This tropical paradise has been sculpted over thousands of years by volcanic eruptions that create a constantly changing landscape both above and below the water. Its high rugged mountain peaks cut by stunning waterfalls are contrasted by deep blue lagoons and crystal white palm fringed shorelines.
French Polynesia is blessed with hundreds of different marine species, which in turn creates one of the most diverse and unique diving experiences on the planet. It is famed for the sheer quantity of shark encounters from hammerhead to tiger, grey reef and silvertip. Not only sharks await you, you will also find giant manta rays, large tuna, barracudas, Napoleon wrasse and butterfly fish along with huge schools of jack fish.
WHEN TO VISIT FRENCH POLYNESIA ?
- Humpback whales nurse their young between July and November
- Hammerhead sharks from December to March
- Tiger sharks visit regularly
- Marble grouper spawning season June-July
- Resident school of 100+ Grey Reef sharks all year around
- Reef fish spawning season from September to December
- Manta rays could be encountered all year around
- Lemon sharks all year around