Diving

Diving in Moorea

Moorea, Tahiti's sister island, is a 10 minute flight away from the Tahiti Faa'a International Airport. Famous for its warm and clear waters, Moorea will surprise you with its abundant festival of colors comprising all kinds of tropical fish. There are turtles, moray eels, triggerfish and much more. Moorea is internationally known for its shark-feeding. And it's a particularly good place for watching humpback whales.


DIVING SPOTS

Le Tiki:
Spot located near the village of Tiahura . Maybe not a great sight to see, but the fauna here is one of the most varied around. Grey sharks, lemon sharks, black tip sharks, silver tip sharks, barracudas, etc.

Aquarium:
The ideal spot for beginners to start in, it's not very deep and is really teeming with parrotfish. Good for a baptism dive.

Taotoi:
As soon as you arrive on the dive spot, you will be welcomed by a big and very curious napoleon fish, who will maybe follow you in your underwater discovery. Black tip sharks, pipefish, jackfish, giant triggerfish and big moray eels.

Rays' Corridor:
The "rays' ballet" happens here, just off Papetoai Point, in a spot ideal for beginners and intermediate divers. Rays, sharks.

The Roses' Garden:
An exceptional coralline construction comprising multiple-story buildings of the underwater city. One of the best known in Polynesia . Lemon sharks, tunas.

The Opunohu Canyons:
Succession of drop-offs and cave-like never ending canyons narrowed by coral walls. Lemon sharks, moray eels, turtles, lion fishes.

The Opunohu Wreck:
Was it a war galleon or a cargo ship? Was it German or French? Located right near the entrance to the Opunohu Bay , this is a beautiful sunken shipwreck.

The Opunohu Walls:
Two great headlands full of fish crown this underwater expedition that sneaks through coral walls of abundant fauna. Surgeon fish, red snappers, black tip sharks.

The Taota Pass:
A drift dive of strong currents where there are not a lot of divers to be found, but the fauna is incredible due to the pass-like environment.

Aito:
Drifting dive along the Aito drop-off, watching barracudas, turtles, grey and lemon sharks.

Temae:
Supposedly one of the (if not the) nicest diving spots in the island, it goes up to the shore along the coral reef which ends on a white sand beach. Discover sand eels and beautiful coral patches.



DIVING CLUBS

Bathy's Club:
One of the most famous diving teams in French Polynesia , with years in the diving business, rated 5 stars PADI. Located in the Moorea Intercontinental Resort & SPA.
www.bathys-diving.com


Iaora Diving:
The new diving center from the renewed Sofitel Moorea Beach Resort has the latest in diving technology, thus offering different excursions in Moorea's lagoon.
www.iaoradiving.pf


Moorea Fundive:
Complete dive center with souvenirs shop, several diving equipments and a variety of tours to offer, located in the Maharepa Village.
www.moorea-fundive.com


Scubapiti:
Offering 3 excursions a day, every day, one for beginners and two for experienced divers. It has its headquarters in the "Les Tipaniers" hotel.
www.scubapiti.com


TopDive:
With two diving centers in the island (Top Dive and MUST) it's probably the biggest one. With just about everything to offer, both of its centers are located within Cook's Bay, one of them based in the Moorea Sheraton.
www.topdive.com


Moorea Blue Diving:
It offers three dives a day, one for beginners, one for experienced divers and a later nightdive. With a young and dynamic team, it specializes in turtles and sharks. Based in the Moorea Pearl Resort & SPA.
www.pearlresorts.com

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