Dive sites around Nuku Hiva are as unique as the island itself.
The plankton-rich waters attract unique species such as melon-headed whales and scalloped hammerheads along with other large animals such as manta rays. Nuku Hiva is also known for dramatic cave and cliff dives. Other species commonly found include sting rays, tuna, parrotfish, triggerfish, scorpionfish, snappers, and whitetip reef sharks.
Some of the established dive
sites around Nuku Hiva island include:
The Hammerhead Sentinel
Ocean dive 30–120 feet
Schools of scalloped hammerhead sharks and manta
The Pygmy Orcas
Ocean dive/snorkel 0–30 feet
Melon-headed whales at the surface offering excellent
shallow diving and snorkeling.
Ocean dive 30–60 feet
Magnificent cave diving with canyons and arches.
Ocean dive 20–40ft
Huge cave dive where countless stingrays and lobsters
operator is located in Taiohae on Nuku Hiva.