Tikehau Snorkeling

The 11th most popular snorkel dive spot in French Polynesia.

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Northeast of Tahiti in the Tuamotu Island Chain, the snorkeling off Tikehau Island is known for its shark encounters and giant clams. Known for the best snorkeling in Polynesia, the Tuamotu archipelago consists of Tikehau, Fakarava, Rangiroa. The island of Rangiroa is located about 200 miles northeast of the island of Tahiti. The atoll barrier reef creates a protected lagoon that is habitat to plenty of black-tipped reef sharks, along with triggerfish, eagle rays and barracuda. The best time of year for Tikehau snorkeling is during the winter months from May through September when there is less rain and more calm days.

To reach the Tikehau snorkeling by air, there are regular inter-island flights on Air Tahiti from Fa’a’a International (PPT) near Papeete, Tahiti. The main international airlines serving Fa’a’a Airport are Air Tahiti Nui (Los Angeles), Hawaiian Airlines (Honolulu) and Air France. To continue on to one of the many islands within French Polynesia, the inter-island airline is Air Tahiti. In case you are coming from the Cook Islands, Air Tahiti also serves Cook Islands to Fa’a’a Airport.

Overall, Tikehau is the 11th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 13 snorkeling dives in French Polynesia.


Local Contact(s):  Top Dive Tikehau +689 87 28 27 07

Recommended Book:  "French Polynesia Travel Guide" from Lonely Planet

Recommended Map:  "French Polynesia Dive Map" from Franko

Best Season:  Apr - Oct

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Ninamu Resort

Luxury Loding:  Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort

Reference Source:  click here http://www.tahiti-tourisme.com/

Article Source:   Best Tikehau Snorkeling Review https://www.snorkelingdives.com/?id=24883

GPS:  -15.104637, -148.199595

Date Published:  12/5/2013

Date Updated:  8/13/2016

ID:  24883

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