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Rangiroa Diving

An Undersea Safari

Rangiroa Diving and Dive Sites

Rangiroa is the biggest atoll in French Polynesia! Our drift dives are the best underwater safari in French Polynesia. It is during these dives that pelagic encounters present unforgettable moments of wonder.

Dives in Rangiroa are an action packed thrill of adventure diving, with sightings of dolphins, marlin, grey and hammerhead sharks and manta rays. A MUST DO for divers.

Rangiroa Dive sites

The Avatoru Pass

Coming out from the right side of the Avatoru pass, you will find the reef teeming with life. The main dive site is situated on a coral plateau of an area of 50 - 65 feet stretched out in the direction of the pass. This site is ideally situated to favour unforgettable sightings of the majestic "tapete" or Silvertip shark and countless other species of fish, like enormous schools of Bigeye and African Pompano jackfish.

The Tiputa Pass

Exiting the Tiputa pass from the left, you'll discover a magnificent coral plateau at a depth of 50 feet. From 65 feet, the drop-off comes rather abruptly, offering a direct view into the big blue.

This site opens up into an abundant display of marine life: a magnificent coral garden with multitudes of fish species. By chance, you'll see a turtle feeding on succulent sea sponges, a few Whitetip sharks wandering the reef, some Grey sharks hidden by a huge school of barracudas, a napoleon wrasse or a school of blue jackfish. Other exceptional encounters may be leopard rays and manta rays.

The Tiputa Canyons

Located on the inside of the Tiputa pass, this site is accessible by way of the incoming current on a drift dive. The canyons are, in fact, faults through the pass. Many fish find refuge in the currents passing through these faults: schools of surgeonfish, whitetip sharks, napoleon wrasses, and schools of soldierfish.

Rangiroa Diving

Rangiroa Dive Resorts

The selected dive resorts in Rangiroa are represented here.

Hotel Kia Ora Resort and Spa - Tahiti Dive Resorts  - Dive Discovery Tahiti Kia Ora Resort and Spa
Hotel Le Maitai Rangiroa, Rangiroa - Tahiti Dive Resorts  - Dive Discovery Tahiti Le Maitai Rangiroa

TOPDIVE Rangiroa - Dive Center

The 2 TOPDIVE Rangiroa divecenters are strategically located, close to the Tiputa pass for easy access to the most beautiful dives Rangiroa has to offer. One is on the Reporepo beach at the edge of the lagoon and the second one is in the Kia Ora Resort and Spa complex.

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: semi-rigid zodiac dive boats fit for diving safety and fast paced dives
  • Multi-lingual staff with instructors and dive masters versed in English, French, Italian, Spanish and Japanese.


  • 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
  • 4:00 pm - Sunset fun dive

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