There is a priceless treasure beneth the surface of the Pacific Ocean in French Polynesia. A truly astonishing variety of marine species that is the delight of divers from all over the world.

In the heart ofthe South Pacific

Simming with marine animals

Diving with a dolphin© Bernard Beaussier

Swimming with dolphins

The warm, clear waters of French Polynesia are home to several species of dolphin, including the spinner dolphin, spotted dolphin and bottlenose dolphin. These joyous, captivating creatures have a special, emblematic signififcance in French Polynesia and a special place in the hearts of its inhabitants.

Whale season in The Islands of Tahiti

Swimming with whales

French Polynesia is a whale sanctuary and each year humpback whales visit our waters to reproduce and nurture their young. The best period to see them is from July to November. Reputed for their athletic leaps from the sea and the haunting melodies of their singing, being in the company of these magnificent creatures is a moving and humbling experience that you’ll never forget.

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Turtle watching © Tahiti Tourisme

Swimming with sea turtles

Sea turtles are considered as ancestral creatures in The Islands of Tahiti. They are symbols of longevity and wisdom. You can easily find them along the coral reefs and in some of the lagoons. The most common species found here are green turtles, hawksbill sea turtles and loggerhead sea turtles. Sea turtles are an endangered species and are protected in The Islands of Tahiti, where conservation programs work for their preservation.

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Blacktip sharkse © Grégory Lecoeur

Swimming with sharks

Sharks, known as ma’o in Tahitian, are one of the marvels of this diverse marine life. Predators of the highest order, they are an essential part of the complex ecosystem of the Pacific Ocean, but are still relatively unknown by man. Despite their fierce reputation, sharks are generally inoffensive because of the abundance of other prey in the waters of The Islands of Tahiti.


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Scuba diving

See all our diving vacation packages for French Polynesia. Meet the warm and friendly local population, admire the magnificent scenery and create memories that will last you a lifetime.

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Dive back in time in French Polynesia

Dive to explore shipwrecks in The Islands of Tahiti and discover vestiges of the historical past of French Polynesia.

Discover History by Diving Shipwrecks
Wreck diving in Tahiti © Mark Fitz
Diving in Rangiroa© Bernard Beaussier Diving at the famous shark wall © Grégory Lecoeur
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One of the most magical and unforgettable experiences you can have in French Polynesia is to swim with a school of manta rays. The plankton-rich waters, particularly in the Marquesas Islands, are an ideal habitat for these majestic creatures. Being close to them enables you to better appreciate their impressive size as well as the balletic grace of their movements.

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