Diving Sites in Fakarava South

We like :

  • Back to the true nature
  • Pink sand beaches
  • Wall of sharks
  • Mating season of marbled groupers
  • Drift dive
  • Free Nitrox immediately available
  • Free transfers from all resorts and pensions in the south of the atoll
Fakarava is the second largest atoll in French Polynesia. It is also part of seven atolls classified as “Biosphere Reserve” by UNESCO in 2006.

The 2 passes that connect its lagoon to the ocean are GARUAE and TUMAKOHUA. They offer among the best dives in Polynesia. The northern pass of GARUAE is the largest in the Tuamotu Islands and probably holds the highest density of fish with the most amazing pelagic encounters ever seen.

Consider visiting a pearl farm and the former Tetamanu village with its church built in 1874 with coral materials.

Diving sites in Fakarava South

Tumakohua (southern pass)

Situated in the south, it takes a little more than an hour’s sailing to get to Tetamanu. Trips there are planned to take the whole day. Much narrower than Garuae, this pass is just as interesting as its bigger counterpart, with the important differences that currents are much calmer and water depths less. This pass is appropriate for all levels of experience in both inflowing and outflowing currents. Like its counterpart in the north, this pass is extraordinarily diverse in animal and plant life.