Exploration Diving in Raiatea, French Polynesia

Organized by Hémisphère Sub

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Spoken languages: English, French, Spanish
Minimum age: From 5 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: flexible More info
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Activity description

If you have passed a minimum Level 1 diving certification, exploration dives in Raiatea await you!

As for the majority of the islands and atolls of French Polynesia, diving is an activity not to be missed in Raiatea. Beginners can take their first dive there, while more experienced divers can go on an exploration dive! There are a large number of dive sites in Raiatea that offer a variety of incredible environments. Depending on your level of diving and the weather, but also on your desires, you can dive on these wonderful sites among others:

Miri Miri (from Level 1 or Open Water)
Depths up to 29 meters with good visibility and many fish: black tip sharks, napoleon fish, schools of perch, snappers, etc.

Raoto Nui Pass (from Level 1 or Open Water)
Depth up to 29 meters to enjoy large schools of barracudas and flights of leopard rays.

The Nordby wreck (from Level 1 or Open Water)
Depth to 29 meters where the wreck of this old three-masted ship sunk in 1900 is located. Possibility to enter the wreck with about fifteen species listed: surgeon fish, shrimps, bighead jacks, nudibranchs, etc.

The Rairas (from Level 1 or Open Water)
Depth up to 25 meters where encounters with grey sharks are frequent.

Teavapiti Pass (from Level 1 or Open Water)
Depths up to 29 meters where a large number of pelagic fish can be observed: white and black tip sharks, grey sharks, leopard rays, barracudas, napoleon fish, and sometimes even tunas and manta rays.

The Roses (from Level 2 or Rescue Diver)
Depths ranging from 35 to 50 meters offering a descent to a carpet of coral roses, as well as beautiful encounters with tuna, rays, hammerhead sharks and even swordfish.

Octopus Hole (from Level 2 or Rescue Diver)
24 meters deep in the lagoon of Taha'a, an impressive cave with a stalactite covered entrance.

Between dive sites rich in aquatic fauna like the Teavapiti Pass and others with impressive formations like the Octopus Hole, exploration diving in Raiatea is an experience not to be missed!

Offers

1
Exploration dive | 1 dive
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Course of events

- Meeting with the instructor at the Hémisphère Sub diving centre and administrative formalities

- 5 to 20-minute navigation to the dive site (chosen according to weather conditions and diver level, but also the diver's preferences) with a briefing on the activity and safety instructions

- Launch with the dive master for 40 minutes to 1 hour (variable depending on sea conditions and diver consumption)

- Return to the boat, sail back to the centre, rinse off and end of the activity

Activity requirements

The exploration dive is only accessible to divers certified Level 1 minimum.

A minimum of 2 participants is required for the activity to take place.

Special terms

Once your reservation is confirmed, please let the instructor know if you wish to take advantage of the transfer and the address of your accommodation if this is the case (transfer only possible within a 10 km radius of the center on Raiatea, excluding Airbnb).

Please note you are not allowed to fly for up to 24 hours after your last dive.

Do not forget to bring
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Diving logbook
  • Level card
Sensation Level:

Adventurous

Fitness level:

Occasionally sporty

Duration:

2 hrs

Minimum age:

From 5 years-old and up

Meeting point:

Hemisphere Sub diving center, BP 1551, Uturoa 98735, French Polynesia OR transfer to and from your guesthouse or hotel (within a 10 km radius of the center on Raiatea, excluding Airbnb).

Included:
  • All the scuba diving gear
  • Dive master
  • Transfer
Excluded:
  • Photos
2
Exploration dive | 2 dives
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2 dives over half a day with a break of 45 to 60 minutes between the 2

Course of events

- Meeting with the instructor at the Hémisphère Sub diving centre and administrative formalities

- 5 to 20-minute navigation to the dive site (chosen according to weather conditions and diver level, but also the diver's preferences) with a briefing on the activity and safety instructions

- Launch with the dive master for a first dive lasting 40 minutes to 1 hour (variable depending on sea conditions and diver consumption)

- Return to the boat for a tea break (or back to the centre if you want to do the second dive later), then sail to the second dive site

- Second dive with the dive master for 40 minutes to 1 hour (variable depending on sea conditions and diver consumption)

- Return to the boat, navigation back to the centre, a quick rinse and the end of the activity

Activity requirements

The exploration dive is only accessible to divers certified Level 1 minimum.

A minimum of 2 participants is required for the activity to take place.

Special terms

Once your reservation is confirmed, please let the instructor know if you wish to take advantage of the transfer and the address of your accommodation if this is the case (transfer only possible within a 10 km radius of the center on Raiatea, excluding Airbnb).

Please note you are not allowed to fly for up to 24 hours after your last dive.

Do not forget to bring
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Diving logbook
  • Level card
Sensation Level:

Adventurous

Fitness level:

Occasionally sporty

Duration:

1 half day

Minimum age:

From 5 years-old and up

Meeting point:

Hemisphere Sub diving center, BP 1551, Uturoa 98735, French Polynesia OR transfer to and from your guesthouse or hotel (within a 10 km radius of the center on Raiatea, excluding Airbnb).

Included:
  • All the scuba diving gear
  • Dive master
  • Transfer
Excluded:
  • Photos
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Meeting point

Hemisphere Sub diving center, BP 1551, Uturoa 98735, French Polynesia OR transfer to and from your guesthouse or hotel (within a 10 km radius of the center on Raiatea, excluding Airbnb). Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
4 days
Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
48 hrs
Cancellation 48 hours or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule