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Moorea Dive Map and Dive Sites

Just a short ferry ride northwest from the island of Tahiti is Moorea. Scarcely 37 miles in circumference, Moorea presents an island of spellbinding beauty, with jagged mountain spires built from a volcanic past, blanketed in verdant green and surrounded by crystalline, blue lagoons. However, it is not the formation of the reef that is so dramatic, but rather what cruises around the broad barriers, various passes and outer drop-offs. To the Polynesians, this is the "Kingdom of the Shark." At least five species of sharks can be seen by divers. The lagoon is much smaller here, tidal currents are less intense, and conditions are more suitable for less advanced divers. Gray reef sharks are regulars at some of the sites, but blacktip reef sharks are much more numerous.

Moorea Dive sites

Most Moorea dives have an average depth of 60 feet and are ideal for beginners. Dives are usually in the lagoon in the afternoon and outside the reef in the open ocean during the morning. Typical marine encounters include large pelagic fish, morays eels, groupers, perches, unicornfish, triggerfish, groupers and of course the regular reef sharks.

French Polynesia has the best shark diving in the South Pacific. Moorea is one of the rare places where a diver can observe, study and appreciate the many facets of this marine animal. In the company of trained divemasters that have years of experience with sharks, a good number of dives will bring you into contact to observe at least 4 species of sharks - the Blacktip shark, the Whitetip sharks, Grey sharks and Lemon sharks. These species of sharks do not present any danger and appear to be more timid than otherwise. Again, as in any animal, it is best not provoked.

Tiki Point

World famous for its clear water, numerous sharks and fish, this site is an area where wild sea life is incredibly abundant and stirring. Good spot for whale or dolphin watching.


A favourite spot where you see many fish travel from one side of the island to the other, passing through this area. As one of the highlights - you will enjoy the huge moray eels which are quite impressive.

The Opunohu Canyons

Awesome undersea topography, Abundant marine fauna, black tip sharks and huge lemon sharks.

Moorea Dive Resorts

The selected dive resorts in Moorea are represented here.

Hotel InterContinental Moorea Resort and Spa, Moorea - Tahiti Dive Resorts  - Dive Discovery Tahiti InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa
Hotel Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa, Moorea - Tahiti Dive Resorts  - Dive Discovery Tahiti Moorea Pearl Resort & Spa
Hotel Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort, Moorea - Tahiti Dive Resorts  - Dive Discovery Tahiti Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort

TOPDIVE Moorea - Dive Center

The 2 TOPDIVE Moorea centers are ideally situated at the InterContinental Moorea Resort and Spa and at the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort & Spa, strategically close to the best dive sites on the northern coast of the island.

Superior service

  • Open 7 days a week, all year round
  • Diveshop for purchase of equipment and merchandise
  • Latest Aqualung brand gear used for all dives
  • Dive boats: customize aluminium hulled dive boats fit for diving comfort and safety
  • Multi-lingual staff with instructors and dive masters versed in English, French, Japanese, and Spanish.


  • 5 Star PADI dive facility
  • Professionally trained divemasters, instructors (PADI, ANMP, FFESSM, CMAS)
  • Free Nitrox - enriched air tanks
  • Dive gauges with integrated computers

Dive schedule

  • 8:00am - Fun dive
  • 10:00am - Fun dive
  • 2:00pm - Introductory and certification dive

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