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Location : French Polynesia - See the map TOPDIVE Rangiroa

Address : Rangiroa, French Polynesia
Phone : +689 96 05 60
Website : http://www.topdive.com/rangiroa-diving.html
Email : rangiroa@topdive.com
Languages spoken : English  •  French  •  German  •  Japanese  •  Spanish
Diving agencies : ANMP  •  CEDIP  •  CMAS  •  PADI
Courses offered : Dive intro / try dives  •  Open water / beginners course  •  Advanced course  •  Nitrox course
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Safety equipment available : O2 medical kit  •  Medical kits in boat  •  Medical trained staff  •  DAN affiliation
Dive centers services : Own boat  •  Kids friendly  •  Own air compressor  •  Internet access  •  Underwater photography or video  •  Equipment gear rentals
Technical diving capacity : Nitrox compressor  •  Rebreather services
Type of tank provided : Aluminium 12-13 Lts
Typical tank fill : 230 Bar
Price for 1 dive including equipment and staff/guide : 80 to 99 USD
Price for 1 dive excluding equipment but with staff/guide : N/A
Note: Prices are given for 1 dive to get a price level comparison. However, many dive centers propose ONLY package for 2 or more dives. So we have divided the total price by the number of dives to obtain the price level for 1 dive.
Time to go to the nearest hospital : More than 1 Hour
Name of the nearest airport city : Rangiroa Is., RGI
Average time to reach this airport : 15 to 30 minutes
Level required : Open water level required - 18 meters depth limit

Description for the dive shop TOPDIVE Rangiroa

Rangiroa is the mecca for extreme diving in French Polynesia. With 2 divecenters strategically located near the 2 passages of the atoll - Tiputa and Avatoru, TOPDIVE Rangiroa is at your service in offering the best scuba diving services to maximize your dive stay!

The major attraction of Rangiroa Atoll are the exhilirating drift dives one can make diving the 2 passes. As the biggest atoll in the Tuamotu archipelago, and the second biggest atoll in the world, the action packed dives are what draws divers from far and wide. "Rangi", as the atoll is popularly referred to by the locals, spans 75 km (50miles) from East to West and 25 km(15 miles) from north to south. Rangi epitomizes the real "Polynésian atoll" with harsh weather conditions: strong winds, unrelenting waves from the outer rim of the atoll and sparse vegetation. The locals consider Rangi more "sauvage" compared to the lush green of the Sociéty islands of Moorea and Bora Bora.
Such that the atoll conditions are extreme, so is most of the diving. Drift dives in the passes of Tiputa and Avatoru are sporty and adrenaline pumped! A good mastery of one's buoyancy is key to getting the most pleasure out of it. Most dives are timed with the tide tables going with the incoming current. During these dives, the possibilities of seeing really BIG fish are endless. One is likely to see dolphins, manta rays, sharks, barracudas, turtles and incredible shoals of pelagic fish. What Rangi lack is coral formation, it makes up in wildlife! Standard dive procedure for drift dives are followed with the aide of mostly semi-rigid dive boats such as Zodiacs. After a dive, the divemaster inflates a flourescent marker buoy to signal the diveboat pick-up.
Highly recommended for the experienced diver: intermediate to advanced level and up. Although there are dive sites that cater to the novice and refresher divers inside the lagoon: like Nuhi-Nuhi (the aquarium) and Mahuta. These sites prove to be a good alternative to the adrenaline rush dives of the passes.

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