Country: French Polynesia – Archipelago : Tuamotu Islands – Main Base : Fakarava
Our destination is the UNESCO Fakarava Biosphere Reserve located in the Tuamotu Archipelago, 360 kilometres northeast of Tahiti Island. The 7 atolls which compose the reserve have preserved marine ecosystems and exceptional characteristics, as yet little studied. The human pressure is low due to the geographical isolation and lack of infrastructure in the area.
The most famous dive sites are the north pass of Fakarava which is the largest pass in French Polynesia (1,600 metres wide) and the south pass, considered one of the best diving sites in the world with its exceptional coral reefs and its wall of 700 gray reef sharks. But our playfield is much more than these two sites : the islands of the biosphere reserve offer a great diversity of underwater landscapes with hundreds of pinnacles, many passes and coral gardens but also an open ocean spared from overfishing and mass tourism.