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Diving with TOPDIVE Tikehau

Diving Experience at Tikehau

In 1987, Jacques-Yves Cousteau called Tikehau "the world's richest atoll in fish." In fact, people in Tikehau make a living mostly from fishing and they are the main suppliers of the Papeete market. It also is paradise for scuba divers.This oval-shaped atoll, also known as "Robinson Crusoe's island," has a single large ocean pass and a long crown of islets (motu). It is one of the most beautiful atolls in French Polynesia, the shelter for many bird species that have made a small motu, Bird Island, their home.


Diving highlights of TIkehau Blue Nui by TOPDIVE Tikehau
Hammerhead sharks : November through April

Ph/Fax : (689) 96 22 40

Mobile : (689) 28 27 07
Eagle Rays : November through April Dive manager :
Vincent Truchet
Manta Ray : July through October

E-mail : tikehau@topdive.com

Grey Sharks : May through June Website : www.topdive.com
Schools of barracuda, turtles, deep-water sharks and dolphins : All year round  
Water Temperature : 79-84 F° (26-29 C°)  

 

Diving sites :

Scuba diving is the island's main attraction. The beauty and abundance of fauna explain why the sport is so popular, particularly in Tuheiava pass, where the manta rays' ballet alternates with the parade of barracuda and tuna, as well as grey and lemon sharks. The four main diving sites are concentrated around Tuheiava pass, a 30-minute boat ride from the resort. Not to be missed, and accessible to all levels, the manta rays' "service station" where the majestic and placid animals come and get cleaned up by small lagoon fish.

Reef Passes : 1

Diving sites information

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Dive centre description :

Blue Nui by TOPDIVE Tikehau diving centre was constructed within the Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort.
It is located near the reception, right on the marina of the hotel.
Sign Up at the activities desk or at the dive center.
- Closets to hang wetsuits.
- Shower on the deck.
- Dive tanks are set up and loaded on the boat by dive staff.
- Lifting and carrying is limited.


Dive centre organization:
Blue Nui by TOPDIVE Tikehau
PADI Resort and CMAS Diving Centre

The diving team:
1 Manager
2 PADI/CMAS instructor
1 Driver

 

 

For certified divers:

Departure: 8.30am "two-tank" dive (until 12.pm)
A complimentary snack is offered between two dives (tea and cookies)
Second departure: 1.30pm "single dive" (until 3.pm)
Night Dives on request with a minimum of 4 divers.

 
For Beginners:

Diving morning or afternoon on request

 

Equipment of the Dive Centre :

 General Equipment  Boat  Equipment  Tanks  Compressor
Navigation lights for night 1 polyester catamaran of 7,3 metres

12 regulators (with emergency regulator)

30 (12 litres) aluminium tanks (Catalina or Luxfer) Verticus Bauer
Fixed unit Marine VHF radio 2 outboard motor 140 hp. 12 upscale life jackets  Additional kgs weight are available 13.5 m3/hr with 2 holding tanks of 50 litres each filled to 300 bars (3000 psi).
Oxygen therapy equipment. 17 divers plus driver. 15 shorty 3mm wet suits Valves are not compatible with DIN connectors. Automatic stop and purge system.
First aid kit. 25 tank holders. Assorted size of fines, masks and weight belts. Adaptaters available. The Air quality is controlled regularly.

  

Dive rates 2012 in xpf :

 

Description Rates Tax inclusive
1 Introductory dive  9000 xpf
1 Tank Fun dive (certified diver)    8500 xpf
2 Tank Fun dive (certified diver)    15500 xpf
Night dive   on request
6 Fun dives package 43000 xpf
10 Fun dives package (available for 2 pers. on 7 islands) 69000 xpf
Private Dive (2 tank dive for 2 pers.) on request
Private Dive (1 tank dive for 2 pers.) on request
Private Dive additional person on request
ANMP/CEDIP 1* training  "This training includes 4 lessons only in 3 days (certificate & diving logbook included) 48000 xpf
PADI Open Water training "This training includes 6 lessons only in 4 days (certificate & diving logbook included) 42000 xpf

   

These rates include all taxes and basic equipment (instructor, boat ride, tank, bcd, regulator, weight belt, fins, mask and shorty wetsuit).

* Packages are valid per person in the 3 Blue Nui by TOPDIVE Diving centres : Bora Bora, Tikehau, Manihi and are non transferable neither refundable.

 

 

 

 

                                                                              

 

SPM Hotel Management Company - reservation head office in Tahiti tel. +689 50 84 45 - res@spmhotels.pf - in the USA tel.: 1 866 209 3901