Top 10 Things to do in Avatoru, Tuamotu Archipelago
Discover the best top things to do in Avatoru, French Polynesia including Le Lagon Bleu, Ile aux Recifs, Domaine Ampelidacees, The Six Passengers, Y AKA Plongee Rangiroa, Rangiroa Diving Center, TOPDIVE Rangiroa, Raie Manta Club, Gauguin's Pearl Farm, Vaea Dream.
1. Le Lagon Bleu
4.5 based on 715 reviews
Reviewed By AllanH328 - Bethesda, MarylandBethesda, Maryland
Most Beautiful Water I Have Ever Seen!!!!
When you see all those magazines and pictures of exotic locales with the most amazing clear water they must all be shot here. We did a daytrip from our cruise port stop. It was about a one hour boat ride to this very remote spot which had a handful of tin
2. Ile aux Recifs
5 based on 488 reviews
Reviewed By erikaribeirobr - Rio de Janeiro, RJRio de Janeiro, RJ
Wonderful and unforgettable place!
Fantastic excursion, with the most amazing landscapes. We could see little sharks, gorgeous lagoons with clear water in a completely desert place! Loved it and would do it again for sure!
3. Domaine Ampelidacees
4 based on 3 reviews
Reviewed By liveforwater - Saint Paul, MinnesotaSaint Paul, Minnesota
Wine tasting in Avatoru. Amazing. Giving excellent for effort
Well for you English speaking folks watching the videos on how and where the make the wine will be a challenge but you are here for the tasting. Cost is 2000 XPF per person and they only do the tour and tasting Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5PM SHARP. S
4. The Six Passengers
5 based on 446 reviews
Open since 1995 The 6 passengers owes its name to its “philosophy”: Each boat will transport six divers only, this because of comfort and conviviality concerns but also because of optimum safety reasons... Dive with us & discover the incredible underwater fauna of Rangiroa!
Reviewed By travel-gustl
Best team and world class dive sites
Six passengers has a great team of people. Teddy, Alex, Gaeten, Cynthia, Claire, Bernard and all the others. They offer a great dive experience at one of the best places for scuba diving in the world. We were there the second time in three years. I had one of the greatest dives of my life at the hammerhead plateau with Teddy, Claire and Bernard. 53m with seven great hammerhead sharks, eagle rays and dolphins came to play. Wow. This was certainly not the last time we have been to Rangiroa.
5. Y AKA Plongee Rangiroa
5 based on 363 reviews
Reviewed By butterflyfish13 - LondonLondon
Awesome diving, awesome staff
Great staff. From booking by email and getting detailed responses by return, through to good dive briefings, great dive masters who let you dive to your ability, excellent boat captains who were always there when you surfaced and then were happy to look for dolphins in the pass. Everyone was awesome. And then the diving. WOW. With close encounters with Hammerhead sharks and even closer encounters with dolphins, this was truly magical diving.
6. Rangiroa Diving Center
5 based on 349 reviews
In Rangiroa since 2014. Rangiroa Diving Center, formerly named under Eleuthera located in Tahiti, Bora-Bora, Fakarava-sud in french Polynesia. Brand new Mares equipment awaits you. Passionate instructors will make you discover the splendid seabed of Rangiroa. The center is directly on Ohotu's wharf, which is less than 5 minutes by boat from the Tiputa pass and 1 minute from "the aquarium" the famous snorkeling spot. Short walking distance from our dive center are located several pensions 2 snacks (snack Lili and snack Puna), and 2 grocery stores. Of course this is indicative... We also do free pickups from your hotel or pension. We look forward to welcome you to new underwater adventures and more. In addition : nitrox, rebreather, bike rental, laundry service.
Reviewed By ColoradoPowderskier - ColoradoColorado
Diving with Rangiroa Diving Center
We took 2 dives with Rangiroa Diving Center on a recent trip to Tahiti. We found the staff to be friendly and very competent—focused on safety. Though it had been awhile since we had been diving, we are experienced divers—we appreciated the fact that they required a show of proficiency during the first dive. The dive boat was a rubber boat and was not easy to get on to after the dives but the staff was great at helping in that regard. They were patient with our inability to speak French and made sure we understood the procedures they followed. We would recommend them if you find yourself in that lovely part of the world.Many thanks for this review. Focus on safety this goes first as always.We shall remain available and patient to clients expectations. We did what should be done!Thanks for your recommendation.Arnauld
7. TOPDIVE Rangiroa
4.5 based on 366 reviews
Reviewed By Larry B - Honolulu, HawaiiHonolulu, Hawaii
Top Dive Rangiroa 2018
I have dived with Top Dive Rangiroa for the past five summers while staying at the Kia Ora Resort. The diving equipment and boats have consistently been maintained in excellent condition. I use my own dive computer and dive mask (prescription lenses) and rely on Top Dive to provide the remaining equipment. I have never had a problem with their equipment after fifty dives in Rangiroa. The dive guides/masters are knowledgeable, professional, friendly and do a good job of adapting the dives and dive preps to the relative experience levels of their assigned divers. The dive guides are typically fluent in several languages. I have always been impressed with the Rangiroa dive guides ability to adapt to the language capabilities of the various divers – I wish I had their language skills. Each guide consistently provided through pre-dive briefings and adapted their briefings to the experience and knowledge levels of the members of their assigned dive teams. All dives in Rangiroa use Nitrox 32 and follow relatively conservative dive profiles. Some dives may be a bit challenging to inexperienced divers in terms of air consumption towards the end of the dives when it is necessary to expend more physical effort negotiating the currents and wave surge in and along the sides of the passes. The dive guides do an outstanding job of conducting and monitoring the divers in their teams (usually less than 6 divers) during the dives and adjust the dives, in real-time, to accommodate the range of diver experience levels within their team. Diving in the Tiputa and Avatoru Passes is fantastic and every dive is different depending on the tidal currents and the sea creatures that happen to come out during the dive. Top Dive seemed to have a very full daily dive schedule. I recommend booking your dives well in advance of your arrival at Rangiroa to avoid a last-minute disappointment. I have never had a bad dive with Top Dive at Rangiroa, Moorea or Bora Bora because of the performance or attitude of the Top Dive staff or the condition of their equipment. Top Dive is, in my experience, a first-class dive operation!
8. Raie Manta Club
5 based on 113 reviews
Reviewed By kritopas - Buenos Aires, ArgentinaBuenos Aires, Argentina
Best dives ever!
We did several dives on the Tiputa Pass. Every dive was a completely different adventure, dolphins, rays (also manta rays!), sharks (several types and dozens of them!) and turtles! Frank and Christian (our guides) were very attentive and careful with us. They also wanted us to see the rarest animals (such as hammerheads) so we looked everywhere until we found one! Excellent and everything very natural, the don't bother the fish or coral. The drift dives also very exciting!!The picked you up on your hotel and after diving they drop you back. Very good
9. Gauguin's Pearl Farm
4.5 based on 404 reviews
Gauguin's Pearl is the unique pearl farm on the Rangiroa atoll, in French Polynesia. Since it opened in 1992, it has provided local, ethical, traditional and ecological knowledge to all its customers. A very well-documented guided tour is provided as well, where you can discover the whole process from the birth of a Tahitian pearl to the creation of a jewel. In our shop, you will find handmade creations, unique Tahitian pearl jewells, and a large choice of colors and shapes : necklaces, earrings, pendants, bracelets and rings.
Reviewed By dinerdon - Bayville, New JerseyBayville, New Jersey
Booked this from the Oceania cruise, only to find the farm offers a free shuttle, so save yourself some money.Otherwise this was a nice presentation. Very informative. Nice live demonstration on seeding and harvesting pearls. No pressure. Nice quality pea
10. Vaea Dream
5 based on 1 reviews
Reviewed By Alain B - Rangiroa, French PolynesiaRangiroa, French Polynesia
Très beau choix à des prix attractifs. Vendeuse qualifiée, agréable et de bon conseil.D'une manière générale, mieux vaut acheter une perle sur l'atoll que sur Papeete.