The many sites around the island of Tahiti are perfect for beginning divers. Highlights include clear, shallow waters; sunken vessels; walls of bright coral; and schools of smaller species. Although there are fewer larger species here, Tahiti offers excellent variety and density of dive sites.
You will be taken to meet your dive instructors and after briefing instructions on equipment and what to expect you will be ready for your first dive in shallow water.
The lagoon area you will first dive in is as shallow as 20 to 30 feet and is alive with leopard rays, triggerfish and beautiful coral all floating above wonderful white sand.
Continue to explore among the "wrecks" and swim alongside a myriad of colorful fish. The wrecks compromise a large cargo ship and a Catalina flying boat. Also see the "aquarium", a great sandy site 12 meters deep where you can find corals and many tropical fish. Here is where there are two boats and a small plane that find their final resting place under water. This first-time dive is very personal with your instructor that ensures their attention to you and not an over-crowded dive experience.
Your approximate dive time under water is 45 minutes and is fun for all ages from 12 to 75 years old.