French Polynesia: a Shark Safari like no other!
February 8-18 2013 $3495
(double occ) 5 spots left!
Come diving with the sharks of Moorea and Fakarava.
First we are heading to Moorea to experience
the beautiful reefs of the Society Islands and the sharks
that inhabit them. We will participate in two shark feeds
that attract sicklefin lemon sharks and Indo-Pacific
blacktip reef sharks. The lemon sharks are a different
species from the ones that are found at Tiger Beach and other
well known shark diving sites in the Atlantic, but they
display the same bravado when feeding so this should be an
excellent opportunity to see them up close.
After Moorea we will return to Tahiti and fly
to Fakarava (flight included) in the Tuamotu Archipelago. As you've probably
noticed already, in Fakarava it rains sharks! So much so,
that in the Tumakohua Pass at the south end of the atoll, you
will see hundreds of sharks on a single drift through the
pass. This dynamic dive is an experience that you will never
At Tumakohua expect countless grey reef sharks
but you will almost certainly see lots of other species too,
including: silvertip sharks, whitetip reef sharks, blacktip
sharks (the open ocean kind), Indo-Pacific blacktip reef
sharks and tawny nurse sharks. If you're a shark diver, you
will love Fakarava!
Between dives, decompress in the shallows and
enjoy the spectacular house reef or play with the tiny
blacktip reef sharks and huge napoleon wrasse that provide
endless photographic opportunities.
Price per Person = $3495 (double occ).
Land transfers to/from Fakarava Airport to Ferry Terminal
Return passage aboard Aremiti Catamaran to/from Tahiti-Moorea
Land transfers to/from hotel on Moorea
nights accommodation with half board at Hotel Kaveka Lanai
2 days of two tank boat diving
on Moorea (2 sicklefin lemon shark feeds and two reef
Return inter island flights (on Air Tahiti Nui) between
Tahiti and Fakarava.
All transfers to/from hotels on Fakarava.
nights accommodation with full board at Motu Aito Paradise
Bungalow (South Pass).
nights accommodation with half board at Pension Havaiki
Garden Bungalow (North Pass).
dives at the famous Tumakohua Pass on the south end of
Fakarava where it rains sharks!
dives at Garue Pass on the north end of Fakarava (where
there are almost as many sharks).
Nitrox on all dives
Full dive equipment. Inter island baggage limits in FP
are tight so this is an important issue. However, bring
your own snorkeling gear
for exploring the shallow reefs and for blacktip reef
shark encounters in the evenings.
Join me for the adventure of a lifetime
Feb 8th - Morning pick up from Tahiti
International Airport (coinciding with overnight flights
from LAX. Transfer to ferry terminal, ferry to Moorea,
check-in and relax at hotel on Moorea.
Feb 9th/10th - Morning dive with
Indo-Pacific Sicklefin Lemon Sharks and black tip reef
sharks followed by a nice reef dive (probably with more
Feb 11th - Land transfer / ferry back
to Tahiti and fly to Fakarava. Check in at Pension Havaiki.
Feb 12th/13th - Dive Passe Garue
(north pass). Two dives each day. Snorkel / explore in
Feb 14th - transfer by land and boat
to Motu Aito Paradise Bungalow in Tetamanu.
Feb 15th/16th/17th - Dive Passe
Tumakohua where it rains sharks. Two dives each day then
snorkeling with playful blacktip reef sharks and giant
Feb 18th - transfer to airport. Fly
back to Tahiti in time for evening flights home or more
adventures in French Polynesia.
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the trip of a lifetime
A note on the diving in French Polynesia from Andy Murch.
I have been specializing in shark photography for many
years. In the pursuit of shark images I have dove all over
our planet, from tropical seas to frozen oceans and I have
never found a location with as many sharks as you will see
in Fakarava. For sheer numbers alone, the diving here is