Top Dive Fakarava

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  • Nitrox
  • CCR
  • PADI
  • SSI
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Camera Station
  • Airport Transfer
  • Child Friendly
  • Spa/Massage
  • Gym/Fitness
  • Bar

Classified as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve due to the rich diversity of its ecosystem Fakarava is a walk on the wild side where diving is concerned. The 2 passes that connect its lagoon to the ocean are GARUAE and TUMAKOHUA. The northern pass of GARUAE is the largest in the Tuamotu Islands and probably holds the highest density of fish with the most amazing pelagic encounters ever seen. Diving Fakarava, one is at the mercy of the tide tables which regulate the strong currents that sweep the passes. Dive schedules will vary timed with the incoming slack tide. Top Dive main dive center is situated on the northern side in the village of Rotoava. The main meeting point for divers before and after dives. On the south side of the atoll, a second dive center is located on the Motu Penu.

Accommodation

  • 1 Pearl Havaiki Fakarava

    price per day: 136 USD

    The Pearl Havaiki Fakarava is a lodge bordering the lagoon with a very nice beach! Located at 1.5 miles from the airport and a few hundred yards away from the main village of Rotoava, you will enjoy a breathtaking landscape to the appearance of a lost paradise.

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  • 2 Pension Raimiti

    price per day: 256 USD

    Raimiti is located on the opposite side of Fakarava from the airport. There is no road and the only way to reach the site is to take “kau” boat from the airport or village.

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  • 3 Pension Tokerau Village

    price per day: 261 USD

    The family pension Tokerau Village, is located on the lagoon, on the main motu (islet), 7 km from the village of Rotoava and 10 from the airport. The four comfortable bungalows offer 1 double and 1 single bed each.

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  • Vaiama Village 213$
  • Vekeveke Village 220$
  • Pension Paparara 168$
  • Motu Aito Paradise

All accommodation rates are based on standard twin share room.
For more accommodation options contact us at dive@ldatravel.com

Dining

All hotels and resorts restaurants offer a wide range of international and local cuisine.

Diving

Top Dive Fakarava is 5 Star PADI dive center which offers 7 days a week, all year round dive tours to the superb dive sites of the atoll.
GoPro Camera rental (photos and videos on DVD or USB flash drive)

  • Fun Dive
  • 2 Tank Dive
  • 6 Dive Inter Island Package
  • 10 Dive Inter Island Pass
  • 20 Dive Inter Island Pass
  • Night Dive Supplement
  • GoPro Camera Rental
  • Day Tour South Pass From North
  • Free Nitrox

Dive Courses

Top Dive Fakarava offers PADI and SSI Dive courses.
All PADI specialties are available on request.
All PADI certifications can be split on different islands.

  • PADI Scuba Review
  • PADI Scuba Diver
  • PADI Open Water Referral
  • PADI Open Water
  • PADI Advanced Open Water
  • SSI Scuba Diver
  • SSI Open Water Referral
  • SSI Open Water
  • SSI Advanced Adventurer
  • 1 Speciality SSI
  • 2 Speciality SSI
  • 3 Speciality SSI

Equipment Rental

Dive equipment is complimentary for all customers of Top Dive Fakarava.

Facilities

  • Dive Shop
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Air-conditioned Classroom
  • Camera Rinse Tank
  • Showers
  • Individual Lockers

Services

  • Hotel Pick-Up
  • Hotel Drop-Off
  • Snorkelling Trips
  • Warm Water Showers

Activities

Top Dive Fakarava offers year round Snorkeling and Dive trips.

Getting There

Fakarava is served by Air Tahiti with daily flights from Papeete and infrequent flights from Rangiroa. The non-stop flight time from Papeete is one hour and ten minutes. The flight time from Rangiroa is forty minutes. The airport is located on the north end of the island.
Flights to Tahiti from Japan
Air Tahiti Nui (TN) has direct flights from Tokyo to Papeete twice per week. Flight time is 11 hours.
Flights to Tahiti from Europe
For Europeans wanting flights to Tahiti, you will need to make your way around to Los Angeles, to connect with a Tahiti flight.
Another option is to venture through Asia to Tokyo or visit New Zealand. From all these airports you can fly directly to Tahiti's International airport in Papeete with Air Tahiti Nui.
Flights to Tahiti from Australia or New Zealand
Both Air New Zealand and Air Tahiti Nui fly directly to Tahiti out of Auckland, New Zealand. Australian's just need to zip across to Auckland with Qantas, to connect to an Air Tahiti Nui flight, or fly the whole way with Air New Zealand. The flight from Auckland to Tahiti is 5 hours.

Customised Packages Available Upon Request

  • Tahiti – Rangiroa - Fakarava 8 Nights 10 Dives

    price: 2630 USD

    1 Night Tahiti - Fare Suisse Hotel – Standard Room + continental breakfast
    4 Nights Rangiroa – Pension Tevahine Dream – Garden Bungalow + half board
    3 Nights Fakarava – Tokerau Village – Standard Bungalow + half board
    10 dives (Air or Nitrox)
    Rates are per person based on a double occupancy
    Included:
    - Traditional Polynesian flower lei welcome
    - All transfers and baggage handling
    - Roundtrip inter-island flights on Air Tahiti
    - Dives (Air or Nitrox except in Tikehau) with Top dive or affiliated partners
    - Accommodations mentioned in the program all taxes included (VAT, tourist tax and service tax), except city tax.
    Not Included :
    - Package prices do not include the city tax (between 0.6 and 2.20 US$ per person per night) to be paid directly to the hotels.
    - Round trip airfare.

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  • Tahiti - Fakarava North & South 11 Nights 16 Dives

    price: 3534 USD

    1 Night Tahiti – Pension de La Plage – Standard Room + American breakfast
    5 Nights Fakarava Nord – Tokerau Village – Standard Bungalow + half board
    5 Nights Fakarava Sud – Motu Aito Paradise – Standard Bungalow + full board
    16 dives (Air or Nitrox)
    Rates are per person based on a double occupancy
    Included:
    - Traditional Polynesian flower lei welcome
    - All transfers and baggage handling
    - Roundtrip inter-island flights on Air Tahiti
    - Dives (Air or Nitrox except in Tikehau) with Top dive or affiliated partners
    - Accommodations mentioned in the program all taxes included (VAT, tourist tax and service tax), except city tax.
    Not Included :
    - Package prices do not include the city tax (between 0.6 and 2.20 US$ per person per night) to be paid directly to the hotels.
    - Round trip airfare.

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  • Fakarava North. Maiuru

    To the left, leaving the pass, we have the superb reef-flat at 65 feet before reaching the sharp drop-off. Channeled reef-flat, a variety of corals notably acroporas (table corals) and soft corals. We can enjoy this dive for its habitat and unexpected encounters all throughout the dive. Due to unexpected currents, this dive recommended is particularly for the experienced diver.

  • Fakarava North. Garuae Pass

    The widest pass in Polynesia – about a mile long. World renowned for its biodiversity, it is famous for currents, sometimes strong. A dive in this north pass will be an unforgettable adventure. For reasons of security and visibility, dives are conducted in slack water or with inflowing currents in accord with the tides and with your diving experience. You never know what you might come across. Giant specimens can appear at any moment from beyond the fore-reef. In the pass entrance, you will likely run into the famous Raira (gray reef shark) cruising by the dozen in a haze of fish and color. Be prepared for the Ali Baba canyon where the fish gather to shelter from the currents! This dive is from around a 50-70 foot depth. It requires significant experience with strong currents and divers in full command of their buoyancy and ease of movements.

  • Fakarava North. Ohotu Reef

    On the right side upon leaving the Garuae pass is the magnificent reef-flat at 40 feet, dipping gently to around 100 feet just before the drop-off wall. The dive will proceed along the wall and end back up on the coral gardens of the reef-flat. As well as exhibiting a profusion of vibrant and healthy coral specimens, the reef is a veritable hatching ground for fish. Along the drop-off, we usually come across gray and lagoon white-tip sharks, tuna, scads and manta rays. This dive is open to divers of all levels of experience.

  • Fakarava North. Rufana Reef

    Located inside the lagoon, near the north pass, the dive is ideal for beginners (down to 50 feet) training or supplementary dives. It is also the dream place for photographers in search of luminosity (white sand) and calm scenes sheltered from the currents. A good proliferation of flora and fauna of the area. You will come across all kinds of sharks.

  • Fakarava South. Tumakohua Pass

    Situated in the south, it takes a little more than an hour’s sailing to get to Tetamanu. Trips there are planned to take the whole day. Much narrower than Garuae, this pass is just as interesting as its bigger counterpart, with the important differences that currents are much calmer and water depths less. This pass is appropriate for all levels of experience in both inflowing and outflowing currents. Like its counterpart in the north, this pass is extraordinarily diverse in animal and plant life.