Dive in Moorea with TOPDIVE
TOPDIVE Moorea dive center
Located only 9 miles from Tahiti, Moorea, the sister island, offers spectacular dives on the outside reef. During your dives in Moorea, you'll meet many sharks, including the impressive Lemon Sharks who have made their diving reputation in Moorea.
Some of the highlights of Moorea diving - the Moorea Shark experience, where you actually get to swim with the sharks in a safe and calm atmosphere and the deep dive in the Garden of Roses - beautiful coral roses (Montipora) are not to be missed !
The 2 TOPDIVE Moorea dive centers are ideally situated at the InterContinental Moorea Resort and Spa and at the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa, strategically close to the best dive sites on the northern coast of the island.
-InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa
Tel. : +689 56 31 44
Moorea dive sites
1. Tiki point
Ocean dive/12mn boat ride— Mooring depth: 18 meters/55 feet — Maximum depth 75 feet
World famous for its clear water, numerous sharks and fish, this site is an area where wild sea life is incredibly abundant and stirring. It is the spot for of most Moorea marine surprises and, occasionally a very good spot for whale or dolphin watching. You will see many black tips sharks, grey reef sharks and the big (10 ft) lemon sharks. Discover why so many professional underwater photographer come to work here…
Drift dive/10mn boat ride — Mooring depth: 18 meters/55 feet — Maximum depth: 27meters/80 feet
Close to Tiki point, you will find similar marine life except for an occasional turtles. With luck you may see up to 7 during the same dive, and many Emperor Angel fish. The reef break is a bit deeper and we may have some current. Incredible marine flora and fauna !
3. Taotoï pass
Drift dive/2mn boat ride — Mooring depth: no Mooring - Maximum depth: 20 meters/60 feet
An exceptional dive not always accessible due to the weather conditions. You will find different levels of visibility, depth and types of fauna. The dive starts from inside the lagoon and you then drift with the current outside the reef, encountering a variety of amazing marine fauna: eagle rays, humphead wrasses (napoleon fish), huge nurse and white tip sharks… On the bottom, you find shells taking in the nourishment that the current carries. At the end of the pass, arriving in open sea, you will see an explosion of light and colours from the teeming life. At the point where the lagoon and ocean waters meet, you find a high density of sea life : eagle rays, numerous jackfish, and sharks, …
5. The Rays' Corridor
Lagoon/7mn boat ride – Mooring Depth: 5 feet – Maxi Depth: 60 feet
The Rays Corridor dive is a lagoon dive ideal for beginners, and refresher courses.
A site of beautiful coral with a multitude of reef fish. For most divers, there are frequent meetings with white tips sharks and a group of eagle rays (sometimes more than 40 of them). A great experience, even for experienced divers !
5. The Rays' corridor drift
Drift dive/2mn boat ride – Mooring depth: No Mooring — Maxi depth: 20 meters/60 feet
A very special dive. Sometimes, a huge barracuda stays with us during this time. Very good for photos in crystal clear and shallow water. Then on to a white sandy slope where you start the long drift dive (1.5 to 2 miles), following the natural lagoon channel. Just let the current take you and enjoy the dramatic declivity of the coral walls. Look out for the schools of eagle rays and the white tip sharks that stay hidden in coral caves or just lying on the sand. The dive ends is on a coral table surrounded by the coral inhabitants and bottom dwellers.
6. Opunohu corral wall
Ocean dive/8mn boat ride — Mooring depth: 15 meters/45 feet — Maxi depth: 30 meters/90 feet
The show begins onboard with the best view of “the most beautiful island in the world”. Once you’ve seen Opunohu bay by boat, you’ll know what we’re taking about. The bay is also a very protected area from the eastern winds and waves.
Once in the water, you will discover a very special dive for this island, with great coral walls and canyons. You can do several dives in the same area : one goes deeper to the “small (coral) rose garden”, a specific kind of corral. The other goes along the big wall. The third one finishes near the Sharks’ dining room. In all of the dives, you will encounter sea turtles, sharks and tropical fish and probably a few huge moray eels before crossing from one canyon to the other, staying in the middle of clear water.
8. The Garden of Roses
Ocean dive/12 mn boat ride — Mooring depth: 45 feet — Maximum depth: 120 feet
The rose garden is a world renowned one. Although an experienced diver certification level is required due to the decompression stops necessary. For safety reasons, you must have a rescue diver level to be allowed access and have done at least one previous dive with us. Spectacular for the “roses”, the big sharks and the very special undersea atmosphere… After this dive, a 24 hours surface interval is mandatory before an outbound flight. Access to this dive is subjet to divemaster approval and depending on bookings.
8. The Opunohu Canyons
Ocean dive/12mn boat ride — Mooring depth: 45 feet — Maximum depth 90 feet
Keeping to the bottom of the small canyon, you will see plenty of small marine fauna, black tip sharks, and of course huge lemon sharks. At the end of the dive, just before the safety stop, we usually stop to see pretty anemones with their clown fish.
Your dives in Moorea - General information
Dive schedule :
8:00am - 2 Fun dives (2 successive tank dives, full morning)
2:00pm - Fun dive, introductory dive and certification dive
30 Premium BCDs (Pro & Pro QD)
30 Aluminium tanks for Air
30 Aluminium tanks for Nitrox
30 Regulators with octopus and gauge console with dive computer
40 Shorty wetsuits
10 Full wetsuits
30 sets of fins, mask and snorkel
- 1 NSI Aluminium dive boat 10 meters - 320 cv in-board Volvo - 15 divers + crew
- 1 NSI Aluminium dive boat 9 meters - 200 cv in-board volvo - 12 divers + crew
PADI - CMAS/FFESSM - ANMP/CEDIP
Free pick-up :
By mini bus from all the hotels and pensions
Shark dives (scientific study on lemon sharks)
Private dives :
- Private dive instructor
- Private boat
- Service 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.
Staff TOPDIVE Moorea
- Francois Lejeune Francois Lejeune
- Marie Stabile Marie Stabile
- Magali Soria Magali Soria
- Philippe Vermorel Philippe Vermorel
- Joan Casabo Joan Casabo
- Benoit Buquet Benoit Buquet
- Teva Toae Teva Toae
TOPDIVE Moorea - Photo Gallery