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Top Dive Rangiroa, French Polynesia Diving.

Top Dive Rangiroa

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  • Nitrox
  • CCR
  • Internet
  • PADI
  • SSI
  • Restaurant
  • Camera Station
  • Airport Transfer
  • Child Friendly
  • Spa/Massage
  • Bar

Rangiroa is the biggest atoll in French Polynesia! The drift dives are the best underwater safari in French Polynesia. It is during these dives that pelagic encounters present unforgettable moments of wonder. Dives in Rangiroa are an action packed thrill of adventure diving, with sightings of dolphins, marlin, grey and hammerhead sharks and manta rays.
The 2 Top Dive Rangiroa dive centers are strategically located, close to the Tiputa pass for easy access to the most beautiful dives Rangiroa has to offer. One is on the Reporepo beach at the edge of the lagoon and the second one is in the Kia Ora Resort and Spa complex.

Accommodation

  • 1 Kia Ora Resort & Spa

    price per day: 588 USD

    The resort is on a 10km long isle surrounded by two waterways called Apaturu and Tiputa. Rangiroa Island is only 200 to 300 meters in width, surrounded by spectacular views: to the right is the turquoise blue lagoon and to the left spreads the ocean with the mild waves hitting the beach.

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  • 2 Maitai Rangiroa

    price per day: 320 USD

    The Maitai Hotel Rangiroa is a dream destination for all divers, sea lovers and those seeking a sensational vacation. The Hotel is located on the lagoon between the passes of Avatoru and Tiputa. Maitai hotel offers excellent French Polynesia accommodation at a great value.

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  • Pension Cécile 178$
  • Pension Bounty 178$
  • Les Relais de Joséphine 330$
  • Tevahine Dream 330$
  • Raira Lagon 260$

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 Rangiroa is5 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
  • GoPro Camera Rental
  • Free Nitrox

Dive Courses

Top Dive Rangiroa 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 Open Water
  • 1 Speciality SSI
  • 2 Speciality SSI
  • 3 Speciality SSI

Equipment Rental

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

Facilities

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

Services

  • Hotel Pick-Up
  • Hotel Drop-Off
  • Snorkeling Tours
  • Warm Water Showers

Activities

Top Dive Rangiroa offers year round Snorkeling and Dive trips.

Getting There

The flight time from Tahiti to Rangiroa and Bora Bora to Rangiroa is one hour and fifteen minutes. The airport is located on the same motu and within a few miles of the primary resorts and the main town of Avatoru.
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 - Rangiroa 9 Nights 14 Dives

    price: 2918 USD

    1 Night Tahiti – Relais Fenua – Standard Room + American breakfast
    8 Night Rangiroa – Raira Lagoon – Garden Bungalow + half board
    14 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 – Moorea – Rangiroa - Tikehau 9 Nights 12 Dives

    price: 3180 USD

    1 Night Tahiti – Hotel Intercontinental – Standard Room + American breakfast
    3 Nights Moorea – Hotel Intercontinental – Standard Room + American breakfast
    3 Nights Rangiroa – Hotel Maitai – Garden Bungalow + half board
    3 Nights Tikehau – Pension Tikehau Village – Beach Bungalow + half board
    12 dives (Air or Nitrox – Nitrox is not available in Tikehau)
    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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  • Avatour Reef

    – Avaotur Reef
    Ocean
    Coming out from the right side of the Avatoru pass, you will find the reef teeming with life. The main dive site is situated on a coral plateau of an area of 50 – 65 feet stretched out in the direction of the pass. This site is ideally situated to favour unforgettable sightings of the majestic Silvertip shark (Carcharhinus albimarginatus) and countless other species of fish, like schools of Bigeye jackfish (Caranx sexfasciatus) and perhaps even the African Pompano jackfish (Alectis ciliaris)…

    – Little Pass (ocean drift dive)
    Ocean
    This site is accessible through the incoming current into the pass of Avatoru. Ideally, you would drift from the middle of the pass into a narrow “little pass” between the 2 islets. All along the dive, you encounter several species of sharks like the Blackfin shark (Carcharhinus limbatus), or even Whitetip shark (Triaenoden obesus) seen resting along the small cavities of the wall as well as a multitude of fish species: groupers, moray eels and scorpion fish. Once in awhile, one should scan the surface for a chance sighting of an occasional manta ray with its mouth wide open trawling for plankton.
    The dive finishes in the calm waters of the lagoon among the fish and beautiful coral.
    This dive is good for all certified diver levels, especially those having experience in current diving.
    Maximum depth is 65 feet.

    – Mahuta (ocean drift dive)
    Ocean
    This dive requires particularly calm weather conditions, timed with an incoming current for the best visibility. Entry is on the eastern side of Motu Fara, the small islet in the middle of the Avatoru pass. There, you let yourself drift into an undersea valley where you find a wall covered with magnificent coral formations hosting a variety of aquatic life: unicornfish, surgeonfish, paddletail snappers and fusiliers.
    You may come across an occasional manta or leopard ray swimming counter current.
    The undersea journey finishes on the sand dunes punctuated by coral heads covered inhabited by scores of little creatures: nudibranches, moray eels, snappers, groupers, kingfish, Whitetip and Blacktip sharks.
    Site is accessible to all dive certifications with a minimum diving experience. Maximum depth is around 60 feet.

  • Tiputa Pass

    – Tiputa Reef
    Ocean
    Exiting the Tiputa pass from the left, you’ll discover a magnificent coral plateau at a depth of 50 feet. From 65 feet, the drop-off comes rather abruptly, offering a direct view into the big blue.
    This site opens up into an abundant display of marine life: a magnificent coral garden with multitudes of fish species. By chance, you’ll see a turtle feeding on succulent sea sponges, a few Whitetip sharks wandering the reef, some Grey sharks hidden by a huge school of barracudas, or a napoleon grouper accompanied by a hunting blue jackfish. Other exceptional encounters may be a leopard ray surfacing from the abyss along the reef or a manta ray enjoying the grooming services of many small wrasses.
    On this dive, one must not fail to look into the deep blue for chance sightings of cruising bottlenose dolphins. Some of which are not too shy to show off their pirouettes in the presence of impressed divers. A dream come true for many a childhood fantasy !
    The dive is highly accessible to all certification levels

    – Myripristis (Soldierfish) Reef
    Ocean
    Myripristis is the scientific name of the myriad soldierfish that populate this coral reef.
    Located just at the exit of the pass, you’ll also discover anemones with their tenant clown fish, many soft coral, marbled groupers and depending on the season: a Grey shark nursery, Whitetip sharks, rays … a very beautiful marine atmosphere.
    The dive is highly accessible to all certification levels.

    – The Angle
    Ocean
    The Angle is situated between Tiputa pass, offering a view of the Tiputa pass and at the same time of the external drop-off of the open ocean. Depending on the seasons, there may be sightings of large schools of paddletail snappers and hundreds of bigeyed scads in perpetual motion to keep away from their likely predators like the jacks, napoleon wrasses, dogtooth tuna and sharks.
    Throughout the dive, lingering in the deep blue may bring you into contact with a school of barracudas, dolphins, or perhaps even a Sailfish. Much closer to the ocean floor, one may spy a dozen resting grey sharks.
    This dive may most likely encounter current, therefore an experienced certified level is required.

    – The Blue
    Ocean
    Descending into the blue of the Tiputa reef, you’ll be see, coming out of nowhere, scores of marine life. You may encounter barracudas, jackfish, tuna, Grey sharks, Silvertip sharks, Silky sharks and even Bottlenose dolphins. Underwater excitement guaranteed!
    To thoroughly enjoy this dive, which takes place in deep blue of the reef, a good mastery of buoyancy control is required.

    – The Step
    Ocean
    This dive has amazing underwater topography: the step, the canyons, and the Motu Nuhi Nuhi. Your diveguide will choose the best divepath that provides the most marine life encounters, assuring your maximum comfort and security. Note that a good mastery of one’s buoyancy is key to enjoying this drift dive.
    You shall also be given the best technical drift dive recommendations.
    It is an unforgettable experience in your quest for exciting pelagic encounters.
    Our advice: Be patient and stay alert since these sightings are usually sudden. Keep your eyes wide open and follow your guide. You may be in for a wonderful surprise!

    – The Canyons
    Océan
    Located on the inside of the Tiputa pass, this site is accessible by way of the incoming current on a drift dive.
    The canyons are, in fact, faults through the pass. Many fish find refuge in the currents passing through these faults: schools of surgeonfish, whitetip sharks, napoleon wrasses and in the small crevices, the little soldierfish.
    This undersea landscape provides a temporary refuge to divers from the raging currents and abreast of a major crossing point for many interesting marine life such as manta rays and hammerhead sharks.

  • Motu Nuhi Nuhi

    Lagoon
    The Motu Nuhi Nuhi is a little coral islet located in the lagoon along the axis of the Tiputa pass.
    On the west side of the motu is the Aquarium. This site, shallow and sheltered from currents, is ideal for novice divers, diving training or refresher courses. You will discover a beautiful coral garden and a multitude of colorful fish.
    The east side of the Motu is accessible at the end of drift dive in the Tiputa pass. It is a shallow area where the diver, carried by the current, can observes a variety of lagoon fish, and safely finish his dive by skimming over a sandy bottom dotted with coral heads.

  • The Wall

    Ocean
    This dive takes place along a steep drop-off of broken by faults and rock overhangs, covered with delicate branches of orange and purple Stylaster soft coral.
    All these caves are home to many species of reef fish, angelfish, surgeonfish, parrotfish, and perhaps you’ll come face-to-face with a giant grouper…
    The water is clear, deep blue. As random encounters, you will see scads, tunas, sharks, gray or white tip lagoon sharks.