When travelling to the islands of French Polynesia, don’t think for a minute that the main island is not worth getting your dive gear wet! Highlights include shallow waters, oceanic drop-offs, sunken ships and planes, bright coral walls, schools of smaller species and a spectacular dive called the Tahiti Shark experience. Here certified divers get to discover, Polynesia's most common species of shark - the Whitetip reef shark, the Blacktip reef shark and the Lemon shark! It is called Shark Valley and it is just 10 minutes from Papeete's main pass. It's here that you will see the best coral reef while scuba diving in the Society Islands!
Tahiti Pearl Beach Resort www.tahitipearlbeach.pf
Le Meridien Tahiti www.lemeridientahiti.com
Hotel Tahiti Nui www.hoteltahitinui.com
Le Relais Maroto www.relais-maroto.com
Fare Suisse www.fare-suisse.com
Maison D'Hotes www.faredhotestutehau.com
Fare Hau www.fare-hau.pf
Taaroa Lodge www.taaroalodge.com
Pension de la Plage www.pensiondelaplage.pf
Pension te Miti www.pensiontemiti.com
Pension Armelle www.pensionarmelle.com
Eleuthera Diving Tahiti
Fluid Plongee Tahiti
The best time to visit the Society Islands of French Polynesia is outside the cyclone season between the months of April and November.
Outside this period it can get quite hot and unpleasantly humid.
And don’t forget that from june to October humpback whales visit the Society Islands!
First fly into French Polynesia’s International Airport called Faa'a International Airport (www.tahiti-aeroport.pf) (Airport code PPT). This is the strategic gateway to the South Pacific islands of French. Papeete can be reached from either Los Angeles, Japan, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Chile and Hawaii.