THE DIVE SITES OF RANGIROA
THE PASS OF TIPUTA
The cave with the sharks (11): spot of concentration of grey sharks of reef. Drift dive in the master key, multiple cavities along the reef, sheltering moray eels, soldier fish, surgeon fish, and so on. End of diving in the lagoon, on white sand constellated with group of coral sheltering babies eagle rays, white tipped lagoon sharks, black tipped sharks.
The crossing of the master key (8): drift dive, setting with water in bleu / reef right outside, end of the dive inside the lagoon (for confirmed divers, level 2 or advanced water). Dive of environment to 360°. All the meetings are possible: dolphins and wheel of barracudas, meets of manta rays, hammerhead sharks hunting a flight of eagle rays...
The plate with the hammers (11): drift dive, setting with water in bleu / reef left outside, end of the dive inside the lagoon (for confirmed divers, level 2 or advanced water minimum). Possibility of seeing prestigious large hammerhead sharks hunting a flight of eagle rays on the plate.
The “Eolienne” (9): dive ocean along the external reef right. turtle with scales, tunas with tooth dog, bumhead wrasse and puffer furrow the perimeter. Splendid coral garden at the end of the dive, with strong probability of surprising the manta rays under the break of waves produced by the current. Very many cavities.
Blue (10): dive ocean with 15 minutes in the blue. Advisability of approaching and of playing with the Tursiop dolphins of 4 meters length, nevertheless players, and random meetings with respectful but frightening " the carcharhimus falciformis ", commonly named silky shark.
The angle: deep dive at the right angle of the master key (reserved for confirmed divers, level 2 or advanced water minimum). Eagle rays, manta rays , concentration of grey sharks, seen on the abyssal plain on the level of the overhang. Gone up in the medium of the banks of surgeon fish, jack fish, unicorn tang to finish with a wheel of barracudas.
THE PASS OF AVATORU
External Reef right (4): drift dive, setting with water side left ocean / external reef, end of the dive in the left side of the lagoon. Meetings with the impressive white tipped reef sharks of reef, for the greatest pleasure of the video man. Dive very rich in fish banks, with strong chance to finish the dive at the sides of manta rays eating plankton in 5 meters of water.
Crossed master key (5): drift dive, setting with water side ocean / external reef right end of the dive in the left side of the lagoon. Zone of privileged meeting of the white tipped reef sharks, one of largest predatory of the reef. Evolution in the medium of the fish banks: surgeon fish, barracudas, jack fish before finishing the dive, there’s canyons full of anfractuosities sheltering clearfin lionfish, moray eels and all kinds of coral fish.
Mahuta (2): drift dive in the lagoon, in the medium of the coral fish banks, with strong chance to meet babies eagle rays and manta rays.
External reef right: dive the external reef. Meetings with the impressive white tipped reef sharks, for the greatest pleasure of the video man. Diving very rich in fish banks. End of dive in the bank of 10 height meters jack fish.
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