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Pension Rangiroa Plage

Pension Rangiroa Plage


190 - 285 USD/night

Distance to dive center: ON SITE!

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Offering free WiFi, a private coral beach and a restaurant, Pension Rangiroa Plage is located in Avatoru Village on the lagoon side. All rooms offer tiled flooring and mosquito nets. Some rooms have sea view or garden views. Extras include bed linen, towels and a fan. Rooms with shared bathrooms have access to 2 showers. The lagoon-side Pension Rangiroa Plage offers a free airport shuttle service and a shared kitchen with a microwave, kettle and fridge. There is also a small outdoor lounge and reading corner. Dine at the Snack the Roulotte restaurant and experience local cuisine.
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Maitai Rangiroa

Maitai Rangiroa


297 - 344 USD/night

Distance to dive center: 880m

Booking.com
Maitai Rangiroa is located between the villages of Avatoru and Tiputa, on one of the largest lagoons in the Southern Hemisphere. It is a 5-minute drive from the domestic airport, and an airport transfer is available at a cost. The hotel offers a restaurant, free rental of snorkelling equipment and free parking on site. Polynesian-style bungalows are fitted with a minibar, tea/coffee making facilities and a flat-screen TV. The en suite bathroom comes with toiletries and a hairdryer. The hotel features a weekly activity program which includes a Poisson Cru Show, a flower crown presentation and Tahitian dance lessons.
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Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa Opens

Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa Opens


474 - 1,186 USD/night

Distance to dive center: 7.4km

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Offering a spa centre and fitness centre, Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa is located in Avatoru, in the northwest part of the Rangiroa Region, which is a 1-hour flight from the islands of Tahiti or Bora Bora. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant and free WiFi. Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa is bordered by a white sandy beach and a turquoise lagoon. It offers modern furnishings with a touch of Tahitian style. There are 10 over-water bungalows at this resort as well as 25 villas with private pools, set within the resorts coconut grove. There are another 25 bungalows set along the beach.
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Va'a i te Moana

Va'a i te Moana


237 - 380 USD/night

Distance to dive center: 8.4km

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Va'a i te Moana offers lodge in Avatoru. It provides free private parking and a free shuttle service to various landmarks around the island. This lodge provides a private bathroom with a shower. Free use of bicycles is available at the lodge. The area is popular for diving. Stand-up paddle boards are available for guests.
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Rangiroa Tiputa Lodge

Rangiroa Tiputa Lodge


237 - 356 USD/night

Distance to dive center: 9.4km

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Rangiroa Tiputa Lodge offers rooms with free WiFi in Tiputa, conveniently set 1.5 km from Tiputa Pass and village centre. With a private beach area, the guest house also has free bikes. The spacious studio is fitted with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kitchenette, a dining area and a private bathroom with a shower. Guests have access to go for a swim in the lagoon. The room is equipped with a spacious terrace with sea views. Guests enjoy a complimentary breakfast.

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1 Dive + boat + guide (full day dive, depart: 13:00 return: 14:00); Fun dive - Air/Nitrox

Full dive eqipment

Tank and weights only

Snorkel only (mask + fins)

98USD89USD

89USD

98USD89USD

89USD

90USD81USD

81USD

2 Dives + boat + guide (2 dives per day, depart: 13:00 return: 17:00); 2 tank dive

Full dive eqipment

Tank and weights only

190USD171USD

171USD

190USD171USD

171USD

6 Dives + boat + guide (2 dives per day, depart: 13:00 return: 16:00); 6 - dive inter island Gold pass

Full dive eqipment

Tank and weights only

547USD492USD

492USD

547USD492USD

492USD

10 Dives + boat + guide (2 dives per day, depart: 13:00 return: 16:00); 10 - dive inter island Gold pass

Full dive eqipment

Tank and weights only

885USD796USD

796USD

885USD796USD

796USD

20 Dives + boat + guide (2 dives per day, depart: 13:00 return: 16:00); 20 - dive inter island Gold pass

Full dive eqipment

Tank and weights only

1,690USD1,521USD

1,521USD

1,690USD1,521USD

1,521USD




SSI dive course

SSI Learn how to dive

  • Open Water Diver  894USD805USD


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Dive Center Description

Topdive Rangiroa description

Topdive Rangiroa basic informations

Far from the hustle and bustle of urbanlife and situated between the sky and the sea, Rangiroa is a world by itself ! On drift dives and with the current flowing strongly inwards, pelagic encounters offer unforgettable moments of wonder… Dives in Rangiroa are action-packed and exhilirating, with sightings of dolphins, marlin, grey and hammerhead sharks, manta rays… A MUST DO for divers.

The TOPDIVE Rangiroa dive center is perfectly located, on the Avaturu side of the Tiputa pass and at less than 10 minutes by boat to to the most beautiful dives Rangiroa has to offer.

Languages spoken: English, French and Japanese

Facilities and services: Dive boat, Dive equipment shop, Equipped classroom, Gear storage lockers, Nitrox (free), Nitrox (paid), On-site reef, Private pier, Rebreather support, Underwater photo rental and Underwater video rental



Dive boats


Tuamata

Tuamata

Tuamata

Model: Apex 24' RIB

boat technical data
Material: Inflatable
Lenght: 7.40 m
Width: 2 m
Engine: 300 HP
Gusest: 12
Crew: 1

Boat features and services: Bimini top, Custom built for diving, Dive platform, Fish ID & diving books, Non-diver (snorkeler) friendly and Free Wifi

Boat navigation and safety: Bilge pump alarm, Fire alarm, Fire extinguishers, First aid kit, Crew trained in first aid, Oxygen and Oxygen therapy

All our boats are twin engined


Tuamata Roa

Tuamata Roa

Tuamata Roa

Model: Apex 28' RIB

boat technical data
Material: Inflatable
Lenght: 8.70 m
Width: 2 m
Speeds: 25 knots
Engine: 300 HP
Gusest: 14
Crew: 1

Boat features and services: Bimini top, Custom built for diving, Dive platform, Fish ID & diving books, Non-diver (snorkeler) friendly and Free Wifi

Boat navigation and safety: Bilge pump alarm, Fire alarm, Fire extinguishers, First aid kit, Crew trained in first aid, Oxygen and Oxygen therapy




Featured dive sites


Tiputa pass featured dive site

Tiputa pass

Tiputa pass

Tiputa pass

Beginner divers
Boat dive
Dive depth: 15 - 20m
Visibility: 10 - >30m
Water temperature: 26 - 29℃
Dive type: Reef
Exiting the Tiputa pass from the left, you’ll discover a magnificent coral plateau at a depth of 50 feet. From 65 feet, the drop-off comes rather abruptly, offering a direct view into the big blue.
This site opens up into an abundant display of marine life: a magnificent coral garden with multitudes of fish species. By chance, you’ll see a turtle feeding on succulent sea sponges, a few Whitetip sharks wandering the reef, some Grey sharks hidden by a huge school of barracudas, or a napoleon grouper accompanied by a hunting blue jackfish. Other exceptional encounters may be a leopard ray surfacing from the abyss along the reef or a manta ray enjoying the grooming services of many small wrasses. On this dive, one must not fail to look into the deep blue for chance sightings of cruising bottlenose dolphins. Some of which are not too shy to show off their pirouettes in the presence of impressed divers. A dream come true for many a childhood fantasy ! The dive is highly accessible to all certification levels
Myripristis (Soldierfish) Reef
Ocean
Myripristis is the scientific name of the myriad soldierfish that populate this coral reef.
Located just at the exit of the pass, you’ll also discover anemones with their tenant clown fish, many soft coral, marbled groupers and depending on the season: a Grey shark nursery, Whitetip sharks, rays … a very beautiful marine atmosphere. The dive is highly accessible to all certification levels.
The Angle
Ocean
The Angle is situated between Tiputa pass, offering a view of the Tiputa pass and at the same time of the external drop-off of the open ocean. Depending on the seasons, there may be sightings of large schools of paddletail snappers and hundreds of bigeyed scads in perpetual motion to keep away from their likely predators like the jacks, napoleon wrasses, dogtooth tuna and sharks. Throughout the dive, lingering in the deep blue may bring you into contact with a school of barracudas, dolphins, or perhaps even a Sailfish. Much closer to the ocean floor, one may spy a dozen resting grey sharks. This dive may most likely encounter current, therefore an experienced certified level is required.
The Blue
Ocean
Descending into the blue of the Tiputa reef, you’ll be see, coming out of nowhere, scores of marine life. You may encounter barracudas, jackfish, tuna, Grey sharks, Silvertip sharks, Silky sharks and even Bottlenose dolphins. Underwater excitement guaranteed! To thoroughly enjoy this dive, which takes place in deep blue of the reef, a good mastery of buoyancy control is required.
The step
Ocean
This dive has amazing underwater topography: the step, the canyons, and the Motu Nuhi Nuhi. Your diveguide will choose the best divepath that provides the most marine life encounters, assuring your maximum comfort and security. Note that a good mastery of one’s buoyancy is key to enjoying this drift dive. You shall also be given the best technical drift dive recommendations.
It is an unforgettable experience in your quest for exciting pelagic encounters. Our advice: Be patient and stay alert since these sightings are usually sudden. Keep your eyes wide open and follow your guide. You may be in for a wonderful surprise!
The Canyons
Ocean
Located on the inside of the Tiputa pass, this site is accessible by way of the incoming current on a drift dive. The canyons are, in fact, faults through the pass. Many fish find refuge in the currents passing through these faults: schools of surgeonfis

Avatoru Pass featured dive site

Avatoru Pass

Avatoru Pass

Avatoru Pass

Beginner divers
Boat dive
Dive depth: 15 - 19m
Visibility: 10 - 20m
Water temperature: 26 - 29℃
Dive type: Drift and Reef
Avatour Reef :

Ocean

Coming out from the right side of the Avatoru pass, you will find the reef teeming with life. The main dive site is situated on a coral plateau of an area of 50 – 65 feet stretched out in the direction of the pass. This site is ideally situated to favour unforgettable sightings of the majestic Silvertip shark (Carcharhinus albimarginatus) and countless other species of fish, like schools of Bigeye jackfish (Caranx sexfasciatus) and perhaps even the African Pompano jackfish (Alectis ciliaris)…
Little Pass (ocean drift dive):

Ocean

This site is accessible through the incoming current into the pass of Avatoru. Ideally, you would drift from the middle of the pass into a narrow “little pass” between the 2 islets. All along the dive, you encounter several species of sharks like the Blackfin shark (Carcharhinus limbatus), or even Whitetip shark (Triaenoden obesus) seen resting along the small cavities of the wall as well as a multitude of fish species: groupers, moray eels and scorpion fish. Once in awhile, one should scan the surface for a chance sighting of an occasional manta ray with its mouth wide open trawling for plankton. The dive finishes in the calm waters of the lagoon among the fish and beautiful coral. This dive is good for all certified diver levels, especially those having experience in current diving. Maximum depth is 65 feet.
Mahuta (ocean drift dive)

Ocean

This dive requires particularly calm weather conditions, timed with an incoming current for the best visibility. Entry is on the eastern side of Motu Fara, the small islet in the middle of the Avatoru pass. There, you let yourself drift into an undersea valley where you find a wall covered with magnificent coral formations hosting a variety of aquatic life: unicornfish, surgeonfish, paddletail snappers and fusiliers. You may come across an occasional manta or leopard ray swimming counter current. The undersea journey finishes on the sand dunes punctuated by coral heads covered inhabited by scores of little creatures: nudibranches, moray eels, snappers, groupers, kingfish, Whitetip and Blacktip sharks. Site is accessible to all dive certifications with a minimum diving experience. Maximum depth is around 60 feet.

Papa whisky featured dive site

Papa whisky

Papa whisky

Papa whisky

Experienced/advance divers
Boat dive
Dive depth: 20 - 50m
Visibility: 5 - >30m
Water temperature: 26.4 - 28.8℃
Dive type: Ambience
“Papa whisky” is the name given to the small artificial island located adjacent to the airport of Faa’a. The breaker one can distinguish on the surface seems to be that of a cliff. It is, in fact, the edge of a vast amphitheatre (230 feet long) created by the collapse of one part of an undersea plateau. The interior of the structure better withstands the force of the surrounding currents.

At this point, 2 exploration dive plans are possible; one by way of the southern extremity of the arena and the other one from the northern point. Both options are recommended only to experienced divers. The journey on the South side is a beautiful geographical fault covered with yellow gorgonian coral formations. The north point is also rich in gorgonian coral although there are groups of violet coral. Once in awhile, you may come across some tuna that sometimes follow divers from a distance before disappearing into the blue. The visibility is often excellent from 150-200 feet where the ocean becomes an abrupt wall of cliff. You’ll find that the Gorgonian coral even bigger and dense at this depth.

The wall (The fault) featured dive site

The wall (The fault)

The wall (The fault)

The wall (The fault)

Experienced/advance divers
Boat dive
Dive depth: 10 - 50m
Visibility: 20 - >30m
Water temperature: 26 - 29℃
Dive type: Wall
This dive takes place along a steep drop-off of broken by faults and rock overhangs, covered with delicate branches of orange and purple Stylaster soft coral. All these caves are home to many species of reef fish, angelfish, surgeonfish, parrotfish, and perhaps you’ll come face-to-face with a giant grouper… The water is clear, deep blue. As random encounters, you will see scads, tunas, sharks, gray or white tip lagoon sharks.

Motu Nuhi-Nuhi (aquarium) featured dive site

Motu Nuhi-Nuhi (aquarium)

Motu Nuhi-Nuhi (aquarium)

Motu Nuhi-Nuhi (aquarium)

Beginner divers
Boat dive
Dive depth: 5 - 10m
Visibility: 5 - 10m
Water temperature: 26 - 29℃
Dive type: Ambience
Lagoon

The Motu Nuhi Nuhi is a little coral islet located in the lagoon along the axis of the Tiputa pass.
On the west side of the motu is the Aquarium. This site, shallow and sheltered from currents, is ideal for novice divers, diving training or refresher courses. You will discover a beautiful coral garden and a multitude of colorful fish. The east side of the Motu is accessible at the end of drift dive in the Tiputa pass. It is a shallow area where the diver, carried by the current, can observes a variety of lagoon fish, and safely finish his dive by skimming over a sandy bottom dotted with coral heads.









By Topdive Rangiroa recommended accommodations:

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Pension Rangiroa Plage

Pension Rangiroa Plage


190 - 285 USD/night

Distance to dive center: ON SITE!

Booking.com
Offering free WiFi, a private coral beach and a restaurant, Pension Rangiroa Plage is located in Avatoru Village on the lagoon side. All rooms offer tiled flooring and mosquito nets. Some rooms have sea view or garden views. Extras include bed linen, towels and a fan. Rooms with shared bathrooms have access to 2 showers. The lagoon-side Pension Rangiroa Plage offers a free airport shuttle service and a shared kitchen with a microwave, kettle and fridge. There is also a small outdoor lounge and reading corner. Dine at the Snack the Roulotte restaurant and experience local cuisine.
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Maitai Rangiroa

Maitai Rangiroa


297 - 344 USD/night

Distance to dive center: 880m

Booking.com
Maitai Rangiroa is located between the villages of Avatoru and Tiputa, on one of the largest lagoons in the Southern Hemisphere. It is a 5-minute drive from the domestic airport, and an airport transfer is available at a cost. The hotel offers a restaurant, free rental of snorkelling equipment and free parking on site. Polynesian-style bungalows are fitted with a minibar, tea/coffee making facilities and a flat-screen TV. The en suite bathroom comes with toiletries and a hairdryer. The hotel features a weekly activity program which includes a Poisson Cru Show, a flower crown presentation and Tahitian dance lessons.
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Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa Opens

Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa Opens


474 - 1,186 USD/night

Distance to dive center: 7.4km

Booking.com
Offering a spa centre and fitness centre, Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa is located in Avatoru, in the northwest part of the Rangiroa Region, which is a 1-hour flight from the islands of Tahiti or Bora Bora. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant and free WiFi. Hotel Kia Ora Resort & Spa is bordered by a white sandy beach and a turquoise lagoon. It offers modern furnishings with a touch of Tahitian style. There are 10 over-water bungalows at this resort as well as 25 villas with private pools, set within the resorts coconut grove. There are another 25 bungalows set along the beach.
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Va'a i te Moana

Va'a i te Moana


237 - 380 USD/night

Distance to dive center: 8.4km

Booking.com
Va'a i te Moana offers lodge in Avatoru. It provides free private parking and a free shuttle service to various landmarks around the island. This lodge provides a private bathroom with a shower. Free use of bicycles is available at the lodge. The area is popular for diving. Stand-up paddle boards are available for guests.
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Rangiroa Tiputa Lodge

Rangiroa Tiputa Lodge


237 - 356 USD/night

Distance to dive center: 9.4km

Booking.com
Rangiroa Tiputa Lodge offers rooms with free WiFi in Tiputa, conveniently set 1.5 km from Tiputa Pass and village centre. With a private beach area, the guest house also has free bikes. The spacious studio is fitted with a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kitchenette, a dining area and a private bathroom with a shower. Guests have access to go for a swim in the lagoon. The room is equipped with a spacious terrace with sea views. Guests enjoy a complimentary breakfast.