Scuba Diving in Fakarava South

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.


    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.

    A few minutes by boat from the TOPDIVE Fakarava South center, enjoy the Tetamanu pass, one of the most vibrant pass of French Polynesia. You will meet the famous wall of grey sharks, a “must” see in the diving world.

    On the island, forget your busy life and enjoy the natural beauty of the Tuamotus and the welcoming of its brave inhabitants.


    Dive schedule :

    Schedule depending on the tide tables – slack tide
    2 or 3 outing per day

    Boats :

    • 1 Aluminium open dive boat

    Equipment :

    AQUALUNG partner

    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



– Motu Penu (Tetamanu)

Phone : +689 40 98 43 76

Mobile : +689 87 29 22 32

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