Diving Sites in Tetiaroa

We like :

  • The comfort at the Brando hotel
  • Whales watching
  • Introductory dive in the crystal-clear waters of the lagoon
  • Private diving excursion available
Tetiaroa is the only one atoll in the archipelago of the Windward Islands. Its crystal clear lagoon is encircled by 13 motu. Completely closed, its reef does not provide navigable access to the lagoon from the open sea.
These motus offer a little preserved and protected paradise, full of rich and varied marine and wildlife as well as exceptional seabed, making also the subject of studies and observations for oceanographers.

This atoll is a real reserve for seabirds, including the Motu Tahuna Iti, also known as the “bird island”, where come to breed frigates, gannets, white-tailed tropic brown boobies and red-footed boobies ….

In 1965, Marlon Brando acquired the atoll for 99 years after filming “Mutiny on the Bounty”. Tetiaroa, accessible only by boat is still an exceptional place by its majestic beauty and calm, which visitors keep a wonderful memory.

Diving sites in Tetiaroa

1 - The canyons


After 20 minutes by boat, you arrive at the dive site that is at a depth of 65ft. A maze of canyons opens up the upper part – rich in coral. The site hosts many tropical fish that benefit from the crosscurrent of the « false pass ». Referred to as a false pass since there is no opening in the reef. As the dive progresses you become a spectator in this underwater labyrinth that offers a beautiful showcase of wildlife. Spotted eagle rays, white tip sharks, humphead wrasses and barracudas are all part of the scenery.

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2 - Eden park


After 15 minutes from the divecenter you start the dive on a white sandy plateau scattered with various coral formations. The perfect habitat for many colorful fish : surgeonfish, butterflyfish, clownfish, bannerfish… The sunlight reflects onto the sand offering a breathtaking setting. In the deeper part of the dive (from 50 to 65ft), the reef drops off, giving free access to white tip sharks, spotted eagle rays, barracudas and turtles…

3 - The Circus


The site is well adapted to beginner divers considering its shallow depth (50ft maximum). The reef is full of fish that form a semi-circle on the sandy bottom. This dive site frequently hosts many hawksbill and green turtles that come to feed and rest – a real awesome wildlife encounter for divers.

4 - Aquarium in Tetiaroa


Only 20 minutes by boat from the dive center, the Aquarium divesite is located between two “motu” (islets). It proposes a maximum depth of 10ft perfect for introductory and certification dives. You skirt around coral formations during the dive which are inhabited by an high concentration of tropical fish : damselfish, bannerfish, butterflyfish and porcupinefish…

5 - The Pinnacles


This lagoon site is dotted by a myriad coral formations home to a variety of fish species. Then you follow a coral wall at a maximum depth of 26ft.