Experience paradise as you island hop between three of Tahiti's most alluring diving islands, Bora Bora, Tikehau and Fakarava.
Enjoy thrilling drift dives in the wonderful passes of Fakarava where sharks are prolific, marvel at the manta rays of Bora Bora and enjoy the colourful and rich marine life around Tikehau.
This island hopping adventure trip idea offers amazing diving opportunities and the chance to visit a selection of beautiful islands in French Polynesia, including one of the most iconic, Bora Bora.
Day1: Depart the UK for Tahiti
Day2: Arrive Papeete, overnight stay
You will be met on arrival and transferred to your accommodation for an overnight stay.
Days3-7: Dive Tikehau
This morning you will take a domestic flight to Tikehau, where you'll be met on arrival and transferred to your accommodation for a 4-night stay. The itinerary includes two diving days (4 dives) here. Expect an amazing marine life and manta rays.
Days7-11: Dive Fakarava
Today you will take a domestic flight to Fakarava, where you'll be met on arrival and transferred to your accommodation for a 4-night stay. The itinerary includes two diving days (4 dives) here. Fly through the Garuae Pass, a world-class dive site and an exceptional adventure with sharks a plenty.
Days11-13: Dive Bora Bora
This morning you will take a domestic flight to Bora Bora, the most iconic island in French Polynesia. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your accommodation for 3-night stay. The itinerary includes two diving days (3 dives) here. The crystal clear waters of the lagoon are home to manta rays and sharks. Underwater encounters are as spectacular as the topside scenery.
Depending on flight schedules, it's possible that you will require an overnight stay en route.
Day16: Arrive UK
You should note: This itinerary is changeable according to domestic flight schedules. It is based on staying at local pensions. Hotels are available on some islands.
Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 15 daysfrom £4,495 pp
When to go: Jan-Dec: Daily throughout the year
Included in the price/package:
Flights from the UK
12 nights accommodation
Breakfast daily (HB in Fakarava)
11 boat dives
Tanks and weights
Transfers (inc.domestic air)
Bora Bora is unquestionably the most mythical of the Pacific islands. The central, lush green island is surrounded by a myriad of islets nestling in a lagoon, which is inhabited by abundant marine life, notably manta rays and shark encounters.
Ideal for viewing: lemon shark, green turtle, reef manta ray, black-tip reef shark, white-tip reef shark
Excellent for: Resort based diving, Shark diving
Fakarava is a huge atoll with a vast lagoon located in the Tuamotu Islands. Renowned for its beauty above as well as below the surface, divers head here for consistent shark sightings and thrilling drift dives in the famous Garuae and Tumakohua passes.
A picture-perfect island, Tikehau is graced with an oval crown of pink sand beaches and an azure lagoon teeming with marine life. Famous for its huge fish population and shallow manta ray cleaning station, divers can also encounter eagle rays, barracuda and grey reef sharks.
Ideal for viewing: green turtle, spotted eagle ray, barracuda, grey reef shark, reef manta ray
Excellent for: Resort based diving, Luxury diving, Shark diving
Tahiti is French Polynesia’s largest island, home to the international airport and the capital, Papeete. It tends to be used as stop before heading to the outer islands, however it offers some of the best conditions for easy diving, with calm conditions and minimal currents.