Bora Bora is a small South Pacific island located in French Polynesia, known for its stunning natural beauty and crystal-clear waters. It is a popular destination for vacationers seeking a luxurious tropical paradise.
The island is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef, creating calm and clear waters that are perfect for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving.
Visitors can experience local Polynesian culture by attending traditional dance and music performances or participating in activities such as hiking expeditions. Overall, Bora Bora is a beautiful and idyllic destination for anyone looking for a relaxing and luxurious tropical vacation.
What To Expect
Scuba diving in Bora Bora is a world-renowned experience due to the island’s incredible natural beauty and diverse marine life. The warm, crystal-clear waters and stunning coral reefs make it an ideal location for diving enthusiasts of all levels.
With over 20 dive sites around the island, divers can choose from easy, shallow dives or more challenging deep dives to explore the underwater world of Bora Bora. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced diver, scuba diving in Bora Bora is an unforgettable adventure that should be on every diver’s bucket list.
You might see:
- Reef sharks
- Lemon sharks
- Manta rays
- Humpback whales
- Sea turtles
- Blacktip reef sharks
- Eagle rays
- Hammerhead sharks
Recommended Specialty Courses
- Shark ecology
- Photo & video
The culture in Bora Bora is deeply rooted in traditional Polynesian customs, with a strong emphasis on community, family and respect for nature. Music and dance are also important aspects of the culture. The environment is very important and is home to a variety of flora and fauna. Overall, the island is full of lush vegetation, turquoise waters and warm, friendly people.
Matira Beach is one of Bora Bora’s most famous beaches. The white sand is surrounded by lush palms and green hills with bright turquoise water. This beach has even been described as the most beautiful beach in the world. With easy swimming and snorkeling, this is a much visit beach.
Snorkel in the Lagoonarium
Visitors can take a trip to the Lagoonarium, a natural aquarium that’s part of a lagoon. At the Lagoonarium visitors can enjoy snorkeling under the supervision of wildlife guides. Be on the lookout for sharks, turtles, stingrays and a variety of fish.
Hike Mount Pahia
Experienced hikers can challenge themselves by hiking up Mount Pahia. This is the second highest summit on Bora Bora with the hike featuring steep jungles and spectacular views of the crystal-clear waters below.
“We LOVED it! We had great trip leaders who were helpful with anything we needed, great dive masters and great dives. I have no complaints, from the ease of Diventures handling all the arrangements to their service on the trip. It was all outstanding.”
Know Before You Go
Dive insurance is required on all Diventures trips. We recommend purchasing DAN dive insurance.
Travel insurance is not required but is highly recommended for all Diventures trips. We recommend purchasing DAN trip insurance.
Tahiti operates on a 220 V system so an adapter is required.
Must be valid 6 months beyond the dates of your trip.
Please be sure to bring it with you and use mosquito nets at night.
It is best to either drink bottled water or tap water that has been boiled.
Casual, comfortable, warm weather clothing. Sandals are accepted everywhere and the dress code is very casual.
Many places accept credit cards, but it is still important to have cash on you. Some places such as ferries, and certain shops and restaurants only accept cash.
The local currency is the Pacific franc or XPF. 1 XPF = $0.009 USD. For North Americans, the easiest way to convert currency is to remove the last 2 zeroes to arrive at the USD equivalent.
During the wet season (November-April), the average temperature is 86°F during the day and 72°F in the evenings. The dry season has the most pleasant temperatures, with an average of 82°F during the day and 68°F in the evenings.
The official languages are French and Tahitian. On resorts, English is understood but outside of resorts English is not as commonly used.
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