Rangiroa private diving

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Rangiroa - 2 hours

Sport & Adventure / Underwater world

A unique experience
  • World Class Diving: Rangiroa is a paradise for divers!
  • Diving encounters with grey sharks, manta rays, turtles, hammerhead sharks...
  • The external ocean side drop-offs have exceptionally rich coral!
  • Discover drift diving in the passes of the atoll with the current carrying you from the ocean to the lagoon!
Rangiroa—the luminescent atoll. And one of the world’s great dive destinations! On this atoll, the largest of the Tuamotu Archipelago, the two passes of Tiputa and Avatoru offer extraordinary opportunities to encounter and approach an abundance of diversified marine fauna. On the program are grey sharks, turtles, Napoleons, and schools of barracudas. In season there are manta rays and hammerhead sharks, and you can sometimes play with the bottlenose dolphins! Each dive is different and every dive offers its surprises... We never tire of returning to the water.
The dive center is located a few minutes by boat from Tiputa pass where most of the dives take place. It is impossible to get bored beneath the surface while watching the scenic parade of underwater life in the Tuamotu. Here, you may see a hawksbill turtle in search of succulent sponges; there, a grey shark camouflaged by an enormous bank of barracudas, or a Napoleon accompanied by a big blue jackfish chasing smaller fish!
The second pass, Avatoru, is wilder, and encounters with the "big" Pacific fauna are more frequent! It is teeming with life! It is not uncommon to encounter white tip sharks, many species of fish, enormous trevally with big eyes and graceful carangues of rare beauty.
Your dive shop is a certified PADI 5-star center, with monitors and professional instructors (PADI, ANMP, FFESSM, CMAS). Baptisms and training dives are also available daily.
Key information
Meeting place:

Free transfers by minivan from all the hotels and pensions of the main island
For Kia Ora, pick-up at the hotel’s dock

Period: All year, 7 days a week except January 1st
Duration: 2 hours per outing
Group size:

14 people maximum per outing and maximum 5 divers per dive master
Private service on request for half a day or full day dives
Sunset diving on request


Reservations preferred. Level 1 or Open Water required for exploration dives.

Provide a medical certificate allowing the practice of scuba diving (less than 2 months before the first dive)
Come with sunglasses, hat, and sunscreen and bath towel.
Nitrox diving at no extra cost for certified Nitrox divers.
Dive computer provided at no charge.

Are included
  • Round-trip transfers from / to place of residence and dive center
  • Loan of diving equipment if needed
  • Loan of Top Dive towels
  • Refreshments (water, juice, soft drinks)
With supplement

Photos and video of dives with advance request

Our Opinion
Rangiroa? Along with Fakarava and Tikehau, here you will find "the must" diving spots in the Tuamotu. In other words, if you are a scuba diving enthusiast, the atoll has to be included in your Trip Planner! From July to November, the period when the manta rays are the most numerous, their graceful performance is like a ballet that you will find amazing. You may also come across a squadron of eagle rays, whose elegance is pure poetry in motion. The big Tursiops (bottle nose) dolphins sometimes cavort with the divers in the pass, leaving you speechless with their friendly greetings.
More than 7 species of sharks are visible on Rangiroa atoll all year round. In less than an hour’s flight from Tahiti, you will have two dive sites assuring adventurous, exhilarating encounters.