SLIP THROUGH THE SCHOOLS OF FISH
Tikehau is considered to be the most fish-rich atoll in the Tuamotus. Millions of fish live in this untouched transparent world. Their volume is so much that Jacques Cousteau’s research crew dubbed it “the most fish abundant Tuamotu atoll”. The only pass on the island is the gathering place for pelagic species and promises to offer you great encounters.
Whether you’re a beginner or a pro when it comes to diving, Tikehau offers all levels of diver the chance to see every type of fish you can imagine.
No matter what your level of dive skill is, you’ll be able to access the furrows and cavities inhabited by the many varieties of fish that call Tuheiva’s Pass home. Here moray eels, napoleon fish, barracudas, and tuna, frequent the area. And no matter how many days you choose to dive, you’ll always discover something new.
Whether it’s small fish or big sharks, diving the Teoni site offers a wide diversity of creatures to add to your dive log! Here the dive starts along small faults on the seabed where lionfish, moray eels, paddle perch, wrasse, surgeonfish, and white tip sharks are abundant. Heading towards the drop-off you’re then greeted by the dogtooth tunas and the encircling Heller’s barracudas.
Head out and catch a wave or simply catch your breath and relax, here in Tikehau you’ll find something no matter how active you want to be.
Pink sand beaches
For those in search of relaxation in The Islands of Tahiti, Tikehau’s pristine sandy beaches by the warm and inviting emerald lagoon will definitely satisfy your expectations. Here at Tuheiva Pass, you’ll find both pink and white sand beaches circling the lagoon and creating natural pools.
Surfing here is recommended for the experienced only, as the famous waves found here like to make it a challenge to all those who paddle out to ride them.
If you’re visiting more than one island in The Islands of Tahiti then fly with Air Tahiti. It offers a multi-flight pass that saves you time and money.
Fly from Papeete or Rangiroa
Air Tahiti provides frequent non-stop and one-stop flights from Papeete, and regular flights from Rangiroa. The non-stop flight time from Papeete is 55 minutes and the flight time from Rangiroa is 20 minutes.
The airport is between the resort and the main village of Tuherahera. Transport to and from it via boat can be booked by your travel provider or the resort. Motorboat, canoe, and sailboat rentals or charters are also available to explore the island.
Walk, bike, or scooter
With only a few miles of road, there is little need for public transportation, so walking is the enjoyable option. For venturing around the village you could also hire a bike or scooter.
RANGIROA— DANCE WITH DOLPHINS
This is one hotspot recognised for its rich marine diversity. It’s here where you’ll have the best opportunity to see the bottlenose dolphins.
Huahine— DISCOVER THE LIFE BELOW
The waters off Huahine are filled with beautiful diving destinations. Here the deep blue ocean is teeming with marine creatures both big and small.