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Tikehau is home to one village and an amazing natural lagoon, where marine life is prolific. For those in search of a relaxing time, this is an ideal place to visit.

Picture-perfect, the island is graced with an oval crown of pink sand beaches and an azure lagoon teeming and famous for its enormous fish population.

Although dive sites are limited, divers of all abilities will enjoy the Old Pearl Farm, a manta cleaning station in the lagoon at only 15 metres deep. An incredible encounter for all! Other dive sites are dotted along the wall on the outside of the lagoon as well as in the pass itself. It's here you can expect to encounter eagle rays, barracuda, walls of grey reef shark and plenty of snapper hiding amongst the holes and crevices.

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: green turtle, spotted eagle ray, barracuda, grey reef shark, reef manta ray

Dive trips

This dive location is featured in the following itineraries:

Tahiti Island Hopping Adventure

Spend your time island hopping between three of Tahiti's most alluring diving islands: dive the wonderful passes of Fakarava, marvel at the manta rays of Bora Bora and enjoy the colourful and rich marine life around Tikehau.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 15 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,295 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Paul Gauguin Cruise

Cruise the islands of Tahiti in style on board this luxury ship which sails throughout the year to some spectacular locations, with world-class diving and memorable land excursions. Suitable for divers and non-diving partners.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 12 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,995 pp
  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip
Suggested accommodation is shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Pearl Resort

The beautiful, secluded, white sand Pearl Beach is located on one of the most beautiful motus of Tikehau. Comprising 30 bungalows, some are overwater and feature a partially glass floor from which to view the spectacular lagoon.