Diving in Bora Bora

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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora has been hailed to be the most beautiful island in the world. For over 40 years, the island has catered to tourists and vacationers alike, and has become an international sensation within the roster of tropical vacation/summer destinations.

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Bora Bora, French Polynesia

With its most pristine lagoon, diving in Bora Bora is simply divine. In the ranks of professional divers in the diving world, diving in Bora Bora holds a “must do” status. The experience of diving with schools of black-tip reef sharks, as well as legions of giant manta rays, just isn’t something a diver could turn his/her back to, nor an amateur diver.

Bora Bora’s abundance of marine life simply qualifies it for the “must do” status it has been branded with. Here are some of the island’s established dive sites:

Aito

This dive site is known as an Ocean Drift Dive site and snorkeling and diving are both welcome to this particular dive site. Gliding through the water with sharks, barracuda and turtles, divers are treated to a “Discovery Channel Marine Wildlife feature”, in real time. The site’s dive depth goes down from 3-60 feet, and welcomes diving amateurs and professionals alike.

Anau

The Anau dive site is the most popular when it comes to diving in Bora Bora. The site is basically a “swarm site” for giant manta rays, and encountering these gentle giants during a dive is really something a diver would live for. This lagoon dive goes down from 15-100 feet, and is not only limited for diving, but snorkeling as well.

Tapu

If the Anau dive site is known for Manta Rays, the Tapu site is known for sharks. Black tip reef and lemon sharks can be commonly found in this Ocean dive site. Encountering Moray eels, giant wrasse, and rainbow jack fish is also a common occurrence. The dive site goes down from 30-120 feet.

Toopua

This lagoon dive site goes down from 15-100 feet. Giant clams can be encountered, as well as groups of eagle rays. Small caves can also be found in this dive site, making it quite an adventurous dive site.

Muri Muri

An ocean dive site that goes down to 60-120 feet, divers get to meet dolphins, barracudas, turtles, black-tip reef sharks, and grey reef sharks. The site is also known as the “White Valley” dive site. Diving in Bora Bora’s Muri Muri dive site has been known to bring out certain respect for the natural wonders under the water.

Tupitipiti

Dramatic swim through formations simply make this dive site breathtaking. Blue and red branching corals and orange and green sponges make this dive site quite a colorful experience for divers. As an ocean dive site, its depth goes down to 20-150 feet.

These established dive sites truly justify the need for one to go diving in Bora Bora.

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