A visit to The Islands of Tahiti which doesn’t include an exploration of the seabed would be like watching a Miss France contest without a Miss Tahiti – you’d be missing out on something very special. And that would be a pity, because you really are spoilt for choice. Naturally, the options include snorkeling and scuba diving, but why not try something out of the ordinary? Seascooter, seabob, subwing, aquabike or wearing a diving helmet…And if you don’t want to get wet, take a tour on a glass-bottom boat.
- SOME TIPS FOR SNORKELLING?
The sun is hot in French Polynesia! When you go snorkeling, your back and shoulders are on the surface of the water and you’ll quickly get sunburned if you’re not protected. So make sure you have sun cream index 50 and that you drink lots of water.
- HOW OLD DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO DIVE?
There is no minimum legal age, but 8 years old is usually considered to be the age at which you can start. Younger children might not take to diving so easily and a bad first experience would be difficult for them to forget.
- ARE SHARKS DANGEROUS?
Forget Jaws! You’ll soon realize that these magnificent creatures are very tranquil and will treat you with almost total indifference.
- I CAN’T SWIM - CAN I DIVE?
Yes! At least, you can go for a first “baptism” dive. But if you want to pass your diving certificates, you’ll need to learn to swim first.