The Fakarava Atoll
Fakarava is located 350 km to the North East of Tahiti. It is an immense atoll (the second of the Tuamotu by its surface: 1,121 kms²) which could practically contain the island of Tahiti in its lagoon. This atoll has 2 passes of which one is more than 1 km wide, making it the biggest pass of Polynesia!
There are 1,326 inhabitants, most of whom live in the village of Rotoava, 4 kms from the airport. Air Tahiti now offers 5 weekly flights from Papeete (flight time: 65 minutes) and direct flights to and from Rangiroa (flight time: 20 minutes). The major attraction of Fakarava is its exceptional location, both close to Tahiti and yet far, far from any urbanism or tourist activity. And above all, it is surrounded by wild atolls of unbelievable beauty, accessible only by boat in a few hours of sailing … Tetamanu, Kauehi, Toau, Tahanea, Aratika are some of the destinations we offer, offering landscapes Of dream for a perfume of end of the world …
Apart from these postcard images, it is the scuba diving which represents the greatest interest of this region since it allows throughout the year to approach a very diversified wildlife that make it one of the The world’s best spots for pelagic encounters.
Tetamanu, located in the south of Fakarava, offers splendid beaches, notably the motu with the pink sands, which will make dream the Robinson which is sleeping in all of us … Its passage very fishy is accessible to all levels of diving. It has an unprecedented concentration of several hundred sharks, and is the spectacle of surprising events like the spawning of groupers in July.
Located just a few hours away from Fakarava, Kauehi is a wild atoll whose pass, far from the village, offers unique and surprising dives … To discover absolutely !!! In season, it is not uncommon to meet humpback whales.
Small atoll in the north of Toau turned towards the pearl farm, Aratika has 2 small passes and nice falls with majestic caves. A compulsory detour: the former small village of Paparara …
Not far from Fakarava Toau, a small circular atoll, has 2 tumultuous passes extreme fish. The dives are exceptional … For non divers the many excursions to land will be a delight.
Finally, Tahanea, a vast atoll located south of Fakarava, is a night of sailing, wild beauty and totally uninhabited … Tahanea has 3 passes rich in sharks, mantas and dolphins that will fill the most demanding divers. Non-divers (and divers) will discover an exquisite natural swimming pool.