Dive in Tikehau with TOPDIVE
TOPDIVE Tikehau dive center
Tikehau is the prime example of how man and nature can live in perfect harmony. The beaches surrounding the lagoon are pristine and the scenery is picture postcard perfect.
The richness of the life both underwater and on land is unique. During one of his expeditions, Jacques-Yves COUSTEAU declared Tikehau the richest atoll on the face of the earth.
Located into the Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort, the TOPDIVE center offers daily dives to discover the beautiful seabed of this preserved atoll.
Dives in Tikehau are done in the pass as in the oceanic slopes and the lagoon. Tikehau is well-known to be an ideal island to encounter stately manta rays.
Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort
Tel. : +689 28 27 07
Tikehau dive sites
1. The Old Pearl Farm
The only one dive in the lagoon of Tikehau. You will encounter manta rays that come to be cleaned up by cleaner wrasses. You will contemplate a splendid coral garden at a maximum depth of 15 meters where manta rays gravitate around corals . This dive site offers perfect conditions for every divers from the beginnner to the experienced diver.
This dive is adaptable to divers of any level. Around the large coral formations gravitates a multitude of fish (parrots, triggers, groupers, moray and lionfish). Further south, towards the end of the dive there is an explosion of multicoloured corals. Napoleon wrasses are always near and manta rays are frequently seen.
4. Sharks hole
You will dive in a vertical break in the reef. The dive begins at 65 feet to join a depth of 165 feet where the submarine fauna abounds. A wall of grey sharks will welcome you at the beginning of the dive. Throughout the maze of holes and crevices a carpet of red, yellow and blue lined snapper, and soldier fish. For the experienced diver, at about 165 feet, an arch connects the two side of the gorge where divers will play with clownfish slithering around in their anemone homes. Absolutely breathtaking !
Your dives in Tikehau - General information
Dive schedule :
Schedule depending on the tide tables
Every morning for 2 dives (certified divers and introductory dives)
Every afternoon on request
Sunset dive on request
15 upscale life jackets
30 aluminium tanks Air/NITROX
15 regulators (with emergency regulator)
15 Shorty wetsuits
10 integral wetsuits
15 sets of fins, mask and snorkel
1 NSI aluminium open dive boat 7 meters - 2 x 115 Cv out board
FFESSM/CMAS - PADI - SSI - ANMP/CEDIP
Free pick-up :
By boat, from all hotel/pensions on the atoll
Manta ray dives
Divers of all levels are welcome in our TOPDIVE dive centers.
For divers under 12 and over 75 years old, please contact us directly to get acquainted with our special procedures.
Staff TOPDIVE Tikehau
- Vincent Brechenmacher Vincent Brechenmacher
- Antoinette Thomas Antoinette Thomas
- Jean-Paul Metua Jean-Paul Metua
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