Friday, May 18, 2007

The Beauty with Diving in Rangiroa

The Beauty with Diving in Rangiroa - From the sky, a string of pearls laid out on the sea best describes the physical features of Rangiroa. With the world’s second largest atoll, the island is a known diver’s choice when it comes to dive sites. With its name meaning “huge sky”, the island gets its name from the great length formed by the 240 islets that encircle its most beautiful lagoon. Diving in Rangiroa is truly a wonderful experience, as two bodies of water, the Moana-uri, which means wild ocean, and the Moana-tea, which means peaceful ocean, surround the island.

The main villages of Tiputa and Avatoru cater to island visitors’ needs. Land based excursions include tours featuring coral churches, as well as features a unique look at the island’s lifestyle pace, giving visitors an up close view of what life is like in a tropical paradise.

Of course, a guest’s visit wouldn’t be complete without diving in Rangiroa. With various travel agencies specializing in Dive Travel, tourists have had the luxury of experiencing the beauties beneath the island’s waters, for years. Caradonna Dive Adventures, Dive Tahiti Blue, e-Tahiti Diving, the PADI Travel Network, Trip-n-Tour and World of Adventure Vacations are among the Dive Travel Specialists which have dive excursion packages for diving in Rangiroa. Dive Centers like the Blue Dolphins Diving Center, Raie Manta Club, Rangiroa Paradive, The Six Passengers and Topdive can be found in the island, for diving lessons and diving gear rentals.

Diving in Rangiroa has been known to illicit “the world’s greatest adrenaline rush” when it comes to diving. Divers and snorkelers experience the rush of swimming with breathtaking species of marine wildlife, as well as dramatic landscapes below the waters of the island. With the world’s second largest lagoon in the world, diving in Rangiroa is highly prized because of the pass dives in the island’s dive sites, as well as the density of marine life thriving in the island’s waters.

Below are among the islands more popular dive sites, making them a “must do” when it comes to diving in Rangiroa.

Avatoru Pass

This particular pass dive goes down 50-70 feet, and features encounters with schools of tropical fishes.

Tiputa Pass (Sharks Cave, The Valley, Hammerhead Plateau)

Another popular pass dive, this dive site goes down 40-150 underwater, and is famous for the density of sharks divers get to encounter.

The Aquarium

Popular among beginners, the Aquarium dive site of Rangiroa goes down a depth of 10-30 feet underwater.

If adventure is what you’re after, diving in Rangiroa would definitely quench your thirst.

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