Diving the Austral Islands

The Austral Islands of French Polynesia are surrounded by quiet and beauty. This is one of the most remote corners of the world, with alive Polynesian culture and where locals have carefully preserved their ancient culture and traditions, including the art of palm leaf weaving and wood carving. Travelers from all over the world visit this place in search of a simple life and to get away from it all. Here, divers will find colder water than in other parts of French Polynesia. The Austral Islands will welcome you with astonishing coral caves, abundant underwater life, and the most significant un-derwater draw of them all, whales. Make sure you have enough time to visit the main island of Rurutu also known as the ‘Island of the Whales’, to witness a unique event: southern humpback whales migrating every year from July to Oc-tober to mate and give birth. Dive into the waters of The Austral Islands to find incredible visibility, and encounter ma-jestic marine life. Thrilling shark diving is also one of the main attractions of the region. This place is like heaven on earth for the avid diver, which is why underwater photographers and filmmakers make their way here year after year to capture the beauty of the fantastic animals of the region.

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