Dive in Fakarava South with TOPDIVE
TOPDIVE Fakarava South dive center
A veritable undersea Garden of Eden. Fakarava has been classified as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve due to the rich diversity of its ecosystem. The undersea flora and fauna promises a richness in the myriad species you are likely to encounter.
In the southern part of the atoll, a third dive center is located on the Motu Penu, very near the Pension Motu Aito Paradise and the southern pass.
The Tumakohua pass (Tetamanu) offers some of the best dives in the South Pacific accessible to all levels of divers. At shallow depths, you will observe a high concentration of grey sharks, silvertip sharks, blacktip sharks, and all the small polynesian coral fauna.
The isolation of Tetamanu and the diving conditions make the Tumakohua pass the ideal place for Nitrox dives. Indeed, a limited nitrogen saturation allows you to enjoy the best conditions of safety for your successive dives in this memorable pass.
TOPDIVE Fakarava South
- Motu Penu (South pass)
Tel. : +689 40 98 43 76
Mobile : +689 87 29 22 32
Dives in the Southern Fakarava pass
1. Tumakohua, the 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.
Your dives in Fakarava South - General information
Dive schedule :
Schedule depending on the tide tables - slack tide
2 or 3 outing per day
40 tanks aluminium, Air/nitrox (6L, 12L, 15L)
12 regulators (with emergency regulator and computer console)
20 upscale life jackets (Sea quest and Pro QD)
20 shorty wetsuits
15 integral wetsuits
15 sets of fins, mask and snorkel
- 1 aluminium open dive boat 7 meters - 250 cv Yamaha out-board
FFESSM/CMAS - PADI - ANMP/CEDIP
Free pick-up :
By boat, from all hotels/pensions on the South side of the atoll
Diving day in the South
Private dives :
- Private diving instructor
- Private boat
- Services on Yacht
Divers of all levels are welcome in our TOPDIVE dive centers.
For divers under 12 and over 75 years old, please contact us directly to get acquainted with our special procedures.
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