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.

Teonai

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

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Experiences

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.

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Vue aérienne sur l'atoll de Tetiaroa © Tahiti Tourisme

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