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Underwater Photo Location: Fakarava South Pass, Tuamotus

Underwater Photo Location: Fakarava South Pass, Tuamotus

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Spectacular site, both for snorkeling and diving. On the incoming current, the water clarity is exceptional. Sharks are everywhere, literally 100's, all around. We saw black tips, white tips, and grays, others saw lemons. Incredible variety of species of reef fish, very accessible to snorkelers. Lots of Napoleon wrasses, groupers, parrot fish, triggers, and pretty much every other specie found in French Polynesian waters. We dove and snorkeled for about 10 days, never got bored, saw new things every dive. Dives for best sharks were between 80 and 100', while the snorkeling was very shallow, most in only 15-20'.
Facts about Fakarava South Pass, Tuamotus
  • It is in French Polynesia
  • Fakarava South Pass, Tuamotus is in the Pacific.
  • The typical depth is 0-30 Metres 0-100 Feet.
  • The typical visibility is 10-30 Metres 30-100 Feet.
Dive types
dayboatshoredrift

Marine Life
bigsmallsharkscoral

Diving facilities
airhireinstructionguidedfriendly


by Adam Kerner
Wonderful dive in Fakarava lagoon, south pass in the Tuamotus. White tips, black tips and gray sharks everywhere, literally 100's, all around. We did 2 dives and 9 snorkel runs on incoming tides over a 10 day period, and never got tired of it!

by Guillaume Funfrock
gray reef shark

by Guillaume Funfrock
batfish in the sky / A batfish between my fisheye lens and the surface.

by Hannes Klostermann
The End?...

by Hannes Klostermann
Blacktip reef sharks patrolling the shallow areas of a reef in French Polynesia.
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