The Tuamotu Islands, north of Tahiti in French Polynesia, consist of coral atolls fringed by small islands ("motu"), surrounding large turquoise lagoons protected by outer coral reefs.
Diving here is exciting. French Polynesia is the home of “shooting the pass”, where our boat drops us with a guide on the outer reef and we ride the inbound tide through the channel into the inner lagoon. Along this thrill ride, we hook in with reef hooks and watch sharks and rays glide past. Of course, regular reef dives featuring colorful fish are on offer in between pass dives.
We board our ship on Fakarava, where we begin our diving, and cruise on to Rangiroa and the famous Tiputa Pass. The diving is suitable for intermediate to advanced divers who are comfortable diving from tenders, in current, and with sharks. Open Water and Advanced Open Water divers may dive as deep as 30 meters. Rescue Divers (CMAS 3* equivalent) may dive to 40 meters if they and their buddy wish.
Tahiti is not an inexpensive destination, but traveling by liveaboard offers us maximum value and fixed up-front costs. A gay South Pacific cruise, accommodation, meals, and up to thirty dives – all included for one set price.
Come visit the most romantic islands on Earth with us. If the incredible beauty doesn’t make your heart race, the pass dives will!
Our Package Includes:
- 10 nights aboard the French Polynesia Master in air-conditioned double occupancy cabins with private bath
- All meals and between meal snacks
- Non-alcoholic beverages
- 4 dives a day, conditions permitting
- Airport transfers
- Tanks, weights and weight belt
Not Included: Airfare, dive gear rental, alcoholic beverages, National Park Fee (US$ 90), Nitrox, tips, and items of a personal nature.
Air Tahiti Nui, an American Airlines/OneWorld partner, and Air France, a Delta SkyMiles airline, both fly non-stop from Los Angeles (LAX) to Papeete, Tahiti (PPT).
From Europe, both Air Tahiti Nui and Air France offer flights originating in Paris with a stop in Los Angeles en route to Papeete.
Other routes originate from Auckland, Tokyo, and Honolulu. E-mail us for free assistance with flights.
From the international airport at Papeete on the island of Tahiti, it is a one hour scenic flight to Fakarava. If your flight to Papeete arrives in the evening, you'll need to arrive a day early to connect on the morning of February 14, or join us on Bora Bora for a few days prior to the liveaboard.
We disembark in Papeete at 9 am on February 24.
$1000 deposit to hold space. Second deposit of $1500 due at nine months. Third deposit of $1500 due at 180 days. Balance due 120 days prior to departure. Monthly payments can also be arranged.
How to reserve your space:
We'll place a space on courtesy hold for you and send you a confirmation e-mail.
Complete and return the trip application and waiver from the letter with your deposit by check or credit card.
Make your airline reservations. We're happy to help you find the best flights.
Begin your vacation with a visit to stunning Bora Bora!