Surround yourself in an ocean of beauty while diving in The Islands of Tahiti. Here you’ll dive in the presence of deep-sea giants such as sharks, rays, turtles, dolphins, and whales.  Our waters are teeming with life where each dive brings a new treasure to uncover and a new story for you to share once you make your way back to land.

In The Islands of Tahiti

Discover the biodiversity

Whale watching © Grégory Lecoeur

Swim with the whales

Each year, between July and November, humpback whales visit the waters of French Polynesia to reproduce and give birth. You can dive or go snorkeling to watch the whales perform their marvellous aquatic ballet and listen to the haunting melodies of their songs. However, you can only observe these cetaceans by snorkeling, and you’ll need to observe a few rules to avoid disturbing these large marine mammals.

Swim with the whales
Diving and discovering the rich underwater world c Tahiti Tourisme

Explore the treasures of the coral reef

The coral gardens in French Polynesia are home to a rich and fascinating fauna, such as the multicolored nudibranch. The world’s coral reefs are in danger, and various associations, like the Coral Gardeners of Moorea, are committed to preserving them, so that the diving experience retains its color and magic.

Explore the treasures of the coral reef

Swimming with dolphins

Diving in The Islands of Tahiti

There are countless dive sites in The Islands of Tahiti, each of them unique and offering a magical and unforgettable experience. Try Fakarava’s famous ‘wall of sharks’ in the Tuamotu Islands. The atoll has been declared a biosphere reserve by UNESCO. If you’re staying in the Society Islands, opt for Moorea, just 30 minutes by ferry from Tahiti. The island also boasts breathtaking diving sites. In The Islands of Tahiti, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Plongée sous-marine à Rangiroa© Bernard Beaussier

Best islands for diving

There’s a vast choice of dive spots in the lagoons, on the reefs and in the passes of The Islands of Tahiti. Whether you’re an accomplished diver or a complete beginner, you’ll be amazed by the quantities of tropical fish and colorful corals, as well as the sheer variety of marine life in the clear warm waters.


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Marine species

The marine diversity of The Islands of Tahiti is incredibly rich. Among other encounters, you’ll be swimming with schools of tropical fish, manta rays, stingrays, dolphins, sea turtles, all types of sharks (including blacktip, whitetip, gray, lemon and tiger sharks) and in the mating season from July to November, you can observe the magnificent humpback whales.

Swimming with marine animals
Diving with stingrays ©_Emmanuel Bouvet
Shark wall diving ©Grégory Lecoeur

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Discover some of Polynesia’s hidden history by diving to a shipwreck

Wreck diving in The Islands of Tahiti offers a unique experience rich in underwater adventure. However, diving near or in wrecks is often only accessible to certain levels of divers, so be sure to ask first.

Discover Polynesian history and culture by diving on shipwrecks © Tahiti Tourisme
Discover Polynesian history and culture by diving on shipwrecks © Tahiti Tourisme

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