French Polynesia

GEOGRAPHICAL FEATURES

French Polynesia is a country in the Pacific Ocean, which is assigned to the French overseas territory. The land in the South Seas consists of a series of more than 100 small islands, atolls, archipelago. About 270,000 inhabitants live on a total area of about 4.167 km2. The international airport is located on the island of Tahiti near the capital Papeete. From there, you can continue your journey with domestic flights or boats, depending on your travel budget and destination. On the island, the official language is French. The French Polynesia is located in the UTC -9 hours.

DIVING AT DESTINATION

French Polynesia is suitable for divers all year round regardless of their level of experience. In lagoons, reef edges or in deeper passages, divers can relax in the underwater world, benefiting from excellent visibility (up to 60 m). French Polynesia has a diverse and varied marine flora and fauna. In addition to marveling mantas, dolphins and colorful fish, divers can explore different corals, caves and wrecks. Travelers should always be able to demonstrate a certified health and fitness certificate.

DIVING QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE

Whether first attempts at diving, diving beginners or advanced, French Polynesia offers something for everyone.

POPULAR DIVE REGIONS

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FAKARAVA

At Fakarava, divers can explore a UNESCO biosphere reserve. The area is very popular among divers for its many different types of fish.

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MOOREA

In the fascinating underwater world on the outer reef of Moore, the various species of sharks are buzzing

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BORA BORA

In the worlds most beautiful lagoons divers can make an excursion into a very species-rich underwater world. The underwater world around Bora Bora offers among other things. For manta rays, cleaning fish, turtles, and sharks an ideal habitat.

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RANGIROA

Especially recommended is a relaxed and delightful dive into the underwater world Rangiroa. Diving dolphins, marlin, gray and hammerhead sharks as well as manta rays can be admired in this dive area.

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TAHITI

The dive area around the island of Tahiti offers an exciting diversion experience with a variety of different sharks such as white tip reef sharks, black tip reef sharks and lemon sharks can be admired.

CLIMATE

French Polynesia is characterized by a humid tropical climate and is a popular destination for year-round visitors due to the average temperatures around the 27 ° C.

BEST TRAVEL TIME

French Polynesia can be dived at any time of the year. The best travel time is May to October of each year, since it is cooler and drier.

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