A favorite of all divers, the lagoon of Raiatea & Taha’a is rich with a variety of landscapes of sea mounts, caverns and drop-offs. Snorkelers and divers here can observe eels, gray sharks, napoleon wrasses, and enchanting caves and coral gardens.
The lagoon waters are also host to the final resting place of the Norby shipwreck, a three-masted ship that sank in 1900.
Some of the established dive
sites around Raiatea and Taha'a include:
Lagoon wreck dive 25–80 feet
The 100-year old wreck of a three-masted ship is
the best wreck dive in Tahiti and creates a magical
Ocean dive 40–140 feet
Calm, clear waters with giant Napoleans and Montipora
coral resembling roses. Also called "Napoleans
of Miri Miri" and "the Roses."
Pass/lagoon dive 0–130 feet
An eerie landscape framed by two large pinnacles.
Miri Miri Pass
Drift dive 0–100 feet
Walls of purple coral pass by as you mildly drift
among active marine life.
Pass dive 0–80 feet
The bright colors and dense marine life; a favorite
Dive operators are located in some resorts and in Uturoa, Raiatea and Patio, Taha'a.