Diving in French Polynesia



Dive Guide for French Polynesia

French Polynesia offers a range of diving experiences from shallow coral gardens to exhilarating drift dives and encounters with large marine species. Truly a dream come true for divers, this group of islands in the South Pacific is renowned for its crystal-clear waters, diverse marine life, and vibrant coral reefs.

Sharks Galore: French Polynesia is known for its healthy shark populations. You can have close encounters with various species, including blacktip reef sharks, whitetip reef sharks, gray reef sharks, and even hammerhead sharks.

The coral reefs of French Polynesia are teeming with life. You'll find an explosion of colors as you explore intricate coral formations inhabited by a vast array of tropical fish.

French Polynesia Dive Sites

Types of dives in French Polynesia

Boat Current Deep (80ft/24.5m) Drift Salt water Wall Cavern Swim through Waves Technical Wreck

Water Temperature

When to dive in French Polynesia

The waters of French Polynesia are warm year-round with temperatures typically ranging from 79°F (26°C) to 84°F (29°C). Visibility can be excellent and often exceeds 100 feet (30 meters) which is ideal for capturing stunning underwater photos and videos.

Essential Gear


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High visibility design

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