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Diving in the Tahitian Islands

Discussion in 'The Pacific Islands' started by ol' dock diver, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. ol' dock diver

    ol' dock diver Garibaldi

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    Will be in Tahiti and surrounding area in 1 month and looking for best dive spots. Anyone want to share experiences there? I've dived a lot and lived in Micronesia. What can close to matching Palau, Guam, CNMI and Truk?
    Ol' doc diver
     
  2. Wingy

    Wingy Solo Diver

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    Rangiroa and Fakarava are where its at. The Tahiti express when its flowing isnt a bad drift dive but the Tuomoto Archipeligo will blow your mind if you like big stuff in big volumes.
     
  3. Freewillow

    Freewillow Divemaster

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    +1 with Wingy. Tikehau, rangiroa and fakarava north and south..
     
  4. TSandM

    TSandM Missed and loved by many. Rest in Peace ScubaBoard Supporter

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    We dove Papeete, Moorea, Bora Bora, Huahine, Rarotonga, and Rangiroa. Of them all, the only one I thought was really great diving was Rangiroa. On the others, there are a lot of shark feeding dives, and there is a lot of dead coral. We didn't see large numbers of reef fish anywhere but Rangiroa.
     
  5. kneptoon

    kneptoon Barracuda

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    Definitely Rangiroa and Fakarava. I have heard only complaints regarding Moorea and Bora Bora, specifically regarding coral bleaching and Crown of Thorns infestation. I have not personally seen this but take it from a good source. I have been to both Fakarava and Rangiroa a couple of times and was very happy with the diving there and look forward to returning.
     
  6. bbarada

    bbarada Barracuda

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    We dove Bora Bora; albeit it was 1997: The diving was good, and coral healthy.
     
  7. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

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    Would love to return as I enjoyed my diving there nearly 15 years ago even though I only dove Moorea. Next trip I'll have to explore some of the better islands and this time I'll have my camera with me.
     
  8. Freewillow

    Freewillow Divemaster

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    Just came back. The sharks are so abundant, especially in Fakarava (south) that it is about the only fish they do not point at. By de dozens if not hundreds :)
     
  9. surgeonfish1

    surgeonfish1 Angel Fish

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    Hundreds:Diving French Polynesia 4k - YouTube
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  10. danz

    danz Angel Fish

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    Amazing video!
    I will be in Fakarava and Rangi next January. What camera did you use? I am just planning to change my camera before this trip. And I would like to have also 4K.
     

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