral islands and islets, offer scuba divers some of the most exhilarating pelagic, and particularly shark, encounters anywhere in the world. Together they offer an absolute feast for the eyes. The intensely blue depths are home to some of the most beautiful species ever created by nature.

Tahiti’s fields of hard corals are also home to a wide variety of tropical Pacific fish and reef dwellers from clams with vibrantly-colored mantles to the curious Napoleon wrasse. Manta rays, hammerhead sharks and dolphins also frequent these waters which are renowned for their big animal encounters.

Nearly 250 kilometers northwest of Tahiti lies Bora Bora. Two islands joined by a narrow isthmus and enclosed by a protective necklace of coral, these islands are considered the most mythical of the Pacific. In fact, it is hard to find the right words to describe the magic that emanates from this island. The castle-like Mount Otemanu that pierces the sky with its lush tropical slopes and valleys that blossom with hibiscus, while palm-covered Motu circle the crystal lagoon like a delicate necklace and perfect white-sand beaches give way to emerald waters where impossibly colored fish animate the coral gardens. Bora Bora has become the ideal place for honeymooners and other romantics to celebrate life and experience a connection with this extraordinary environment. Dive resorts in Tahiti, and especially Bora Bora resorts, are gifted at making a scuba dive vacation extraordinary.

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Visa  

Citizens of most Western countries can obtain a visa-on-arrival in Tahiti and her Islands rather than securing one in advance. Some nationalities are required to obtain a visa from a French embassy in their home countries prior to travel to Tahiti. Passports must be valid for six months from your date of arrival in the country.
The official languages are French and Tahitian. The indigenous population speaks also other Polynesian languages. English is widely understood, mainly by islanders accustomed to dealing with foreign visitors.
GMT +9 / +9.5 / +10
The official currency is the French Pacific Franc. Exchange facilities are available at the airport, major banks and at authorized hotels and shops in Papeete. American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa are all accepted. ATMs are common on Tahiti, with a few on the smaller islands. Travelers are advised to take traveller's cheques in US Dollars or Euros.
Temperate, but cooled by sea breezes. Two main seasons: humid (hot and wet) from November to March, cool and dry from April to October.
Vaccinations against tuberculosis and hepatitis B are sometimes recommended. Check with your embassy or consulate, as well as with a knowledgeable doctor, for detailed information on current health issues. Medical facilities are good on the major islands. Private medical insurance is recommended.
110/220 volts AC, 60Hz. US-style two-pin plugs are in use.
There is no airport departure tax.

Where Is Tahiti?


Water temperature
26 – 29 °C / 79 – 84 °F

Visibility
15 – 40 meters / 45 – 130ft

Wetsuit
Skin / 3mm / 5mm

Best time to travel
Year round

Recommended dive sites
Toopua, Murimuri, Apo, Sharks' dinning room, Garuae pass, Avatoru

Above water activities
Lagoon cruise to Motu, Spa massage, Waterskiing