Diving sites in Bora Bora

We like :

  • Free transfers from all resorts and pensions (by mini van on the island and by boat on the motus)
  • Free Nitrox immediately available
  • Manta rays in the lagoon
There, you will discover dive sites of unique biodiversity. Like that of ANAU, where manta rays come to get a grooming from the cleaner fish on the site. On other sites, you will encounter an abundance of rich marine fauna like turtles, sharks, manta rays and countless other species.

From the subsidence of the main volcano, was born its unforgettable lagoon and coral reef with many “motu” (islet) with sumptuous white sand beaches encircling the main island.

The arrival in Bora Bora will leave you one of the best memories of your visit : the airport is located on a motu, you will cruise on the lagoon where motu host splendid hotels with luxurious bungalows.

Bora Bora’s reputation also owes much to the many artists, writers and sailors came to settle on the island.

Diving sites in Bora Bora

1 - Tapu

Ocean dive /20mn boat ride — Mooring depth : 30 feet — Maximum depth : 130 feet

 

Exiting the pass, one of the most famous sites of Bora Bora. From the coral drop-off, you will meet lemon sharks, black tip sharks, humphead maori wrasses, moray eels, turtles …
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2 - Muri Muri

Ocean dive /30mn boat ride – Mooring depth: 30 feet – Maximum depth: 130 feet

 

An exceptional deep blue. Accompanied by grey sharks, you encounter a large coral plateau leading to a sandbank inhabited by a colony of gardener morays. In deep open water, you may sight schools of jacks, Heller’s barracudas, but also turtles and giant barracudas. Anchor or drift dive depending on weather conditions.
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3 - Haapiti

Ocean dive /25mn boat ride — Mooring depth : 30 feet — Maximum depth : 100 feet

From a gently sloping drop-off, shallow craters retain more varied fauna. Near the narrow reef canyons, a magnificent spectacle unfolds. Blacktip and lemon sharks galore, as well as amazing marine flora.

4 - Teavanui Pass

Ocean-Lagoon dive /20mn boat ride — Mooring depth : 10 meters / 33 feet — Maximum depth : 30 meters / 98 feet

Several steps will lead you to the middle of the pass. Black tip and white tip sharks can be seen, as well as schools of scads, barracudas, tunas…and sometimes manta rays. The way back, follows a wall with a variety of blue coral which cannot be found anywhere else.

5 - Toopua

Lagoon dive /25mn boat ride — Mooring depth : 16 feet — Maximum depth : 100 feet

Many tropical fish gather along the wall, among others, anemones with their clown fish. At the bottom, you find a large sand bank where eagle rays and sting rays wander searching for food. Anchor or drift dive depending upon weather conditions

6 - The Aquarium

Lagoon dive /5mn boat ride — Mooring depth : 13 feet — Maximum depth : 16 feet

Protected site, ideal for beginners. You are welcomed by dozens of multicoloured fish among beautiful coral heads.

7 - Anau

Ocean dive /5mn boat ride — Mooring depth : 20 feet — Maximum depth : 82 feet

You will follow a slope where rose corals grow, they are usually inhabited by various coral fauna. One may very likely meet manta rays there due to the fact that a lot of cleaner fish are waiting for them.

8 - Tupitipitu (private boat only)

Ocean dive /40mn boat ride — No mooring — Maximum depth : 130 feet

At the very southern point of the barrier reef, a breathtaking landscape and an exceptional visibility.
20 meters deep, many coral boulders have shaped into a network of grotto and canyon where many species are hiding. You will then reach a vertiginous wall covered with lovely flora.

9 - Tupai (private boat only)

Ocean dive /60mn boat ride — No mooring — Maximum depth : 130 feet

A visit to this virgin island promises an unforgettable day. You will appreciate the solitude, enjoying the crystal clear waters and its various spots…from beautiful coral gardens to breathtaking undersea walls. From August and November is the Whale migration season. The humpback whales like to swim in these quiet waters and can be easily approached.