Tikehau is said by the scientific team of Jacques Cousteau to be the atoll with the most fish in The Islands of Tahiti. There are literally millions of them living in the pure, transparent and warm waters of the lagoon. The only pass in the reef is a gathering place for multitudes of species which live in the open sea.

Dive sites

Tikehau is perfect for divers of all levels – there are plenty of fish in the sea!

Fish and coral. c Tahiti Tourisme

Tuheiva pass

Whatever your diving level, you’ll be able to explore trenches and cavities inhabited by the large variety of fish which live in Tuheiva pass. Moray eels, napoleons, barracudas and tuna are regular visitors and you’ll probably have some other surprises as well.


The waters around the Tuamotu Islands are teeming with fish of all shapes and sizes.This dive begins in the cracks and crevices on the seabed which are home to redfish, moray eels, paddlefish, wrasse, surgeonfish and whitetip sharks. As you approach the dropoff, you’ll encounter dogtooth tuna and Heller’s barracuda.

Shark diving © Frédérique Legrand

Be inspired


Whether you’re on a diving vacation or just getting some well’earned rest, Tikehau is a magnificent destination. There are also some superb waves for good surfers and deserted beaches with pink sand for everybody.

More experiences
More experiences

Vacation packages

Look at the options

Latest offers

Find all our inclusive travel offers which include the Island of Tahiti.

All the vacation packages
From 3096 $ per person
From 2906 $ per person
From 2915 $ per person
From 4258 $ per person
All the vacation packages
Vue aérienne sur l'atoll de Tetiaroa © Tahiti Tourisme

Plan the trip of your dreams

Get in touch with a Tahiti Specialist near you and start planning your stay in The Islands of Tahiti.
Contact a travel agent

3 good reasons to book a travel agent

Certified Tahiti Specialist

has in-depth knowledge of the destination, enabling us to offer you unique activities and experiences.

Your customized agent

to suit your preferences and budget.

Your agent assists you

throughout your stay to make every moment of your trip a memorable one.

Was this content helpful?