Here are the dives that the we suggest to you:
NORTH OF FAKARAVA
The north pass of Garuae
This is a drift dive that I make solely when the current is entering the lagoon due to the question of safety; it is always spectacular. The current, according to the tides there, can be strong and it is for this reason Advanced Open Water certification is advised, but divers with Open Water, who are at ease in the water and comfortable with this type of drift diving, can also take part and get a lot of pleasure from this dive.
There are several ways to take advantage of the drift here, because the pass is so large (1600 meters across). As a rule the condition of the water means that the ocean side is clear blue. On descending, with the drift entering the lagoon, you will arrive on the wall of the pass and see a lot of gray sharks, and also with a little luck the passage of a “Mokarran" (the great hammerhead). Then, as one lets oneself be carried by the current you will pass through and over canyons covered with magnificent corals to finally arrive in a kind of valley where multitudes of fish live. Priacanthes (big eye), shoals of Paddletails, Fisherbrads, Humphead wrasse as well gray sharks and white tip lagoon sharks all frequent this place in large numbers. The dive ends calmly while drifting inside the lagoon and completing a decompression stop.
Ohotu and Maiuru
These are the two dive sites outside of the north pass of Garuae and made when the current is going out of the lagoon. They are made along the drop off where one will be able to see, Sharks, Humphead wrasse, Barracudas, shoals of Paddletails, Surgeonfishs, Bigeye Barracuda, and also with a little luck Manta rays and Dolphins. They end over very beautiful coral gardens.
Pufana and Roti Matai dives accessible to Open Water divers
These are dives inside the lagoon and ideal for beginners. The diver will be surrounded by a multitude of fishes of all colours.
SOUTH OF FAKARAVA
Pass of Tumakohua (Tetamanu)
This is a drift dive that can be made when the current is going inside or outside, the only difference being that when the current is going in, the water is very clear and therefore visibility is better. This dive is easier to make than the one at the north pass of Garuae, because the current is weaker. The pass is about 200 metres across and you will be able to see many gray sharks wall and a few "Limbatus" (common blacktip sharks), as well as Barracudas, Humphead wrasse, shoals of Paddletails, Becunes, and Priacanthes (big eyes). The dive ends along a coral garden of all colours.
This dive is accessible to all those from the level of Open Water
ATOLL OF TOAU
As few divers go here, you will have the sensation indeed to be the first to dive in this place.
Pass of Otugi
This is a drift dive that I make only while the current is going inside. It is very spectacular and the current there can be very strong. In the pass there is not a lot of coral, but on the other hand the gray sharks are always present and there are also Silvertip sharks.
Advanced Open Water is recommended for this dive, but divers with Open Water who are at ease in the water can also enjoy this dive.
Teahuroa and Maragai
These are two dives that make on the outside of the pass of Otugi when the current is going out. They are made along the drop off where one will be able to see Sharks, Humphead wrasse , Barracudas, shoals of Paddletails, Surgeons, Bigeye Barracudas and also with a little luck Manta rays. They end on very beautiful coral gardens.
REMARK: The possibility of diving either at the pass south of Fakarava or at the atoll of Toau is decided on the very morning according to the weather report, of the state of the lagoon or the sea for Toau and the tides.