TAHITI: Clear Waters, Big Animals and Bright Reefs
SCATTERED LIKE TWINKLING SAPPHIRES IN THE TURQUOISE SEA, THE ISLANDS AND ATOLLS OF FRENCH POLYNESIA ARE AS ROMANTIC AS THEY COME. SCUBA DIVERS BE WARNED, YOU MAY NEVER WANT TO LEAVE!
The Islands of Tahiti deliver an enticing combination of topside beauty and underwater excitement. Reef life and dramatic walls are in the mix, but the big draw for many are sharks. Encounters are common, but not threatening. Whitetips and blacktips are often joined by lemon sharks on feeding encounters within lagoons, while walls and current-washed channels attract gray reefs, silky, bulls, hammerheads, silver tips and more. These same spectacularly clear waters hold manta rays, dolphins, sea turtles and swirling schools of jacks, tuna and barracuda. Divers less interested in the ocean's apex predators can relax in sheltered coral gardens, where rays and reef fish gather.
The Islands of Tahiti are either volcanic peaks ringed by coral reefs, or low-lying atolls made up of coral reefs. Either way, dive sites will fall into one of the several general categories. Sand-bottomed lagoons sprout coral heads that harbor colorful tropicals and provide relaxing, current-free dives. The inner slopes of fringing reefs provide more structure and habitat for resident marine life but remain largely current free. Outer reef slopes provide dramatic drops in exceptional clear waters, while the channels that cut through the reefs attract schooling fish and sharks on tidal changes, creating exciting opportunities for drift dives and big animal viewing.
French Polynesia has a tropical climate. November to April is warm and rainy, while May to October is cooler and drier. Although you can dive year-round, November to April is considered the best season thanks to an influx of pelagic-attracting plankton. Water temperature averages about 76°F in winter and 86°F in summer, and visibility is frequently stunning, often in excess of 130 feet.
Trip Dates: June 8 - 17, 2021 (9 nights total)
Resort: Intercontinental Resort Tahiti combined with Manava Beach Resort & Spa in Moorea
GARDEN VIEW ROOM RATES:
$3,200 per diver, double occupancy
$2,530 per non diver, double occupancy
$4,810 per diver, single occupancy
OVERWATER BUNGALOW ROOM RATES:
$4,300 per diver, double occupancy
$3,630 per non diver, double occupancy
$6,075 per diver, single occupancy
Trip price includes:
(9) nights accommodations
Air tanks and weights
AquaLung rental gear is included at no additional charge (including 5 mm wetsuits)
Certified Nitrox divers receive free Nitrox fills
“City tax,” which will run approximately $3.00 per night, per person per room, and will need to be paid directly to resorts by each passanger traveling.
American breakfast buffet daily
Hotel fees and taxes and dive trip taxes
Trip price does NOT include:
Roundtrip international airfare
Lunch and dinner meals or beverages
Dive shop gratuities
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