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Dive Locations

2 recommended locations:


More developed than its neighbours, the island of Tongatapu still maintains an unhurried and peaceful lifestyle. More of a transit town, a short time can be spent exploring the island’s historical sites, blow holes and the limestone caves of Anahulu.

  • Ideal for viewing:
  • Excellent for: Liveaboard diving, Whales


Vava’u is an idyllic vision of brilliant blue water surrounding shallow fringing reefs and high island peaks. The diving is spectacular and diverse, with humpback whales visiting seasonally. Visibility averages 30 metres and the water is warm all year round.

  • Ideal for viewing: humpback whale
  • Excellent for: Liveaboard diving

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Dive trips

The rich reefs and excellent whale spotting are found throughout Tonga. Best experienced through island-hopping and resorts, a trip to Tonga can also be extended to include Fiji for an even more exciting trip.
2 recommended trips. Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.

Tonga Nai’a – Whales, Volcanoes & Virgin Coral Reefs

Join marine naturalists and film makers aboard the Nai’a liveaboard for close encounters with Tonga’s curious and captivating humpback whales. Enjoy diving remote and pristine coral atolls and reefs.

  • When to go: Jul-Sep
  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip

Fiji & Tonga Dive Experience

Enjoy a week of adventure in Fiji’s Pacific Harbour, before the tranquillity of the Vava’u region of Tonga. Experience beautiful resorts, stunning coral reefs, thrilling sharks, and the possibility of humpback whales.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 18 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,485 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

When to go

Tonga can be dived year-round, but is best during the cooler months.


  • Dry season

    May to Nov: The cooler dry season is the best season for diving
  • Wet season

    Dec to Apr: Tonga’s location mean the wet season is not as pronouced as on neighbouring islands, but threat of cyclones exist

Wildlife events

  • Jul to Oct: Humpback whales gather each year in large numbers to calve

Dive Resorts



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