Diving in French Polynesia

Over 100 lush, emerald islands that speckle 200 million square miles of clear turquoise seas in the center of the South Pacific make up French Polynesia. This unique country has 5 main archipelagoes: The Society Islands, Tuamotu Ar-chipelago, Gambier Islands, Marquesas Islands, and Tubuai Islands. Its capital Papeete, is located on Tahiti, which is part of The Society Islands, and it’s well known for its spectacular marine life.

Famous for its romantic appeal and rich Polynesian culture, French Polynesia is also considered one of the best diving destinations in the world. This country showcases every imaginable shade of blue within its waters. Thinking of French Polynesia may conjure up images of stunning blue lagoons, sun-kissed Polynesian natives, fire-dancers, and over-the-water bungalows, but the underwater world is just as spectacular. The top 6 islands for diving are Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Fakarava, Mahini, and Rangiroa. Liveaboard diving is the best option to explore the area and enjoy the warm wa-ter, crystal clear reefs, thousands of fish, exciting shark dives, huge manta rays, and fun drift dives.

Travelinformation for French Polynesia

Languages fr
Currency XPF
Timezone UTC-11:00 - UTC-05:00
Tipping appreciated but not expected
Dial Code +
Electricity / 220 V
Power Plug Type C, F
Wildlife in French Polynesia
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Whales
Humpback Whale
Pilot Whale
Minke Whale
Dolphins
Bottlenose Dolphin
Pilot Whale
Spinner Dolphin
Sharks
Tiger Shark
Great Hammerhead Shark
Oceanic Whitetip Shark
Lemon Shark
Sand Tiger Shark
Silvertip Shark
Silky Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Nurse Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Rays
Giant Pacific Manta
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Turtles
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
Flatback sea turtle
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Sand Eel
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Tuna
Garfish
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Trumpetfish
Bannerfish
Flounder
Wildlife in French Polynesia
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Whales
Humpback Whale
Pilot Whale
Minke Whale
Dolphins
Bottlenose Dolphin
Pilot Whale
Spinner Dolphin
Sharks
Tiger Shark
Great Hammerhead Shark
Oceanic Whitetip Shark
Lemon Shark
Sand Tiger Shark
Silvertip Shark
Silky Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Nurse Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Rays
Giant Pacific Manta
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Turtles
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
Flatback sea turtle
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Clownfish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Sand Eel
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Tuna
Garfish
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Trumpetfish
Bannerfish
Flounder

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