Tahiti

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Tahiti is a stunning island located in the South Pacific Ocean and is the largest of the French Polynesian islands. The island is known for its breathtaking beauty, with crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches and lush tropical vegetation.

It is a popular destination for tourists seeking a relaxing vacation in paradise, with plenty of opportunities for swimming, sunbathing and water sports such as diving and snorkeling.

Whether you’re looking for relaxation, adventure or a blend of both, Tahiti is a truly magical destination that is sure to leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

What To Expect

Scuba Diving

Tahiti is a world-renowned diving destination with a rich marine ecosystem and crystal-clear waters. The island is surrounded by a vast coral reef that is home to an incredible diversity of marine life. The warm, clear waters around Tahiti offer excellent visibility, making it a popular destination for divers of all skill levels.

You might see:

  • Reef sharks
  • Lemon sharks
  • Manta rays
  • Triggerfish
  • Sea turtles
  • Humpback whales
  • Dolphins
  • Hammerhead sharks
  • Eagle rays
  • Black tip reef sharks

Recommended Specialty Courses

  • Shark ecology
  • Photo & video
  • Coral identification
Hawksbill Sea Turtle Cozumel

Culture

The culture of Tahiti is rich, diverse and is deeply connected to the natural environment. The island’s geography is made of lush vegetation, colorful flowers, and crystal-clear water. It’s a must-visit destination because the culture focuses on community and tradition with a beautiful landscape..   

Fautaua Waterfall

Fautaua Waterfall is a beautiful waterfall located in the Fautaua Valley. It’s one of the tallest waterfalls in French Polynesia, cascading down from the rugged cliffs of the valley and into a deep pool below, surrounded by dense tropical vegetation and towering trees. Visitors can reach the waterfall by hiking a trail that winds through the valley.  

San Gervasio

Teahupo’o

Teahupo’o is a world-famous surfing destination located on the southwest coast of the island of Tahiti. “Teahupo’o” means “wall of skulls” in Tahitian, because it is one of the heaviest and most challenging waves in the world. Along with being a favorite among surfers, visitors like to admire its stunning natural beauty. The surrounding landscape is lush and tropical, with rugged mountains and pristine beaches.  

San Gervasio

Museum of Tahiti

The Museum of Tahiti is dedicated to preserving and showcasing the rich cultural heritage of French Polynesia. Visitors can enjoy a wide range of artifacts and exhibits, including traditional Polynesian canoes, sculptures, textiles and tools. It’s a must-visit destination for anyone interested in learning more about the rich cultural heritage of French Polynesia, and offers a fascinating and immersive experience that explores the history, art and natural environment of this beautiful region. 

What prior travelers say
“I highly recommend a trip with Diventures. Customer service is excellent and the trip I experienced was very well planned.”

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Know Before You Go

Dive Insurance

Dive insurance is required on all Diventures trips. We recommend purchasing DAN dive insurance.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is not required but is highly recommended for all Diventures trips. We recommend purchasing DAN trip insurance.

Electricity

Tahiti operates on a 220 V system so an adapter is required.

Passport

Must be valid 6 months beyond the dates of your trip.

Bug Spray

Please be sure to bring it with you and use mosquito nets at night. 

Water

It is best to either drink bottled water or tap water that has been boiled. 

Dress Code

Casual, comfortable, warm weather clothing. Sandals are accepted everywhere and the dress code is very casual.

Credit Cards

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.  

Money

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.

Temperature

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.

Language

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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