Rangiroa, at the heart of the Tuamoto archipelago, is the second largest atoll in the world. Only an hour's flight away from Tahiti, it is home to some world-class diving.
The diving and snorkelling here is stunning. Apart from the quality of the coral and fish life, what is so fantastic is that it is right on your doorstep and there is no-one else around!
The most famous dive sites are in two lagoon passes and both are just a short boat ride away. Most of the dives are drifts into the passes where you will find more fish life, in particular sharks, than almost anywhere else on this earth. The fish life really is stunning with large numbers of turtles, dolphins, rays as well of course as the sharks. Between November and February, which isn't the best time above the water, hammerhead sightings are a common occurrence. The message is simple: go now.