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Diving in Tikehau

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When to go to Tikehau

Tikehau is a year-round diving destination. Rainy season lasts from November till April. The average air temperature varies from 23-30C/73-80F. The water temperature averages 29C/84F in summer (November through April.) and 26C/79F in winter (May through October). The water visibility ranges from 10-30m/32-98ft. What to see The marine life most commonly encountered in Tikehau include barracudas, rays, lionfish, tuna, snappers, wrasses, moray eels, anemones, clownfish, blacktip and white tip sharks.

Scuba diving in Tikehau

Tikehau (also known as Porutu-kai) is a coral atoll in the Palliser Island group, part of the Tuamotu Archipelago in French Polynesia. Tikehau Airport is located there. The closest international airports from which you can get to Tikehau is Tahiti. Considered to be one of the most beautiful atolls in Polynesia, Tikehau is a popular destination with both tourists and divers. Scuba diving in Tikehau is available for divers of all levels of experience. The marine life is so dense in the waters around Tikehau that Jacques Cousteau declared it to have the highest concentration of fish in the Tuamotu Atolls. The diving sites are concentrated around the pass where a mix of large and small species create a unique experience for divers. Some of the popular dive sites are the Old Pearl Farm, Teonai, Tuheiava, and Shark’s Hole.