Tiputa Pass is one of the top dive sites of French Polynesia. As a Mecca for divers, French Polynesia has everything a diver could possibly want, spread through more than one hundred beautiful volcanic islands and atolls scattered across the South Pacific. Known for their coral-fringed lagoons and over-the-water bungalow hotels, the islands’ feature white- and black-sand beaches, mountains, rugged backcountry, and towering waterfalls.
At some stage in their diving career, every diver will want to dive with different kinds of sharks, dolphins, manta rays, turtles, or eagle rays. Tiputa Pass is the perfect place for that. You will encounter all this and more on coral gardens filled with tons of tropical fish, tuna, napoleon wrasse, and schooling barracuda. The warm water temperature and excellent visibility make your dives relaxing and comfortable.
When diving Tiputa Pass, stay alert as you enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Do not forget to look into the deep blue from time to time, or toward the surface, as you may encounter some melon-headed dolphins. This friendly species won’t hesitate to approach divers, and may even perform a few pirouettes for you.
It’s difficult to determine the best time to dive in Rangiroa, since the Tiputa Pass is constantly visited by a multitude of fishes and sharks. The cool season runs from May to October, and is an excellent time to visit.
On the Avaturu side of the Tiputa Pass, only a quick five minutes ride by boat to the most beautiful dive sites, are two SSI Dive Centers: TopDive Rangiroa and TopDive Kia Ora. These dive centers are perfectly located for your next drift, deep or reef dive. There are dives suitable for all types of divers around the two resorts. The friendly staff of TopDive will prepare and transport your equipment to the boats, allowing you to focus on having the experience of a lifetime.
For more information about diving Rangiroa and available dive programs visit TopDive.
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