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TOPDIVE Tahiti Hot

Location : French Polynesia - See the map TOPDIVE Tahiti

Address : BP6014 - 98702 Punaauia Tahiti
Phone : +689 53 34 96
Website : http://www.topdive.com/tahiti-diving.html
Email : tahiti@topdive.com
Languages spoken : Dutch  •  English  •  French  •  Italian  •  Japanese  •  Local Language  •  Spanish
Diving agencies : ANMP  •  CEDIP  •  CMAS  •  PADI
Courses offered : Dive intro / try dives  •  Open water / beginners course  •  Advanced course  •  Rescue course  •  Divemaster / dive leader  •  Nitrox course  •  Instructor level / IDC  •  Other
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Safety equipment available : O2 medical kit  •  Medical kits in boat  •  DAN affiliation
Dive centers services : Own boat  •  Kids friendly  •  Own vehicles  •  Own air compressor  •  Kayaks  •  Internet access  •  Underwater photography or video  •  Equipment gear rentals
Technical diving capacity : Nitrox compressor  •  Rebreather services
Type of tank provided : Steel Tank 9-10 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 : Less than 30 minutes
Name of the nearest airport city : Papeete, PPT
Average time to reach this airport : Less than 15 minutes
Level required : Beginner accepted

Description for the dive shop TOPDIVE Tahiti

TOPDIVE Tahiti is part of a network of 13 divecenters on 7 islands in French Polynesia.
The TOPDIVE Tahiti divecenter is located in the heart of the InterContinental Hotel in Tahiti. As one of the foremost divecenters on the island, the center is strategically located on the west coast of Tahiti to be in close proximity to most of the divesites.

Tahiti is the take-off point for starting a dive tour of French Polynesia. It is also perfect for introductory, refresher and beginner dives before discovering the other famous diving islands. Tahiti is well known for wreck and reef diving. Considered as artificial reefs, the wrecks host a myriad of undersea inhabitants like anemones, surgeonfish, moorish idols, blue damsels, lionfish, butterflyfish and a variety of wrasses. One can see an occassional moray eel jotting its head out to feed in the current and check out the divers. Unlike, the other islands that feature larger and more impressive pelagic specimens such as mantas, turtles, barracudas and huge schools of tuna and bonito, one can observe smaller marine specimens but more dramatic underwater topography.
Sharks are one of the main attractions in Tahiti and most of the Polynesian islands. Considered as one of the best shark dive destinations in the Pacific, they are present in almost all of the divesites, notably the White Valley and the Arue Faults. At least 3 species of sharks are quite commonly seen on the reef: the black-tip, the white-tip reef shark, and Grey reef shark.
Other notable dive sites are the wreck dives of the Cargo ship and the Catalina seaplane, the St Etienne drop-off, the Arue Faults & Grotto located on the east coast of the island, the Spring and the Papa Whisky.

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