Melonheaded Whales of Nuku Hiva
Free diving with pods of
Melonheaded whales and scuba diving with mantas and
Nuku Hiva Island, French
Guest House in Taioh'e
Intermediate. Open water
certification required. Expect some current and some
January 29 - February 4th
READ THE NUKU HIVA 2015
Dive on the stunning reefs of Nuku Hiva. Visit
hammerhead and manta cleaning stations and then spend hours
snorkeling with melonheaded whales in Gauguin's Paradise.
6 nights accommodation
in the village of Taioh'e on ruggedly beautiful Nuku Hiva.
Breakfast at the hotel.
5 days of ocean diving on Nuku Hiva's diverse
Snorkeling with up to 300 seasonally resident
Dedicated dive boat with an experienced
Tanks and weights.
Transfers from Nuku Hiva Airport (through
beautiful mountain vistas).
WHATS NOT INCLUDED: Flights, lunch and
Ruggedly beautiful Nuku Hiva!
SWIM WITH MELON-HEADED WHALES
During January and February off the coast of
Nuku Hiva a very special event takes place; a super pod of
melon-headed whales gather to feed, socialize and reproduce.
Melonheads are generally quite difficult whales to find,
making this encounter with scores of playful animals an
extremely unique experience. It is estimated that up to 300
whales congregate in the area. Our experienced captain knows
exactly where to find them and if the seas cooperate, we
will have a very good chance of enjoying some very special
DIVE NUKU HIVA'S PRISTINE REEFS
For five days we will have the opportunity to
dive on some of Nuku Hiva's best reefs. As well as abundant
fish life and healthy corals, the island is home to mantas
and hammerheads that can often be seen visiting the cleaning
stations along the coast. You'll love the uniqueness of the
diving where the only problem is deciding whether to shoot
big animals or macro!
NUKU HIVA ~ THE QUINTESSENTIAL SOUTH
Legend has it that Ono, the god of creation, promised
to build his wife a house in one day, so he gathered
together land and created the Marquesas Islands, which are
all named after parts of the house, Nuku Hiva being the
Discovered more than 2000 years ago by
ancient Samoans, the island became their first stronghold
before moving on to Tahiti and other French Polynesian
Islands. For many centuries the islands were controlled by
warring canibalistic societies that left behind rock
carvings and many tribal sculputes that line Taioh'es
Today, Nuku Hiva is a tropical hideaway
composed of steep volcanic spires and deep valleys covered
with dense rainforests. Nuku Hiva's tallest peaks are
permanently draped in mist which adds to the exotic and
mysterious feel of the island.
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