The waters in The Islands of Tahiti are teeming with marine life. Diving or snorkeling in the lagoons and passes is a voyage to another world, inhabited by tropical fish, colorful corals, manta rays, sea turtles, dolphins and countless other marine species. Here are some of the best spots to explore in the world’s most beautiful lagoon.

aquarium naturelle dans le lagon de bora bora © Myles McGuinness

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A natural aquarium

Behind the Sofitel Private Island there is a spectacular site for snorkeling. A natural aquarium filled with tropical fish, corals of all colors and sea turtles. Swim towards the coral reef from the beach at Sofitel Private Island and marvel at the beauty of this underwater paradise.

bungalow de l'hôtel le méridien de bora bora © Lei Tao

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Matas beach

Matas Beach in front of The Westin Bora Bora is a superb spot for snorkeling. The crystal clear water is perfect for taking photos of the incredible variety of tropical fish and coral.

Plongez à la passe de bora bora en compagnie des requins de récif © Grégoire Le Bacon

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Bora Bora pass

Bora Bora pass is an exciting and awe-inspiring site for snorkeling. A guide will take you there by boat. You need to be a good swimmer because the current is quite strong. Schools of tropical fish, rays, sea turtles and all sorts of marine life await you in this underwater wonderland.

exploration du lagon de bora bora en couple © Stéphane Mailion Photography

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Motu Tane coral garden

The coral garden next to motu Tane is a dream site for snorkeling enthusiasts. The explosion of colors reflected from the corals is truly stunning as you swim past in the company of myriads of tropical fish.

beau lagon intérieur de l'hôtel intercontinental bora bora resort and thalasso spa © Lei Tao

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Interior lagoon of the luxury resorts

The St Regis Bora Bora, Four Seasons Bora Bora, and InterContinental Resort & Thalasso Spa lie around an interior lagoon which is ideal for snorkeling. The beautiful calm clear water is home to multitudes of tropical fish, corals and stingrays. A little corner of paradise inside the world’s most beautiful lagoon.

snorkeling en famille dans le lagon de bora bora © Grégoire Le Bacon _ LionAiles

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The marked trail at Turiroa

The marked trail at Turiroa is a unique snorkeling experience. Follow the signs from the beach and then swim along the marked trail to observe the sea turtles, tropical fish and multicolored coral. A reassuring way to explore the wonders of the underwater world.

Motu Tapu de Bora Bora © Mark Fitz

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Tapu dive site

Tapu is an exceptional dive site, known for its impressive coral formations and abundant marine life. Take a boat from your hotel or the main island and explore the underwater caves. While diving on the island of Bora bora, you can observe grey sharks, sea turtles and manta rays in their natural habitat. Tapu is a true paradise for keen divers.

une balade sous l'eau avec les raies et requins du lagon de bora bora © Grégoire Le Bacon

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Murimuri

Murimuri dive site next to motu Muri has a spectacular coral reef in perfect health. The clear water is perfect for observing the tropical fish and moray eels swimming in the canyons and crevices.

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