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Diving in Fakarava

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When to go to Fakarava

Fakarava is a year-round destination, and scuba diving is possible throughout the year. The warm, humid summer is November through April. The climate is slightly cooler and drier in winter (May through October). The average air temperature is 27C/80F. The water temperature averages 29C/84F in summer and 26C/79F in winter. The water visibility is good, 10-30m/32-98ft.

What to see

Barracudas, groupers, manta rays, eagle rays, sharks, hammerheads, dolphins, turtles and great variety of corals.

Scuba diving in Fakarava

Fakarava is an atoll in the west of the Tuamotu group in French Polynesia. It is the second-largest of the Tuamotu atolls. Fakarava Airport is located there. Fakarava is a popular tourist destination, a true diver's paradise. Scuba diving on Fakarava is available for divers of all levels of experience. The depth of the sites can be up to 45m/147ft. Dive sites not to miss around Fakarava are the North and South Passes - Tumakohua Pass and Garuae Pass. In the Tumakohua Pass divers may see dozens or even hundreds of sharks while a single dive.