TOPDIVE, Scuba diving in French Polynesia
6 islands, 12 locations for the best diving in Tahiti & her islands
Whether you‘ve never put on a mask before or are a seasoned diver, scuba diving in French Polynesia will leave you with unforgettable memories.
From introductory dives for beginner divers in the clear and calm waters of the turquoise lagoons to the intense drift dives in the Tuamotu atolls' passes, the Polynesian islands will offer you some unique underwater encounters : Sharks of many different species, sea turtles, manta rays, dolphins, schools of jackfish or baraccudas, and much more...
TOPDIVE is based on the best 6 islands for scuba diving in French Polynesia : Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Rangiroa, Fakarava North, Fakarava South and Tikehau.
Located close to the most beautiful dive sites, our PADI 5 star diving centers will offer you a high class diving experience : comfortable dive centers with changing rooms, private lockers and showers, specialized dive boats, and the utmost vigilance for diver safety (Free Nitrox , new Aqualung diving equipment, experienced dive boat captains, and professionally trained diving instructors and divemasters).
|Vendredi, 17 Mai 2013|
At 08:30am. The TOPDIVE’s aluminium boat came directly to pick me up on the beach of my pension, the Tikehau village. There were already three other divers on board, a diving instructor and our boat skipper, Jean-Paul. All equipment was prepped and ready on the boat. The Tikehau TOPDIVE dive center is located in the Tikehau Pearl Beach resort, on an isolated motu.
|Mercredi, 15 Mai 2013|
The Manta ray (Manta birostris) is an imposing cartilaginous fish. It is named Manta ray because of the spanish word “manta” which means –blanket- in relation to its strange shape. The manta ray measures around 20 ft and 2200 lbs. Blue and white, the manta ray is diamond-shaped. This “diamond” is generally twice as wide as it is long.
|Vendredi, 26 Avril 2013|
Fakarava and its famous Garuae pass, with a width of 5.200 fts, is the largest and probably the most beautiful in French Polynesia. I had dreamt about it for a long time and today my dream shall become a reality. I am at Rotoava - the main village of Fakarava - in front of this impressive pass. This pass was first crossed in 1888 by R.L. Stevenson coming from San Francisco...
|Vendredi, 26 Avril 2013|
Certainly one of the most impressive marine predators, the great hammerhead shark has a very distinctive appearance. This “imposing” shark can measure up to 20fts and 1500 lbs. Its large and flat head offers it perfect stability. It is distinguished from other hammerhead sharks by the large size of its dorsal fin. Its grey-colored body is massive.