The Essentials Of Rangiroa
1. Tiputa’s Drift Dive
The main activity is at Tiputa pass, where you will fly over a generous and impressive aquatic fauna, carried by the current. Gradually, this drift dive takes you to the aquarium, an exceptional natural coral site. The coral gardens are teeming with life and color. Thousands of tropical fish are swimming around in all directions.
Towards the ocean, it is literally a wall of black tip sharks that offers itself as a spectacle. Next to them, there are also manta rays and sea turtles. The experience is definitely magical. Between January and March, grey reef sharks and hammerhead sharks come to this aquatic reserve for the most striking of ballets.
2. The Beauty of the Blue Lagoon
Rangiroa has the particularity of having a second lagoon in its own lagoon. This extremely rare phenomenon is to be discovered during a boat trip. As such, crossing the main lagoon is already a very emotional experience. Besides the feeling of being on the high seas, you will observe with pleasure the play of colors of the motus where the beaches are covered with pink sand in the sun.
The blue lagoon appears as if suspended on the coral reef, surrounded by a few motus with coconut trees scattered around. It takes the form of a huge natural pool where the aquatic fauna is always present. The multiple shades of blue give an extraordinary visual.
3. Visit to Reef Island
In the south of the atoll, the forces of nature and time have brought out the seafloor, which now rises almost 2 meters above the water. Carved by erosion, the volcanic rocks have been transformed into extremely sharp coral reefs, creating a surreal landscape.
For several kilometers, the sculpted reefs give the impression of being out of time. The nature appears at the same time surprising and bewitching but hostile and wild. On the other side of the natural reservoirs, the powerful waves of the Pacific Ocean roar and disturb the tranquility of the place. The experience is absolutely fascinating.
Rangiroa in a Nutshell
Rangiroa is distinguished by its immensity and its memorable landscapes. One becomes truly aware of the fragility of this ecosystem at the end of the world. A stay on the atoll will delight scuba diving enthusiasts. The others will be able to take advantage of excursions on the lagoon of any beauty and of a stay definitely exotic.
To discover the island and its seabed, three to four nights on site are necessary. However, Rangiroa will be only one step of your stay in French Polynesia. Contact us now to benefit from our personalized advice to better prepare your trip to the South Pacific islands.